Samsung 850 EVO 250GB 520MB/s Internal Solid State Drive

  • Model #: MZ-75E250B/AM
  • Web Code: 10366520
$149.99

Overview

Access your data in a flash with the 250GB 850 Evo 2.5" SATA III solid state drive from Samsung. With fast read speeds of up to 540MB/s and write rates of up to 520MB/s, this solid state drive lets you transfer large files quickly and easily. Rapid Mode software also utilizes integrated cache (DRAM) memory to improve processing speeds.

More Information

  • 250GB solid state drive capacity offers plenty of storage space and lets you access your data quickly and efficiently
  • TurboWrite technology delivers speedy reading rates of up to 540 MB/s and writing rates of up to 520 MB/s for fast transfers of large files
  • Integrated SATA 6 GB/s interface makes installation quick and easy, while remaining backwards compatible with SATA 3 GB/s and SATA 1.5 GB/s interfaces
  • Equipped with 512MB of low power DDR3 SDRAM used as cache memory to enhance processing speeds
  • Rapid Mode software uses integrated cache (DRAM) memory to improve processing speeds
  • Compatible with PC and Mac operating systems
  • Samsung's 3D V-NAND technology stacks 32 cell layers vertically for a compact 2.5-inch form designed to be used in a variety of laptop and desktop computers
  • Enhanced SSD controller delivers improved battery life on your laptop or computer by allowing the drive to sleep at an efficient 2mW
  • AES 256-bit encryption keeps your data secure and protected
  • Dynamic thermal guard constantly monitors and works to maintain ideal temperatures to protect the integrity of your data and safeguard from overheating

What's in the Box?

  • Samsung 250GB 850 Evo 2.5 Inches SATA III Solid State Drive

Manufacturer's Warranty:

  • Parts - 1 Year(s)

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  • Portable/ Desktop
    Desktop
  • Capacity
    250 GB
  • Drive Type
    Solid State Drive
  • Diskless or Populated
    Diskless
  • Interface
    SATA 6 Gb/s
  • Drive Size
    Not Applicable
  • Internal or External
    Internal
  • Wireless
    No
  • Number of Bays
    1
  • PC/Mac Compatibility
    Mac
  • Software Included
    Rapid Mode software
  • Maximum Data Transfer Rate
    520 MB/s
  • System Requirements
    Windows 8 (32-bit and 64-bit); Windows 7 (32-bit and 64-bit); Vista (SP1 and above); XP (SP2 and above); Windows Server 2008 (32-bit and 64-bit); Windows Server 2003 (32-bit and 64-bit with SP2 and above)
  • Dimension
  • Width
    10.01 cm
  • Height
    6.99 cm
  • Depth
    0.69 cm
  • Width (Inches)
    3.9 in
  • Height (Inches)
    2.73 in
  • Depth (Inches)
    0.27 in
  • Product Weight
    40 g
  • What's in the Box
  • Warranty Parts
    1 Year(s)


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Customer Reviews

4.4 / 5
Based on 61 review(s) More about Customer Reviews

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Positive vs. Critical Reviews

Positive 90%

55 Reviews

Critical 9%

6 Reviews

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  • from Montréal, QC
5.0

Fantastic

Works perfect, boosted the speed of my 2012 Macbook Pro by a LOT compared to the traditional HD it had before. Been using it for 6 months so far with no problems. Would recommend to anyone who wants to speed up their computer without breaking the bank.


  • from St. John's, NL
5.0

Amazing Product

I have been using my 850 EVO in my Linux laptop since 2015 and it has been nothing but fantastic. My boot time went from ~1 minute to ~15 seconds and my shutdown time is ~5 seconds sometimes less. I cannot more highly recommend this product and will be replacing it if it ever dies on me with another one of the same model.


  • from Toronto, ON
5.0

Great Drives

I think we have 10 of these drives at the office. 5 have been running for more than a year and 5 new ones as of a couple weeks back. No issues.


