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Samsung 850 EVO 1 TB 2.5-Inch SATA III Internal SSD (MZ-75E1T0B-AM) by Review Summary ,  Oct 7, 2015

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Samsung 850 EVO 1 TB 2.5-Inch SATA III Internal SSD (MZ-75E1T0B/AM)
Report Date: 10/10/2015
Based on 5319 customer reviews
Overall satisfaction: 4.7
Returned or considering to return: 1.3%

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Individual Feature Rating
Battery4.7   above average
Price4.7   average
Quality4.7   average
Reliable4.6   above average
Speed4.6   average
Weight4.6   average
Capacity4.5   above average
Controller4.5   exceptional
Shipping4.5   average
Reliability4.4   average
Write4.1   above average
Boot4.0   average
Transfer4.0   average
Installation3.8   below average
Packaging3.8   below average
Read3.8   above average
Power3.6   average
Setting3.6   below average
Windows3.5   average
Adapter3.3   below average
Cable3.3   below average
Raid3.3   below average
Screw3.3   average
Connection3.0   below average
Partition2.6   below average
Firmware2.0   below average


Quotes from the Reviews - What People Say about:

Adapter

Adapter:
"Unless you already have one of these cable adapters, there will x amount of frustration delay cost going to a computer store or ordering the cable from mail order."
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"The lack of adapter rails is irritating, but I guess it makes sense since this drive is equally at home in a desktop or laptop and you wouldn't need rails for the latter."
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"Instructions where confusing at first with the USB adapter image, but ignoring that this is a great product so far"
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"You will need to purchase a HD adapter cable, I was under the impression that it came with this product but was wrong."
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"My only minor complaint is that I think Samsung should have included a bracket, adapter, or even a piece of foam to address the physical size difference some people may encounter."
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"In the manual they mention the process of using a USB adapter to do the imaging but they are not so clear the adapter is not included."
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"Notes: I had a usb sata adapter laying around so cloning the current HD was easy (not fast on USB2.0, but easy) but if you don't have one you'll be in trouble."
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"Instructions where confusing at first with the USB adapter image, but ignoring that this is a great product so far"
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"[CONs] Only Con I can think of is the lack of 2.5 to 3.5 adapter, not a huge problem, but it could be for some."
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"I plugged in to an external hard drive adapter, followed the instructions to have it copy (very easy to follow and understand), and had it installed in under an hour."
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"The Samsung cloning software process tooks about 25 min at 140MB s. USB to SATA adapter is good for laptop transfer or if you don't want to open computer case."
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Battery

Battery:
"Google this problem again and someone said need to take out the battery let the BIOS reset itself, however it was not successful for my case."
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"It's the perfect upgrade - great capacity, increased battery endurance, increased read write speeds, and it stays cool."
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"I'd built a work around that I've used most of this year utilizing 2x1TB Samsung 840 mSATA SSDs in RAID 0 on a dual mSATA to 2.5 board (both reviewed separately here on Amazon), and it worked well, but, ran hot, and reduced battery life moderately on my Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga S1."
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"It has run significantly faster as well the battery life has increased."
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"My laptop runs faster, cooler and has much improved battery life... more than expected; Setup was WAY easier than expected as well."
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"stock hdd had read write in the range of 50-90 mb s and the installed ssd which i have running in priortized reliability mode (1 of 3 other modes favor capacity or performance) has speeds at 400mb s. Also the laptop runs cooler quiter and uses the battery more efficiently."
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Boot

Boot:
"All the frustration went away after initial boot up."
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"I use it as the main boot drive and boy was I missing out not using SSDs."
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"Now my laptop boots up from a dead start to home screen in about 15 seconds!"
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"(2.7.5) - it's free, but you can buy a license as well- Choose Backup all files, select your Macintosh HD as source and the new SSD as destination and start (mine took 2h30min, it'll depend mostly on how many files you have)- When it was done, tested the backup buy rebooting the Mac and selecting the SSD, still via USB, to boot (just hold Option when you here the startup chime - beware: boot will be slow because of the USB connection)- If boot is successful, you can now replace your original hard drive with this one."
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"Since then, I've used this SSD as my boot drive for both Windows and Ubuntu, and it has exceeded my expectations."
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"Turned my computer on and it stopped reading it, went straight to the bios since my operating system is in the ssd and it can no longer read it, so it wants to boot from my hard drive but it can't, it's been 3 or 4 months and it's dead"
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"after reconfiguring the external hard drives to not come on all the time the boot time is amazing and the speed is awesome."
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"very happy from 75 sec boot time to 12 sec boot timewindows 10 upgrade."
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Cable

