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Samsung SSD 850 EVO

Samsung SSD 850 EVO
alaScore 99

11724 reviews

Oct, 2017

alaTest has collected and analyzed 11724 reviews of Samsung SSD 850 EVO. 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 SSD 850 EVO is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 99/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Samsung SSD 850 EVO

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 28 user reviews of Samsung SSD 850 EVO from Amazon.co.uk. 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.co.uk.

100% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Samsung 2.5-Inch 250 GB 850 EVO Solid State DriveSamsung 2.5-Inch 250 GB 850 EVO Solid State Drive

Oct, 2017

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Samsung SSD 850 EVO

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2018 user reviews of Samsung SSD 850 EVO from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.5/5 for other Solid-state drive on Amazon.com.

96% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Samsung 850 EVO 250GB 2.5-Inch SATA III Internal SSD (MZ-75E250B/AM)Samsung 850 EVO 250GB 2.5-Inch SATA III Internal SSD (MZ-75E250B/AM)

Oct, 2017

Expert review by: Dave James (techradar.com)

Samsung 850 EVO 500GB review

 

3D stacked memory comes to the mainstream

Speedy performance ; Good-value ; Five-year warranty

Not a huge generational leap ; Definitely consumer-class SSD

The fastest mainstream SSD around, just not necessarily one to shake the solid state world.

Dec, 2014

Expert review by: Mike Jennings (trustedreviews.com)

Samsung 850 Evo 2TB

 

Samsung leads the way at the top end of the consumer SSD market thanks to its control of every aspect of the research, design and production of its drives. This advantage was amply demonstrated by its most recent 850-series drives that offer excellent...

Mammoth 2TB capacity ; Almost matches Pro drive for speed

Hugely expensive ; Other SSDs have better warranties ; More speed available elsewhere

The Samsung's 2TB version of the 850 Evo offers superb capacity and it virtually matches the 850 Pro drive for speed. If the better warranty and endurance rating of the Pro are a non-issue for you, then this is the SSD to go for.

Aug, 2015

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Expert review by: Tom Morgan (expertreviews.co.uk)

Samsung 850 EVO 2TB review

 

If you need loads of storage and multiple disks aren't an option, Samsung's huge 2TB SSD is your only choice right now

The £637 RRP makes it undeniably more expensive than most other consumer SSDs, but considering the only other 2TB SSDs are enterprise-class models costing £2,000 or more, it's actually surprisingly good value. Two 1TB 850 EVO SSDs would admittedly be...

Jul, 2015

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Expert review by: Edward Chester (trustedreviews.com)

Samsung 850 Evo mSATA and m.2

 

Samsung has established itself as among the top choices for SSDs in the desktop and laptop sectors, where its 2.5in Evo and Pro ranges offer among the best performance for any given price.

Provides very high access speeds ; Very good longevity and warranty ; Competitively priced

No PCIe support so won't work in many motherboards

Mar, 2015

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Expert review by: Tom Morgan (expertreviews.co.uk)

Samsung EVO 850 M.2 review

 

The Samsung EVO 850 M.2 provides incredibly fast storage that's ideal for Ultrabooks

The lack of any tools or software in the box might make it a fiddly upgrade for Ultrabook users, but the EVO 850 M.2 is seriously fast and worth the effort. If you're building a clutter-free desktop PC, however, it's ideal - as long as you have a...

Mar, 2015

Expert review by: Richard Easton (expertreviews.co.uk)

Samsung 850 Evo review

 

Samsung's 3D V-NAND technology makes the 850 Evo a top performer

The 850 Evo’s large-file write speeds are seriously impressive, making this drive a rival for the Crucial M550. The various disks in both drive ranges are a similar price per gigabyte, but the Crucial drive is a faster drive overall, and so just wins...

