( 4.9 Average / 45 Ratings )
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Amazing that they can make these so small, 500GB at the size of a stick of gum! Fast and reliable so far, cloned my old SDD to this with no issues. The Gigabyte Gaming 3 Z97 Motherboard I'm using disables SATA ports 4 and 5 (I think it's 4 and 5) when the M.2 slot is populated so be aware of that if you have that board.
So far, it's living up to its expectations as a Samsung device. My Maximus VI Impact saw it immediately, and cloning nearly 40GB of data from a 250GB 840 EVO using Clonezilla took less time than it did to go through the menu selecting options. It's also surprisingly small; it's about the width of a SATA power cable and 2/3 the length of a typical 2.5" hard drive/SSD. For anyone with a SATA-standard M.2 slot, I highly recommend this.
Decided I wasn't quite ready to shell out the money for a PCIe M.2 drive. Then when I was going to go buy my 2.5" Samsung Evo, I noticed the M.2 version was on sale at Amazon and was $10 cheaper. Figured why not! Plug and go, no cables to worry about, and nice and fast!
Amazing how fast this little guy is. Super easy to install, insanely fast.
This SSD is awesome. I know that the 850 can't take advantage of the full read/write speed of an M.2, but I just like the fact that it doesn't have any wires! My OS boots in seconds and Skyrim loads new regions in less time than I can read the little blurbs. Would highly recommend this, as 500GB is plenty of space for primary files, games, OS, etc. and it's getting pretty cheap.
The standard for SSD. Anyone not looking at an EVO is selling themselves short. This is so fast and makes the build look so much cleaner with no wires or power cords.
I love the M.2 size. Super fast - I never owned an SSD before, so what a difference !
This thing is astonishing, the speed and snappyness (if that's a word) of the computer is tremendously improved with this guy!
Benchmarks with the best of them great little SSD.
I haven't finalized this part of my build yet because I'm waiting for a good sale on hard disks. Maybe newegg's summer sale this year. I definitely wanted an SSD (and what a change it is!) and opted to use the newfangled m.2 connector. I've heard good things about the 850 Evo so I opted for the m2 version of that drive. This thing is a beast. My motherboard had like three different settings I needed to change to detect the connected m.2 drive, but it's extremely fast, snappy, and easy to install. I've maxed out my internet download speed (250Mbps) finally!