Samsung 850 Evo Series 2.5" SSD - 250GB
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Inovative 3D V-NAND technology
Samsung’s unique and innovative 3D V-NAND flash memory architecture is a breakthrough in overcoming the density limitations, performance and endurance of today’s conventional planar NAND architecture. 3D V-NAND is fabricated by stacking 32 cell layers vertically over one another rather than decreasing the cells dimensions and trying to fit itself onto a fixed horizontal space resulting in higher density and better performance utilising a smaller footprint.
Optimise daily computing with TurboWrite technology
Achieve the ultimate read/write performance to maximise your everyday computing experience with Samsung’s TurboWrite technology. You not only obtain more than a 10% better user experience than 840 EVO but up to 1.9x faster random write speeds for 120/250 GB models as well. The 850 EVO delivers the top of its class performance in sequential read (540 MB/s) and write (520 MB/s) speeds.
- Interface: SATA 6 Gb/s Interface, compatible with SATA 3 Gb/s & SATA 1.5 Gb/s interface
- Storage Memory: Samsung 32 layer 3D V-NAND
- TRIM Support: TRIM Supported
- Encryption Support: AES 256 bit Encryption (Class 0), TCG/Opal, IEEE1667
- S.M.A.R.T Support: S.M.A.R.T Supported
- GC (Garbage Collection): Auto Garbage Collection Algorithm
- Sequential Read: Up to 540 MB/sec Sequential Read
- Sequential Write: Up to 520 MB/sec Sequential Write
- 2.5 inch Form Factor
- 66 g Weight
- 100 x 69.85 x 6.8 (mm) Dimensions
Marius, South Africa. 10 June 2016
Easy Installation, fast boot time. Could have included a SATA cable for data transfers.
Steve, South Africa. 4 August 2016
Used this to upgrade a Mac Mini hard drive that had failed. Works perfectly!
Lebogang Onassis, South Africa. 9 July 2015
Extremely good , Highly recommended .
Reynold, South Africa. 13 May 2015
This is a must have. Need to strap down my Notebook in order to prevent it from going airborne :)
Johan, South Africa. 13 July 2015
5 Year Warranty
Zero Noise & Heat
No Mounting Hardware Included
Johannes, South Africa. 9 July 2015
Well presented drive with easy installation instructions. I first placed the drive into a external enclosure to clone my existing laptop drive with the given software. Took me about 2 hours. Inserted the drive into my laptop and I was good to go. Excellent speed and awesome software. Would recommend!
Ryan, South Africa. 27 May 2016
Samsung SSD are great, But poor sales on Samsung you need a USB to SATA cable to clone to another drive, which costs additional since they dont add one with it.
Rather get Crucial
Lance, South Africa. 13 January 2016
IMO, best bang-for-buck performance upgrade for an aging laptop.
Downloaded Macrium Reflect (free), cloned the HDD to the SSD, shut down, removed HDD, installed SSD and booted up. System load time is astonishing! Like many of the other reviews, be aware that the SSD does not ship with any cables so you'll need to purchase a SATA to USB/eSATA cable. I got a drive reader kit from MitaByte in Springfield, Durban for R150.
Now, what to do with your old HDD? Buy a HDD drive enclosure for R180 (on takealot) and you have yourself a portable external drive.
Cobus, South Africa. 6 November 2015
Wow. This is definitely the best SSD I have ever bought. If I could rate it 7 out of 5 then I would! Seriously impressed.
Jonathan P, South Africa. 30 April 2015
Awesome! My only regret, is not being able to afford the 500gig or 1tb one.
Seriously, my pc has NEVER been better. SSD is the no1 thing you should do first to upgrade your pc. And Samsung SSD are voted all round best. Very happy.
jacques, South Africa. 23 April 2015
Software Developer note: If you RAID 1 these babies, you will see speed you wouldn't believe.
Graeme, South Africa. 8 May 2015
Has worked flawlessly for a full week now (not the longest time for testing obviously).
However, it does not come with a 2.5" to 3.5" bracket nor a USB connector for cloning the drive
Benny, South Africa. 21 June 2016
Awesome Product 4 Awesome Price
Johan, South Africa. 11 June 2016
Much fast. Such wow! Put this in my Dell i7 laptop and it boots in about 4 seconds on Windows 10. Very happy with it, would recommend it.
Gareth, South Africa. 9 July 2015
A great little drive. Would highly recommend it.
