Samsung 850 EVO 500GB 2.5-Inch SATA III Internal SSD (MZ-75E500B/AM) Review ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

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To Buy Or Not Summary

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4.8 out of 5
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    4.8 out of 5
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    4.9 out of 5
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    4.8 out of 5

Features

  • 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 98K and 90K Respectively
  • Endurance, Energy Efficiency, Reliability and a 5 - Year Limited Warranty.
  • 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
  • Buy
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Walmart Review by Coldfoot :star::star::star::star::star:

Worth Installing

Great product, doubled speed of my macbook pro. I did not like the fact that Samsung does not include cloning software for MAC OS X El Capitan. I used Instructions for cloning I found on YouTube by Crucial. I did not require separate software but uses El Capitan Disk utility and restore.

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Samsung 850 EVO 500GB 2.5-Inch SATA III Internal SSD (MZ-75E500B/AM)

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Amazon Review by Nathaniel Acevedo :star::star::star::star::star:

832 people found the following review helpful

I would recommend running a read/write speed test using an app like ...

Thanks to a few Youtube reviews, I selected the 850 EVO (250) for my Macbook Pro (2013). For those who are on the fence, I would recommend running a read/write speed test using an app like blackmagic via the apple app store. My original rating was roughly 25MBs write and 50MBs read, with the standard 500GB HDD. I used a simple SATA adapter cloning kit for under $20 to connect the 2.5 SSD to my MAC via USB. Once you connect the drive, the system disk utility launches and you can rename and partition the SSD- easy. I used the Carbon Copy Cloner trial version cloning software after i partitioned the drive and transferred all data via cloning utility. The transfer took less than 15 minutes and verified successful transfer via disk utility. Once done, I powered off and removed the back case of the Macbook- removed the four screws that retained the HHD and slipped the SATA connector off. I connected the new SSD via the SATA connector and replaced all retaining screws (after removing the hex screws from the HHD, I placed them on the new SSD). Upon powering back up, there was a slight delay but once done- perfect. My speeds boosted to about 330MBs write and over 500MBs read (**disclaimer** this number will vary based on what you have running while conducting the test). No problems as of this post, apps launch much faster and you will be amazed at how quick the OS launches after you power up or log-in. Great purchase for great price, speedy delivery and with the use of simple cables- you will be happy Im sure. Leave me a msg if you have a question.

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Best Buy Review by ComputerChick :star::star::star::star::star:

Super easy install of Samsung SSD

I purchased the Samsung EVO 850 SSD to add to my HP Envy m7 laptop. It has two drive bays. The current drive was a 1 TB hard drive. I wanted to use this SSD as my main drive that holds all my programs and the operating system. And then use my 1 TB HDD as storage of all my docs and files. I had to purchase the USB to Sata HDD/SDD adapter and some rubber bumpers so the drive would stay securely in place. Here is the steps I took once I had everything: 1. Downloaded the Samsung Migration and Samsung Magician software. It came with the SSD on a disk but my DVD drive wasn't working so I just downloaded them from the Samsung site. 2. Connected the Samsung EVO SSD using the USB adapter. 3. Using the Data Migration software I cloned my current computer hard drive to the new SSD. There was one hiccup when doing so but I just walked through the troubleshooting steps on the screen, did a restart and the Migration software did the rest. 4. After the HDD was cloned to the SSD I turned off the computer and opened up the back to install the SSD. I took out the old HDD and put the SSD in the main bay where the HDD was located. 5. I closed up the computer and started it back up to make sure the SSD was working and sure enough it stared up instantly!! 6. I shutdown the computer and opened it back up to install my HDD in the second bay. 7. When I started my computer back up it was still booting from the SSD drive but wasn't recognizing the HDD. I had to go to Disk Management by right clicking on the Windows icon in the lower right corner and choosing Disk Management. From there I needed to right click on the HDD drive and select Online. It automatically assigned the drive a letter and I was able to access the old drive. 8. Then I changed anything that I wanted to go to my old drive by going to Properties, Location on each of the items (Music, Videos, Pictures) and pointing it to drive G.

So all in all it was a super simple process. My only regret is I didn’t do it a long time ago. :wink:

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