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Samsung 850 EVO 250 GB 2.5" Internal Solid State Drive - About This Product

Upgrade virtually every aspect of your computer's performance with Samsung's new 850 EVO, designed with state-of-the-art SSD advancements including 3D V-NAND technology. As the next generation beyond the bestselling 840 EVO, you'll get the 850 EVO's new 3 dimensional chip design that enables superior performance, greater reliability and superior energy efficiency so you can work and play faster and longer than ever before.

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Samsung 850 EVO 250 GB 2.5"" Internal Solid State Drive
 
4.8

(based on 456 reviews)

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96%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Inexpensive (180)
  • Lightweight (163)
  • Durable (131)
  • Fast (49)
  • Realistic color (9)

Cons

  • Did not meet expectations (14)
  • Poor quality (8)
  • Expensive (4)
  • Price (4)

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2012 computer now better than new

I bought a desktop tower in September 2012. It had a 2GB HDD and 10GB of RAM. It has always been extremely reliable and fast - compared to my previous system anyway. But...Read complete review

I bought a desktop tower in September 2012. It had a 2GB HDD and 10GB of RAM. It has always been extremely reliable and fast - compared to my previous system anyway. But some people aren't always satisfied with the status quo, eh? So, among several tweaks in the past (nearly) 4 years I have upgraded to 16GB of RAM, added a 1TB drive in the swap bay, added a second monitor, blah blah blah. I was never convinced my boot disk was doing me justice. I have a boatload of goodies loading at boot time so I just lived with waiting nearly 2-3 minutes for booting to complete. A few months ago I discovered it was actually a SATA II disk, and being plugged into my only SATA III port wasn't much of a treat. My Windows 7 "Windows Experience Index" assessment ALWAYS rated disk performance at 5.9 - lowest of all the categories. The highest ratings were 7.7 thanks to an i7-3770 Quad Core processor. So, I bought a 2TB "SSHD" disk. It was SATA III and the WEI was still 5.9. (That disk is now my data disk with a dedicated partition for the page file, and two rather large data partitions and the original 2TB drive is in an external USB enclosure.) Anyway, I remained obtuse about getting an SSD. To be honest, my biggest concern about changing my boot disk was its size - and a 1 or 2 TB SSD was just not something I felt was necessary. After all, my original 2TB disk was only using 257(ish) GB's when I cloned it to the new 2TB SSHD. So I bought a new 1TB SSHD, thinking THAT would be all I needed for boot time (and overall performance) bliss. It wasn't. Still multi-minute booting. Still a 5.9 WEI rating. For the record, everything I am writing about with regard to changing my boot disk was done with Windows 7's built in "Backup and Restore" functions. As I changed from the 2TB SSHD to the 1TB SSHD, it was necessary that the C: partition be shrunk to under 1TB so as to accommodate the 18GB Recovery partition and the 100MB System Reserved partition. Windows' built in imaging tool takes care of those quite well, but when writing a backed up image to a new drive, you must make sure everything will fit. The restore function will create the partitions exactly as copied in the image, so if everything in the image takes up less space on a new drive there will be unallocated space after the C: partition, which can come in handy for over provisioning. Moving on, the new 1TB SSHD did not make much difference. My system had always taken a couple of minutes to boot and I attributed it to all the stuff I have loading at startup. Even though I was never actually dissatisfied with my computer's performance after it got going I was still curious about getting super fast boot time with an SSD. Curious enough that I decided to move all the "My" folders off the C: drive. I chose to move all the folders in my User directory that had a "Location" tab in their Properties box. They are, alphabetically: Contacts; Desktop; Downloads; Favorites, Links. My Documents, My Music. My Pictures, My Videos and Saved Games. I wasn't inclined to have some on C: and some elsewhere. This was done on 7/24/16 - and I've had no issues at all. My initial reason to move this data was to reduce the amount of data in C: so that an image would be as small as possible, thus making the purchase of a smaller SSD justifiable. I know - for what I spent on replacing the original 2TB drive I could have easily gotten at least a 500GB SSD. Well, let's just say I have plenty of external storage. Now, after moving my user data (NOT my user profile and NOT the App Data) the amount of data on the C: drive was about 75GB. What? After nearly 4 years of running Windows 7, the OS and installed programs and app data (was 75GB? Why had I run my system on a 2TB disk all this time? Live and learn, I suppose. So - here I was with 75GB of necessary info on a 1TB drive. Obviously I would have to shrink the C: partition if there was to be any chance of writing an image that would fit on a much smaller SSD. My first thoughts were of maybe going with a 120GB since 75GB was all I needed for a running system. But research told me SSD's need space to manage themselves, and I knew 120GB advertised would not be 120GB usable. So it seemed like a safe bet to zero in on 250BG models. With as many positive reviews as there are on Samsung's EVO line, it became a done deal in my mind. Thus, this review. For informational purposes, the "Shrink Volume" function in Disk Management isn't always going to get you where you want to be, but with some help, it can. I used Auslogics Disk Defrag - AND - PerfectDisk to finally reach the desired size of the image that would be used to create the C: partition on my new SSD. PerfectDisk has a lot of options and it wasn't exactly intuitive but I did a couple of boot time defrags with the "Prep For Shrink" option and then I let it run overnight with what I believe was the "Consolidate Free Space" function. I think I also checked the option somewhere that says "Aggressively Consolidate Free Space" so I might be able to shrink to a very manageable image size. For what it's worth, even if you see a defragmenter's "map" of files showing unmovable files (the bane of "Shrink Volume" happiness), go ahead and start the Shrink Volume process in Disk Management. It very well might move some system files during the actual shrink process. It will always show you what size it can shrink to without changing anything. I can assure you I was shocked when I finally saw I could shrink my C: volume to 74.4GB. I wrote that image immediately. And so, my system is now booting in under 30 seconds! It still loads bunches of things so I am not worried at all that it COULD be faster. By the way, I count the boot time from the moment (second?) the BIOS/Boot Options screen disappears since its duration can be set by us humans. Oh, and the Windows Experience Index rating for disk performance, which was 5.9 since the first day I ran it in 2012 - it's now 7.9 - higher than the 7.7 the processor and RAM always get. WooHoo! I love this thing! Lastly (to make a really long "review" even longer) - whatever you do when you decide you want a new boot disk - create a system image of the system as it exists BEFORE YOU DO ANYTHING - just to be safe. And if you reach points where you can make an even smaller image - do it. Just try to have a couple of different drives to write your images to. Good luck!