Chris, South Africa. 16 January 2017
Great product at a very reasonable price.
Garth, South Africa. 13 May 2015
Always happy with service I get from takealot and the Samsung 850 Evo Series 2.5" SSD - 250GB works like a dream.
Quinton, South Africa. 23 October 2015
PC has never booted this quick!
Anton, South Africa. 18 October 2015
Best pc upgrade I have made
Wenbo, South Africa. 9 July 2015
Very happy with this product. The speed is astounding. Come with a CD which contains user manuals, data migration and disk monitoring & optimization software.
I can easily clone all my data to the new drive by using the software provided in the CD and start using it without a hassle.
Overall, a brilliant SSD. Definitely consider the Samsung SSD in the future again.
Dylan VW, South Africa. 19 December 2016
Massive improvement over a HDD (obviously) in a 2011 13" MacBook Pro, easy swap, long term use has been brilliant, highly recommend this SSD
Peter, South Africa. 13 May 2015
Best SATA SSD for consumers. Brings new life to any system!
Francois, South Africa. 26 October 2016
Boot up in 6 seconds flat, no joke. This drive is incredible. Small, compact, and blisteringly fast.
Nice touch that SAmsung included the software as well.
Don't question buying this drive, just do it.
Only regret is not buying the 500gb one.
Jenny, South Africa. 7 October 2015
This item is useless to me without a connector! Where does one get one from? I don't see any reference to them on the site and in the installation guide picture they don't look like anything one might have for any other technology item in the home! Very disappointed that the lack of lead is not specified in the advert - will probably have to send it back :(
Kevin, South Africa. 20 August 2015
reliable beter than other brands in price class
Raj, South Africa. 6 November 2015
Excellent drive. Easy to install. Remember to download the latest version of the Samsung Migration software from the Samsung website.
Albert, South Africa. 14 June 2016
Included in the box is only the SSD drive and some software.
You'll need some sort of Samsung drive-to-usb connector if you want to use the software.
I've used a bootable freeware cloning software with a 3rd party enclosure. Worked flawless
The difference in speed is unthinkable. Very happy! (except for the price...)
Elzabe, South Africa. 13 May 2015
My PC is so much faster now! Just starting it up, and gaming has become a joy! Great quality and value for money.
Jesse, South Africa. 6 January 2017
Literally the best thing you can do for reviving an older Macbook! I couldn't believe the speed difference in terms of boot time, file transfer and OS speed improvements.
Paul, South Africa. 17 May 2015
5 Year Warranty, good to see a company back their product
Michal, South Africa. 9 September 2015
Superb perfomace, blast competition out of the water. Something to note, if you are considering running it with Windows 10, the R.A.P.I.D mode fails with Samsung Magician 4.4, 4.5 and 4.7 Versions. Performance does take a knock. Which is very unfortunate considering.
Other that that its an awesome investment to breathe new life into your old laptop or PC looking to save time loading Windows, games and other apps!
Garth, South Africa. 9 July 2015
Really enjoying the decreased load times. Booting takes about a third of the time.
The capacity is not quite enough to make full use of it especially when using it as the OS drive.
Kevin, South Africa. 8 February 2017
Absolutely recommend this if you want to see an unbelievable increase in the speed of your Mac. You'll want to bore your friends showing them how fast it is....
Kudakwashe, South Africa. 10 June 2016
No problems so far. A week old now. Just bought this to upgrade a 128GB OEM drive that came with my laptop. Happy customer
Alexander, South Africa. 20 October 2016
absolutely amazing. my computer now starts within 30 seconds. A must for any person who wants a computer that never slows down!
Thinus, South Africa. 10 June 2016
A well balanced unit. Great acceleration matched with excellent stopping power.
jono, South Africa. 14 May 2015
Really awesome product, it was fairly easy to install. Just a note tho, make sure that your motherboard bios is up to date , otherwise you will have compatibility issues.
Damian, South Africa. 26 June 2015
Great product. Great service as always from Takealot.
Dhiren, South Africa. 10 June 2016
First ssd I've owned. Great hdd cloneing software included to clone your current hdd. My system now restarts in 15 seconds!
Johannes P, South Africa. 15 March 2016
great product, definitely worth the money. When I recieve the parcel, it was very very light, thought it might be empty. Bootup time way faster
David, South Africa. 7 October 2015
I would actually give this a 5 if not for the following
-No mounting bracket ; No screws ; No usb cable. No mention that these needed things Dont come with the SSD (you think it would considering how damn expensive it is)
This is an issue because if you're a 1st time SSD user like I am, you get the install guide which shows you all these things you need, but don't have.
