Rated 4.9 out of 5 by 42
Rated 5 out of 5 by SuperSniper The way forward
I replaced a 1T drive as a 1T boot disk is a bit ridiculous.
I let windows get a look at it using a USB adaptor and formatted the drive so I could use my EASUS ToDo recovery software to load up the last image of the original rotating drive to the SSD.
Job done, no fuss, no hassle.
The boot time is really fast and I can swap applications in and out with no waiting.
It runs stone cold, no noise.
14 May 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by MrVelocity1577 Perfect Upgrade for a Old Laptop
My partners laptop would often become unresponsive even after a new OS instal recently and the boot time was measured in minutes. Once I installed the new SSD it was like a new machine again. The laptop only has a dual core processor but it is fast enough now to boot in around a minute and there has seen no problems with system hang ups since. I also added 8GB of 1600MHz RAM at the same time so it had enough memory as it was only had 3GB of RAM.
24 April 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Farcry Best SSD i had!
Best ssd i had great speed low prize and good quality 5/5!
07 April 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Al8150 500GB Samsung 850 EVO, 2.5" SSD, SATA III 6Gb/s, MGX, 3D V-NAND, 512MB Cache, Read 540MB/s, Write 520MB/s, 98k/90k IOPS
My Sony Vaio laptop was very slow in booting into Windows 8.1 despite being a reasonably high spec.
I had previously purchased a Samsung 850 EVO 256Gb for my desktop when it was on special offer and was impressed with both the ease of install and the ease of transfer of the operating system. The various programs that I keep in my "C" partition are also blisteringly fast as compared to those remaining on the original hard disk.
I selected the Samsung EVO 500Gb SSD to replace the laptop's existing internal 1Tb hard disk. I didn't really need or indeed use a whole 1Tb for what is basically a backup for / mobile version of my desktop.
Once again, the operating system transferred fine via the supplied software. Installing the SSD was a breeze (thank you YouTube) and the difference it has made is phenomenal. I haven't actually measured the difference exactly but I would guess at 1/3 of the original boot time.
Samsung SSD products are normally more expensive but I reckon that they are worth the extra - though I have nothing to compare them to. Watch out for any special offer that may be doing the rounds.
I would heartily recommend this product.
05 April 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by StratManiac Brilliant SSD Drive!
I have other SSD drives as well as another Samsung Evo but only 120GB. The 500GB drive is amazingly fast & nothing sits waiting to load unless it's a huge system eating game like Flight Simulator.
That's all I run on the drive & it's flawless. Loading screen appears almost instantly which it could never do on a normal drive.
If you're looking for a drive that delivers true performance, look no further than the Samsung Evo SSD Drives.
18 March 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by marko303 Arguably the best upgrade you can do to a PC or laptop
Installing this SSD is incredibley easy. Just fit the host adapter and connect the SSD with the power cable and Sata cable, use the Samsung software to clone the existing HDD and the job is done.
Boot time with this SSD is amazingly quick compared to a HDD and programs (apps) open much quicker too. In fact the the PC I upgraded behaves like it's a new PC with a faster processor. Highly recommended.
My next job is to install another and configure it as a RAID device as the host adapter is designed to allow this.
17 March 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by andm wow
if you want fast,
NVMe is the thing,
08 February 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Jaybee101 Fast and reliable
Another simple plug and play installation. Fast and reliable SSD drive.
Note: this version does not come with any brackets or SATA leads etc. in the box. It's just the bare drive. So make sure you order leads you may need at the same time.
08 February 2016