Cable:
"I did have a problem using the SATA USB cable to migrate the data from the old hard drive to the Evo 850, as the Evo IUSB was not recognized by the Samsung Migration Software ... no matter what I tried."
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"I'm not great at the innards of computers, but by seeing where the cables and connection are, it was easy."
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"i did have a cord i thought i could substitute with but it apparently wasn't compatible because the cloning process never got anywhere with it."
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"Had to also replace the hard drive cable because that was faulty as well."
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"Unless you already have one of these cable adapters, there will x amount of frustration delay cost going to a computer store or ordering the cable from mail order."
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"I replaced the SATA cable and the problem persists."
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"Please note, you need a transfer cable if planning to copy an in-use hard drive with your operating system."
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"Easy to install after finding a SATA cable (not included)"
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"The SSD itself do not come with the necessary cables, you have to buy them separately as well as an installation kit."
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"Had to also replace the hard drive cable because that was faulty as well."
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"I purchased this external cable to do the cloning transfer and it worked great with the macrium reflect."
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Capacity

Capacity:
"my only complain it was not to have more money to get more capacity... next time ill get 500gb"
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"My only regret is that I didn't go for the full TB of capacity."
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"It's the perfect upgrade - great capacity, increased battery endurance, increased read write speeds, and it stays cool."
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"Great speed and capacity at affordable price."
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"As far as owning another SSD, it's not a huge difference, but the much larger capacity than my old drive is really nice and It does seem to run fater than the older driver."
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"Everything is very snappy, and the capacity for the price is great, especially compared to the 120GB SSD I got 2 years ago."
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"Very fast, large capacity, and great price!"
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Case

Case:
"In a worst case scenario, you won't be able to reformat your SSD."
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"In some cases you won't be able to retrieve your data."
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"Lumping together the reviews of all models of SSD from a manufacturer (in this case Samsung) just because they have the same series name is pretty useless."
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"Recommend getting a case for it however as it could be easily damaged."
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"It would suck to have it arrive and then not be able to button up your case."
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"You will want to make sure you create a recovery restore point before applying changes to the driver, just in case something goes wrong."
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"Clean design that looks good in my case and has been performing well."
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"I recommend a 2.5 sata external drive case, with USB output for easy install."
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"I've had multiple problems with it, and support from Toshiba and Best Buy was appalling in both cases, so when it also became unbearably slow I had very little hope for it."
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"But that is clearly not the case here, this is hands down the BEST hard drive I have ever used before."
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"Lumping together the reviews of all models of SSD from a manufacturer (in this case Samsung) just because they have the same series name is pretty useless."
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Connection