I was however able to jury-rig a place to mount and connect the SSD with sata.
On the bright side they do give a disk with the software and it is really fast.
Danie, South Africa. 29 October 2015
Just a great buy
Michael, South Africa. 21 April 2016
This product is excellent, extremely fast. Samsung is a trusted brand, and the 240GB is large enough for Windows 10 and plenty of games. Has elevated the Dell Server I have it in to a new level.
Devaroux, South Africa. 5 May 2016
Brilliant drive, easy to install and very fast!!
Anriette, South Africa. 12 July 2016
Since I installed it, I have not had any problems with this drive. The build quality to me looks superb, what I would expect from Samsung. Me having a Mac, and this being a 3rd party SSD, I had to manually enable TRIM support, but I think it is enabled by default on Windows and no extra commands are needed to get this to function optimally.
Jadrique, South Africa. 22 September 2016
Very fast, good value for money. Not included in purchase: SATA Cable & Mounting Bracket (If your desktop doesn't have a small bracket available), be sure to add hose to your shopping list when purchasing
Ashlee, South Africa. 27 May 2015
amazing ssd however it does not come with ANY mounting gear no screws no 2.5 to 3.5 nothing. I am very dissapointed samsung did not include any screws as I used normal ones and ended up getting it stuck. Would give this ssd a 1 star but it is very fast.
Dooitze, South Africa. 9 February 2016
The motivation for this buy was how slow our computer was despite its i7 processor and DDR3 RAM.
Defragmentation did not help much. So we bought this SSD as our help in need...
And it worked! The product specifications promise the product to have a sequential read and write of up to 540MB/s and 520MB/s respectively. These claims are close estimates because in reality the SSD performs (as live OS disk) a sequential read and write of more or less 488 MB/s and 446 MB/s, and an impressive 373.6 MB/s Random Seek and Random Write (all measured with PassMark Performance Test).
I would definitely recommend this buy for anyone who wants to upgrade their computer without paying huge amounts of money. Just one downside to the product is the lack of a bracket but with a bunch of tie-wraps this is easily solved, and the SSD is yet securely fastened.
Robert, South Africa. 1 May 2016
I already have the 120GB 850 EVO for my other laptop and wasn't disappointed. The read/write speeds actually perform as advertised and the drive has great management software with it. I used Macrium reflect to clone, though. I got this drive because of my confidence in Samsung to make excellent 3D V-NAND SSDs. Hence I bought this for my Lenovo Yoga 500-14 to give it a nice speed boost. Highly recommended!
Regardt, South Africa. 3 November 2015
Wow what a fantastic item. I was fortunate enough to get it at a discounted price. It took my laptops start up time from 30 seconds to 12 seconds it is ridiculously fast and completely worth the money
Johann, South Africa. 23 March 2016
It is blindingly fast. Setup was harder than it should have been, especially on the SATA 3 port, but should work well with any modern motherboard.
Renier, South Africa. 21 April 2016
This is a great SSD. Easy to use cloning software included and it works 100%. Remember to order your SATA cables separately as this is not included.
Tyrone, South Africa. 14 February 2016
I've been running two of these in my machine since July 2015 and I am still astonished at the boot up time of my PC (3-5 seconds) and the transfer rates these things do is phenomenal (RAID 1 for mind blowing speeds). Hands down the best SSD for the price, Samsung SSD's are known to be a good product and this doesn't disappoint, highly recommended. NOTE: SSD comes as a standalone, all cables and mounts will need to be purchased separately.
Kosie, South Africa. 5 April 2016
Great Service, great product and speedy delivery - A+++++
Priyen, South Africa. 26 November 2015
Takealot has kept up the great work! Ordered the Samsung 850 Evo SSD on Friday, got it on Monday. With regards to the SSD, its a great product! Simply put, I don't have to put my computer into hibernate anymore just so that it starts up faster. The computer boot time reduced from a minute and a half to under 30 seconds. I have also seen some improvements in copying times and application loading times. All in all, great service and a great product!
Thinus, South Africa. 22 April 2016
Makes a R5k laptop run like a R25k laptop!
Arno, South Africa. 20 January 2016
wow , this really makes a huge difference , just save a bit more and buy the 250gb its definitely worth it
Gareth, South Africa. 6 December 2016
Amazing speed improvement to my PC. Highly recommended.
