Samsung 850 Evo Series 2.5" SSD - 250GB


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Samsung 850 Evo Series 2.5" SSD - 250GB
South Africa
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Easy Installation, fast boot time. Could have included a SATA cable for data transfers.

Used this to upgrade a Mac Mini hard drive that had failed. Works perfectly!

Extremely good , Highly recommended .

This is a must have. Need to strap down my Notebook in order to prevent it from going airborne :)

Excellent Performance
Good Value
5 Year Warranty
Zero Noise & Heat

No Mounting Hardware Included

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!

excelent product and migration of OS to SSD was as "easy as pie"

Good SSD

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

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.

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.

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.

Software Developer note: If you RAID 1 these babies, you will see speed you wouldn't believe.

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

Awesome Product 4 Awesome Price

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.

A great little drive. Would highly recommend it.

Great product at a very reasonable price.

Always happy with service I get from takealot and the Samsung 850 Evo Series 2.5" SSD - 250GB works like a dream.

PC has never booted this quick!

Best pc upgrade I have made

A few gotchas. Had to initialize SDD in disk manager before the cloning app would recognize it.
After cloning had to manually upgrade Intel RST drivers. Also had to set the Windows revovery environment.

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.

Massive improvement over a HDD (obviously) in a 2011 13" MacBook Pro, easy swap, long term use has been brilliant, highly recommend this SSD

Best SATA SSD for consumers. Brings new life to any system!

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.

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 :(

reliable beter than other brands in price class

Excellent drive. Easy to install. Remember to download the latest version of the Samsung Migration software from the Samsung website.

Exceptional speed.
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...)

My PC is so much faster now! Just starting it up, and gaming has become a joy! Great quality and value for money.

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.

5 Year Warranty, good to see a company back their product

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!

Brilliant Product - Bought for Office Laptop and the difference it made and is making is so tangible. I'm certain I'll never be happy without an SSD drive again.
I've bought two brands off SSD in the last two weeks & Recommend SAMSUNG's any day. Well presented with user friendly software included. The Cloning was effortless.

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.

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....

No problems so far. A week old now. Just bought this to upgrade a 128GB OEM drive that came with my laptop. Happy customer

absolutely amazing. my computer now starts within 30 seconds. A must for any person who wants a computer that never slows down!

A well balanced unit. Great acceleration matched with excellent stopping power.

Great piece of kit! But no bracket, cable or screws.

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.

Great product. Great service as always from Takealot.

Great product - and FAST! Simple to install and the included software made it easy to clone my existing HDD. Whereas before, booting on my Windows 10 machine took about a minute, it's now less than 20 seconds. Also all programs now start much faster.

makes a huge difference compared to standard hardrive. Evo has great online reviews and is best drive for price vs.performance

I had cause to replace the HDD in my laptop and decided to install an SSD drive. Price was a deciding factor (this SSD saved me almost R2k). Purchased the drive. Take a Lot delivered it within 20 hours. Had the drive installed in 5 hours and my machine restored to previous image. Couldn't believe the difference in performance. From pushing start to boot = 5 seconds. Brilliant. Upload and download speeds in the 450megs/second range. Samsung offered a limited guarantee on the SSD unit for 5 years. No regrets. Highly recommended.

First ssd I've owned. Great hdd cloneing software included to clone your current hdd. My system now restarts in 15 seconds!

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

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.

Just a great buy

Great performance for a consumer SSD and reasonably priced.

super fast!

very good, working well in my computer and fast shipping :)

Ideal harddrive to run OS and programs.
Increases speed and well worth the extra bucks

Works like charm, my Macbook is super fast now... opening a program or turning the computer on takes just a few seconds and i finally got rid of that annoying beach ball that keeps spinning when ever i open a program :)

Excellent product, but don't be deceived by Takelot saying that it is a SATA III, it's a normal SATA

Really fast HD!

Easy to setup. Easy to use. What a speed difference. Just great.

This is one seriously fast drive, I delicately recommencement it.

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.


Brilliant drive, easy to install and very fast!!

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.

Great device, my hp probook now feels like a probook :)

Data transfer and installing with no issues, super fast.
If installing in a laptop it may need a 2,5mm spacer plate which is not included in the drive.
Not easy to get spacer plate on its own.

Just what I needed!

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

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.

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.

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!

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

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.

Great SSD. Super fast and reliable

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.

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.

I've bought two of these ssd's and it has improved the performance of my old computer and laptop immensely. So far I've had no problems.

Great Service, great product and speedy delivery - A+++++

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!

Makes a R5k laptop run like a R25k laptop!

Fantastic product. PC loads in 14 seconds!

wow , this really makes a huge difference , just save a bit more and buy the 250gb its definitely worth it

Brilliant. Made my ageing computer quicker and an acceptable speed.
It may last another 5 years if I am lucky!
Only hassle is that you need a computer jockey to install it.
Fortunately, my son is one and did a fantastic job. Only out for half a day.

Great product and service !

Great product. significant speed after installation

Great product. Speeds are as advertised.

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.

Good SSD. Pitty it doesn't come with a mounting bracket.

A must have item for any PC or Laptop. Only decision one needs to make is the size and price your willing to spend.
Its likely to change your laptop / PC speed and responsiveness like nothing else can.

Great performance for a good price!

