Samsung 850 Evo Series 2.5" SSD - 500GB


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Samsung 850 EVO SATA III SSD - 500GB
South Africa
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Really enjoying using this ssd. Was very easy to use the software provided to transfer my current operating system onto the new ssd.

Major difference in loading times from my old hard drive.

Easy file transfer. This drive just flies.

Bought the Samsung SSD to upgrade my early 2011 MacBook Pro. Massive boot up speed and apps opening very quickly. Installed the drive very easily but had to a PRAM reset to get SSD speed. This upgrade will give me a few more years of service and save me money. Samsung could include a SATA USB adapter to transfer data and to clone the SSD. Had to buy an external enclosure to do this.

Bought the 850 Evo because I wanted to replace the harddisc on my laptop, a Toshiba Satellite L50, with a fast SSD. Installing it has been nothing but a pain in the behind and even know, a week later, its still not working. First, the SSD does not come with a SATA to USB cable. This means cloning your hard disk with the Samsung utilities that come with the SSD isn't possible they can't recognise the SSD if its not connected to a SATA cable. Took me a day to figure this out and ended up using Macrium reflect to clone the harddisc(which took 6 hours). So, next step, setting up the hard disc on the laptop. And realizing that the laptop doesn't recognize the SSD no matter what you do. It seems like a BIOS issue with the laptop and its a common problem with Toshiba's. Moral of the story...if you want to use the above SSD as a replacement for your laptop harddisc, do yourself a favor and google first to find out if its possible. If you have a Toshiba, don't bother. Look for another SSD. And also make sure you purchase a SATA to USB cable (not enclosure, that doesn't help)

Great little drive.
Pros: excellent cloning software included
Cons: no mounting hardware. Nothing. No screws, no nothing. Will need to buy cable, tray as wel as screws if it goes into desktop.
Comes formatted in udf format. Takes some computer know how to get it workable into ntfs or fat.

This drive is really fast, boots up in 45 seconds, getting read/write speeds at about 500mb/s on 6Gbps. Something things to take note of:
1) Get a 2.5" to 3.5" bracket for desktop
2) Update your bios
3) For some reason the SSD would not work with a SATA2 cable, works fine with SATA3 cable (although many claim there is no difference)
4) If you have Intel and Asmedia 6Gbps sata controllers, use Intel instead of Asmedia as it can limit performance (Install Intel sata3 drivers to show up in Windows)
5) Use a cloning software to clone your drive, I used Acronis 2016 (Painless cloning to smaller SSD) but Samsung Magician could work as well
6) Make sure you connect it to a 6Gbps port to get full performance

Just my own experience to make the install as smooth as possible for others.

Great product at a very reasonable price.

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.

Awesome product. Easy install with not a single issue. Saved my laptop and managed to copy data from failing HDD to this one. You will need a sata/usb cable to do this (extra purchase). Laptop working faster than ever before. Prices still need to come down a bit...

Fast, was easy to install.
It doesn't come with its own mounting screws. Mounting screws that was included when I bought the case worked fine, same size as HDD and DVD mounting screws.

Some people complain not getting a cable to transfer, but like most HDDs you only get the drive

Delighted with product

Excellent speed.

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.

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....

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.

Bought the 250GB version, extremely happy. Data migration and installation of the device itself was effortless. Just a note though- Please have an internet connection to update the migration software otherwise it might not pick up the SSD

Love it, I assembled it myself and it made a big difference to the speed of my MacBook.

Very smooth transition from HDD to SSD. Happen to be easier than I thought

Installed this drive into my Alienware M17x R3 about a week ago and it breathed new life into the aging machine. Worked from the get-go with no fuss. Under 30sec start-up time, highly recommended.

Excellent buy, very happy with this drive. Quick install and data migration, no problems experienced.

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

Really fast HD!

I had bought this to update my wife's 2008 MacBook Pro 15" (I had previously updated the RAM to 16GB to extend the system's lifespan) and this may just be the most cost-effective update possible.

Mac OS X 10.10 boots in seconds and is available for use, logged in with her usual apps open and ready, in well under a minute.

This should, quite easily, give us another 3 to 4 years usage, which means that, instead of junking this when my wife gets her new MacBook we will be able to repurpose this one for my daughter instead of purchasing a separate one for her.

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 device - blazingly fast (I get around ~490mbps read and write), great capacity vs. price and an insane 5 year warranty.

Runs excellently, no issues with drivers or setup. A no frills performance SSD that delivers. Sustained and burst throughput are better than my previous Transcend model.

One star removed due to no screws or braces being included with the drive. An inconvenience, but a notably irritating one.

I purchased this SSD to upgrade my Macbook Pro snd i literally installed snd booted my new SSD within 30 minutes. I am super impressed.

Great product.
Easy to install, not sure why the guy down below struggled...
If you wan't to clone your current HDD buy a HDD cloning device, would suggest a clean reload rather.

Truly the best upgrade that can be done to any old or new computer is a SSD drive, Have a few of these Samsungs and they work like a charm. Wont be sorry buying this.

Great hard drive

Great replacement for the old broken hard drive in our MacBook pro 13", Mid 2012 - works perfectly (so far) and is quick a quiet.

Coming from a HDD to a SSD is a massive difference. I am still trying to adapt to the faster boot up times and loading times in apps and games.
The software included makes it as easy as pies to set this drive up as your primary OS drive. No need to reinstall anything. I had about 200Gb data on my old C drive. Took me about 40 mins to transfer the data to the this drive and boot from it.
Awesome and well worth the price.

