Samsung - 850 EVO 1TB Internal SATA III Solid State Drive

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This Samsung 850 EVO MZ-75E1T0B/AM solid state drive features 3D V-NAND technology to provide enhanced performance while taking up minimal space in your compatible Windows computer. The 1TB capacity provides plenty of space for media and more.

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Overview

What's Included


  • 850 EVO 1TB Internal SATA III Solid State Drive
  • Owner's manual

Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
99% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (841 out of 850)

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Features


1TB capacity

Provides plenty of room to store important files.

Serial ATA III interface

Makes it easy to install the solid state drive in your compatible Windows netbook or other computer.

TurboWrite technology

Offers read speeds up to 540MB/sec. and write speeds up to 520MB/sec. for rapid data transfers.

3D V-NAND technology

Stacks 32 cell layers vertically for efficient performance in a compact design.

Samsung Magician software with RAPID mode

Lets you utilize PC memory as high-speed cache storage.

AES 256-bit encryption

Enables you to keep stored data secure. Complies with TCG Opal 2.0 and is compatible with Microsoft eDrive IEEE1667.

Device Sleep for Windows

Helps conserve energy.

One-stop Install Navigator software

Lets you easily transfer data and applications from your existing drive.

Compatible with PC

For use with your existing computer.


Overall customer rating

4.9
99%
would recommend to a friend

Pros

Cons

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Sick with Joy!

    Posted
    BGardner
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

    I have a stack of laptops and I typically replace 2-3 of them every 2-3 years. I was at the point of buying two new laptops to replace my aging Lenovos. After upgrading RAM from 8bm to 16mb, the Lenovos just couldn't keep up. I was about to drop $2-3k on a couple of new machines, and I was sickened by the thought. I decided to swap out my aging hdd with an ssd. Wow. Just...wow! Ladies and gents, you simply HAVE to do this. I'm somewhat computer savvy, but I always get a little nervous when I crack open the case. On a side note, my Lenovos don't have dedicated removable hard drive panels, so I have to remove the entire bottom shell along with the dvd drive and the keyboard...such a pain! Regardless, I used the Apricorn Upgrade Suite, also sold at BB, and followed the simple directions to copy my hdd to the ssd. After easily removing the old hard drive and snapping in the hdd I'm happy to report that my laptop fired up in record speed and it seems to have helped with my nagging 100% disk problem that brought the old hdd to a halt. Admittedly, I've only had it up and running for an hour, but I've restarted a few times just for fun and I'm amazed at the speed difference. It's not even close. I bought at Best Buy, because they always treat me right. They happily matched BH Photo's sale price on the exact 1TB ssd and this saved me $30 without any hassle. I buy a lot of stuff from BB...I mean a lot, and this is literally the first review that I've ever written. I always depend upon user reviews, so I felt compelled to finally contribute to the community. Don't hesitate to make this upgrade. It may be the very thing that saves your old laptop and gives it a few more years of useful operation. My next move is to buy a few more ssd's so that I can breathe new life in my old paperweight machines that I've been cursing for the past few years. Good luck!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    What a difference!

    Posted
    Ecstatic
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    This is my first rating of anything I've ever purchased. I just wanted to let everyone know what a difference this drive has made to the operation of my laptop. The laptop is about 5 years old. It was really starting to slow down booting up, using Microsoft Office software, etc. I tried cleaning up the drive, took lots of files and programs off the computer but to no avail. I started looking into buying a new computer, but decided to try this drive based on its reviews. It was extremely easy to install and the migration of everything from the old drive to this drive was seamless. Booting up from the off position now takes less than 30 seconds (I have Windows 10 installed.). It's almost instantaneous from the sleep mode. All the programs work like a dream now, and I've been able to put some back on that I took off. I'm not interested at all at buying a new computer now. I highly recommend that you look into buying this drive if you've been experiencing a slow computer, you won't be sorry.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Fast Drive Gives New Life to Old iMac

    Posted
    josephnrei
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    I installed this in my mid-2010 iMac 21.5" doubling the storage capacity in the computer (I was running out) and dramatically improving the speed! This is a real world usage bump in speed (opening applications, copying files, booting up, switching users, photo editing, etc.) where disk IO is the bottleneck. This won't speed up the processor and video card, for instance, so games won't run much faster for instance (levels may load faster though) as those are more dependent on processing power. The 2010 iMac 21.5 only has SATA II so I knew the speed would top out at 300MB/s while the drive itself is capable of almost double that. That is still 10 times faster than the drive I had before (a 7200 RPM hard drive that was getting a little over 30MB/s). I am definitely getting 300MB/s read/write speed so this is working awesome so far! The difference is pretty stunning as this is the biggest upgrade I think you can do on a fairly old computer (already had 8GB of RAM and you can't upgrade the processor due to the proprietary motherboard of the iMac). Honestly, my 5 (!) year old laptop is much faster (I mean noticeably) in real world usage now than a brand new maxed out Dell laptop I use at work with a conventional hard disk drive. SSD is worth every penny in my opinion!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A Must Have!