Upgraded my laptop with this drive. It boots up in a blink and makes the desktop very responsive! Highly recommend a 256GB size or more.

Fast and boots quickly. Worth the money I paid.

still one of the best SSD's out there, for the price and speed it can't be matched. If you want faster then the PRO is better, but at a price.

Very happy with this SSD, well worth the extra few hundred rand compared to the EVO 750.

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.

Laptop is far far better now. boots quicker, programs run better, worth it.
The bundled software is also very easy to use and cloning of the old hard drive through an external enclosure was a breeze.

Easy to install. The supplied application did not work but I used an alternate to clone the hdd.
Great performance.

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.

Brilliant product. Excellent software,easy to install.

Excellent value for money

Great drive, my Macbook is like a new machine. Like the other reviews no mounting screws, but
just used the old ones that my original drive used.

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.

Had an error on the Samsung Data migration, but used AOMEI Backupper (free) to do the migration. Now the laptop is x10 faster. PS. Nice to see it has V-NAND.

Replaced an older HHD with this one and the results were amazing. The computer speed tripled!

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.

Was in my laptop is now in my desktop and i am loving this drive.

Most capable drive I own so far. No issues noted after various test performed and I was really happy with the migration software added by Samsung, it worked like a charm.

The product is perfect

Great product, but Samsung really ought to have included a SATA to USB adapter to aid in upgrading.

Works as expected, very fast, the Samsung cloning software makes OS migration effortless.

Excellent product

No problems here. Installed in my PC and working perfectly

Highly recommended, high-quality finish and easy to use migration software. No sata cable include but that's not a train smash.

Gave new life to my PC!

- Boots up in 20 seconds.
- MS Office documents super quick
- Chrome super quick
- Responsiveness great
- My overall system use came down dramatically since replacing the HDD with the SSD

Really Awesome!

Definitely a worthy upgrade. My i3 laptop boots up and is ready to work with in 6 seconds...

Wonderful buy. Can't believe the difference it makes - very, very fast and a piece of cake to install. Took just over an hour to clone my entire Win 10 system. I should have bought this long ago.
Takealot service top class as usual

Great drive and instant improvement. Good price too.

Awesome, Awesome, Awesome.
Can't believe I waited this long to get a SSD.
Recommend the EVO to anyone thinking of getting a SSD!

The SSD failed after 13 months of general house computing use.

Really great and price wise is even better

Excellent little beast! I replaced the mechanical HDD in my Asus X550 and startup speeds went from 1 minute (with HDD) to 5 seconds (With SSD). A good buy for sure!

Product is exactly as described and shipping was faster than expected.

Excellent, this is the 2nd time we bought this product to upgrade our Apple Macs from Hardrive to Solid States!

Best in range, nice balance between price/performace/endurance.

I have an HP notebook (2011) for home use. I was ready to replace it in order to achieve quicker response time. I have replaced the hard disk with a SSD and this old notebook is now perfect for basic home use with MS Office.
The process was quite straight forward. I purchased an Orico USB3.0 enclosure. That together with a USB3 cable did the job.

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.

Very impressed with the product

PC is booted and ready to go in less than 10 seconds, definitely recommend this SSD.

Just a heads-up, if you're using this for gaming, set the OS Optimization to "Maximum Performance" and not "Maximum Reliability."

Buidt this baby in a Lenovo Joga II. What a pleasure, the Joga is notably faster and lasts much longer on battery power.

Best upgrade you can make to a laptop to improve performance - dont buy more ram, get the Samsung Evo 850 SSD instead.
Easy install with the Samsung Cloning Software included, and now our entry level i3 laptop with the SSD upgrade is MUCH faster at everything than our i5 laptop(not entry level, but without an SSD), even though the i5 has twice the ram and a better processor.


Product works perfectly and arrived securely and on time!

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%.

Excellent service! Excellent product!

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 (
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.

Good speed and so var so good. That's a dev joke -_-

Great product, great price 10/10

Works very well. No hassles. Good price and Takealot delivery is nice.

Works amazingly! Highly recommended. 250GB isn't much space nowadays, recommend the 500gb.

Works well.

Most recommended component to upgrade PC/laptop. No issues whatsoever. This SSD exceeded expectations. Best performance and reliability for it's price.

Best investment I've made. It's really worth the money.

Greatly improved speed and battery life!

Good product no issues, quality buy!

I installed this in my Lenovo Y5070 Gaming laptop from 2015 in 10 minutes, a fresh Window 10 install later and my laptop is LITERALLY 3 times faster with everything. Boot up to desktop is 15 seconds and I can immediately start working or browsing (even in Chrome!)

Excellent. Works well and easy to install. Improved the speed on my i7.

Super fast ssd

This card does exactly as advertised. Easy installation and super fast speeds make this a great buy.

Shipping done earlier than predicted

The fast and furious of SSD drives.
My monitor now takes longer to start than my PC.
Would buy again.

Samsung 850 is great

Fantastic product. Really makes a huge difference on a Macbook Pro.
Applications are super quick.

Arrived fast. Good quality. 100% recommended.

Best value for money!

I only have one regret.....that I didn't buy this SSD long ago. My laptop is like lightning now.

Item received well packed and as per description. Highly recommended*****

Seems good. I'm. Not very tech savvy

So far a great product by Samsung.

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