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Good product, but ....

Good product, but I bought this product for the rapid feature with the ram. I have always enjoyed most of my electronics from Samsung. This is a good SSD, but if you buy...Read complete review

Good product, but I bought this product for the rapid feature with the ram. I have always enjoyed most of my electronics from Samsung. This is a good SSD, but if you buy it to enable rapid mode, be aware it would not let me enable it in Windows 10. All of the required things to have to enable rapid mode are detected, except I get the error," Unable to determine operating system". It's not checked green like the other requirements. I have installed two separate versions of the software to enable this to no avail. I just purchased it, and haven't gotten to tech support yet. Samsung has great tech support, so I am sure they will fix this issue for me. I will update my ratings after they have been notified, and a resolution determined. Meanwhile, I just purchased their 34" curvy, gorgeous, fuse with your soul S34E790C monitor, and can't wait until it arrives!

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5.0

Best SSD You Can Buy

By 

from Fishers, IN, USA

Pros

  • Durable
  • easy to setup
  • fast
  • Lightweight

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Samsung 850 EVO 250 GB 2.5"" Internal Solid State Drive:

      In the world of SSD's, there are many names; but none are as good for this product than Samsung. I like it so much, this is the second one I have bought. The speed is incredible, and the reliability has been great over the years. I'm glad to have a second one for my new PC!

       
      5.0

      Best SSD out there

      By 

      from Undisclosed

      Comments about Samsung 850 EVO 250 GB 2.5"" Internal Solid State Drive:

      This is hands down the best looking and performing SSD on the market I can not say enough good things about it! Highly recommend!!!

       
      5.0

      Great Product and Value

      By 

      from Undisclosed

      Pros

      • Inexpensive

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Samsung 850 EVO 250 GB 2.5"" Internal Solid State Drive:

          I bought this V-Nand SSD 850 EVO drive to replace my older SSD drive and after reviews and the installation this drive functions great. It is fast and I just love this. In just a second or two I have OS and apps running. Have used it to run Everquest and it is fast and no problems. I recommend this drive.

