Samsung 850 EVO 2 TB 2.5" Internal Solid State Drive

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Samsung 850 EVO 2 TB 2.5" Internal Solid State Drive - 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.

3D V-NAND Technology
Samsung's innovative 3D V-NAND flash memory architecture breaks through density, performance, and endurance limitations of today's conventional planar NAND architecture. Samsung 3D V-NAND stacks 32 cell layers vertically resulting in higher density and better performance utilizing a smaller footprint.

Incredible Read/Write Speeds

Achieve incredible read/write performance to maximize your everyday computing experience with Samsung's TurboWrite technology. You can obtain up to 1.9x faster performance than the award-winning Samsung 840 EVO. The 850 EVO delivers class-leading performance* in sequential read (540MB/s) and write (520MB/s) speeds. Plus, gain optimized random performance in all QD for better real-world performance.

Enhanced RAPID mode

Samsung's Magician software enables RAPID Mode for up to 2x faster performance* by utilizing unused PC memory (DRAM) as a high-speed cache. The newest version of Samsung Magician supports up to a 4 GB cache on a system with 16 GB of DRAM.

Guaranteed Endurance and reliability

The 850 EVO doubles the endurance and reliability compared to the previous generation 840 EVO and features a class-leading 5 year warranty. With enhanced long-term reliability, the 850 EVO assures longterm dependable performance of up to 30% longer than the previous generation 840 EVO.

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Samsung 850 EVO 2 TB 2.5"" Internal Solid State Drive
 
4.8

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96%

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Pros

  • Inexpensive (170)
  • Lightweight (151)
  • Durable (121)
  • Fast (43)
  • Realistic color (9)

Cons

  • Did not meet expectations (14)
  • Poor quality (7)
  • Expensive (4)
  • Price (3)

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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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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

Fast, reliable

By 

from Anywhere, USA

Pros

  • fast
  • Lightweight
  • reliable

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Samsung 850 EVO 2 TB 2.5"" Internal Solid State Drive:

      What can I say 1TB of 850 EVO goodness. It will breath new life to a build with an HDD. It will fit in anything from a console to a monster case, and it's fast. You can't go wrong. I use this as storage and a Samsung 950 pro NVME as my boot drive.

       
      5.0

      Fast ! FAST ! FAST ! and Great Software ! !

      By 

      from Portland, OR, USA

      Pros

      • easy
      • fast

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Samsung 850 EVO 2 TB 2.5"" Internal Solid State Drive:

          I installed a 250GB as a boot drive in my laptop. I thought it would make it boot a little faster since the hdd was the slowest component on my i7 laptop. I was so surprised with how much difference it made ! It boots in a few seconds , and it is definitely noticeable in just about every thing I do ! It wasn't slow befor but now its like a new gaming computer ! The software makes a huge difference as well. It not only helps migrate from my old hdd, it optimizes the computer after the move and doubles the performance yet again ! I didn't realize how beneficial the migration software was until I installed a cheaper brand ssd in my Moms computer it took much longer with a faster result (with ssd vs hdd) but not nearly as much of a difference as the Samsung SSD. I saved some money up front but it took me so much longer and a disappointing result I would have been happier buying a smaller Samsung ssd with the great software ! I'm still messing around with my Moms computer trying to get it close to my computer with the Samsung ssd ! Save yourself a headache and save up a little more and get the Samsung or just go with one size down and put your big files on your second drive. You can't go wrong with Samsung. They didn't pay me to say any of this. :)

           
          1.0

          The product failed me

          By 

          from South Jersey

          Pros

          • Lightweight

          Cons

          • Did not meet expectations

          Best Uses

            Comments about Samsung 850 EVO 2 TB 2.5"" Internal Solid State Drive:

            I've only had the Samsung SSD 850EVO 500GB for 4 months and it crashed. I am a music producer and I need something that I can depend on for longevity due to the much use in and out of the studio!

