Rated 5 out of 5 by 6
Rated 5 out of 5 by ShadowyThing Fast and Relaible - definately a recommendation
No problems at all with this drive - all that I expected.
As a side note, Samsung Magician reported that my previous drive - a model 840 - was failing, so I upgraded to this 850. And guess what? Samsung Magician reports this as failing as well!
Both drives have since been tested with another utility, and they are both fine!
Moral - don't trust Samsung Magician - it seems to have problems with Windows 10.
That aside, the drives are fine and I can thoroughly recommend both the 840 (not the Evo - never tried it) and the 850. If you are upgrading from a Meccano-drive, you'll be blown away at the difference.
11 March 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by FlickOrz Using drive for OS - Working great
Fast SSD that I am using for my operating system only, and at a great price.
02 January 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by MantheBarricades Always from Scan
Always buy from Scan. The products are always good. The prices are always fair. The delivery is always fast. Why go anywhere else?
02 September 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Matty2013 Another good SSD from Samsung.
Really fast and reliable SSD, speeds are good and only took a few minutes to install windows and drivers. I would recommend this product to anyone looking for a fast and reliable SSD
09 June 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Uzinero Using as an OS drive and it's absolutely perfect.
I really don't have a bad thing to say about this. When I write a review I usually try to think off the negatives beforehand, so I can advise people about it better, but, I just can't, not for this, because genuinely, nothing comes to mind. So, I guess it's time to get onto the review.
I have another build I use sometimes which uses an 840Evo for it's OS drive. Whilst the speed difference between the two doesn't sound like much, just watching the two boot up you can instantly tell how much the 850Pro outpaces it, it's really absolutely sublime.
The speeds do not reach their full potential out of the box though, so I highly reccomend installing the included Samsung Magician software, which makes it super easy to optimize your drive for the best speed/performance/reliability or you can mix and match to have a perfect blend of the three.
It's altogether an amazing and fantastic drive, and after using it any PC without an SSD feels so slow it's unbearable. Highly reccomended.
11 April 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by KMAG Massive speed improvement and slight battery life improvement
I have bought this mostly for speed improvement, and it really does the difference. instead of 30 seconds my laptop boots in 7 seconds, also from a bit nelow 4 hrs battery time I am getting now 4h30min.
I also removed CD drive to insert my old drive in its place, so I have my data there and I can access them (make the disc spinnig) only when I need it, keeping files I am using on the daily basis on the main hard drive.
For geeks out there I must add that for better performance I use Ubuntu (XFCE) rather than resources-hungry Windows for typical daily tasks, and I have only this OS on SDD. On old drive I keep WIndows, and instead of traditional dual boot on startup I press F12 to tell BIOS if I want to boot from HDD rather than from default SDD. It is really awesome tweak for anyone who really needs to save some battery and want to have laptop up and running in a matter of seconds.
29 September 2014