Connection:
"I'm not great at the innards of computers, but by seeing where the cables and connection are, it was easy."
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"(2.7.5) - it's free, but you can buy a license as well- Choose Backup all files, select your Macintosh HD as source and the new SSD as destination and start (mine took 2h30min, it'll depend mostly on how many files you have)- When it was done, tested the backup buy rebooting the Mac and selecting the SSD, still via USB, to boot (just hold Option when you here the startup chime - beware: boot will be slow because of the USB connection)- If boot is successful, you can now replace your original hard drive with this one."
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"Data migration is a breeze, with software, no annoying steps, just connect, go to data migration, wait to finish, install ssd."
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"Very good stuff,BUT first one has burned in one second right afterI have connected it to the power supply with nasty smoke."
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"Bought brand-new Samsung 850 Pro, opened my laptop's drive bay..I have HP Pavilion dv9700, pretty old, and I believe the hard drive is has is Serial ATAFor all I can tell, the physical connections are not compatible."
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"I suspect that if I had used a direct SATA connection, it would have worked OK, but that is pretty hard to do on a laptop."
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"There is no Samsung tech support number to call for assistance and the internet didn't offer up much help except to see that others have the same issue - SSD Device Not Connected and complain about how much time they wasted."
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"(i am actually able to test the speeds but as it is connected with an usb that limits the speed and it gives much less performance than connected directly to the mobo with the sata port).The only con would be that it comes with 20gb less than published(230gb) which wouldnt be any deal at all on an hdd, but on a ssd every single gb is really important and costs money, so it's kinda disappointing."
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"Returned after trying on two different laptops running Windows 10Windows 10 cannot identify this drive and it will not show up, also the included software does not install properly on Windows 10 and even after installing it with compatibility settings to Windows 8, it does not identify the drive connected and keeps showing Please connect a Samsung SSD DriveSamsung really needs to catch up with the Windows 10 release for the software they include, while I see other SSD makers are compatible with Windows 10 now, I believe Samsung also had enough time to do this with the developer release being released much earlier this year - disappointment with Samsung on this point"
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"The SSD performances are very bad - as you can see on the photo attached .the write speed are about 200-300MB s less than promised ( around 100-250Mb s instead of 400-500Mb s ) .I'm running Max OS 10.10.4 ( On Macbook Pro 15 mid 2012 ) and there is no firmware update for that product .the product is connected to SATA 3 so there is no clear reason why it is working so bad , i'm assuming this is dueto very low manufacturing quality ."
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Controller

Controller:
"It doesn't even show up in the controller (I've tried 3 just to rule out incompatibilities) and I wish that had been made a bit clearer prior to purchasing it."
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"There's been greatly improved productivity and the price seems hard to beat given the reliability implied by the warranty, as well as the engineering involved, particularly the controller microcode."
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"The controller on these work well with a dedicated RAID card also."
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"These are drives are on the 6gb ports and running using the latest and best controller via an asus motherboard."
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"I did use 4 of the Samsung in a RAID1 0 for a Point of Sale sever and they did perform well on the Adaptec controller."
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"Works perfectly well when connected Directly to the Disk Controller via the internal ports."
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Cost

Cost:
"(i am actually able to test the speeds but as it is connected with an usb that limits the speed and it gives much less performance than connected directly to the mobo with the sata port).The only con would be that it comes with 20gb less than published(230gb) which wouldnt be any deal at all on an hdd, but on a ssd every single gb is really important and costs money, so it's kinda disappointing."
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"Unless you already have one of these cable adapters, there will x amount of frustration delay cost going to a computer store or ordering the cable from mail order."
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"I am rambling a bit, but I am so ticked off and this junk drive is going to cost me dearly."
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"The Migration software I used was Macrium Reflect (Free version) and it was easy to use and did the job at no cost."
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"A cost effective upgrade to any device that is still using traditional mechanical drives."
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"Excellent drive with speed to cost ratio."
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"The cost was satisfactory, and the cloning software was quick and almost shockingly painless."
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"It is a dream to work with, and for the price it is easily the most cost efficient upgrade I can imagine for a computer going from Hard Drive to SSD."
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Firmware

Firmware:
"very good software sidethats it all, Its my first SSD but I have experience with other Samsung SSDs like 840 and Kingston SSD...I do not know Intel SSD, but hardly can imagine that something can work better than this in this price range on SATA 6...very big Plus for Samsung is Magician software, its very usefull easy to use and handy soft, for like update firmware or benchmark it or see what is wrong if so...its cheap also, but quality is 5 starI am satisfied, hope it will work like now after couple year ;)"
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"I believe there is a problem with the drivers and or firmware when it comes to using Windows 10."
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"Hopefully it doesn't have the firmware bug of the 840 which slows down to a crawl after a few months."
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"Almost same performance as 850Pro without the latest firmware problem of the 850Pro."
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"Initialization of this product has a very peculiar software firmware series of flaws that makes it appear dead on arrival under certain conditions."
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"Come to find out they had a firmware problem and when you turn the PC off the drive becomes a brick."
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"Samsung Magician makes it easy for me to keep my drive up to date with the latest firmware, and optimizes its performance and Windows settings with just one click."
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"This drive is very good but I have to keep backups just in case and wait for a firmware upgrade because of buggy support for the queued TRIM command."
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"Great value, get the newest firmware for best results"
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"Like the 840 EVO, Samsung has firmware flaws in their products that have shown that while it makes really GREAT hardware its software firmware programming capabilities are very subpar."
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"Good software application behind this for firmware updates, benchmarking and information."
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Installation

