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Samsung 850 Pro 512GB

Samsung 850 Pro 512GB
alaScore 98

57 reviews

Jan, 2015

alaTest has collected and analyzed 57 reviews of Samsung 850 Pro 512GB. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.4/5 for other Solid-state drive for all reviews.

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 98/100 = Excellent quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 57 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...


Recommended by TR

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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 850 Pro 256GB review


The market-leading Samsung uses innovative memory chips to devastating effect

Is there any chance any of these SSDs could be used as external storage with TRIM support?


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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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Added space


It might be nice to tell users that the migration application works from within the operating system, not as an ISO. It might be nice to spell out some of what the comic book install poster shows, for those of us that can conceive of more than one way...

fast, good size, good price point. I had a Samsung 830 SSD at 128G, but was getting low on space, so upgraded to this bigger drive. pleased with the end result

instructions are a no wording cartoon. Maybe better than a bad translation, but not sure. My only reason for 4 stars vs 5 is the instructions. Mine failed on the first migration, and I used the error code it gave me to go to google, which got me to a...

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ok at first....degraded QUICKLY


went back to CRUCIAL, excellent PRICE point vs performance ratio

starts off being super fast...comparable to a M550 Crucial

DOESNT LAST...transfer rates DROPPED to almost USB2 speeds...HORRIBLE speed degradation in a VERY short time span

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The best ssd out there


I upgraded from an OCZ Agility II 60GB Sata II ssd that was over 90% capacity. Its like a breath of fresh air. I secure erased it and now use it as a backup for files.

The price on these drives are just outstanding. I was looking at getting an 840 Pro 256GB, but the prices were so close, I opted for the newer model. The magician software is very nice, and easy to use. Its a lot faster than my old OCZ


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Great SSD


SSDs are rapidly becoming much better value propositions for the performance they provide. This drive is rated highly by all the reviews I've seen, and I love it.

Very fast, good value


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Works as it should


I bought this to put in my Dell Inspiron 7547 Laptop. works wonderfully, no problems,

worked out of the box. its fast

none so far

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Warranty Discrepancy


Thats a verrry large difference

Great drive-no problems so far ; Fastest I've ever used, and I'm a sysadmin with many drives

Warranty discrepancy... here's the link to their warranty page. It's 12 months, NOT 120 months as stated in their ad. Check it out ; ; Warranty Information for MZ-7KE256BW - Parts : 12...