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Samsung 850 Pro 512GB

Samsung 850 Pro 512GB
alaScore 98

24 reviews

Sep, 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 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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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...


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Good stuff, high price


If you are an enthusiast this is awesome as a main drive.

Very fast SSD, that runs rock solid performance. Very stable

The price tag for 256GB is a bit too high, that's why I give it just 4 eggs

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Simply amazing


I wish I could install this ssd on my head.

I installed the 850 pro on my Asus n550jv laptop with an i7 4700hq and I upgraded to 16gb ram and this 850 pro ssd ; The 850 pro is blazin fast with read at 550 mb/s and write at 530 mb/s. But with rapid mode on its insanely faster, I'm reading at an...

Not turning rapid mode on fast enough ; Not pressing confirm on my order fast enough ; Wondering if this was worth the money instead of just ordering it sooner

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Excellent price.


This is exactly what your PC needs. Everything is instantaneous.

I have always been a fan of using RAID 0. This is my first SSD. At first I didnt want to spend 400, so I just bought one. Now using it, I realize i really dont need two of them! This easily outperforms any RAID setup I've ever used. Ive always used WD,...

My PC POST's slower, and the OS loads much faster. So my boots times are the same. I think this is just an issue with my motherboard. Boot time is no big deal but it has got me looking to buy a more current mobo anyway

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Fast but showing write speed degradation after 1 month


I am keeping my options open whether to RMA this or keep it. But if this downward trend continues, you would do the same thing as i would, RMA before it croaks!

Still the fastest SSD for me, to date. Easy migration using clonix ( included software). Installed "magician" software, set 10% (default) over-provisioning. Run OS and performance optimization followed by rapid mode enabled. OS performance set to...

And from the readings kept in history, steady speed decline pattern displayed in both sequential and random read/write. this hardware degradation is alarming

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Seen in UEFI upon initial start up with new build. Installed Windows in lightning speed. Boots fast. Warranty is KILLER

Wish it was cheaper

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Very fast


Small design, nice and study. The Magician software is awesome! Had a 840 pro but upgraded

None so far

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High Speed Low Drag!


This drive is my 3rd SSD, I installed it in my Mac Mini (Late 2012) due to the 5400 RPM drive being awful slow! This woke the computer up, SSD + Maxxed out ram = no frustration. I was able to install the drive i the mac mini and clone my old drive to...

Very Fast, great design excellent packaging

Not as fast as ram due to interface (this is a joke btw)