Installation:
"Works really well, no problem with installing or using it"
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"Only problem I had with it was installing it, because it doesnt mention anywhere in the documentation or support webpage that you have to install it on the internal SATA bay for the OS to recognize it, and I spend almost 5 days trying to use it with an external USB to SATA cable in different computers."
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"It failed while installing updated drivers and suddenly I can write nothing to my primary drive."
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"I do technical writing for IT and am in IT and this was the worst installation instructions I've seen given the product manufacturer and the cost of the device."
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"Definitely gets the job done, no hassles installing this bad boy and it runs like a beast."
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"I was consistently worried about installing new games, software due to the space I had left."
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"I have been super happy with the performance of the device and my computer since installing it! "
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"Installation did not work..much disappointed."
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"Otherwise the performance boost of my computer is outstanding after installing this SSD."
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"But, I read the reviews on this unit's ease of cloning and installation."
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"Very easy installation didn't use any software just Mac OS X disk utility, Be aware that disk is not formatted.."
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Packaging

Packaging:
"I was disappointed that the package didn't contain any screws to keep the SSD in place."
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"I was originally concerned, because the shipping packaging was badly damaged."
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"Working with Samsung Product Support I tried three additional downloaded cloning software packages in an unsuccessful attempt over two weeks to clone my Acer HDD to the Samsung SSD."
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"Only negative I have is packaging."
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"Package came damaged, but product was still fine."
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"The only thing that could go wrong is the packaging, which doesn't seem to provide much protection to the device itself, but amazon did a good job packaging it, and it arrived in a perfect condition!"
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"Wow this thing is small but works great very well packaged"
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"Not that it's bad, but the package is pretty barebones."
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"They don't seem to be packaged for system builders though -- the packaging, although good, seems like it's just fit for replacing your current laptop's drive and calling it a day."
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"Very good, very fast, good packaging and arrived at a time , Thank you :)"
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"Showed up on time and packaging was perfect."
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Partition

Partition:
"The update required removing in the hidden partition unwanted languages to procure a few more MB of space, and manually updating the WLAN driver."
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"Install was straightforward, and the included cloning software worked perfectly, even though my factory harddrive had a bunch of weird partitions for booting the OS and storing drivers."
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"Even transfered the 3 hidden partitions (windows re-install etc.)."
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"After 3 failed cloning attempts, downloaded MiniTool Partition Wizard Free and made a successful clone within minutes."
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"Also, the loss of free space in the System partition broke my backup software, with errors (incorrectly defined) about lack of drive space and sharing violations (since the System partition was no longer big enough).4> I resolved these issues by moving the main partition and expanding the system partition - a painful process, don't do it unless you really need to do so!"
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"So, I used the method others recommend on the web of deleting the partition on the old drive and creating a new partition, all with the drive connected to a Windows 7 machine."
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"Perfectly solid SSD (haha) that has given me no problems since I installed my Windows partition on it."
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"Use disk management to clear format partition on old HDD and use it as storage."
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"The prior drive was a 320 GB and using Windows 7 was easily able to resize the partition to 465 GB."
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"I was able to just transfer my C drive (have two partitions on one drive) onto the SSD so I can create 2x500GB drives for my PC."
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Port

Port:
"Desktop's SATA III ports were wrong on the manufacturer's site, the brand's site as well as the forums."
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"Compounding the issue was that the error message implied that it was the drive's fault rather then the USB port."
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"There's a good chance this drive will only work on some of the ports."
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"I tried two different laptops and neither one was able to detect this drive through USB port so I could not do the data migration."
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"Installation was super easy - basically just plug it in to an available SATA port on your computer (cable not included)."
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"These are drives are on the 6gb ports and running using the latest and best controller via an asus motherboard."
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"It works well but you need a SATA 3 port to get its maximum throughput, (I get about half max on my SATA 2 port.)"
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Power

