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Samsung 850 PRO 256GB Review

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Posted August 8, 2014 by Jake in Storage

Overview

Hardware:
 
Manufacturer:
 
Price at time of Review: $200
 

WHAT WE LIKED:

Extensive software package; Data Migration; Great stock performance; Otherworldly performance with RAPID Mode enabled
 

WHAT WE DISLIKED:

Price premium
 
BOTTOM LINE:
Fast SSD that turns on the afterburners with some unique technological innovation.
by Jake
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Introduction

We’ve seen many solid state drives over the past few years, some memorable and some forgettable. But it’s rather rare to see new technologies emerge that push the boundaries of performance, features, and even pricing. Typically we see such advances when entirely unique tech comes to light, either hardware or software. We do see some modest improvements, but the SSD market has been rather stale for awhile, with incremental gains and price reductions.

We think today may be one of those rare instances which genuinely surprise and impress us, as we look at the Samsung 850 PRO SSD.

Samsung is bringing a few new features to the mainstream market here with the 850 PRO, but what’s utterly special that we hope pushes those boundaries further ahead, is something called 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 PRO 256GB and see just what this SSD can do.

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