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Samsung 850 Pro 512GB

Samsung 850 Pro 512GB
alaScore 97

38 reviews

Nov, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 38 reviews from magazines and websites.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Solid-state drive the Samsung 850 Pro 512GB is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 97/100 = Excellent quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 38 reviews)

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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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So Awesome!


If you have a motherboard with nvidia controller, don't use this SSD in it since samsung magician doesn't support nvidia controller. Use it on an intel rapid storage controller motherboard is recommend. If you want to get the 550 mb/s then use the SATA...

I purchased 2 of the 256GB when it was $189 each. Got it yesterday [monday] and tried to put both into my PC with the EVGA 780i SLI motherboard which is very very old but still work. It install windows 8.1 fast and booted into windows 8.1 in 2 seconds....

Samsung Magician features won't work because it won't support Nvidia controllers but nvidia controllers still detected both SDD as Samsung 850 Pro. However my SSD dropped at 120 Mb/s on both without Raid 0, I understand that it is not the SSD since...

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Need to buy the TB one when the price comes down a bit

Noticeably faster than the Samsung 840 drive it replaced. Running RAPID mode with my setup scored 3468 sequential reads and 2656 writes in the Samsung benchmark test. Real world it is not as fast as the benchmark. Comes with a 10 year warranty and got...


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Super fast


Upgraded from Corsair C300 128gb and huge improvement in boot and program load times. Amazingly fast. Easy to setup. Zero issues. Read and write speeds better than advertised. Using HD with x99 deluxe MB without problems

Price but you get what you pay for usually and agree in this case. Well worth the upgrade

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fan freakin tastic


Asrock 990FX extreme 4 MB Phenom II X 4 Win 7, 32 bit 4Gigs ram My first SSD. Numbers were high, but when I enabled Samsung rapid mode, the numbers skyrocketed. Windows 7 loads blisteringly fast as do other apps. Samsung migration tool worked as it...

fast ; fast ; good price for its size ; fast

Fine print warranty limitation. 10 years or 150TB total transfer, Advertized as 10 year with no mention of data transfer limit. Meh.. still a good performing drive

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great buy


my boot time is less than 30 seconds ; easy to use software

none that i can see

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very bad


I spent a lot of time getting things moved over to the new drive, How I will have to do it all over again.

worked for 4 days

DEAD. It cost me $12.00 to send it back. Hope that they send me a new one fast

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Great Drive - Would not boot after 5 days of Installation


Samsung now suffering early failures just like other drive manufacturers. Samsung still has the lowest infinite mortality rate (early failure) of their drives.

Very Fast drive great benchmarks

Samsung Cloning Software kept on giving errors with ambiguous codes. Just tell us the failure problem, don't take the easy way out with codes. Used different cloning software and was able to clone my drive. System worked for 5 days and then would not...