Power:
"The power went out probably 6 times no problem."
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"Power consumption numbers are a bit hard to quantify, but the customers with laptops have reported perceived gains in battery run time, though that might be because they are no longer waiting for thirty seconds for a cumbersome app to load or for HDD-intensive processes to complete."
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"Very good stuff,BUT first one has burned in one second right afterI have connected it to the power supply with nasty smoke."
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"A solid state drive's speed increase alone is worth the investment with the lower power consumption and resilience against physical damage being nice bonuses."
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"Here's the problem, power laptop off then on, the BIOS reports NO HD found."
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"The more you power off on the more frequent the problems occurs."
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"(Sata power and data -> USB works the best) Both pieces of software are very easy to use and work flawlessly."
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"So the SSD should not be failing due to power issues."
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"Boot time has pretty much been in seconds - click on the power button and i'm already at my desktop 2 seconds later.4."
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"No issue getting it recognized by the USB power case I separately bought and put it inside of."
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"I don't use this laptop every day, and I love that I can turn off the power, and not need to keep it on the charger all the time, but still have it almost immediately available."
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Price

Price:
"There's been greatly improved productivity and the price seems hard to beat given the reliability implied by the warranty, as well as the engineering involved, particularly the controller microcode."
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"For the price, how can you go wrong?"
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"The price of larger SSDs have come down so much its hard to resist having everything on one disk."
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"This SSD feels a little cheap and flimsy but it functions as it should."
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"(i am actually able to test the speeds but as it is connected with an usb that limits the speed and it gives much less performance than connected directly to the mobo with the sata port).The only con would be that it comes with 20gb less than published(230gb) which wouldnt be any deal at all on an hdd, but on a ssd every single gb is really important and costs money, so it's kinda disappointing."
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"very good software sidethats it all, Its my first SSD but I have experience with other Samsung SSDs like 840 and Kingston SSD...I do not know Intel SSD, but hardly can imagine that something can work better than this in this price range on SATA 6...very big Plus for Samsung is Magician software, its very usefull easy to use and handy soft, for like update firmware or benchmark it or see what is wrong if so...its cheap also, but quality is 5 starI am satisfied, hope it will work like now after couple year ;)"
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"Great drive and an even better price."
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"Great price for this solid state drive."
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"Excellent speeds, good price and storage! "
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"Great product for the price!"
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"Well worth the money."
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Quality

Quality:
"very good software sidethats it all, Its my first SSD but I have experience with other Samsung SSDs like 840 and Kingston SSD...I do not know Intel SSD, but hardly can imagine that something can work better than this in this price range on SATA 6...very big Plus for Samsung is Magician software, its very usefull easy to use and handy soft, for like update firmware or benchmark it or see what is wrong if so...its cheap also, but quality is 5 starI am satisfied, hope it will work like now after couple year ;)"
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"Since you've probably already done your research, you already know that Samsung drives are the industry standard whose quality and design are hard to beat."
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"Lower quality drives (less expensive) have higher failure rates."
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"Performance is on par with the listed specs, build quality is as expected, and for a little over $200 I have no complaints."
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"This is a wonderful SSD hard drive , works perfect and good quality and value."
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"Fast, good quality, good price"
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"product of very good quality recommend the best disc of all super fast"
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"To watch the video in full quality, please visit YouTube."
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"High quality, easy to transfer everything over, so happy to finally have an SSD!"
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Raid

Raid:
"Peace of junk will not raid and samsung support says it will not raid and they do not support raid setups for their ssd."
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"i bought 4 of them and they don't do me any good if they don't raid."
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"And then there was the issue of not being able to manage the SSDs directly in this RAID 0 setup, which meant good but not great performance."
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"Doesn't play well with AMD RAID (FX) chip sets."
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"Could not be happier, well... two of these in RAID-0 would nice...G3258@4.1ghz16gb (2x8) Ram120 ssd1tb Hdd"
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"I am sure this is a great product but despite the fact that my HP quad computer has SATA and RAID I was unable to get it to work."
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"The controller on these work well with a dedicated RAID card also."
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"I decided to upgrade to the 850EVO x3 in RAID 0, the mobo has no problems setting these up in UEFI or legacy, but in neither modes will Windows (10) even see the RAID array."
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"I successfully run Kingston V300 x4 in RAID 0 for a while now, no problems."
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"Was even able to migrate backup from non raid drive to raid 0 configuration."
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"They also RAID very nicely and give good performance gains."
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Read

