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Samsung 850 EVO 500 GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive

(45 Ratings, 4.9 Average)

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Specifications

Manufacturer

Samsung

Part #

MZ-N5E500BW

Manufacturer

Samsung

Capacity

500 GB

Type

SSD

Form Factor

M.2-2280

Interface

M.2 (B+M)

NVME

No

Price History

    Reviews

    RetnuhTnelisV
    • 42 points
    • 28 months ago

    from completed build Nephilim

    Not a bad SSD at all. My first of this form factor but it performs identical to the standard SSD. If you want an increase in speed and performance you will have to get the 960 EVO. I went with this for my OS simply because it was less cables (no sata cable or power). It is a great size, porbably too big for my OS but I know that I will never have to worry about storage space.

    Overall - Not a bad chouce if you dont mind paying a slight premium for the m.2 form factor which I really liked.

    Vengeance1871
    • 34 points
    • 37 months ago

    It’s still mind boggling to me that 500GB can fit on a stick of gum. Yet, here it is. For this case, this was an absolute life saver. Not having to run cables for SATA and power for a traditional 2.5 inch saved me so much frustration with cable management. I can’t imagine trying to deal with two more cables, on top of everything else. One of the best ideas and highest recommendations I have for anyone else thinking about building in this case.

    harr1847
    • 33 points
    • 49 months ago

    from completed build Oculus-Ready Home Computer

    This SSD is awesome. I know that the 850 can't take advantage of the full read/write speed of an M.2, but I just like the fact that it doesn't have any wires! My OS boots in seconds and Skyrim loads new regions in less time than I can read the little blurbs. Would highly recommend this, as 500GB is plenty of space for primary files, games, OS, etc. and it's getting pretty cheap.

    lucasmalacas
    • 33 points
    • 41 months ago

    from completed build Tyrion PC Build

    Spent ton of time choosing between this and 950 NVME since the Motherboard supports it. In the end 250 GB of 950 Pro is just too little space for me vs. 500 GB of this on the same price. Reviews also saying difference is unnoticeable and 950 is actually slower because PCIE boots slower.

    Zehkari
    • 31 points
    • 39 months ago

    from completed build Winter's Bite.

    Costing roughly the same as SATA SSD's, why not? (assuming you have the motherboard), no cables, slightly (ever so) quicker and hardly looks out of place. Win.

    Beesem
    • 26 points
    • 49 months ago

    from completed build Jon's 4K PC

    Amazing how fast this little guy is. Super easy to install, insanely fast.

    ClappingCactus
    • 26 points
    • 45 months ago

    from completed build Kilimanjaro

    I haven't finalized this part of my build yet because I'm waiting for a good sale on hard disks. Maybe newegg's summer sale this year. I definitely wanted an SSD (and what a change it is!) and opted to use the newfangled m.2 connector. I've heard good things about the 850 Evo so I opted for the m2 version of that drive. This thing is a beast. My motherboard had like three different settings I needed to change to detect the connected m.2 drive, but it's extremely fast, snappy, and easy to install. I've maxed out my internet download speed (250Mbps) finally!

    ansen
    • 25 points
    • 50 months ago

    Decided I wasn't quite ready to shell out the money for a PCIe M.2 drive. Then when I was going to go buy my 2.5" Samsung Evo, I noticed the M.2 version was on sale at Amazon and was $10 cheaper. Figured why not! Plug and go, no cables to worry about, and nice and fast!

    Huge
    • 24 points
    • 41 months ago

    from completed build Mini ITX-size matters

    I don't know why more people aren't using M.2. Super convenient. No ssd trays, no sata cables, no power cables, reasonably priced, and fast.

    incognito213
    • 22 points
    • 41 months ago

    from completed build What's in the box?!?!

    That speed is sexy delicious.

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