Samsung 256GB 850 Pro SSD

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About this product


  • 256GB internal solid state drive (SSD)
  • 2.5 inch SATA III connection with a read speed of 550MB/s and a write speed of 520MB/s for a super quick data transfer and fast start-up speed
  • 100,000 input/output per second (IOPS)

Product overview

• 256GB internal solid state drive (SSD)
• 2.5 inch SATA III connection with a read speed of 550MB/s and a write speed of 520MB/s for a super quick data transfer and fast start-up speed
• 100,000 input/output per second (IOPS)
• Perfect for use in laptops and notebooks to replace your existing hard drive with a faster, quieter version
• Alternatively install into a computer alongside your existing hard drive to speed up the working process
• V-NAND technology giving you a higher performance out of your SSD
• MZ-7KE256BW

What can this SSD do for me?
The 256GB capacity gives you the ability to store a huge amount of files. You can store up to 250 hours of digital video, 60 two-hour DVD films, 8,000 digital photos or 4,000 hours of digital music. With a read speed of 550MB/s and a write speed of 520MB/s, this will speed up your startup time, when compared to using 7200 RPM and 5400 RPM hard drives. This can make a real impact on your computer if you are wanting to improve its performance.

How secure is this drive?
The 850 PRO provides the same data encryption features as the 840 EVO. The Self Encrypting Drive (SED) security technology will help keep your data safe at all times. It includes an AES 256-bit hardware-based encryption engine to ensure that your personal files remain secure.

How will a V-NAND drive help me?
V-NAND technology is a step above other SSDs. Instead of making the cells smaller to squeeze more in, it stacks them on top of each other. Silicon nitride layers also aid in preventing corruption caused by cell to cell interference, providing up to twice the average life span of other SSDs.
V-NAND technology not only lasts longer, but it uses up to 45% less power and delivers writing speeds of up to two times faster.

Rated 5 out of 5 by from 850 PRO SATA III 2.5inch SSD Upgrade This is my first time using a Samsung SSD Drive in my computers....I was expecting it to be quite difficult to upgrade from an old Hard Drive. However Samsung made the process a simple and painless upgrade with the included utilities on a DVD. One which has improved the performance of my old PC tremendously. I will now convert my other two PC's with the same SSD.
Date published: 2016-09-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from It's hard to review the best. Bu this one is! My only problems are price, and the fact that it come with not support section on the website. This performs just as well as my EVO 860 500GB just with less option to play with! highly recommended!
Date published: 2015-11-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Happy Migrated windows 10 from a hybrid drive with no issues at all. Boots from power off to desktop in 12 seconds
Date published: 2017-10-31
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Dimensions 68.6 mm x 100.6 mm x 7 mm
Connection type SATA 3.0
Capacity 256 GB
Powered by 5 V from motherboard
Colour N/A
Backup options N/A
Compatibility Windows / OSX
Drive form factor 2.5-inch
Sequential read speed 550 MB/s
Sequential write speed 520 MB/s
Drive spin speed N/A
IOPS Read (@QD32) 100,000
IOPS Write (@QD32) 90,000


Asked by: Nath
Warranty: 10 years limited
Answered by: Dominic
Date published: 2016-09-02

Does it come with cloning software?

Asked by: bluerobin
This is not provided with the unit.
Answered by: Dominic
Date published: 2016-04-28
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