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"Excellent SSD from one of the best manufacturers" - By Grant Frazier
This is an excellent choice for a SSD upgrade. I swapped out the HDD in my laptop for this one and I have been very happy with the performance increase. It takes about two seconds to boot now, Windows runs smoothly, and programs start up and run a lot faster.
I chose this drive over a few of the other popular brands because of the specs on this one. They are a lot better and more consistent than the other top brands like Samsung or Crucial while the cost is relatively the same.
After a full month, I couldn't be any more pleased with this drive. Corsair has a great utility called SSD Toolbox. This is free to download from the Corsair website and will keep your SSD running great all the time as well as give you great information on the status and health of your drive. ... full review
"It was a BRAND NAME buy and more....." - By R. Sajdyk (Chicago, IL)
In building a new gaming computer, as usual, I did my research on every component. While surfing the web, I also came across an ASUS video on Youtube that made me research Corsair SSD drives. On their site, you can compare all of their SSD models. Their Neutron XTs were the top ranked for Ultimate gaming. Are they the BEST of the BEST? I researched other credible review sites, which placed them in the top 5. So, I bought two of them. I also found an interesting article that SSD SATAIII have reached their maximum read/write speed at the 5mb/sec and it does not matter what brand you choose. Newer motherboards (mine) now support the new 10mb/sec drives, but can't wait for those drives to come out and I'm sure they will be expensive. WHY TWO DRIVES? The video I ... full review
"Difference between 840 EVO, 850 EVO and 850 Pro lines...." - By Quentin Gerlach (PA, USA)
I have edited my review since becoming aware that the 840 Pro doesn't support hardware encryption my company requires (TCG Opal) either - which basically means there's no benefit to choosing the Pro line over the EVO, except for the reliability grade that the Pro line gets. Samsung has put the Pro line at something like ~60 years reliability, EVO gets around 20. In all honesty, who really has a drive 20 years, much less 60 years.
My main reason for getting this drive is that Samsung finally supports hardware encryption out of the box with the 850 EVO. As I had the 840 EVO, this encryption support was sorely missed, as the work I do can involve confidential documents and processes.
The drive does have better specs than the 840 EVO, but the price point for the 840 line has dropped considerably in recent months, ... full review
This thing is fast. It makes fast look slow, lol. Let's put it this way, With my old mechanical hard drive, it took 64 seconds to boot up my system. With this in, it takes 26 seconds. I have an old core 2 duo extreme processor with 8gb of ddr2 ram. If you have an old system and can put a sata drive in it, use this ssd. I was kinda on the wall with this or crucial. I tried a Samsung ssd, but their customer support was horrible and the drive kept on having errors, even on a fresh install. The only con I have so far is the Corsair software that you can download from their website so you can image you old hard drive. It did not work. It had errors, so I did a fresh install, which did ... full review
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"Freezes and other issues--drive replaced" - By Amazon Customer (Herndon, VA)
SAVE YOUR PACKAGING--you might want to return it.
So this drive is blazingly fast when it works for me--which is most, but not all, of the time. Sometimes (once or twice a day) it just randomly freezes for a couple of minutes; sometimes I give up and reboot. Apparently (according to Google) this just happens with some SSDs and there doesn't seems to be a clear fix. The most recommended solution is a clean install of Windows--which is a lot to ask if you're not putting it in a brand new system.
The other issue, common to SSDs, apparently, is that they really don't like whole disk encryption. Subjectively, it cut the improvement in drive performance over my conventional disk in half. Mind you, it's still faster, just not as wonderfully fast.
My system was IO bound before, even with the hit for ... full review
"Tremendous Value and Speed" - By Elie 3173 (MA USA)
This SSD delivers fantastic speed at a very affordable price. The fastest I was able to get it to read on Speedbench was about 490 MB/s, fastest write about 139 MB/s. That's crazy fast for something that costs under 50 cents a GB.
I had no trouble swapping it into a 2010 MacBook Pro (replacing a slightly slower EVO), then swapping it back out, reformatting, and using it for storage in a USB 3.0 enclosure hooked up to my 2012 MacBook Air. I've got other Crucial drives, and the brand has been very reliable in my experience.
I cannot describe how [superlative] the experience of upgrading from a 7200RPM conventional drive to this has been. Seemingly orders of magnitude faster operations of loading the OS, programs, and data off of this.
It is absurdly fast, and everybody should be putting this, or ones like it, into their computers.
For this drive, specifically, had no troubles putting it into my desktop. It came with a caddy to be able to mount it in a larger bay, but my case already had purpose-built slots for it.
Note that this does NOT come with SATA cables. You'll have to bring your own.
Just installed and loaded. I only bought the 60GB model because I had a HDD to use for programs. After loading Windows 7, Office 2013, and a couple other items, its pretty full. I would absolutely suggest at least getting a 90GB or 120GB, as the one game I did put on it had much faster load times.