    Posted
    TW74
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    I have been in IT over 25 years and have never really taken the plunge into solid state until just recently. I talked to a few of my IT friends and asked which ones they had the best luck with and this was the particular one they recommend. A few had the pro one, but if you're not running a Raid and doing any extensive operations there really isn't any performance gain. This version is easy to install, the software works excellent that comes with it and converted my drive without issues. It even did the hidden recovery partitions You will need either the SATA to USB cable so that you can get the Hard drive migration going as it does not come with it. OR you can buy an external inclosure (Which i would recommend) as this lets you use the other hard drive as an external hard drive if desired. Installation is fast, Simple, and fool proof. Best purchase i made this year for sure. PLUS the performance boost is phenomenal. If you are running a ROG Asus Laptop G751 or newer the boot up time from power off to "in windows" is literally 4-7 seconds. (Depending on what you have running)

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Solid SSD

    Posted
    Quandtum
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    I purchased this SSD to replace an existing Samsung 840 SSD 250GB. The 840 I had was great but I was running out of space on it... The Samsung Data Migration software made the process of moving everything from the old 840 to the new 850 pretty darn easy. This software comes with the SSD but just as a warning, it only works when migrating data from one Samsung drive to another Samsung drive. The only issue I have with this product is that the instructions call for you to use a SATA to USB cable in the migration process. This is something I did not have nor did I see a need for it. I was able to do the data migration by simply plugging the new 850SSD into the mother board via a SATA cable (also not included). I was then able to complete the data migration. Again, not sure if this is recommended but it seemed to work out just fine for me. Other than that little hiccup, I have no complaints. Great little drive.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Happy with the ease of install and performance!

    Posted
    Pstreicher
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    I was pleasantly surprised with the ease of installation. A Samsung utility cloned my current laptop drive over to this new SSD while I was at work. When I came home that morning it was just a matter of swapping out the drives. The HP Envy laptop had a flexible mount that I had to remove from the old drive and attach to the new drive. I had a little bit of work cramming this mount back into the laptop with the new SSD but the case went back together with no bulges and the drive appeared to be secure in it's place. Turning on the laptop I noticed how much more quickly it booted up. It is now an exciting feeling each time I boot knowing how much quicker I will be and running. Program updates also seem to be so much faster than before. Now, any old platter drive just feels ancient to me to have to deal with. This is the way to go. Price? I have to relate to you that back in the '80's I paid $400 for a 20gb Seagate drive, my first hard drive purchase. So, the $350 plus tax I recently paid (and now I'm finding this same drive for lots cheaper) is worth every penny. Why wait, just do it!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Works well, easy to install

    Posted
    BikeGuy
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    After purchasing an HP desktop computer with 128GB SSD and 1TB hard drive, I began installing programs and copying data from old computer. The SSD is great because the system boots very quickly, and programs launch quickly. Well, half way into the installation process the 128GB SSD was almost half used. The 1TB SSD was on sale, so I figured for a few bucks more go for the big one. It was easy to copy the original system 128GB SSD to the 1TB SSD with the provided software (you do need an external drive dock - about $25) and everything worked the first time. My desktop computer boots up amazingly quickly - I used to put my other computer sleep, but I just shut down the new computer with the 1TB SSD. Yes, I could have gotten a smaller SSD, but I've read that you want an SSD about 50% bigger than you think you need - they don't function as quickly when approaching maximum capacity.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Speed up your Computer!

    Posted
    PeterAK
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    This is my second SSD from SAMSUNG. I had first the 500GB version for my video files on my desktop (the OS was already on a SSD, but the data needs to be on a separate SSD to speed up reading), and now the "Samsung - 850 EVO 1TB Internal Sata III Solid State Drive - Black" version for my Laptops main hard-drive, OS. If money is no problem, take the "pro" version of this hard-drive. Otherwise the "850 EVO" last long enough until you have to upgrade your whole computer (every 5 years!!!). (5 computer years is like 72 human years!) There are 4 important ways to speed-up your computer: 1. Upgrade the ram to the maximum (I did) 2. Upgrade the Video card (I did Nvidia 1080) 3. Upgrade to SSD (now I did for my Laptop) 4. Separate the OS system from the data storage (Have 2 SSD's, one for data, and one for the OS). BUT to make it clear, the biggest impact is the SSD upgrade for the OS. OS = Operating System (like Windows 10, or ... ) Hope that helps you ...

    I would recommend this to a friend





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