  • from Scarborough, ON
5.0

Good Drive very fast

works better then i thought it would very easy to install will be buying the 500gb


  • from Toronto, ON
4.0

Installed on a 17-inch 2009/10 MacBook Pro

I'm giving it four stars because it came only with a Windows installation CD, although this Evo SSD is also compatible with Mac computers.


  • from Vancouver, BC
5.0

What I expected

We all know the product is well made, and works as it should, so for me it was all about the install and specifically the Samsung software included to clone my existing hard drive. It was easy to use well organized and intuitive which made the process very easy. Needless to say the new SSD is much faster and I have determined that I can now keep my laptop just a little longer ;)


  • from Surrey, BC
5.0

Great mid Tier SSD

Out of all the mid level ssd's this has the best overall performance and reliability by far. If you care about the best warranty and performance this is it or grab a cheap PNY or other budget ssd which will still smoke any 7200rpm hd


  • from Chicoutimi
1.0

aucune guarentee 5 ans en Amerique

Achete ca et fait des appels en Anglais et y a aucune garantie, no warranty for this. Gaffe monumentale de Best Buy et Samsung.. pris des heures au telephone, many many agents no idea. Last agent idea is NO WARRANTY IN NORTH AMERICA. Box is lying. Best Buy pas au courent.


  • from Ottawa
1.0

NO 5 WARRANTY WHATSOEVER 30 days

Yes, i got this drive, blazing fast but wanted to register it and verify that it is indeed warrantied as per box. Abysmal customer service 4 calls routed to 8 different clueless Korean agents, the SSD dept finally confirmed THAT THERE IS NON5 yr warranty in north america... ttakr it back to store if any issues. Of course best buy staffers were unaware and they support 30 daya unless buying an extra warranty from them. Refunded it.


  • from Kanata, ON
5.0

Good product easy to clone

I chose this because an earlier model EVO I installed on an older laptop worked great. This one did not disappoint. Good speed and the really important thing is that the cloning process was easy with the included software.


  • from Mississauga, ON
5.0

Good Product

Using from 1 Jan 2017 Good


  • from Glace Bay, NS
5.0

Brought my old computer back to life

Cloned the 160GB hard drive that came with my desktop onto the Samsung 850 EVO 250GB. The computer has an Athlon X2 3800 CPU and 3GB of RAM running Windows 7. The boot time went from 3 minutes and 4 seconds with the old hard drive to 49 seconds with the Samsung solid state drive and shutting down the computer went from 1 minute and 7 seconds to just 10 seconds. My computer has never felt faster - I'm impressed.


  • from Chatham, ON
5.0

My Top Choice for SSDs

The Samsung 850 EVO brand has been my running choice for SSDs. This is my second one (for a different computer) and both have worked flawlessly. Fast, reliable, compact, and worth every penny !


  • from St. John's, NL
5.0

Started Great and the Trend Continues

I bought this SSD about two years ago to replace the hard drive in my Toshiba Portege r930. I use Linux as my OS and even on a 2nd generation Intel core -i3 processor it took my boot time from about one minute to about 13-15 seconds. My computer is now about four years old and it still runs faster than some of my friends' machines (I wish I could improve the graphics card of my computer but alas this drive isn't a wizard so it can't do the impossible). All jokes aside I would 150% recommend this SSD.


  • from Hamilton ON
4.0

Samsung 850 Evo 250 gb SSD

I have 3 of these drives in use on different computers for the operating system and software.One is almost a year old. I have not had any issues at all with any of them. The latest I used the supplied migration software without issue. Computers boot Windows 7 within 10 or seconds and perform flawlessly. Using the Samsung Magician software makes them work even better. The only reason i didn't give 5 stars is because no mounting hardware supplied. Considering the price is a little high on these drives Samsung could supply a 2 cent piece of aluminum and some screws.