Read:
"I kept getting failed clones and failed to even read the SSD."
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"The hard drive works great, but the Samsung Migration software don't work, I tried 8 times read and reread the directions and always clone failed message even though it reached 100% transfer NO SUPPORT! "
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"I still wasn't able to test write and read speeds as i haven't build my pc yet, but i'm using it as external drive at the moment with a sata to usb connector i got and it has been working without problems at all."
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"Unless you are using alot of high depth multitasking programs (Greater than 32 read write handlers with excessive I O), this is by far, the best non-NVME SATA3 drive currently out."
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"Data migration failed due to bad sectors read write errors."
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"I read the many negative reviews about this drive having issues a couple of months after purchase, well, I started having issues with the drive a few weeks after purchase."
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"Haven't encountered any errors or read write failures so far."
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"But, I read the reviews on this unit's ease of cloning and installation."
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"Samsung has a decent reputation and this is my first SSD, i liked the reviews i read and so far i like the product just fine, it does what it's supposed to do."
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"Its read and write speeds are superior and adds to the overall performance of your laptop or desktop computer."
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"I've consistently seen been able to get >400mb sec read write speeds."
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Reliability

Reliability:
"There's been greatly improved productivity and the price seems hard to beat given the reliability implied by the warranty, as well as the engineering involved, particularly the controller microcode."
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"I'm all about long term reliability and drives do fail for no apparent reason from time to time, but before you shell out a premium ask yourself if you REALLY think you'd need it."
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"Only time will tell as to its reliability, but I do have a criticism: the Samsung migration software is incredibly easy to use, except it didn't work."
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"There's been greatly improved productivity and the price seems hard to beat given the reliability implied by the warranty, as well as the engineering involved, particularly the controller microcode."
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"I don't think that you can go wrong and from what I have seen this is a perfect blend of price performance reliability for consumer drives."
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"Overall, highly recommended for performance and reliability."
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"Performance is as advertised along with great Samsung quality and reliability."
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"I purchased for the reliability factor but was pleased with a modest but noticeable increase in response time to drive accesses."
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Reliable

Reliable:
"Excuse my english, I'm from Mexico and I needed the best and most reliable SSD I could find to prevent any problem."
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"This device is being used to save as and store my day-to-day job activities, (travelling through many airports - I need it to be sturdy and reliable) It is replacing a failed external hard drive which held 3 years of work data and required data recovery."
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"Fast reliable drive at a price that makes it hard to beat when compared to the older 840 EVO."
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"Great value for a very fast and reliable SSD."
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"Best SSD on the market, super wuick and reliable."
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"The drive is fast, works well and has been reliable."
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"Fast, reliable, and good software to migrate."
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"Super fast, reliable and great warranty."
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Screw

Screw:
"My biggest challenge was dealing with the tiny computer screws holding the back and cradle."
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"Does not come with mounting screws, which is annoying."
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"well, at that point, missing a screw and with loose wires i wasnt prepared to even find there, i called it quits."
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"I was disappointed that the package didn't contain any screws to keep the SSD in place."
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"Increasingly, computer manufacturers love putting a ridiculous amount of screws in your way."
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"My sons HP laptop required the entire motherboard to be removed to access the HDD, a two hour project involving approx 30 tiny screws all different and some well hidden."
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"oh its so easy to upgrade, un do a few screws, pop out pop in, you're done."
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"well, at that point, missing a screw and with loose wires i wasnt prepared to even find there, i called it quits."
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"Installation and data transfers were painless (except for when I dropped a screw) and trouble free."
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"Very happy with the results, only had one screw left over after installation."
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"Tools needed: (yes, get the right tools, it is so much easier and you don't strip out screws)- Phillips 00 screwdriver- Torx T6 screwdriver(I purchased a set of Husky precision screwdrivers at Home Depot for $4.99 and they worked great)My computer boots now in less than 17sec."
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Setting

