|Item model number||MZ-76E500B/AM|
|Hardware Platform||PC, Mac|
|Operating System||Windows 8/Windows 7/Windows Server 2003 (32-bit and 64-bit), Vista (SP1 and above), XP (SP2 and above), MAC OSX, and Linux|
|Item Weight||3.04 ounces|
|Product Dimensions||3.94 x 2.76 x 0.27 inches|
|Item Dimensions LxWxH||3.94 x 2.76 x 0.27 inches|
|Flash Memory Size||500|
|Manufacturer||Samsung Electronics DAV|
|Is Discontinued By Manufacturer||No|
|Date First Available||January 10, 2018|
Samsung 860 EVO 500GB 2.5 Inch SATA III Internal SSD (MZ-76E500B/AM)
|Compatible Devices||Windows, Mac|
|Digital Storage Capacity||500 GB|
|Hardware Interface||SATA 6.0 Gb/s|
|Type of product||2.5 inches|
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- Innovative V-Nand Technology: Powered by Samsung V-NAND Technology, the 860 EVO SSD offers optimized performance for everyday computing as well as rendering large-sized 4K videos and 3D data used by the latest applications
- Enhanced read write speeds: Sequential read and write performance levels of up to 550MB/s and 520MB/s, respectively
- Secure encryption: Protect data by selecting security options, including AES 256-bit hardware-based encryption compliant with TCG Opal and IEEE 1670
- Warranty and compatibility: 5-year limited warranty; Windows 8/Windows 7/Windows Server 2003 (32 bit and 64 bit), Vista (SP1 and above), XP (SP2 and above), MAC OSX and Linux
- Included contents: 2.5 inches (7 millimeter) SATA 3 (6 Gb/s) SSD & user manual (All other cables, screws, brackets not included); Reliability (MTBF): 1.5 Million Hours Reliability (MTBF)
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The Samsung 860 EVO is specially designed to enhance performance of mainstream PCs and laptops. With the latest V-NAND technology, this fast and reliable SSD comes in a wide range of compatible form factors and capacities.
Speeds are consistent, even under heavy workloads and multi-tasking allowing for faster file transfer. The 860 EVO performs at sequential read speeds up to 550 MB/s with Intelligent TurboWrite technology, and sequential write speeds up to 520 MB/s. The TurboWrite buffer size is upgraded from 12 GB to 78 GB.
- Test system configuration: Intel Core i5-3550 CPU @ 3.3 GHz, 4 GB, OS - Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Chipset: ASUS P8H77-V .
- The TurboWrite buffer size varies based on the capacity of the SSD; 12 GB model, 22 GB for 500 GB model, 42 GB for 1 TB model and 2/4 TB for 78 GB. For more information on the TurboWrite, please visit our official website.
Up to 8x higher TBW (Terabytes Written)* than the 850 EVO. Feel secure storing and rendering large sized 4K videos and 3D data used by the latest applications.
Benefit from faster, more fluid communication with your host system. The refined ECC* algorithm and a new MJX controller generate higher speeds, and the improved queued trim enhances Linux compatibility.
* Error correction Code.
|Samsung 860 QVO Solid State Drive||Samsung 860 EVO Solid State Drive||Samsung 860 PRO Solid State Drive||Samsung 970 EVO Solid State Drive||Samsung 970 PRO Solid State Drive||Samsung T5 Portable Solid State Drive|
|Capacity||1TB | 2TB | 4TB||250GB | 500GB | 1TB | 2TB‡ | 4TBΔ||256GB | 512GB | 1TB | 2TB | 4TB||250GB | 500GB | 1TB | 2TB||512GB | 1TB||250GB | 500GB | 1TB | 2TB|
|Form Factor||2.5"||2.5" | M.2(2280) | mSATA||2.5"||M.2(2280)||M.2(2280)||Portable|
|Interface||SATA III 6Gbps||SATA III 6Gbps||SATA III 6Gbps||PCIe Gen 3.0 x4, NVMe 1.3||PCIe Gen 3.0 x4, NVMe 1.3||USB 3.1 Gen2 backward compatible|
|Max Sequential Read Speed||Up to 550 MB/s||Up to 550 MB/s||Up to 560 MB/s||Up to 3,500 MB/s||Up to 3,500 MB/s||Up to 540 MB/s|
|Max Sequential Write Speed||Up to 520 MB/s||Up to 520 MB/s||Up to 530 MB/s||Up to 2,500 MB/s||Up to 2,700 MB/s||Up to 520 MB/s|
|NAND Type||Samsung V-NAND 4-bit MLC||Samsung V-NAND 3-bit MLC||Samsung V-NAND 3-bit MLC||Samsung V-NAND 3-bit MLC||Samsung V-NAND 3-bit MLC||Samsung V-NAND 3-bit MLC|
|Recommended For||Everyday Computing||Gaming and Professional Computing||Gaming, Professional and High-End Computing||High-End Gaming and 4K & 3D Graphic Editing||Intensive Workloads and Ultimate Performance Computing||Fast, Secure External Storage|
**Performance may vary based on SSD's firmware version and system hardware & configuration. Sequential write performance measurements are based on Intelligent TurboWrite technology. Sequential performance measurements based on CrystalDiskMark v.5.0.2 and I0meter 1.1.0. The sequential write performances are Intelligent TurboWrite region are 300 MB/s for 250/500 GB and 500 MB/s for 1 TB.
