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Samsung 850 PRO (MZ-7KE256BW)

Samsung 850 PRO (MZ-7KE256BW)
alaScore 95

1923 reviews

Oct, 2017

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1923 reviews of Samsung 850 PRO (MZ-7KE256BW). The average rating for this product is 4.7/5, compared to an average rating of 4.5/5 for other Solid-state drive for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Solid-state drive the Samsung 850 PRO (MZ-7KE256BW) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 95/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Samsung 850 PRO (MZ-7KE256BW)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 569 user reviews of Samsung 850 PRO (MZ-7KE256BW) from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.5/5 for other Solid-state drive on Amazon.com.

97% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Samsung 850 Pro 256GB 2.5-Inch SATA III Internal SSD (MZ-7KE256BW)Samsung 850 Pro 256GB 2.5-Inch SATA III Internal SSD (MZ-7KE256BW)

Oct, 2017

Expert review by: Mike Jennings (alphr.com)

Samsung 850 Pro 256GB review

 

The market-leading Samsung uses innovative memory chips to devastating effect

Dec, 2014

Expert review by: Kenny Yeo (hardwarezone.com.sg)

Samsung SSD 850 PRO 256GB - A Game Changer in the Making

 

The Samsung SSD 850 PRO is a milestone because it is the first consumer SSD to use 3D Vertical NAND, a special type of NAND memory invented by Samsung to overcome the shortcomings of traditional NAND architecture. Why is it important and how does this ...

Tremendous all-round performance; 10-year warranty; Breakthrough NAND technology; Easy-to-use Samsung Magician utility

Performance hampered by SATA interface; No accessories; Pricey but justifiable

Jul, 2014

Premium Grade Award

Expert review by: Matthew Lambert (bit-tech.net)

Samsung SSD 850 PRO 256GB Review

 

We review the brand new Samsung SSD 850 PRO 256GB, featuring the firm's new 3D V-NAND

The SSD 850 PRO is yet another fantastic entry into the SSD market from Samsung. With the limits of the SATA interface quickly being reached now, it's harder to tease out the performance differences between drives. Even so, the SSD 850 PRO is...

Jul, 2014

Expert review by: Michael Nguyen (ubergizmo.com)

Samsung 850 PRO 256GB Review

 

The revolution has arrived. Up to the release of the Samsung 850 PRO, the most common strategy was to shrink the die to increase higher bit densities in order to reduce cost and while offering higher capacity. Shrinking a planar layout can only take...

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Jul, 2014

Expert review by: (cnet.com)

Samsung SSD 850 Pro ( 256GB)

 

There are plenty of reasons to be excited about the Samsung SSD 850 Pro.

The Samsung SSD 850 Pro has fast performance, high endurance -- you can write a lot of data to it before it becomes unreliable -- and its 2TB capacity is the highest on the market. The drive comes with a lot of useful features, including encryption,...

The drive is expensive compared with competing solid-state drives. The Samsung Magician software only works with Windows.

The Samsung SSD 850 Pro is one of the best standard consumer-grade solid-state drives on the market, but there are cheaper alternatives with similar performance.

Jul, 2014

Expert review by: Kristian Vättö (anandtech.com)

Samsung SSD 850 Pro (128GB, 256GB & 1TB) Review: Enter the 3D Era

 

Over the last three years, Samsung has become one of the most dominant players in the SSD industry. Samsung's strategy has been tight vertical integration ever since the beginning, which gives Samsung the ability to be in the forefront of new...

If you are looking for a SATA 6Gbps drive and want the absolute best, the 850 Pro is your pick. It is without a doubt the best drive in the market as long as you are able to justify the price premium over other options.

Jul, 2014

Expert review by: Kenny Yeo (hardwarezone.com)

Samsung SSD 850 PRO 256GB - A Game Changer in the Making

 

The Samsung SSD 850 PRO is a milestone because it is the first consumer SSD to use 3D Vertical NAND, a special type of NAND memory invented by Samsung to overcome the shortcomings of traditional NAND architecture. Why is it important and how does this...

Tremendous all-round performance ; 10-year warranty ; Breakthrough NAND technology ; Easy-to-use Samsung Magician utility

Performance hampered by SATA interface ; No accessories ; Pricey but justifiable

For those who can afford to wait or have the intention to upgrade to Intel’s new 9 Series chipset, Samsung has also told us that a M.2 variant will likely be made available in early Q4 of this year, while a PCIe variant is likely to debut early next...

Jul, 2014

Consumer review by: kyramas (samsung.uk)

Great performance for a great price

 

Best in its category , fast in real world usage and reliable. Samsung data migration software worked better than other clone programs.

Nov, 2015

Consumer review by: TB57Bri (samsung.uk)

Top of line for a Reason

 

This SSD is a beast. The magician software has some bugs with windows 10, but other than that this SSD is a s good as all the reviews claim. I only wish I had brought a larger one.

Nov, 2015

Consumer review by: ChaiX (samsung.uk)

Pretty awesome.

 

What can I say, it was well reviewed. It worked on installation. The price was competitive. It looks pretty nice but I guess that doesn't really matter since it's hidden inside my pc case.There's no negatives to speak off.

Oct, 2015

Product Specifications

Design

Colour of product:Black
Internal: Yes
SSD form factor:2.5"

Operational conditions

Non-operating shock:1500
Non-operating vibration:20
Operating relative humidity (H-H):5 - 95
Operating temperature (T-T):0 - 70
Storage temperature (T-T):-40 - 85

Other features

Internal:Y

Performance

Data Transfer Rate:6
Mean time between failures (MTBF):2000000
RAID support: Yes
Random read (4KB):100000
Random write (4KB):90000
Read speed:550
S.M.A.R.T. support: Yes
Security algorithms:256-bit AES
Sequential writing: Yes
Solid-state drive capacity:256
Solid-state drive interface:Serial ATA III
TBW rating:150
TRIM support: Yes
Write speed:520

Power

Power consumption (idle):0.4
Power consumption (read):3.5
Power consumption (write):3

Software

Linux operating systems supported: Yes
Mac operating systems supported: Yes
Windows operating systems supported: Yes

Technical Details

Non-operating shock:1500
Non-operating vibration:20
Operating relative humidity (H-H):5 - 95
Operating temperature (T-T):0 - 70
Storage temperature (T-T):-40 - 85

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:6.85
Height :6.99
Weight:63.5
Width:10