Feb, 2015

Expert review by: Mike Jennings (trustedreviews.com)

Samsung 850 Evo 250GB

 

Samsung's mid-range 850 Evo blends cutting-edge tech with modest design

Consistent, fast read and write speeds ; Cheaper than 850 Pro ; Decent warranty

850 Pro drive is faster still ; Lesser endurance rating ; No extras included

The 850 Evo mixes cheaper memory with 3D V-NAND technology to strike a keen balance between price and performance, and it makes for an SSD that’s one of the best mid-range drives we’ve ever seen. The faster 850 Pro isn’t much more expensive, though,...

Jan, 2015

Expert review by: Dong Ngo (cnet.co.uk)

Samsung SSD 850 Evo review

 

If you've been eyeing the Samsung SSD 850 Pro but can't quite afford it, the 850 Evo is an excellent alternative. Actually, it may even be the better choice, especially since it's the cheaper of the two, while still achieving fast -- although not...

The Samsung SSD 850 Evo delivers great performance with useful features, at an affordable price. The drive is available with up to 2TB of storage space.

The drive carries a 5-year warranty instead of the 10 years the Pro model offers. The Samsung Magician software only works with Windows.

The Samsung 850 Evo has the best combination of performance, cost and capacity, making it the ideal drive for any home user.

Dec, 2014

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

Samsung SSD 850 Evo: Big shoes to fill

 

Samsung's popular SSD 840 Evo now has a new successor in the form of the SSD 850 Evo. This new drive uses Samsung's newest 32-layer 3D TLC V-NAND and also the brand new MGX controller. Is it still the mainstream drive to beat? We find out.

Improved performance; TurboWrite cache technology; RAPID mode greatly boosts performance; Samsung Magician utility; Longer 5-year warranty

No accessories; Higher price; Write performance suffers with increasing queue depth

Jan, 2015

Expert review by: Mike Jennings (alphr.com)

Samsung 850 Evo 250GB review

 

Samsung's mid-range SSD boasts Samsung's latest 3D V-NAND chips, and the price is suprisingly reasonable

Dec, 2014

Product Specifications

Design

Colour of product:Black / Green
Internal:No / Yes
Size:6.35
SSD form factor:2.5" / M.2

Operational conditions

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

Other features

Internal:Y

Packaging Data

Manual:Y
Quick start guide:Y

Performance

Controller Type:Samsung MGX / Samsung MHX Controller
Data Transfer Rate:6
Drive device, buffer size:1024 / 256 / 512
Maximum read (4KB):97000
Maximum write (4KB):88000
Mean time between failures (MTBF):1500000 / 2000000
Memory Type:MLC
Random read (4KB):94000 / 97000 / 98000
Random read (8KB):98000
Random write (4KB):36000 / 70000 / 88000 / 90000
Random write (8KB):90000
Read speed:540 / 550
S.M.A.R.T support: Yes
S.M.A.R.T. support:Y / Yes
Security algorithms:128-bit AES / 256-bit AES
Sequential writing:Y
Solid-state drive capacity:1000 / 120 / 2000 / 250 / 4000 / 500
Solid-state drive interface:M.2 / Serial ATA III
Solid-state drive interfaces:Serial ATA III
SSD form factor:2.5"
TBW rating:150
TRIM support:Y / Yes
Windows operating systems supported: Yes
Write speed:520

Power

Operating voltage:5
Power consumption (average):2.7 / 4.7
Power consumption (idle):0.045 / 0.05 / 0.07
Power consumption (max):4.3 / 4.4 / 7.2
Power consumption (read):0.1 / 3 / 3.3
Power Consumption (Standby):2.4
Power consumption (write):0.1 / 3 / 3.4

Software

Windows operating systems supported:Y / Yes

Technical Details

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

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:1.52 / 10 / 100 / 6.8 / 6.85 / 69.8
Height :2.21 / 6.8 / 6.99 / 69.8
Weight:40 / 54.4 / 55 / 66 / 9.07
Width:10 / 100 / 6.99 / 69.8 / 8.03