  • from Toronto, ON
2.0

Average performance

Added this drive to my i7-920, Gigabyte EX58UD3R, w/ 12GB RAM running Windows 10. Boot time and overall performance increased very little. I was expecting more.


  • from Bradford, ON
5.0

great

fast and reliable


  • from Laval, QC
5.0

Solid performance

Great performance. Easy plug and play setup. Initially ran on Windows 7, now on windows 10. What I really don't appreciate: Samsung provides 5 years warranty with the purchase (free of charge and two way shipping included). BestBuy sales rep was using scare tactics on me to purchase 3 years warranty. for something that is already covered? Not cool.


  • from Oakville, ON
4.0

Faster than Hard Disc Drive

I see booting time is shorter and MS Office Programs on SSD are running faster 3 or 4 times faster than Hard Drive


  • from Toronto, ON
2.0

Hold on to that receipt

Bought one yesterday at Younge/Eglinton. Did a speed test and got back 380/372 as compared to my 840 at 509/492. Thankfully they replaced the faulty drive. Now back to normal expected speeds First world problem, but still a problem. :)


  • from Vancouver, BC
5.0

Amazing performance; best value

I did an extensive comparison of SSDs before ultimately buying the Samsung Evo 850. The main pros of this drive compared to the others were: high read/write speed, 5 year warranty, RAPID mode using the Magician Software, and overall review ratings from others. Instead of a migration I did a fresh install of Windows 10 on my laptop (replacing a 1TB 5200 rpm hard drive) because I wanted to get rid of all the bloatware that came installed from the factory. Took 5 minutes to take the old hard drive out and install the new SSD. Then I installed Windows 10 from a DVD. This took about 1.5 hours because new Windows updates had to be downloaded and installed. Then it took a few more hours to reinstall other software such as MS Office, iTunes, McAfee, etc. And finally the migration of personal files from the old hard drive to the SSD. I also bought a cheap 2.5 inch USB 3 hard drive enclosure for my old hard drive, so now I also have a 1TB external hard drive for external storage and data back ups, etc. My laptop is now really fast. Start up is 7 seconds from pushing the power button to Windows login screen, and then 4 seconds to seeing the desktop. Opening iTunes and Adobe Photoshop now takes about 6 seconds. The laptop also runs quiet and cooler, and battery life has improved. So happy with this upgrade.


  • from Etobicoke, ON
5.0

Lightning Fast

Just replaced a Kingston 120 GB SSD with this one. The Kingston was fast on my HP Star Wars Laptop with 16GB of memory, but this Samsung SSD is lightning fast compared to the Kingston. Boot up time of Windows 10 went from 20 plus seconds (faster than the original spinner) to 13 seconds with this SSD, straight to the desktop, ready rock and roll. Everything loads faster and battery life has gone up. With over 2,000,000 hours MTBF (mean time before failure) and expected lifetime of 8 plus years, you can't go wrong. If you're looking for an upgrade to any laptop new or old I highly recommend this SSD. You won't be disappointed.


  • from Guelph, ON
5.0

5 year warranty

Best drive for the price with a 5 year warranty. Don't forget to install the Samsung magician software into your OS and run it to make sure you get the most of out these drives. BestBuy is also the winner with the lowest price including free shipping, why shop anywhere else. Order was processed fast and received product one day after order placed.


  • from Canada
5.0

Fast

Installed this on a Macbook Pro, super fast and easy to do. It is the second time I do this on a Macbook and my first review. I would give 5/5 for this product anytime.


