Samsung 850 EVO 250GB 2.5-Inch SATA III Internal SSD (MZ-75E250B/AM)
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- Powered by Samsung V-NAND Technology. Optimized Performance for Everyday Computing.
- Incredible Sequential Read/Write Performance : Up to 540MB/s and 520MB/s Respectively,and Random Read/Write IOPS Performance : Up to 97K and 88K Respectively.Performance may vary based on system hardware & configuration
- Endurance, Reliability, Energy Efficiency, and a 5-Year Limited Warranty. Power consumption (Watts): 50 MW. Actual power consumption may vary depending on system hardware and configuration and average: 2.4 watts. Maximum: 2.4 Watts (burst mode)
- Included Contents: 2.5” (7mm) SATA III (6GB/s) SSD & User Manual (All Other Cables, Screws, Brackets Not Included).
- Free download of Samsung Data Migration and Magician software available for easy installation and SSD management
- Windows 10/8/7/Vista SP1 and above (32/64 bit), Widows Server 2008 (32/64 bit), Linux Compatible.
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Unlock Your Computer's Potential
Samsung's 850 EVO series SSD is the industry's #1 best-selling* SSD and is perfect for everyday computing. Powered by Samsung's V-NAND technology, the 850 EVO transforms the everyday computing experience with optimized performance and endurance. Designed to fit desktop PCs, laptops, and ultrabooks, the 850 EVO comes in a wide range of capacities and form factors.
*Based on 2015 NPD reported revenue in the US
The 850 EVO optimizes performance for your daily computing tasks, boasting sequential write speeds up to 520 MB/s with TurboWrite technology and sequential read speeds up to 540 MB/s. Plus, RAPID mode to further boost performance for up to 2x faster** data processing speeds by utilizing unused PC memory as cache storage.
More Space for More Doing
More storage options that are just right for your needs. Samsung offers the 850 EVO in a full range of capacities up to 4TB. With the industry's first 4TB SSD for client PCs, you can store more data on a single SSD than ever before.
**Compared to same drive w/out RAPID enabled.
Guaranteed reliability and endurance
The Samsung 850 EVO maintains high performance, optimized endurance, AES 256-bit hardware-based encryption***, Dynamic Thermal Guard, and a 5 year limited warranty****.
***AES 256-bit hardware-based, encryption is compliant with advanced security management solutions, such as IEEE(R) 1667 and TCG(TM) Opal.
**** 5 years or TBW (120GB/250GB: 75TBW; 500GB/1TB: 150TBW; 2TB/4TB: 300TBW), whichever comes first.
Multiple form factors for almost any need
Samsung has designed the 850 EVO in multiple form factors with compatibility in mind. The 2.5-inch size is designed to fit most desktops and PCs and laptops, while the SATA-based M.2 and mSATA are ideal for ultra-slim mobile computing.
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|Data Transfer Rate||6||6,000 MB per second||750 MB per second||6||6,000 MB per second||6 Gb per second|
|Device Type||Solid State Drives||Internal Solid State Drive||Internal Solid State Drive||Solid State Drives||PC Memory||Solid State Drives|
|Digital Storage Capacity||250 GB||250 GB||250 GB||1 TB||4 TB||2 TB|
|Flash Memory Installed Size||250||—||250||1,000||4,000||2,000|
|Hard-Drive Size||250 GB||250 GB||250 GB||1 TB||4 TB||2 TB|
|Hard Disk Form Factor||2.5 in||2.5 in||2.5 in||2.5 in||2.5 in||2.5 in|
|Hardware Connectivity||SATA 6.0 Gb/s||SATA 6.0 Gb/s||SATA 6.0 Gb/s||SATA 6.0 Gb/s||SATA 6.0 Gb/s||SATA 6.0 Gb/s|
|Hardware Platform||PC||PC, Mac||pc||PC||PC||PC; Mac; Linux|
|Item Dimensions||3.94 x 2.75 x 0.27 in||3.94 x 2.76 x 0.27 in||3.95 x 2.75 x 0.28 in||3.94 x 2.75 x 0.28 in||3.94 x 2.76 x 0.27 in||5.6 x 5.6 x 0.8 in|
|Item Weight||0.26 ounces||3.04 ounces||1.31 ounces||1.92 ounces||1.87 ounces||—|
|Memory Storage Capacity||250 GB||250 GB||—||1,000 GB||—||1 GB|
|Optical Storage Read Speed||540||540MB/s||560MB/s||540||—||—|
|Writing speed of the optical memory||520||520MB/s||530MB/s||520||—||—|
|Size||250 GB||250 GB||250GB||1TB||4 TB||2TB|
Upgrading your PC with a Samsung SSD is the most economical way to breathe new life into an aging PC. The 850 EVO reads, writes and multi-tasks at incredible speeds, enhancing boot-up speed, application loading and multi-tasking performance. It's more than an upgrade, it's a complete transformation of your PC.