           
          1.0

          junk

          By 

          from longview, tx

          Pros

            Cons

            • Poor quality

            Best Uses

              Comments about Samsung 850 EVO 250 GB 2.5"" Internal Solid State Drive:

              Please dont waste money on this junk phone. I've had gps devices that worked better. You touch one button and different one works. Junk.

               
              5.0

              Solid Performance, and Reliability

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              from Undisclosed

              Pros

              • Durable
              • Inexpensive
              • Lightweight

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Samsung 850 EVO 250 GB 2.5"" Internal Solid State Drive:

                  Great Drive, I use it to host my Games, and other applications that I don't quite need the M.2 level of performance for. Cheap and Effective.

                   
                  5.0

                  Works great.

                  By 

                  from Baltimore, MD, USA

                  Pros

                  • Inexpensive

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Samsung 850 EVO 250 GB 2.5"" Internal Solid State Drive:

                      This ssd works great on my Dell Inspiron 15-3351 laptop, the migration software Samsung provided was very easy to use.

                       
                      5.0

                      Fantastic SSD!

                      By 

                      from Lakewood, CO

                      Pros

                      • Durable
                      • fast
                      • Lightweight

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Samsung 850 EVO 250 GB 2.5"" Internal Solid State Drive:

                          This SSD has great performance; I'm very impressed! It also is lighter than my last SSD, which was a surprise. It functions perfectly and functions extremely quickly with the RAPID mode in the Samsung Magician software that is designed to work with the drive. Samsung also has a good track records with SSDs, so I would totally buy this again!

                           
                          5.0

                          AWESOME DRIVE

                          By 

                          from Goodyear, AZ, USA

                          Pros

                          • great value

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about Samsung 850 EVO 250 GB 2.5"" Internal Solid State Drive:

                              Great performance to value and a no brainner when using it as a boot/program drive as TLC has a longer life span of frequent reads and writes.

                               
                              5.0

                              An amazing drive at an amazing price

                              By 

                              from Undisclosed

                              Pros

                              • fast
                              • Inexpensive

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                  Comments about Samsung 850 EVO 250 GB 2.5"" Internal Solid State Drive:

                                  This 850 EVO drive breathed new life in my three year old PC. My boot up times had increased over the years to 90 seconds, from a powered down state to a usable desktop. This product was suggested to me and I gave it a whirl. I transferred my C: drive to the Samsung 850 EVO, crossed my fingers and rebooted. 9 seconds. It literally took 90% off my boot time? I actually went and purchased another 850 EVO to replace my D: drive and completed that yesterday. Using Adobe Lightroom and working on my photos has never been faster. I highly recommend this product!

                                   
                                  4.0

                                  It's the little things

                                  By 

                                  from NY

                                  Pros

                                  • durability
                                  • speed

                                  Cons

                                  • price
                                  • the little things

                                  Best Uses

                                    Comments about Samsung 850 EVO 250 GB 2.5"" Internal Solid State Drive:

                                    After picking up 4 more 850 EVO's and upgrading more PC's at my work with the Samsung SSD's. I find I am very disappointed in the fact that Samsung is no longer adding the small "Samsung SSD Activated" stickers with each device. Although a very non-functional thing, everyone loves stickers and to not find any with my latest purchase was a let down. This won't drive me to another brand, although I will certainly start looking elsewhere, as this does not bode well for Samsung and how much they have fallen with customer care.

                                     
                                    5.0

                                    !!Performance!!

                                    By 

                                    from Kenosha, Wi

                                    Pros

                                    • Durable
                                    • Lightweight
                                    • speed

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                        Comments about Samsung 850 EVO 250 GB 2.5"" Internal Solid State Drive:

                                        The Samsung line of SSD's are built to last, installation was easy, performance is incredible, and the magician software allows the user to fine tune their Samsung SSD for optimal performance.

                                         
                                        5.0

                                        Great SSD

                                        By 

                                        from Alpharetta, GA, USA

                                        Comments about Samsung 850 EVO 250 GB 2.5"" Internal Solid State Drive:

                                        500GB SSD with great features and pricing. Easy to install.

