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Samsung 850 EVO 500GB SSD Review

Posted December 8, 2014 by Jake in Storage, HDs & SSDs


Price at time of Review: $270


Slim form factor; Very fast out of the box; Blistering fast with RAPID Mode enabled; Data Migration software; Large capacity


Modest price premium
Samsung has an excellent overall package here, with great features, innovative technologies, performance, and durability.
by Jake
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We’ve seen our fair share of solid state drives over the past few years, and while we think they are fantastic in providing speed boosts in a PC system, not all SSDs are equal in terms of capability, performance, or features for the price you pay.

Prices continue to make SSDs more accessible to mainstream users, true enough, but there isn’t much to differentiate many of these products to the typical consumer. Are SSDs fast? Absolutely. Are they the same? Absolutely not. The trick is to find something that not only provides great performance, but can push the boundaries of what’s possible; more bang for your buck is certainly a laudible goal.

To that end, we’ve seen some very impressive SSDs from Samsung in the recent past, as they’ve gone to considerable lengths to indeed push those boundaries, offering consumers something very special that can’t be found elsewhere with other SSDs: RAPID Mode. Sounds like marketing jingo, we agree, but you’d be wrong to dismiss this one. RAPID Mode is unlike anything you’ve seen before, promising astonishing performance increases.

Buckle up and let’s take a closer look at the Samsung EVO 500GB and see just what this SSD can do.


One Comment

    Bill Barnes

    Great Samsung 850 EVO 500GB SSD! Great Review Jake very impressive and powerfull Samsung is one of the best SSD,s to Push of the performance in your RIG and quinch the thirst of even the most demanding Enthusiast and Gamers! Looking forward to the chance to own one of these Amazing Pure OC Editors choice awards!

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