Be aware that this drive is tiny (about the size of a credit card) and weighs nothing.
The installation process to transfer your old files to an SSD can be complicated and took me 4 hours, but that is not the drive's fault. While you are waiting for delivery, do some research on installing and setting up an SSD, getting your files ready for transfer etc. If you are moving files from an existing hard drive to an SSD, you should start copying unneeded files to another hard drive or partition,so that the total size is less than the size of the SSD. Then the Samsung Magic software can easily clone your existing hard drive. Otherwise you can exclude files during cloning, but the Samsung software warns you it will delete all uncloned files on your existing hard drive! Be aware..
There are third party tools to resize partitions on your existing hard drive, but I couldn't get any of them working, so I went with reducing my total file size instead.
Overall, one of the best purchases of my PC journey thus far.
Clinton, South Africa. 10 January 2017
Very happy with this SSD, well worth the extra few hundred rand compared to the EVO 750.
Davyd, South Africa. 2 March 2016
Boosted the speed of my Acer Aspire 5750G incredibly. I use the laptop for programming and it's taken the load time of a large solution down from literally 5-10 min to about 30-40 seconds. The machine also comes out of hibernation really quickly. I just wish the 500gig variant wasn't so pricey -- I would have gladly bought it.
Hein, South Africa. 19 February 2016
I've bought 2 of these at different times...both on special. Very impressed by the speed!
Only downside is that if not on special, it is quite expensive.
Rowan, South Africa. 13 July 2016
Brilliant product. Excellent software,easy to install.
Zak, South Africa. 4 March 2016
Best value SSD out there,yes there are better versions (e.g. pro) but if you are buying your first SSD, this is the best choice, much better than other SSD's in its class.
Stephen, South Africa. 31 January 2017
Works like a dream . Definite speed increase on boot up. Didn't come with the adapter to copy old operating system. But wanted to do clean install anyway.
Cornel, South Africa. 27 December 2016
Was in my laptop is now in my desktop and i am loving this drive.
Jarrod, South Africa. 27 January 2017
Great product, but Samsung really ought to have included a SATA to USB adapter to aid in upgrading.
Sean, South Africa. 9 September 2016
Awesome, Awesome, Awesome.
Can't believe I waited this long to get a SSD.
Recommend the EVO to anyone thinking of getting a SSD!
Shaun, South Africa. 15 February 2017
The SSD failed after 13 months of general house computing use.
eugene, South Africa. 23 July 2016
Really great and price wise is even better
Xylo, South Africa. 16 September 2016
Best in range, nice balance between price/performace/endurance.
Reece, South Africa. 27 January 2017
Great performance, works very well with my Lenovo i7.
Does make a bit of a whining noise at times with a little vibration, but other than that it is a great product.
Nikita, South Africa. 20 February 2017
Very impressed with the product
Lucky, South Africa. 7 February 2017
The best upgrade I've done on a PC/Laptop, so far.
Everything boots up quick, including Photoshop and Premiere Pro
** Would have appreciated it if TAKEALOT warned us in advance that we need a SATA/USB cable for file transfer
Otherwise a good product. I recommend it 100%.
Alessandro, South Africa. 7 April 2016
Great value for money. Be aware that if you are installing it on a desktop PC you will need a bracket for 2.5" drive to 3.5" bay mount (http://www.takealot.com/bracket-for-2-5-drive-to-3-5-bay-mount/PLID32714069).
I have installed the same model on both my DELL laptop and on my desktop PC. Though it made a big difference on both it was more noticeable on the laptop. It actually felt like having a brand new laptop.
SSD is definitively the way to go: faster and quieter. It's a pity that the larger capacity ones are still very expensive.
Tinus, South Africa. 27 February 2016
Works very well. No hassles. Good price and Takealot delivery is nice.
Ryan, South Africa. 6 February 2017
Works amazingly! Highly recommended. 250GB isn't much space nowadays, recommend the 500gb.
Nishen, South Africa. 27 February 2016
Most recommended component to upgrade PC/laptop. No issues whatsoever. This SSD exceeded expectations. Best performance and reliability for it's price.
Anton, South Africa. 14 April 2016
Greatly improved speed and battery life!
Gerhard, South Africa. 17 February 2017
This card does exactly as advertised. Easy installation and super fast speeds make this a great buy.
Tyron, South Africa. 7 February 2017
Shipping done earlier than predicted