Samsung 850 PRO - 256GB - 2.5" SATA III Internal SSD (MZ-7KE256BW)
- Samsung's flash memory is fabricated using an innovative 3D V-NAND architecture, which stacks 32 cell layers on top of one another.
- Powered by Samsung's cutting-edge 3D V-NAND technology, the NAND flash memory delivers class-leading read and write performance for both sequential and random workloads.
- With twice the endurance of the previous model*, the 850 PRO will keep working as long as you do. Samsung's V-NAND technology is built to handle a minimum of 150 Terabytes Written (TBW) over the lifetime of the drive.
- The efficient design of the 850 PRO enables you work longer and more productively. Boasting the lowest power consumption of any SSD when in standby or full use, the 850 PRO uses less energy while maintaining class-leading performance.
- Protect your PCs hardware and personal data when you take your laptop on the road with the 850 PRO's Self-Encrypting Drive (SED) technology.
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MZ-7KE256BW SSD 850 PRO 2.5in SATA III,10 Years Limited Warranty
From the Manufacturer
The Samsung 850 PRO SSD redefines storage with the world’s first drive based on 3D VNAND flash, offering exceptional read/write performance, reliability and power management efficiency. The 850 Pro delivers up to 2x the speed, density and endurance of conventional flash.
From the manufacturer
Samsung SSD 850 Pro 2.5 inch SATAIII
The next leading SSD for performance, endurance and energy efficiency.
- The World's First Consumer 3D V-NAND SSD
- Ultimate Read/Write Performance
- Enhanced Endurance and Reliability
- Efficient Power Management
Samsung SSD 850 Pro 2.5 inch SATAIII
The world's first 3D Vertical NAND (V-NAND) SSD- the Samsung SSD 850 Pro
The Samsung 850 PRO SSD redefines storage with the world’s first drive based on 3D VNAND flash, offering exceptional read/write performance, reliability and power management efficiency. The 850 Pro delivers up to 2x the speed, density and endurance of conventional flash. The next leading SSD for performance, endurance and energy efficiency.
What is V-NAND and how does it differ from existing technology?
Samsung's flash memory is fabricated using an innovative 3D V-NAND architecture, which stacks 32 cell layers on top of one another. The result is higher density and higher performance using a smaller footprint and a breakthrough in overcoming the density limits of conventional planar NAND.
An SSD that won't quit before you do
With twice the endurance of the previous model*, the 850 PRO will keep working as long as you do. Samsung's V-NAND technology is built to handle a minimum of 150 Terabytes Written (TBW) over the lifetime of the drive, which equates to a 40 GB daily read/write workload over a 10-year period. Plus, it comes with the industry's top-level ten-year limited warranty.
*840 PRO: 73 TBW > 850 PRO: 150 TBW.
Boost performance with an industry-leading 3D VNAND SSD
Powered by Samsung's cutting-edge 3D V-NAND technology, the NAND flash memory delivers class-leading read and write performance for both sequential and random workloads.
Work longer with high-efficiency innovation
The efficient design of the 850 PRO enables you work longer and more productively. Boasting the lowest power consumption of any SSD when in full use, the 850 PRO uses less energy (need source) while maintaining class-leading performance. The 850 PRO fully supports Device Sleep mode for Ultrabook, consuming only 2 milliwats (2mw) of power in its ultra low power state.
Plus, its low power DDR2 cache memory provides high performance while consuming up to 30 percent less power when active and up to 93 percent less power when idle than typical DDR2 or DDR3 memory.
Safeguard precious data without sacrificing performance
Protect your PCs hardware and personal data when you take your laptop on the road with the 850 PRO's Self-Encrypting Drive (SED) technology. The drive includes an AES-256-bit hardware-based, full disk encryption engine that secures your data without the performance loss often experienced with software-based encryption. The 850 PRO's advanced security complies with the TCG Opal v2.0 standard and is compatible with the Microsoft eDrive IEEE 1667 protocol. Plus, you can quickly erase data or sanitize your drive with the crypto erase feature.