‡Not available in mSATA
ΔNot available in mSATA & M.2
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|Sold By||Amazon.com||Amazon.com||SabrePC||Amazon.com||SK hynix||Amazon.com|
|Compatible Devices||mac, windows||This drive is compatible with servers and arrays that accept M.2 2280 PCIe drives||—||Mac, PC||Desktop||Backwards compatibility to SATA Rev. 2.0 (3Gb/s)|
|Data Transfer Rate||6 Gb per second||3938 Mb per second||3500 Mb per second||6 Gb per second||6.0 Gb per second||350 Mb per second|
|Device Type||Internal Solid State Drive||Internal Solid State Drive||Solid State Drive, Solid State Drive||Internal Solid State Drive||Internal Solid State Drive||Internal Solid State Drive|
|Digital Storage Capacity||500 GB||500 GB||2 TB||500 MB||500.0 GB||240 GB|
|Hard Disk Form Factor||2.50 inches||3.50 inches||—||2.50 inches||2.50 inches||2.50 inches|
|Hardware Interface||SATA 6.0 Gb/s||Solid State Drive||PCI Express x4||SATA 6.0 Gb/s||SATA 6.0 Gb/s||SATA 3.0 Gb/s|
|Hardware Platform||PC, Mac||—||PC||PC & Mac||This drive is compatible with desktops and laptops that accept 2.5" 7mm SATA drives||laptop|
|Item Dimensions||3.94 x 2.76 x 0.27 inches||0.87 x 3.15 x 0.90 inches||0.87 x 0.90 x 3.15 inches||4.00 x 0.30 x 2.80 inches||3.94 x 2.75 x 0.28 inches||3.94 x 0.28 x 2.75 inches|
|Item Weight||3.04 ounces||1.92 ounces||1.90 ounces||1.31 ounces||2.15 ounces||1.44 ounces|
The SSD you trust: The newest edition to the world's best-selling SATA SSD series, the Samsung 860 EVO SSD is specially designed to enhance performance of mainstream PCs and laptops. With the latest V-NAND technology, this fast and reliable Solid State Drive comes in a wide range of compatible form factors and capacities. Its enhanced performance delivers consistent speeds, even under heavy workloads and multi-tasking, allowing for faster file transfers. The 860 EVO performs at sequential read speeds of up to 550MB/s with Intelligent TurboWrite technology, and sequential write speeds of up to 520MB/s. The TurboWrite buffer size is upgraded from 12GB to 78GB (performance may vary based on user's system hardware and configuration). The 860 EVO also offers boosted endurance of up to 8x higher TBW (Terabytes Written) than the 850 EVO. Feel secure storing and rendering large-sized 4K videos and 3D data used by the latest applications. The smart compatibility of the SSD lets you benefit from faster, more fluid communication with your host system. The refined ECC (Error Correction Code) algorithm and a new MJX controller generate higher speeds, and the improved queued trim enhances Linux compatibility. The 860 EVO provides reliability of 1.5 million hours (MTBF).
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I got a replacement disk from amazon and it turned to be defective as well. I tried one from Best Buy released in the same month and discovered the same. Samsung's Quality testing has gone downhill and they should be ashamed of themselves for selling so many defective units.
Before a person from Samsung replies to my comment, they should also note that I have already contacted Samsung and they said the issue can't be fixed and to return the drive.
In Windows 10, open Windows Explorer, click THIS PC from the left column, then click MANAGE from the upper menu. A new window will open called Computer Management. In the left column, click DISK MANAGEMENT. The new drive should appear there. Since it hasn't been formatted, it doesn't show up in Windows Explorer just yet. The new drive should say "unallocated".