             
            5.0

            The best SSD

            By 

            from Mexico City, Mexico

            Pros

            • Durable
            • very speed

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Samsung 850 EVO 2 TB 2.5"" Internal Solid State Drive:

                This is a Best SSD in the world Congatulation Samsung

                 
                5.0

                Excellent SSD

                By 

                from Maryland, USA

                Pros

                • quality product
                • works as advertised

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Samsung 850 EVO 2 TB 2.5"" Internal Solid State Drive:

                    Installed in a snap in an All-In-One Computer (Sony). Had no problems. Impressed with the increase in speed. It's like new again.

                     
                    5.0

                    Absolutely Superb SSD Drive

                    By 

                    from Florida, USA

                    Pros

                    • Durable
                    • Inexpensive

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Samsung 850 EVO 2 TB 2.5"" Internal Solid State Drive:

                        Performance and reliability are Superb. For this price class, this SSD drive cannot be beat.

                         
                        5.0

                        Best SSD for the $$$ in it's class

                        By 

                        from Michigan

                        Pros

                        • Durable
                        • excellent performance

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about Samsung 850 EVO 2 TB 2.5"" Internal Solid State Drive:

                            The speed and reliability of the Samsung EVO series of SSDs is impressive and I would argue provides the most bang for the buck. You pay a bit more in terms of $$$/storage, but the performance, reliability, and software that is included definitely makes this one a winner.

                             
                            5.0

                            Had to change BIOS features on MB from IDE Mode to AHCI then install went smoothly

                            By 

                            from KY

                            Pros

                            • good value and warranty

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                                Comments about Samsung 850 EVO 2 TB 2.5"" Internal Solid State Drive:

                                I did not realize that my MB had a default setting on SATA controller to Native IDE - once I changed setting to AHCI and to IDE mode on some ports was I able to configure and install drive. Still working on some recovery issues but hat seems to be because of cloning with the drive in WIN 10. Satisfied with performance. It's FAST...

                                 
                                5.0

                                Great drive

                                By 

                                from Undisclosed

                                Pros

                                • Inexpensive

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                    Comments about Samsung 850 EVO 2 TB 2.5"" Internal Solid State Drive:

                                    Huge and fast. Works great. Installed and works so far without any issues.

                                     
                                    5.0

                                    Super Fast!!

                                    By 

                                    from Undisclosed

                                    Comments about Samsung 850 EVO 2 TB 2.5"" Internal Solid State Drive:

                                    I decided to upgrade my computer and wanted to move away from a mechanical hard drive.After watching many Youtube videos and read reviews on this SSD drive this was my choice. Great decision!

                                     
                                    5.0

                                    ssd evo 2.5" sata lll 1 tb

                                    By 

                                    from Louisiana, USA

                                    Pros

                                    • Durable
                                    • Inexpensive
                                    • Lightweight

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                        Comments about Samsung 850 EVO 2 TB 2.5"" Internal Solid State Drive:

                                        this samsung ssd is super fast, easy installation with no problems what so ever. Completely compatible with windows 10. I would recommend this product to anyone...

                                         
                                        5.0

                                        Nothing beats an EVO

                                        By 

                                        from MI

                                        Pros

                                        • best quality on the market today

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                            Comments about Samsung 850 EVO 2 TB 2.5"" Internal Solid State Drive:

                                            Samsung EVOs are simply the best you can buy. And nothing speeds up a system like an SSD. They even have Samsung Migration Software to easily transfer your system from a spinner (mechanical) to SSD.

                                             
                                            5.0

                                            Great SSD for performance and price as well

                                            By 

                                            from North Carolina, USA

                                            Pros

                                            • Durable
                                            • Inexpensive
                                            • Lightweight

                                            Cons

                                              Best Uses

                                                Comments about Samsung 850 EVO 2 TB 2.5"" Internal Solid State Drive:

                                                This SSD is fast and friendly. It installs easy and works well. Fast..561 read, when I checked once. It has held up on iMac 2011! and Mac Pro 2008. Yes even these old Macs are blazing fast, once I replaced the Hard Drives with the Samsung 850 EVO SSD. Thanks Samsung.

                                                 
                                                5.0

                                                GREAT

                                                By 

                                                from Undisclosed

                                                Pros

                                                • Lightweight

                                                Cons

                                                  Best Uses

                                                    Comments about Samsung 850 EVO 2 TB 2.5"" Internal Solid State Drive:

                                                    I LOVE THIS PRODUCT. SMALL AND FAST! IT WORKS GREAT WITH MY SYSTEM.