Protect your PC from overheating with Dynamic Thermal Guard protection
The 850 PRO includes Dynamic Thermal Guard protection, which sustains performance while minimizing the risk of overheating. This feature monitors and maintains the drive's optimal operating temperature with a throttle feature that automatically drops the SSD's temperature to protect your data while ensuring the responsiveness you expect.
|960 PRO||960 EVO||850 PRO||850 EVO||T3 Portable SSD|
|Capacity||512GB, 1TB, 2TB||250GB, 500GB, 1TB||256GB, 512GB, 1TB, 2TB||250GB, 500GB, 1TB, 2TB, 4TB||250GB, 500GB, 1TB, 2TB|
|Form Factor||M.2 2280||M.2 2280||2.5 inch||2.5 inch, mSATA, M.2 2280||Portable|
|Interface||NVMe PCIe||NVMe PCIe||SATA III 6Gb/s||SATA III 6Gb/s||USB 3.1|
|Max. Sequential Read Speed (Speeds vary by system environment, form factor, and capacity)||Up to 3,500 MB/s||Up to 3,200 MB/s||Up to 550 MB/s||Up to 540 MB/s||Up to 450 MB/s|
|Max. Sequential Write Speed (Speeds vary by system environment, form factor, and capacity)||Up to 2,100 MB/s||Up to 1,900 MB/s||Up to 520 MB/s||Up to 520 MB/s||Up to 450 MB/s|
|NAND Type||Samsung V-NAND||Samsung V-NAND||Samsung V-NAND||Samsung V-NAND||Samsung V-NAND|
|Warranty (Limited warranty TBW varies by capacity)||Limited 5 Years||Limited 3 Years||Limited 10 Years||Limited 5 Years||Limited 3 Years|
|Recommended For||Ultimate Performance Gaming and Professional Computing||Advanced Performance Gaming and Professional Computing||Gaming and Professional Computing||Everyday Computing||Fast and Reliable External Storage|
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I was always happy with my Samsungs as they were superior products, but this new 850 Pro 1 TB that I just bought and am reviewing was to replace an 850 Evo 1 TB that was not delivering the expected 550/500 MB/s read write speeds.
As soon as I installed the new 850 Pro in my laptop, the Samsung Magician software recognized the drive, made me do a firmware update, then I did a benchmark that gave me something like 550/500 read/write speeds and I was already satisfied with results and then I rebooted.
After that, I activated rapid mode on the drive in Magician and rebooted again.
Then I made a performance benchmark again with Magician and this is where it got interesting...it gave me a read speed of 5.7 GB/s and write of 5.1 GB/s...and now i thought that this had to be a fault of the software or drive. I did another benchmark with Atto drive benchmark tool and it actually improved on the speed result at 6.3 GB/s read and 5.9 GB/s write... Holy COW!!!
I still could not believe it and by me transferring large video files from my 960 Pro that runs in the GB/s range as well and the 850 Pro seemed to also confirm that it could handle the speed...
At this point I am just blown away and try to put my jaw back on my face, as it literally dropped to the floor... you don't believe me? I attach my results.
I highly recommend this drive...obviously.
I bought a second, larger one for my desktop PC too (not from Amazon). Same as with the Macbook, it's now flying and performance has been consistent all the way. I stress this unit much more than the one on the Macbook and it's been holding up nicely. You don't actually have to use Magician, but I found it had minimal impact on system performance and enabled me to monitor the SSD much more closely (it also delivers firmware updates when necessary).
I highly recommend these SSDs for anyone looking to upgrade their SATA storage.
If you're imaging your drives, I suggest that you do a fresh install of your OS on this SSD. My experience was not the best with imaging the SSD from the mechanical drive image. It did image; but slower speed times. I installed a fresh copy of Windows and it rocked. Will test it on Linux and I'm sure it will be eve faster!
The price is up there; but for the warranty, you're paying ahead for the product.
Installation went well just like regular hard drives but I could feel the difference in speed, in temperature and also somewhat
improvement in battery life. So far so good, never have any problem with operation or waking up at all.
I would highly recommend this Samsung Drive!