Samsung 850 EVO 500GB SATAIII 2.5inch SSD

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About this product


  • 500GB internal solid state drive (SSD) giving you a large storage capacity for your computer
  • 2.5-inch SATA III 6 GB/s connection with a read speed of 540MB/s and a write speed of 520MB/s for a rapid data transfer and quick start up speed
  • 97,000 input/output per second (IOPS)

Product overview

• 500GB internal solid state drive (SSD) giving you a large storage capacity for your computer
• 2.5-inch SATA III 6 GB/s connection with a read speed of 540MB/s and a write speed of 520MB/s for a rapid data transfer and quick start up speed
• 97,000 input/output per second (IOPS)
• Perfect for use in laptops and notebooks to replace your existing hard drive with a bigger, faster and quieter version
• Use Samsung’s Data Migration software for cloning and migrating data from an old drive
• V-NAND technology giving you a higher performance out of your SSD
• MZ-75E500B/EU

Why should I buy a solid state drive?
SSD drives are faster, more reliable and a lot more efficient than standard hard drives (HDD). Durability and reliability are two things you can expect from an SSD. They are able to withstand knocks and shocks, making them ideal to use in laptops and netbooks. This doesn’t mean you can’t use them in computers - they provide a quick start up speed and a silent operation as well as being easy to install into your case.

What performance can I expect from this drive?
This solid state drive has a capacity of 500GB, which will allow you to store up to 500 hours of digital video, 125 two-hour DVD films, 16,000 digital photos or 8,000 hours of digital music. With a read speed of 540MB/s and a write speed of 520MB/s, you are able to start your computer up quicker, as well as being able to load your files in an instant.

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 Really good SSD and useful software (online!) Bought this to replace an old Crucial M4 256GB SSD in my PC. Comes with migration software on CD but you'd be better off downloading it from the Samsung site as I couldn't get my CD to load. That aside, copied the OS (Win7) perfectly, with correct sector alignment, the new SSD installed flawlessly and it's worked perfectly ever since, so the migration software and actual produce is very good. You will need either a spare SATA connection or (as I used) an external USB to SATA adaptor. Thinking of buying another for my wife's laptop.
Date published: 2015-05-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Superb upgrade even for old(ish) laptops Just to add to my previous review of the 1TB version, I was so impressed at this SSD's performance in my desktop machine that bought the 500GB version for my wife's laptop. I had tried to clone another brand of SSD with no success - but the EVO850 plus Samsung's migration software is flawless. The new SSD worked first time, and in addition, it preserved Samsung's recovery partitions too. After installing the new SSD, run the Samsung Magician software which allows you to set the SSD for max performance or max durability - I chose the latter. The laptop is an i5 SF-310 which has only SATA2 internal ports but it was still well worth while, and has hugely speeded up this old(ish) but still excellent laptop. If you look around you'll see lots of positive reviews for these SSDs and I can see why.
Date published: 2015-05-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Upgrade for an old MacBook Pro 2011 I bought this to upgrade my (Early 2011) MacBook Pro, what a difference!! Wish I had done it earlier.
Date published: 2017-02-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Replacement for a MacBook Pro HD Purchased this to replace a failing hard drive. Was concerned as this was a solid state HD, but fitted it without a problem and has been no problem and is working well.
Date published: 2016-08-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Does what it says on the box Easy to install, easy to clone old disk data and speeds up dramatically my HP Envy PC. Start up and shut down is almost in as many seconds as it used to be minutes.
Date published: 2016-08-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing Results Bought this to upgrade my Mac Book Pro an gave some amazing results, so much faster an even seems to make the battery last longer..... well worth every penny
Date published: 2016-03-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from So fast!! Bought this for my XBox One, it speeds up the loading time of games, wish I had got one ages ago!! Just plugged it into the external USB (you do need a SSD enclosure) and the Xbox recognised it immediately, game on!!
Date published: 2016-08-19
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good Drive- Shop price within a few pounds of mail order so more than reasonable. I actually bought the wrong format, Should have got m.2 but the drive itself is fine and without issue.
Date published: 2018-02-10
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Operating Specifications

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SATA 3.0

Technical Specifications

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Power Specifications

Power Source:

5 V from motherboard

Product Specifications

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Package Contents:

1 x Samsung 850 EVO 500GB SATAIII 2.5inch SSD

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HI i have a macbook pro mid 2010 and looking for a ssd is this a exact replacement? will it fit in exsiting hard drive position?do i need anything else?

Asked by: steve
This would work fine as a replacement drive.
Answered by: Dale
Date published: 2017-08-03

I have HP Envy m6-1102sa and the hdd needs replacing, would this be compatible?

Asked by: Juan
There shouldn't be any issues, but if you are unsure contact HP support and check if the drive is suitable for your HP machine.
Answered by: Les
Date published: 2017-05-08

Can I replace a Dell Inspiron 2350 HDD with this SSD?

Asked by: Allen
Yes this would be possible.
Answered by: Dale
Date published: 2017-03-08

hi I have just got a new Samsung 850 evo 1tb from you yoday, an iv just seen on the Samsung web site, that you get a free copy of watch dogs 2, but I did get a code can you help me with this.

Asked by: paul
This service is for frequently asked questions and does not allow two way communication, In order for us to best assist you with your technical issue please contact us on the details below: 0333 400 9500 or email
Answered by: Billy
Date published: 2017-01-05

Will this be compatible for upgrading a stock ps4 hardrive? If yes how would it fare in terms of storage and speed?

Asked by: Gman
This should work fine in a PS4, storage will be the same as any other 1TB drive, it would depend on the size of games and files you are storing on it. You may see a speed increase in some areas, however the PS4 may have load limiting due to the requirements for multiple functions to run at the same time.
Answered by: Gareth
Date published: 2017-01-01

Can I install this drive in my MacBook Pro mid 2012 non retina ?

Asked by: Maciej
Unfortunately we are unable to guarantee full compatibility for this item.
Answered by: Dominic
Date published: 2016-12-18

Is this one of of the Samsung’s new EVO with 48-layer V-NAND flash or one of the earlier drives produced with the older 32-layer V-NAND?

Asked by: Tufir
Full specifications here
Answered by: Les
Date published: 2016-11-18

Hi There, I've managed to format the disk on My Macbook Pro and It mounts and transfers files great. However I need this to be able to plug and mount between many computers to back up on the move. Sadly I Can't get it to mount on my other two mac?

Asked by: jeff
Sorry but question regarding Apple & Mac OS usage, should be addressed to Apple support, they are better equipped to handle your enquiry regarding use of the product across different Apple platforms.
Answered by: Les
Date published: 2016-10-07
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