                                         
                                        5.0

                                        Great Drive for Desktop

                                        By 

                                        from Lansdale, PA, USA

                                        Pros

                                        • speed and ease of use

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                            Comments about Samsung 850 EVO 250 GB 2.5"" Internal Solid State Drive:

                                            Easy to install and update system and clone software worked flawlessly.

                                             
                                            5.0

                                            Big upgrade over my regular HD

                                            By 

                                            from Undisclosed

                                            Pros

                                            • Lightweight

                                            Cons

                                              Best Uses

                                                Comments about Samsung 850 EVO 250 GB 2.5"" Internal Solid State Drive:

                                                Much faster than my old hard drive. Performance is much better

                                                 
                                                5.0

                                                Super fast and easy to install.

                                                By 

                                                from Undisclosed

                                                Pros

                                                • Inexpensive

                                                Cons

                                                  Best Uses

                                                    Comments about Samsung 850 EVO 250 GB 2.5"" Internal Solid State Drive:

                                                    Upgraded to this from another brand SSD. The included software made it a breeze! The drive is very fast!

                                                     
                                                    5.0

                                                    Trimendous increase in boot and program load time

                                                    By 

                                                    from NY

                                                    Pros

                                                    • Durable
                                                    • fast
                                                    • Inexpensive
                                                    • Lightweight

                                                    Cons

                                                      Best Uses

                                                        Comments about Samsung 850 EVO 250 GB 2.5"" Internal Solid State Drive:

                                                        In comparison to my old hard-drive, I can truly say that this product has significantly increase my read and write speed. Once I had to wait bout 5mins before I could start using my apps, now with the Samsung 850 eve I can use them as soon as my laptop is boot. not to mention an overall increase in battery life due to no spinning disk. Because of how please I am with this product, I have referred it to five of my friends who have been completely satisfied with this ssd. Great product Samsung you deserve 10 stars out of 5! in other words you have double my expectation on this product.

                                                         
                                                        5.0

                                                        Ssd makes every thing faster !

                                                        By 

                                                        from Sacramento, CA

                                                        Pros

                                                        • 5 years warranty
                                                        • Durable

                                                        Cons

                                                        • a bit expensive

                                                        Best Uses

                                                          Comments about Samsung 850 EVO 250 GB 2.5"" Internal Solid State Drive:

                                                          It's good ssd from one of the best brands. A little bit too expensive, but otherwise worth it. Perfect for gaming, and windows boot faster, so how's moving from hdd to ssd will be happy !

                                                           
                                                          5.0

                                                          No better drives on the planet

                                                          By 

                                                          from Pennsylvania, USA

                                                          Comments about Samsung 850 EVO 250 GB 2.5"" Internal Solid State Drive:

                                                          I've brought numerous Samsung SSD drives. Every one of them has functioned flawlessly.

                                                           
                                                          5.0

                                                          Simply the BEST!!

                                                          By 

                                                          from West New York, NJ

                                                          Pros

                                                          • Lightweight
                                                          • very fast!!

                                                          Cons

                                                            Best Uses

                                                              Comments about Samsung 850 EVO 250 GB 2.5"" Internal Solid State Drive:

                                                              It is Super fast, runs cooler than WD and it's just a great product!! Still a little on the expensive side but hopefully in time, prices will hopefully come down. If they do, I'll buy more!

                                                               
                                                              4.0

                                                              Smart and budget friendly choice.

                                                              By 

                                                              from Michigan, USA

                                                              Pros

                                                              • Inexpensive

                                                              Cons

                                                                Best Uses

                                                                  Comments about Samsung 850 EVO 250 GB 2.5"" Internal Solid State Drive:

                                                                  I bought this SSD for my MacBook Pro when the computer started to slow down. Once everything was up and running with this drive, I was extremely please. I honestly believe my laptop was performing better than it was brand new out the box. The warranty is also amazing. After sometime I was experiencing some issues and sent the SSD in for warranty at zero cost to me. Within a week or two Samsung mailed me a replacement overnight. The warranty filing process wasn't too difficult. It requires a little waiting, but if you have all the required documents and are patient, you'll have a great experience.

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