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Pros: I built a new computer this spring, with all new components. For hard drives I have one Samsung 970 EVO Plus 500gb for the OP system, one Samsung 860 QVO SSD 1 TB for my games and normal files, one Samsung 860 QVO 1 TB for all Backup files and pics. I centered the build around a MSi Mag Tornado, with a I7-9700 intel processor, with a Gigabyte GTX 1660-TI GPU. I put it all in a Rosewell Thor case. I have the system running at a speed of 4.7 with room for more speed if and when I need it. Just no need to up it right now. Love this computer and I got all my parts from Newegg, on sale.
Cons: No Cons with this build. I unlike a lot of others do not want to give up my DVD drives yet, so keep one BluRay Plextor burner, and will add one more Bluray Burner soon. I may add another Samsung 970 EVO plus 1 TB nvme later, when prices come down. I am not using anything but the Samsung SSD's.
Overall Review: I am a retired 76 Year old man soon to be 77, and feel this will take me for years to come if I make it as long as the computer.
Pros: This product is easy to use and setup. I am using it for a PS4 SSD and it makes the speed of the PS4 pop.
Lots of storage and a great price.
Overall Review: I have had a few from the QVO line of drives and they are all doing well.
Pros: Big upgrade from hard drive
Saves tons of time loading games instead of HDD, I finally have my life back
Cons: None so far
Overall Review: Toss your HDD out the window and buy this
Pros: Bought this to upgrade a Dell Inspiron 13 5379 laptop (Intel i5 8th Gen) that came with a 1TB HDD. Everything happens so much faster, great upgrade. Used EaseUS ToDo Backup Free edition to clone the HDD to the SSD. EaseUS ToDo Backup has a nice Clone tool that's easy to use and works great.
I also installed the Samsung Magician software, which has some nice performance improvement features. I enabled "Over Provisioning" and "RAPID mode". This made a noticeable improvement in boot times.
Cons: None at all.
Overall Review: Would purchase again, great upgrade.
Pros: - Price for size & capacity
- Ease of use, including Samsung's tools (Data Migration Wizard, Performance Tuning)
Cons: - Not the fastest
- Lower lifespan (read my review for thoughts on this)
Overall Review: I bought two of these to add to a RAID 0 SSD array specifically used for editing video. For this reason, I'm perfectly happy because I get a substantial size boost, the performance is still top-notch and I'm not worried if I wear them out after 3 years (Samsung's warranty period) or "1,440 TBH" (Terabyte Hours--Samsung's promised lifespan). I have some older 830 and 840 drives that I've been using for gaming that have yet to die on me.
We're at the point now where M.2, U2, and PCI are taking drive speeds to the next level - SATA III probably isn't long for this world, so for now I think the slight dip in speed, the huge gain in capacity, and the huge drop in price come together to make this a good choice for SSDs.
550MB max read and 520MB max write serve the purpose for me.
Disclaimer: I did have a coupon that got me two of these at a price below $100 each.
Pros: Fast Speeds games load in no time!
Overall Review: If you want to get into a game fast this is the way to go if you don't have a M.2
Pros: I needed something a little bigger and this fit the bill works great.
Overall Review: Great hard drive I have 4 Samsung hard drives and they all work great. three laptops and my desktop what a difference this drive makes.