Setting:
"And then after restarting windows keep saying there is problem with OS and tried to repair it .I have modified Bios settings , boot options , I updated the Bios and reinstall it again , no changes it happens again so to just making sure I used regular new hard drive (not SSD)and install same operating system(windows 10 pro) every things runs smoothly and installation went smoothly so I am returning samsung 850 EVO and buying another SSD ."
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"These appear to be primarily related to my BIOS settings however it is super annoying that Samsung Does not say anything about this in their installation docs."
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"God only knows why examining the BIOS settings caused it to boot after the successful cloning and the error message on my first attempt to boot from it thereafter."
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"Either I had my settings wrong or my motherboard simply couldn't handle it."
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"However, the instructions, particularly as they pertain to bios settings, are a little weak so I would suggest looking at some of the many YouTube videos on the subject."
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"There is no longer the need to excessive tweaking while setting up an SSD drive, but we should keep in mind that even though SSD perform the same functions as mechanicals drives do, SSD are a total different item."
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"I then ran the Magician software and adjusted the settings, also very easy to use understand."
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"Easy to install with a little pre-planning and patience, looks good, three setting from 'bright enough' to 'Jesus!"
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"All you need to do is connect the hard drive to your computer, and then the software will guide you through the process of transferring your files, and even your OS and settings which I highly recommend doing."
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"Not a computer or electronics expert by any means, but I installed one of these on my work laptop and the tool Samsung provides to migrate data and optimize your computer settings for a SSD is extremely easy and works really well."
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"I decided to upgrade to the 850EVO x3 in RAID 0, the mobo has no problems setting these up in UEFI or legacy, but in neither modes will Windows (10) even see the RAID array."
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Shipping

Shipping:
"shipping was fast and this ssd is a super upgrade from my dead pc disc drive."
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"I was originally concerned, because the shipping packaging was badly damaged."
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"The Samsung has better specs than the Intel I replaced it with, so this is disappointing that I have to pay return shipping fees for this totally non working Samsung."
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"Great price, product, & shipping arrival timing."
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"Great product, fast shipping and great communication!"
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"good quality, fast shipping"
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"Quick shipping and works great! "
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"The best parts in my purchase was the shipping."
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Speed

Speed:
"Even with my computer not being able to fully take advantage of the higher speed of the drive I still notice a huge jump in performance compared with using a standard HDD."
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"Very fast product, installed with no hassle, now my old laptop has new lease of life."
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"My 2010 MacBook Pro was getting crazy slow and it became frustrating to use Photoshop CS6."
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"Performance is not as good as it should be"
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"So it's only really been a day since I installed this drive in my 2012 Macbook Pro but so far it's been performing like it's brand new, no more annoying spinning wheel, (which was a major issue with my failing HDD), I can't detect any issues as of right now - don't know if that will change in the future, (gosh I hope not) therefore this product is what I'd recommend to any Mac user looking to do an upgrade or replace a faulty HDD."
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"I haven't been able to tell a difference in speed in any SSD I've owned unless I'm benchmarking them."
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"The speed is fantastic!"
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"Clean design that looks good in my case and has been performing well."
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"Excellent speeds, good price and storage! "
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"Once installed, the speed is amazing!"
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"Very pleased with the speed improvement! "
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Transfer

Transfer:
"The data did not transfer smoothly."
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"The transfer software that came with it was junk...."
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"Obviously there is something not quite accurate in that ominous message that the Samsung data transfer program throws up on the screen."
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"I purchased this drive and thought it was going to be real easy to transfer from my failing drive."
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"Shows a SATA-USB cable as the only way to transfer files, which is incorrect for desktop."
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"However, I am not able to transfer my data from the old drive to the new ssd because there is no cable as recommended in the instruction."
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"I'm very happy with this purchase so far and both the Samsung Data Transfer and Samsung Magician Software have turned out to be useful."
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"Very easy to transfer files."
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"the hard disk transfer didn't work for me but apart from that, perfect"
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"High quality, easy to transfer everything over, so happy to finally have an SSD!"
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"Please note, you need a transfer cable if planning to copy an in-use hard drive with your operating system."
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Warranty

