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Samsung 860 EVO 500 GB SATA 2.5 Inch Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) (MZ-76E500), black

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Samsung 860 EVO 500 GB SATA 2.5 Inch Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) (MZ-76E500), black
Samsung 860 EVO 500 GB SATA 2.5 Inch Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) (MZ-76E500), black

£59.99

Description

  • Sequential Read/Write speeds up to 550/520 MB/s respectively; performance varies based on system hardware configuration
  • Compatible with any version of Windows and all PCs with Sata 2.5 “interface
  • Form Factor: 2.5 Inch. Operating Temperature: 0°C – 70°C
  • Available Capacity: up to 4 TB
  • Designed for mainstream PCs and laptops for personal, gaming and business use

Additional information

Specification: Samsung 860 EVO 500 GB SATA 2.5 Inch Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) (MZ-76E500), black

General
Brand

Samsung

Specification
Product Dimensions

‎6.98 x 0.68 x 10 cm, 62.37 Grams

Batteries

‎1 Lithium ion batteries required.

Item model number

‎MZ-76E500B/EU

Manufacturer

Series

‎MZ-76E500BW 860 EVO

Color

Form Factor

‎2.5 inches

RAM Size

‎500 GB

Hard Drive Size

‎500 GB

Hard Disk Description

‎Solid State Drive

Hard Drive Interface

‎Serial ATA-600

Hard Disk Rotational Speed

‎7200 RPM

Wattage

‎4 watts

Hardware Platform

‎PC

Are Batteries Included

‎No

Lithium Battery Energy Content

‎5 Watt Hours

Lithium Battery Packaging

‎Batteries contained in equipment

Lithium Battery Weight

‎0.85 Grams

Number Of Lithium Ion Cells

‎2

Item Weight

‎62.3 g

Reviews (5)

5 reviews for Samsung 860 EVO 500 GB SATA 2.5 Inch Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) (MZ-76E500), black

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  1. Mr. Nigel Pendall

    I have installed a few of these now in a variety of pc’s and laptops. As far as these things go its always been a pretty simple process using the supplied samsung data transfer software to clone your existing operating system and data onto the new ssd drive and then installing the new drive in place of your old drive. in a pc with spare drive connection you can keep the old drive in place on that. note that in a pc you can save some cash by buying a 250gb drive and using this just for the operating system keeping the old drive for less used programs and data. reliability is good and i have yet to have one fail (the oldest one has been in daily use for two years now). It is worth moving your swap file to the old hard disc to reduce the number of write cycles to the ssd as these can impact the life of the ssd if the pc is a swap hog. (best to sort out the swapping issue in the long run) If its a laptop you will need an external hard drive enclosure with usb cable to hold the SSD…

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  2. CM

    Do not purchase for AMD FX series motherboards. Nowhere does it say anything about compatibility, but it transpires that there is no firmware for it to be compatible with AMD FX series motherboards. Upon installation into my PC, it started to suffer from weird crashes and blue screens as I installed the OS on the SSD. The Magician software stated there were incompatibly issues though. After much searching around on forums, it turns out that many people have had these issues with Samsung SSDs and one person was told by Samsung technical support that they should buy intel for it to work. But I could find no information about compatibility for it on Samsung’s website or elsewhere. All this information came from forums with other people who had issues.

    No doubt this is great for other motherboards, but just highlighting this here for those still using the FX series. Returning since it will be a few months until I upgrade to Ryzen 3rd generation and will be looking for M.2.

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  3. J. Burton

    The product itself is fine, as expected.
    Installing this as a 2nd drive (already have Samsung 1TB as C:\) was less predictable.
    Plug it in with expected cables, reboot, go to Disk Management (Win Key + X) and select drive, format etc.
    Download Samsung Magician software (from Samsung) and run – it should recognise drive………..if not, uninstall, reboot.
    Turn off ALL antivirus\firewall\security monitoring apps, then reinstall it – software needs to check with (Samsung) base to verify disk is kosher. Reboot.
    If the SSD is still not recognised, go to Intel’s website, as directed by the message given in Magician, and download the suitable Intel SATA AHCI Controller drivers – (spoiler) – this is a real nerd’s website, so plenty of heavy duty reading to get correct drivers. Download these to your PC, unzip and remember where you have put them……..now Win Key + X again, go to Device Manager, ‘IDE, ATA\SATA controllers, expend this to see what is listed; right-click to Update Driver,…

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  4. Matty

    I had a 500Gb mechanical Hard drive in my 2012 laptop – it was so so slow. Swapping with this Samsung SSD made a huge difference. See the before/after pics for yourself. My laptop used to take 6 mins to boot up, until the hdd light would stop flashing – now its ready in 85 seconds!

    I used Acronis to do the complete drive transfer as I am more familiar with it. I didn’t use the free downloadable Samsung drive cloning software.

    One thing to note: if you have an AMD system you may encounter an issue. Samsung and AMD don’t appear to get on and don’t support each others hardware with the software they write. If you get the occasional screen freeze (system hanging for a period of time on access to SSD drive), simply do the following fix:

    1) Start>Computer>Hardware and sound>Device manager>IDE/ATAPI controllers.
    2) Select the AMD SATA device.
    3) When the next menu comes up, click the Driver tab and then press the ‘update driver’ button.
    4) Choose option “Select driver from those installed”.
    5)…

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  5. Jonathan

    Working well straight away under macOS. I haven’t run any extensive benchmarks, but filesystem-heavy actions feel subjectively “snappy”. It removes I/O as the bottleneck for essentially all tasks (development and general desktop use), which is what I wanted, so I’m happy.

    Only time will tell if the claimed durability upgrades made it worth buying over the 850 or competitors.

    (There seem to be some supply issues at time of writing; my pre-order was delayed by a couple of days. Double check the guaranteed vs estimated delivery dates if you need it quickly.)

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