Samsung - 850 EVO 500GB Internal Serial ATA Solid State Drive for Laptops and PC

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With TurboWrite technology, this Samsung 850 EVO MZ-75E500B 500GB internal SATA hard drive allows you to quickly update files. The 32-layer 3D VNAND flash memory ensures reliable performance, and AES 256-bit encryption keeps your data private.

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Overview

What's Included


  • 500GB Internal SATA Solid State Drive for Laptops and PC
  • Owner's manual
  • Software CD

Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
99% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (2650 out of 2686)

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Features


500GB storage capacity

Provides plenty of space for music, movies, photos and other digital data.

Serial ATA interface

For a simple connection to your computer.

Sequential read speeds up to 540MB/sec., write speeds up to 520MB/sec.

Ensure a rapid response when updating and accessing files. TurboWrite technology accelerates data transfer for efficient operation.

512MB cache buffer

For enhanced processing speed.

32-layer 3D VNAND flash memory

Delivers optimal performance.

AES 256-bit hardware encryption

Helps safeguard sensitive data.


Overall customer rating

Rating: 4.9 out of 5 stars with 2685 reviews

99%of customers would recommend this to a friend

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent performance drive

    Posted
    IdadfromMass
    • Verified Purchaser
    • My Best Buy® Member

    I installed this drive in a 2012 MacBook Pro, that I use in my recording studio. The standard 500 GB Hard Drive worked fine, but I really wanted faster performance, so I installed the Samsung SSD, 16 GB RAM and put the original drive in an external case to store only audio files on. Now, the MacBook is super fast, boots up in 13 seconds and performs all tasks instantly, even when running more than 50 tracks with multiple plugins going. This is probably the best upgrade for the money, along with the additional RAM. I highly recommend this SSD.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    An Excellent Solid State

    Posted
    Avid0Bluray0Collector
    • Verified Purchaser
    • My Best Buy® Member

    This solid state works exceptionally well and fast. I upgraded from a hard drive and I'm seeing a huge improvement in speed and functionality. I read a lot of reviews online about solid states, their stability and longevity, both of which have greatly improved over the past few years. The Samsung Evo and Pro solid states are currently among the most recommended of any solid states to buy for their performance and longevity for the price. The Samsung Evo's have a 5 year warranty and the Samsung Pro's have a 10 year warranty. The Pro's are meant for heavy usage and would be great for gamers and video and music editors, but unnecessary for most people. Most people would only need the Evo's since most people wouldn't be constantly erasing data, such as save to this drive, backing it up and erasing it or using this drive for more temporary usage such as a music or video editors working on a project and when done backing up their work on another drive and erasing it from this drive. That being said this drive likely would last most people 10+ years with no problems. Hope this review helps others with their purchase. I know this is a vital and important part of your computer especially if this is going to be your primary drive running your operating system, unless this is your secondary drive or you're doing a dual boot.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great little SSD!

    Posted
    danielg1984
    • My Best Buy® Elite Member
    • Top 1000 Contributor

    Great SSD! I bought two of these, a 250GB for my laptop and a 500GB for my desktop. Both are working flawlessly on day 1. I can notice a difference in boot up time on both the laptop (SATA II) and the desktop (SATA III). The desktop clone was very easy and I used the software included with the SSD to do it. There are some limitations with the included software though. It can only clone your primary drive. This was problematic for me when it came to my laptop. With the desktop I simply hooked the SSD internally to a SATA and power and booted up, then cloned. I initially attempted to pull the HDD from my laptop and hook it inside my desktop along with the SSD and try to clone, but the Samsung software would not allow it. I attempted another clone software and all looked well, until I installed the SSD in my laptop and attempted to boot. It did not work for me. I attempted to pull three different USB interfaces from three different external HDDs but none of them allowed the laptop to even recognize that the SSD was connected. I guess they weren't configured for SSDs. Finally, I broke down and went to Best Buy to buy an overpriced SATA to USB cable that came packaged with more cloning software. I ended up having to use that software because the Samsung software still couldn't see the SSD. That software failed initially and I had to run it a second time. Finally, I was up and running. Here is the one I bought: http://www.bestbuy.com/site/apricorn-data-transfer-cable-gray/3459621.p?id=1218404120715&skuId=3459621 So, for the desktop clone, it was extremely easy using the supplied software. With the laptop, not so much. Lesson learned here, make sure you have a SATA to USB adapter before you attempt to use this for a laptop. Speeds on my desktop (SATA III interface, 500GB): Sequential Read: 542 MB/s Sequential Write: 519 MB/s Random Read (IOPS): 77507 Random Write (IOPS): 63234 Speeds on my laptop (SATA II interface, 250GB): Sequential Read: 252 MB/s Sequential Write: 239 MB/s Random Read (IOPS): 32698 Random Write (IOPS): 31065 Obviously on an older SATA II connection, this thing will not get the full bandwidth, as it will be capped at 300 MB/s. But, I can still definitely notice an improvement on my laptop, and I am coming from a 7200RPM HDD, which is already better than most laptops. For reference, I am using a Toshiba Portege R705-P35 that is almost 6 years old and still running strong. Bottom line, this is an awesome performance upgrade whether you have a six year old laptop or a pretty decent desktop. You will notice a difference in boot up time and program launching time. It is worth it!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Good SSD

    Posted
    JohnRebecca
    • My Best Buy® Elite Member

    This SSD drive saved my old laptop and as advertised very fast boot. It also improved my overall windows experience index by two points.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Need some speed on an old PC or New?

    Posted
    AZEqualizer
    • My Best Buy® Member

    Samsung - 850 EVO 500GB Internal Serial ATA Solid State Drive is a great way to give that older laptop more speed and now that the 500GB has come down so far in price that needed extra space. Great for SATA interface laptops and desktops (you might need an adapter kit to mount it in a larger bay). You will not be able to tell the difference between this and the PRO but your wallet sure will. I have tried a lot of SSD’s some have let me down but not Samsung. The added software for firmware updates is great it will help you with tuning the OS as well (SSD and HDD are different in how they are set up) The only thing that is missing is that RAPID mode is not functional with Windows 10 as the Magician software does not recognize the OS for this feature. The Samsung data migration software has limitations but it will work for the majority of customers and there are free alternatives that aren’t as quirky or have problems identifying all of your drives correctly.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Brought my wife's 8 years old laptop to life

    Posted
    GamerOnline
    • Verified Purchaser
    • My Best Buy® Member

    Wife's hard drive was having mechanical failure. After reading the review for Samsung 850 EVO, felt confident that this was to be a great replacement drive. This SSD drive was super quick after a clean install of Windows 10. Her 8 year old laptop in her words " is better than when she first got her laptop new". Literally 4 seconds from pushing the power button to the desktop and her apps was almost instantaneous. So freaking fast!!!!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Samsung - 850 EVO 500GB Internal Serial ATA SSD

    Posted
    1rodarte
    • Verified Purchaser
    • My Best Buy® Member

    Installed on 2009 17" MAC BookPro. Compatible. Run great, made a big difference on booting up time. Best noticed when I ran Adobe PhotoShop or Illustrator. For what I spent it was worth the buy, and extended the life of my laptop.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Fantastic Drive

    Posted
    Russell
    • Verified Purchaser
    • My Best Buy® Member

    Fantastic drive at an excellent price. Took my 8 year old PC that I was considering replacing and sped it up so much it's like a brand new new computer. I am very happy.

    I would recommend this to a friend





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