Great drive, extremely easy to migrate old Hdd to Sdd with incl. software.

Delivery time was excellent

Best choice ever!! Fast. Startup and shutdown now a pleasure. I can recommend it.


Used it to upgrade the HDD of a 2010 Mac Mini. Works great so far.

Grwat product. Good price. Excellent service.

Really good.

I upgraded my MacBook Pro 13" Mid 2012 with this 500GB SSD. After I upgraded I turned my MacBook Pro on and hold down CMD + ALT + R and connected to my WiFi network so that it can start download my firmware. After I downloaded it I formatted the SSD through Disk Utilities and after that I went back to do a clean install (it downloads the OS X, in my case it was Yosemite, through the connected WiFi network) and set up my MacBook all from start.

What you need to do the upgrade:
-Samsung Evo 850 500GB SSD
-Small screwdriver
-Torx T6 screwdriver (to remove the screws on side of old HDD and to put it on the new SSD)

You don't need to be an expert to do this upgrade, go to youtube and search: "How to upgrade SSD on MacBook Pro Mid 2012" and you will know exactly how to do the upgrade.

Please remember to work on a flat, soften area so that you don't damage your MacBook's body.

Thank you,

Arno Streso

Old Macbook Pro 2012 really runs like a new machine, cloned old hard drive, took it out with online instructions and installed new SDD. Also installed 2 x 8GB RAM. Very happy indeed and easy as pie!

Works brilliantly on my PC once I got it working.

There is nothing else in the box besides the software CD and paperwork, so for a desktop you need an additional SATA cable, SATA power connection and mounting bracket. The supplied manual also recommends a USB-SATA adapter in order to clone (cloning may be possible in a desktop via a direct SATA cable connection, I didn't try). I am running Windows 10 and needed to download the latest migration software as the supplied software was outdated and gave errors.

It was worth the expense and effort in getting it installed, as my PC now runs super-fast and very smoothly.

A great games and OS fly.

It is incredible, the speed of this hard drive really is good, this will save hours of work over time.

Drive is fast, light, energy efficient, and silent, as you would expect.

The accompanying software wouldn't clone my drive. I'd recommend MiniTool Partition Wizard instead.

Super Duidelik ekse! I opened my laptop popped it in and installed windows....IN 10 minutes!

The speeds are insane, it looks great and the Samsung Magician program really helps with the speed.

Product works as advertised. Had some difficulty installing Mac OS initially but eventually managed to install clean copy of Mac OS using internet recovery. Product works well and arrived within 48 hours of delivery.

Achieved what I needed on my MacBook, great performance improvement.
And well done Takealot.

My 5-year-old Apple Mac was getting frustrating. Slow startup, slow wake up from sleep mode, Bluetooth mouse struggling to connect and the dreaded rainbow wheel spinning, spinning ... aargh!
Then Apple did their automatic software upgrade one more time and it all went pear-shaped from there.
The experts recommended a modification: change the HDD (hard drive) to SSD (solid state drive). My online research said the Samsung 850 EVO series was the best option and that's how it turned out.
The mod is not cheap mind you: it cost about 4K including the SSD, the swop and the service done by Digicape. But what a difference. My computer never worked this well from new and I could not be more satisfied.
Recommend? YES!

Great product! Data migration was simple and effortless and a basically have a new super fast laptop. Startup times are amazing. The only addition that I would perfect this product for me would be a spacer (soft material or otherwise) that seats the SSD in my Samsung laptop more snugly. It screws in place well but there is a little play due because of the empty space between the SSD and its cage.

Watch out - the supplied S/W on the DVD is out of date and the SSD would not interface with Windows 10 until I had updated it to the latest version available from a Samsung website. I guess this is old stock suitable for Windows 7 and 8.

Once installed, the operating speed measures at around 250MBps, half the capacity of this SSD but that is probably system dependent - I have an Intel I5 CPU with 8MB of RAM. You will also need a SATA 3 USB connecting cable which Takealot does not seem to supply - get a USB 3 cable elsewhere.

The Magician S/W supplied by Samsung did not initially recognise the SSD after installation but I fiddled around, rebooted etc, and then it read the SSD. It does nothing though other than test disk speed so seems redundant.

Does what it says on the box. Really excellent value for performance and durability.
I've been using multiple 250GB 850 EVO drives over the past 2 years and some have over 100TB of writes on them already. No hick-ups across 4 drives. I'm sure the 500GB will be no different.

There is no doubt that this is the best consumer grade SSD you can buy. At least until the 950 EVO

Replaced my old HDD with this SSD and was very impressed with the improvement in performance. For those who are thinking of buying this for a desktop machine, just bare in mind that it doesn't come with cables, mounting screws, etc. It is literally just the drive itself. However, the drive is phenomenally fast :)

Great. Works well. I put it in my MacBook Pro and the performance improvement is fantastic.

Awesome drive! Best upgrade you can make for a PC. The installation was simple and easy. Note you will need sata cables and a mounting bracket to install it.
Good quality drive, and the software that came with it made it easy to install the SSD and copy everything onto it from your HDD.
10/10 would recommend.

Really good product. All the bad reviews are from people who don't know much about ordering computer parts.

Good value and speeds up the PC by a factor of at least 10.

Put this in my mid 2012 MB pro with 16 gig of RAM, like having a new machine.

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