Right click on the new drive from the menu below. Select NEW SIMPLE VOLUME. A new window titled Welcome To The New Simple Volume Wizard. Click NEXT. Don't change any of the disk size or space defaults that show up, click NEXT. In the next window, you can assign a drive letter. Click NEXT. The next window allows you to assign a Volume Label (drive name). I called mine 1TB SSD. Click NEXT. A new window will show you what is about to happen, click FINISH.
In a few moments, the formatting of the new drive will be complete. Open Windows Explorer, your new drive should show up.
Now you can run the Samsung Data Migration software if you are swapping out your primary drive. This will detect the original drive, and the new SSD drive. If you need to pick a different drive to copy, the menu makes it easy. When ready, run the transfer. Mine took about 20 minutes. It then prompted me to shutdown the computer, remove the C drive, and put the SSD in its place. After that was done, I booted the machine and it started just like nothing had changed. The speed improved, and all my programs are working. I kept the older drive as an archive if this one fails.
Hopefully these details will save you a few frustrating hours of getting the new drive to work. It definitely wasn't a plug & play operation, but ultimately was worth the trouble. Took a star off because of the effort to install it.
Of course the order came within the two day Prime window which one expects from Amazon. I also got the Corsair Dual SSD Mounting Bracket
that was an order option for another 6 bucks. I reviewed it separately but it's a must have if you are installing into a 5 1/2 inch bay like I was. The SSD comes with an Installation Guide, which I didn't need other than to follow a web site link provided in order to install the Samsung Data Migration Software and Samsung Magician Software. Since I was installing the SSD to replace my C System drive, I needed to clone that drive onto the SSD. And the Data Migrations software works perfectly. After formatting the SSD (NTSF), I cloned 232GB to the SSD in just 31 min with a SATA 3.0 to SATA 3.0 connection. It would have been much faster has my PC supported SATA 6.0. Then removed the HDD and installed the SSD into the mounting bracket, connected the SSD to the SATA data cable and power cable (I used the same port as the C drive HDD was connected to), powered the PC up and it booted hassle free, with no issues. It was indeed a perfect clone of the previous drive. There was no issues that required going into the BIOS screen. This will only be an issue if you do not use the same exact SATA data connection that was attached to your former C system drive.
I'm amazed how much faster the drive is. The Magician software not only carves out a bit of the drive for overhead, but it also has a cool performance test you can run on all installed drives. So I ran it on the SSD and a 6 TB WD HDD dedicated to pictures and the Random IOPS results were: for the SSD 8,789 read and 19,775 write vs for the HDD 178 read and 244 write. While that may sound unbelievable, it isn't. You actually experience this speed differential while working on the PC.
This was definitely $150 well spent!
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*** Update ***
I just had my first Samsung SSD failure and the Samsung warranty support is abysmal. Although it has a critical SMART error and was only 8 months old, they refused to replace it. I will never purchase another Samsung again.
From my Googling, it would appear that Samsung knows about the problem, but isn't interested in fixing it.
MAKE SURE your system is compatible with this device before purchase.
Avec le Samsung 860 EVO. I M P O S S I B L E de monter ce SSD avec Mojave. Attention, attendez-vous à un cauchemar de montage où il y a plein de messages d'erreurs. Ce disque Samsung 860 EVO est compatible avec El Capitan mais pas High Sierra et plus récent. Système AFPS de Apple problématique avec Mojave. Pourtant le Kingston monté en Sierra fonctionne toujours avec Mojave mais pas le Kingston.
I wanted to replace my 960 Gbyte Kingston Hypex Savage SSD. The Kingston works perfectly, mounted on a MacBook Pro mid 2012. No mounting problem with Carbon Copy Cloner.
With the Samsung 860 EVO. I M P O S S I B L E to mount this SSD with Mojave. Be careful, expect a nightmare of editing where there are plenty of error messages. This Samsung 860 EVO is compatible with El Capitan but not High Sierra and newer. Apple AFPS problematic with Mojave. Yet the Sierra-mounted Kingston still works with Mojave but not Kingston.
Investigando me di cuenta que ese modelo de Kingston es bastante lento, busqué en amazon y me encontré con el ssd que muchos especialistas lo consideran el mejor para usuarios en general, el nuevo samsung 860 evo de 500GB y al mismo o menor precio que otros de la misma capacidad. Lo compré, llegó en la mitad del tiempo prometido, lo instalé con la aplicación para clonar de samsung mucho mas amigable que otras y el resultado es extraordinario. Tasas de lectura y escritura de 550 y 520 respectivamente y más espacio para nuevos programas.
Muy recomendable samsung y más comprándo a través de amazon.