  • from Halifax, NS
4.0

Good entry-level SSD EVO 850

For those who wants to increase the life of you ultrabook, this Samsung EVO 850 is a good entry-level SSD. It is durable and if has good rates of Writing and Reading


  • from Ottawa, ON
5.0

One month in

It's been about a month and though I haven't run any benchmarks, day to day operations are fast. Samsung SSDs have negative publicity surrounding firmware updates, so I have my fingers crossed


  • from Vancouver, BC
4.0

Good performance on Mid-2012 MBP 15''

Bought this SSD to upgrade my mid-2012 Macbook Pro 15''. Followed the guide from iFixit. You'll need a T6 torx screwdriver, which you can get from home depot. This is a 7mm thick hard drive, but you don't need an sort of mount if you were installing to a Macbook, thanks to the design of the Macbook's drive bay. The upgrade, including the screwdriver set cost like 160 in total, but is definitely worth it. The upgraded machine runs like a beast. It almost beats my MBP Retina 13''. Start-up time is like waking up from sleep mode. Photoshop runs like text editing software, no lag what so ever. I'm testing video editing tomorrow and I'm confident about it. I hope it doesn't fail me down the road though. The box says that it has 5 years of warranty. So I'll keep the receipt in a safe place :P


  • from Vaudreuil, QC
5.0

Very good SSD

I was surprised how fast became my laptop afterI changed the SSD and I reinstalled Windows 10. My old laptop feels much more younger now.


  • from Milton, ON
5.0

Great SSD

Bought this to install windows 10 on it . Have a older pc and this drive works fantastic would recommend this drive to anyone looking for a SSD drive


  • from Lasalle, QC
5.0

GREAT SSD, GREAT BOXING DAY PRICING

Got a much better boot up time, system is much faster now !!!


  • from Toronto, ON
5.0

Wish it was bigger!

Bought two to run in a RAID0 array. They literally just plug and play just like any other drive. Certainly much quicker then my old 4 drive array of older generation hard drives. So far so good, shipping was super fast too...just wish I could have afforded larger drives..or more of them!


  • from Saskatoon, Sk
5.0

Makes booting so much faster

My laptop is only about a year old, has an i7 processor, 2gb video card, and 16gb of ram but it still seemed so slow. I had never used a solid state drive before and all I can say is WOW! My boot time, from scratch to where the computer is actually usable, went from more than 5 minutes to about 10 seconds. It's incredible! Everything is just so snappy. If you want an upgrade that will actually make a difference on your PC this is the way to go.


  • from Edmonton, AB
4.0

Fast and easy to install

The only reason I didn't give 5 stars is because I wish it came with a bracket. Luckily my new case had a bracket to install SSDs, but my other case didn't (which is what I needed it for). My previous Corsair Force GT came with a mounting bracket. The speed is noticeably better and the benchmarks destroy the Force GT


  • from Ajax, ON
4.0

Samsung 850 EVO

Easy to set up and works as expected.


  • from Ottawa, ON
4.0

I like it

It works as I expected.


  • from Ottawa, ON
5.0

Excellent drive, easy upgrade

The drive works very well, and it is very fast -- even on my old computer with SATA 2 bus. Highly recommended The upgrade from my old hard disk was made very easy with the Samsung Migrate tool. The Magician software seems to work well too. Don't bother with the versions on the included CD, they are outdated -- download new ones.


  • from Montréal, QC
4.0

Not Bad

It is fast, not very expensive. Perfect for my data analysis work.


  • from Langley, BC
5.0

Need new Magician 4.9 for Windows 10

I now have these in both my desktop and laptop. They made a great improvement in bootup time on both: about 6 times faster. However there was one issue: the Magician program was out-of-date (version 4.7). It did not "auto-update", saying it was the latest. I went on the Web and found version 4.9 on the Samsung website. It has been updated to recognize Windows 10 and allows setting of the RAPID mode, which again increases the speed. Note: there are "workarounds" to make version 4.7 recognize Windows 10, but you may find, as I did, that they create occasional BSODs.


  • from Richmond, BC
5.0

Great product

After using it for a week, no complaint for boxing day price. If want to get its maximum performance, make sure that PC supports SATA 3.


