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  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: It's fast but you don't notice too much of a difference most of the time, as in, when you are browsing the net. Firefox starts up faster and load times for anything are faster.

Cons: Hang on boot. Clean install of genuine Windows 10 Pro and for some reason it will randomly hang on boot. Usually hitting the reset button will fix it. Last night I restarted it 10 times to try and get it to boot from the SSD. I have multiple drives in my computer so I went into the bios and selected another drive with Window 10 Pro, and it loaded right away. I have an ASUS board with the latest BIOS. There is some issue with these drives. I hope someone from samsung could clear up what causes this. MBR and everything in windows diagnostics showed it was all fine, so not like I had corrupted files on the drive.

Btw this rarely happens on shutdown, so i always shutdown my computer, it is more likely to happen during a restart. Either way you are at risk for it not booting.

Other Thoughts: The fact that it hangs on boot really ruined it for me.

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  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

4 out of 5 eggs Buy one to say just to say you have one 08/06/2015

This review is from: SAMSUNG 850 EVO 2.5" 250GB SATA III 3-D Vertical Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) MZ-75E250B/AM

Pros: Fast boot up, application launch faster, un-raring files is faster (at least the write part). Once you login to Windows you can click the browser and start doing things much faster.

Cons: Still very expensive versus a standard drive. High price forces you to choose what will be on the SSD and what will be on a standard drive. So you only get the benefit of the SSD for some programs.

Other Thoughts: Other than the fast boot up you don't see much difference at all in daily tasks. Sure games levels load faster and applications start up faster but I still don't think it's worth it because of the cost. Basically you can buy one just to say you have one. I was not blown away or anything, in fact the money could have been saved and used towards a better processor or more RAM. I just don't think it's an efficient use of money at this point. And the high price means you won't have a 1TB drive most likely so you will have to pick and choose what applications, games, etc will go on the SSD and what are not as important and can be put on a regular drive.

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  • Owned For: less than 1 day

1 out of 5 eggs Killed my drive 08/06/2015

This review is from: StarTech 6" 4 Pin Molex to SATA Power Cable Adapter SATAPOWADAP

Pros: Cheap, useful

Cons: I have reason to believe this killed my laptop drive. Though I can't say with 100% certainty, I believe plugging the cable into the drive shorted the board. There is no noise coming from the drive, nothing! Completely dead.

Other Thoughts: These things happen, I don't know who's fault it is, and it doesn't matter, essential things should be backed up in the cloud or other drive. Though I had nothing essential I still feel bad about losing a 250gb hard drive. :(


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Display Name: Sameer M.

Date Joined: 03/23/10

  • Reviews: 18
  • Helpfulness: 7
  • First Review: 03/23/10
  • Last Review: 09/16/15
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