Warranty:
"There's been greatly improved productivity and the price seems hard to beat given the reliability implied by the warranty, as well as the engineering involved, particularly the controller microcode."
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"Reinstalled windows 3 times, unable to submit warranty request as their website is not giving me the option..."
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"I have had two SSDs before this from other manufacturers and they both failed while under warranty."
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"They will not accept it because it's out of warranty..... ridiculous."
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"acer said it will not void my warranty so long as i do no damage."
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"It's hard to make the warranty valid over here."
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"No real world gains from the Samsung 840 EVO, the expanded 5 year warranty is nice though!"
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"There's been greatly improved productivity and the price seems hard to beat given the reliability implied by the warranty, as well as the engineering involved, particularly the controller microcode."
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"Of course you can also consider the PRO line from Samsung which uses different memory and enjoys a longer warranty (5 year on EVO, 7 on PRO), but the additional cost seemed to be a waste based on how fast larger drives are coming out and how quickly prices are falling on Solid State drives in general."
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"Just a quick summary:Pros: - Super fast - Samsung's included software makes everything easy - Has great warranty - Looks stylish - Very easy to install and set upCons: - None!"
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"No clue, It was affordable, had good online reviews, and a 5 year warranty."
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Weight

Weight:
"It's hard to review because all my ssd's are silents, light weight and fast."
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"It is amazing how light-weight and small the drive is."
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"All I have to say is this hard drive is fast, light weight, energy efficient and worth every penny."
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"Well, I wish I knew when I would be able to use this, but right now it is a 200 dollar paper weight..The issue is that the data migration software from Samsung will not work with Windows 10.."
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"I installed in a macbook pro 13 mid 2012 and now works so much better, was easy to install, with very small weight and excellent quality"
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"This is really a really great drive, super-light weight, and fully functional."
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Windows

Windows:
"Now I see other reviews here that state the same problem, the cloning software doesn't work with windows 10."
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"There are lots of people who utilize alternative SW to clone their drives, but if you want to utilze the Samsung SW provided, it is not windows-10 compatible (it wont see your drive)."
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"It might be a software problem for Windows 10."
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"I don't mind shutting down more, because Windows 10 does not wake up well on my machine."
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"Reinstalled windows 3 times, unable to submit warranty request as their website is not giving me the option..."
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"I really don't want to clone a bad drive to the new drive so it looks like an overdue fresh install of Windows."
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"Since then, I've used this SSD as my boot drive for both Windows and Ubuntu, and it has exceeded my expectations."
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"I shouldn't have to search for purchase additional software the IS compatible with Windows 10 in order to make this SSD work."
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"The first one bought I used to clone my desktop computer which at the time was running Windows 8.1 and everything went great."
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"Windows 10 has now been installed on over 100 million systems, and yet Samsung still hasn't made their Migration Software or Magician Software compatible with Windows 10."
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"Although Samsung has not updated many of these tools for Windows 10, Windows 7 and 8 users will be able to utilize the full benefits of this software."
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Write

Write:
"I waited until the end of September to write this review for a reason, Samsung said they would remedy this problem by now."
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"It failed while installing updated drivers and suddenly I can write nothing to my primary drive."
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"I still wasn't able to test write and read speeds as i haven't build my pc yet, but i'm using it as external drive at the moment with a sata to usb connector i got and it has been working without problems at all."
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"Unless you are using alot of high depth multitasking programs (Greater than 32 read write handlers with excessive I O), this is by far, the best non-NVME SATA3 drive currently out."
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"Data migration failed due to bad sectors read write errors."
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"I was disappointed that write speed in the 840 EVO dropped after a year of use, and I wanted to upgrade from 250 GB to 500 GB."
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"Haven't encountered any errors or read write failures so far."
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"Its read and write speeds are superior and adds to the overall performance of your laptop or desktop computer."
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"I've consistently seen been able to get >400mb sec read write speeds."
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"I bought this because the price wasn't bad, and it simulates SLC so well that the Read Write speeds are actually faster than the 850 Pro version."
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"Unless you are using alot of high depth multitasking programs (Greater than 32 read write handlers with excessive I O), this is by far, the best non-NVME SATA3 drive currently out."
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