  • from Toronto, ON
5.0

Both hardware and software are great

Installation and setup is easy especially with the included software (disk cloning and ssd maintenance / optimisation tool). After the easy to follow set-up, installing the ssd and boot-up process process is like "plug and play" no hassles


  • from Halifax, NS
4.0

Great SSD for the price

It's a 250GB, really fast SSD, so no problems there. The packaging does not include the cables and the instructions are on a CD, which complicates things if you were planning on using it in a new build. Why? Because you need a working PC to read the instructions, one with a CD drive. They did include the warranty summary which is written in every language known to man, but nowhere on the packaging or contents does it specify what kind of cable you need and that it's not included. Not a big deal for me, but this could pose problems for people without experience building a PC.


  • from Kitchener, ON
5.0

You can't buy one fast enough

Wicked fast SSD. A new lease on life for my 4 year old Lenovo laptop. Buy this now you will not be sorry.


  • from St-Hubert, Qc
5.0

Great SSD

You cannot go wrong with the Samsung 850 EVO, I upgraded my Mac Mini Late 2009 with this disk and all installed in a breeze, and has improved it way beyond my expectations. I have purchased several Samsung SSDs so far for other laptops and towers, and they have been reliable. I've read reviews saying that it's not the fastest, but all agree that they are reliable.


  • from Calgary, AB
5.0

Samsung 250GB SSD

Works great and installation was easy once I figured out how to open up the HP laptop.


  • from Brentwood Bay, BC
5.0

THE BEST

I have a home business in Brentwood Bay called Brentwood Micro, and I send my customers to Best Buy to buy computers and SSD Drives, this drive I recommend to all my clients to buy, I've not had one of these drives fail, yet, and I've sold hundreds of them over the years. Don't let negative feedback discourage you from buying these, I stand behind the Samsung EVO's 100 percent! It is unfortunate that some of you, here, have had a bad experience with this SSD, I bet if you were to give this drive a second chance/purchase , you won't regret it! I have Samsung Drives installed in all three of my computers, and wow, blazing fast!


  • from Toronto, ON
1.0

Not supported in Canada, good luck with RMAs

The drive completely failed in 3 months... tried a variety of tools etc, no luck. Quality question aside, the support and RMA process is ridiculous. These SSDs are not supported out of Canada. Canadian support when calling points you to the US 1800 number, who then points you to Totalts, who is their 3rd party support. I've had a ticket with them pending approval for the RMA for a month now, and not getting a response for when to expect an approval. So suggest that Canadians look elsewhere. Note that this problem is well documented by others in various forums.


  • from Mississauga, ON
1.0

Disappointed

I bought this SSD recently from the BestBuy store, I was disappointed with the performance of the disk. Its slightly better than my original spindle drive but not up to my expectations


  • from Toronto, ON
5.0

Fast and easy to install

Upgraded my 2011 MacBook Pro hard drive with this one, took about 5 minutes to install the hardware, about an hour to install OS X from scratch. Apps launch so much faster. Improvements in read, write performance are really noticeable. Highly recommended!


  • from Victoria, BC
5.0

Great SSD

I have used this for a month before giving a review. This is a splendid SSD which has met my expectations or more I must say. Significantly improved my boot time from my previous hard drive. I haven't faced any problems with it yet. I would say it has great value for the price.


  • from Red Deer, AB
3.0

A-La-Ka-Flop!

I bought this drive to install in a Inspiron 5000 series. The laptop was brand new, so nothing to interfere with Samsung's disk cloning software. I put this in the Vantec 3.0 enclosure and it wouldn't detect. I put both drives into my desktop to clone, and the software will only clone the boot disk. I booted from the laptop harddrive, and the cloning software initiated cloning and failed two minutes later. I then used free third party software to flawlessly clone the drive in under an hour. Thanks for the bundled software, Samsung! The 850 Evo itself is a quick enough SSD. Boot to Windows 10 with a 5th gen i5 and 8 GB ram is ~7 seconds, shut down in 3.


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