                                                     
                                                    5.0

                                                    Samsung SSD

                                                    By 

                                                    from Victorville, CA, USA

                                                    Pros

                                                    • Durable

                                                    Cons

                                                      Best Uses

                                                        Comments about Samsung 850 EVO 2 TB 2.5"" Internal Solid State Drive:

                                                        The best SSD hard drive there is .I used the first two i bought , which were two 1 TB Samsung EVO in my second computer build .

                                                         
                                                        5.0

                                                        Better than my Intel SSD

                                                        By 

                                                        from New York, NY, USA

                                                        Pros

                                                        • Inexpensive
                                                        • Lightweight

                                                        Cons

                                                          Best Uses

                                                            Comments about Samsung 850 EVO 2 TB 2.5"" Internal Solid State Drive:

                                                            Love the looks of this SSD. Very sleek and nice. Pretty fast and reponsive. The program to migrate your files is simple and easy to use and the intrcutions were well done. It even came with Watch Dogs 2. Great product to have for 2016.

                                                             
                                                            5.0

                                                            I love how fast this drive is!

                                                            By 

                                                            from Pearl City, HI

                                                            Pros

                                                            • affordable
                                                            • free game with qualifying drive

                                                            Cons

                                                              Best Uses

                                                                Comments about Samsung 850 EVO 2 TB 2.5"" Internal Solid State Drive:

                                                                I installed 1tb in a mid 2012 MacBook Pro non retina. Running great on both Mac OS and bootcamp win 10 pro, as well as using parallels. I had used a hybrid drive, but couldn't tell a real difference until this ssd came along. Boots really quickly, and running a virtual instance of windows is no longer a pain for me. Battery life has increased incredibly, as long as I'm not streaming a movie or playing a game. I suspect its due to not having to access the drive as long to pull up a file. Overall, I am incredibly impressed especially since this is my first solid state drive, plus the free game was part of my decision to purchase directly from Samsung.

                                                                 
                                                                5.0

                                                                Fast SSD

                                                                By 

                                                                from WA

                                                                Pros

                                                                • fast

                                                                Cons

                                                                • none

                                                                Best Uses

                                                                  Comments about Samsung 850 EVO 2 TB 2.5"" Internal Solid State Drive:

                                                                  850 EVO is faster than most SSDs on benchmarks. 4K read and 4K write is what you want to look for in SSD performances. Uses V-NAND technology.

                                                                   
                                                                  5.0

                                                                  SSD Workhorse

                                                                  By 

                                                                  from Los Angeles, CA, USA

                                                                  Pros

                                                                  • Durable
                                                                  • Inexpensive

                                                                  Cons

                                                                  • five-year warranty

                                                                  Best Uses

                                                                    Comments about Samsung 850 EVO 2 TB 2.5"" Internal Solid State Drive:

                                                                    The 850 Evo continues to be one of the best performers for its value. While you might not get the same performance as you might from the PRO line, the EVO line offers serious workhorses with capacities that won't break your budget.

                                                                     
                                                                    5.0

                                                                    CAME FROM A SAMSUNG SSD 840 500GIG TO THIS SSD 850 EVO 1 TB

                                                                    By 

                                                                    from Nashville tn

                                                                    Pros

                                                                    • Durable
                                                                    • Inexpensive
                                                                    • lighning fast
                                                                    • Lightweight

                                                                    Cons

                                                                      Best Uses

                                                                        Comments about Samsung 850 EVO 2 TB 2.5"" Internal Solid State Drive:

                                                                        The reason I upgraded from a 500 gig to a 1TB SSD is I just needed more room.the reason I have aways gone with Samsung each time,and also I brought a 125 gig & a 250 gig that I bought for my wife.Is SAMSUNG makes a great SSD.The migration software and the Migician software they give is the best.they make it so easy to install that even at the age of 63 a person has no trouble installing the software.and mantaning the hard drive. I have been building my own pc for the last 25 years this is the best upgrade you can make to your PC .Very fast and reliable hands down best upgrade you can make for your PC.

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