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I was worried that the process to copy all data from original disk to new would be complicated, but luckily it was a breeze!! This SSD comes with a CD containing the migration software and Magician (for performance improvements). If you don't have an optical drive on your laptop, like me, you'll need to find another PC to copy the installation software to a USB drive or upload somewhere to the internet. I didn't find the migration software on Samsung website. EDIT: Gohanrocs12 comment provided where to find the migration software on Samsung website: [...]
I also bought an external case from Amazon (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00H98AXOE/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o04_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1). It was used initially with the SSD to migrate the data and now I use it with the HDD that was originally in my laptop.
The migration software was really easy to use. I just picked the 2 existing partitions from original 1TB HDD and it set the two partitions on the 250GB SSD. I was able to readjust the size of the partitions and then it started the copying process. It took a few minutes to copy around 60GB of data. I believe under 10min,
After it was finished I just removed old drive, installed the new one and everything was working. Didn't have any problems booting Windows 8 or anything else.
I then ran the Magician software and asked to optimize disk for Performance and enabled the RAPID feature. I was running the Magician performance tests and they significantly improved after enabling RAPID.
Now everything loads blazing fast and I'm very happy with my laptop and this SSD.
UPDATE 19-mar-2015: There were some questions about ability of the migration software to copy the factory recovery partition to the SSD. Gohanrocs12 clarified it. Here is his comment:
"...Limitations of the software:
6. OEM recoverypartitions, generated at the factory by computer manufacturers, cannot be replicated"
As another customer noted in the comments, it may be a good idea to keep the original HDD around just in case you need to recover from disaster.
The new SSD replaced the HDD in my laptop, which now boots up 5 times faster. It's a powerful gaming computer and some games which take 3 minutes to load now do it 5 times faster! Love this SSD!
I am here cutting and pasting some info from Avsim forum (a flight simulator forum) which helped me:
I'm posting this so a forum search by someone may help them install a SSD in their system.
Having changed my Windows system and FSX installations from HDD to SSD the speed increase is tremendous in: 1) system reboot and 2) booting up a new flight in new location with heavy scenery.
Here's the web place that goes through how to do the HDD to SSD upgrade painlessly:
How to Migrate Your Windows Installation to a Solid-State Drive by Matt Klein
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First, make a Windows recovery drive (takes 3 or 4 minutes):
Windows recovery drive: you will need a dedicated USB thumb drive to make it. I needed one badly it turned out and had one all ready. So buy a cheap USB thumb drive (any size) when you buy the SSD.
1) First boot the system into BIOS and make sure the system boot choices include a USB drive and the computers hard drive. You need to make sure the system will boot from a USB drive or you can't use the recovery drive which is on the USB thumbstick.
2) To make the recovery drive follow the links from Klein's article above to do that. Different links for Windows 7, 8, and 10 in his article.
I had the following 3 problems not mentioned there, here's how they were solved (thanks to Samsung online chat tech help).
The new SSD did not show up in Windows explorer:
There were two reasons for this:
1) I had the SSD plugged into a USB3 port, it turns out a new SSD often needs a USB2 port. (For a similar reason that when booting up to BIOS, instead Windows, you may need to use an USB2 port for the mouse or keyboard, not USB3, or BIOS might not see it).
2) The new SSD was not initialized in Windows Disk Management. Some SSD's do not require this, mine did (Samsung EVO850 SSD). Otherwise Windows and the computer will not see the new SSD drive.
In order to initialize the new SSD disc you run diskmgmt.msc
Windows 8.1: type WindowsKey + R or from the desktop open the Start button and type in diskmgmt.msc
Windows 10: simply right click the start button and Disk Management is a shortcut to choose
Click open diskmgmt.msc
the new SSD drive icon is going to say unallocated, Now you right click on it and select, “new simple volume”.
This basically takes you through a Windows wizard which prompts to format the unit properly to get the drive recognizing in windows explorer and disk management properly as a healthy partition. This is the initialization process and only takes a minute to do.
3) After following all the steps on Kleins page to clone the HDD image to the SSD, I removed the HDD from laptop and plugged in the new SSD there. The system would not boot ! :(
Here's where the Windows recovery drive (on the USB thumbstick) saved the day. Just turn off the laptop with its power button, insert USB thumbstick you made the recovery drive on and boot. There will now be listed choices from what to boot Windows from: A USB drive, the new SSD, and maybe other choices. Choose the new SSD drive and Windows booted up fine.
From then on, the recovery drive thumbstick will not be needed to use the computer, but keep it in a safe place, and label it for what it is. No other files should ever be added onto that thumbstick.