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Samsung 850 Pro 512GB

Samsung 850 Pro 512GB
alaScore 98

29 reviews

Oct, 2014

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Samsung 850 PRO 256GB Review


The revolution has arrived. Up to the release of the Samsung 850 PRO, the most common strategy was to shrink the die to increase higher bit densities in order to reduce cost and while offering higher capacity. Shrinking a planar layout can only take...


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Samsung 850 Pro 512GB


An SSD crammed with innovation. Does it deliver in benchmarks?

Stonking benchmark results ; Generous warranty ; Great endurance rating

Relatively high price ; No extras included

Samsung’s drive impresses with an endurance rating of 150TB. That’s superb: other high-end drives, such as Intel’s 730 Series and the SanDisk Extreme Pro aren’t rated only for beyond 100TB.

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Samsung SSD 850 PRO 256GB - A Game Changer in the Making


The Samsung SSD 850 PRO is a milestone because it is the first consumer SSD to use 3D Vertical NAND, a special type of NAND memory invented by Samsung to overcome the shortcomings of traditional NAND architecture. Why is it important and how does this ...

Tremendous all-round performance; 10-year warranty; Breakthrough NAND technology; Easy-to-use Samsung Magician utility

Performance hampered by SATA interface; No accessories; Pricey but justifiable


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Big time right here


I did a fresh restart installing this as my primary SSD with another ssd and an hdd to my rig. Boot up time for windows 7 is about 15 seconds from the moment I start up. I have middle earth: shadow of mordor and it's loading is flawless and blink of an...

Simply awesome. Lightning quick, install was easy

None so far

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Doesn't meet specifications


It's a very sleek drive. Write/read speeds are very high. It seems quality material

The write/read speeds aren't as advertised. I am running an Early 2011 13' Macbook Pro, with an i5 Intel Processor, 4 GB of RAM and on the new Yosemite OS. I used Blackmagic Disk Speed Test to test this drive. The results of the write/read speeds were...

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Samsung 850 pro hardware and software need improvement


The packaging is nice

I have HP HDX 18t computer, when connecting this 850 pro series SSD to a SATA to USB cable to the laptop USB port, the drivers loaded, but the data migration software to clone my hard drive kept stalling after about 1 min of cloning. Anyone considering...

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Fast & Quiet



Very fast and quiet SSD. No problems with it at all


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wicked fast


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so for the issues i mentioned i had to deduct a point but i was seriuosly thinking more than 1 because the warranty is fictitious when you will exceed number of writes in a year made me feel burned

runs smooth , games well, a snap to install

kind of a pain to secure erase , had to delete and format still ran smooth. only been using drive for a week on maximum reliability and magician software says i'm already at about 3tb which means it will exceed 150tb in about 10-12 mon. on normal use...

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Fast, but be sure to update your BIOS first


I assumed that because the BIOS in my system was less than a year old (Asus Z87 Pro) that there would be no compatibility issues with this drive, but that turned out not to be the case. Although the transfer went through w/o issues, booting from the...

It is indeed a very speedy drive. The included management and migration software packages are very handy. Once a couple of other issues were addressed (see below) it was very easy to transfer from my previous drive

Although all of the included documentation indicates that a SATA to USB transfer cable is included, this is not the case. It's no big deal to install it internally alongside my existing drive for transfer, but the (very sparse) documentation makes this...