Samsung 850 EVO 500 GB 2.5 inch Solid State Drive £104.90 @ Amazon
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Samsung 850 EVO 500 GB 2.5 inch Solid State Drive £104.90 @ Amazon

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Found 22nd Jun 2016
Try Flubit for a cheaper price.

beardsley co are selling it for £99.99 free delivery but isn't fulfilled by amazon amazon.co.uk/gp/…new
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Cracking drives, I can remember paying around £260 for one when they came out
still protesting about the missing 12GB on these budget drives
zebrum

still protesting about the missing 12GB on these budget drives



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My first SSD was £120 for 128GB. I should have waited a few years.
DO NOT buy it from beardsley co unless you're willing to take the risk of it never arriving. They're a just launched store with no reputation. Scammers use high interest items like these all the time.
Waiting for black Friday.
gordo1964

Waiting for black Friday.


Prefer Blue Monday myself, Peter Hook at his best.
westy125

Cracking drives, I can remember paying around £260 for one when they came … Cracking drives, I can remember paying around £260 for one when they came out


If you paid that price for this exact drive you were robbed as they were never that expensive surely!
zebrum

still protesting about the missing 12GB on these budget drives



This is not a budget drive xD this is one of the best SSDs around, for reliability, speed and performance, especially if you fork out a little more for an m.2 as well...

If you want a budget, go buy a Seagate or something, this is premium
M1sterDeeds

My first SSD was £120 for 128GB. I should have waited a few years.



You would have waited a lot longer for your computer to load things, time is something you can't ever get back So you were right to buy yourself some time by using an SSD.
Agharta

If you paid that price for this exact drive you were robbed as they were … If you paid that price for this exact drive you were robbed as they were never that expensive surely!



​I'm thinking of my old 840 500gb, it was when they just come out
fishmaster

You would have waited a lot longer for your computer to load things, time … You would have waited a lot longer for your computer to load things, time is something you can't ever get back So you were right to buy yourself some time by using an SSD.



As usual, you have a point. Ok I feel a little better now, thanks.
Tempted although I think I want to get a 1tb next, or a 500gb nvme drive
I flooked bagging one of these on a Warehouse deal last week for a measly £69. Probably the best timing of a search for an 850 EVO that I ever did - it was the only one available at that price. Box turned up slightly squashed but that aside, the drive and driver CD were in original sealed packaging inside.
This is by far the best upgade possible for a macbook pro (Late 2011). Actually feels faster than when the macbook was brand new.
zebrum

still protesting about the missing 12GB on these budget drives



​You have made my day...thank you
Fab drives.
Tino_G

This is by far the best upgade possible for a macbook pro (Late 2011). … This is by far the best upgade possible for a macbook pro (Late 2011). Actually feels faster than when the macbook was brand new.



How did you go about installing it - did you clone your old hard drive or fresh install?
DatAlbino

This is not a budget drive xD this is one of the best SSDs around, for … This is not a budget drive xD this is one of the best SSDs around, for reliability, speed and performance, especially if you fork out a little more for an m.2 as well...If you want a budget, go buy a Seagate or something, this is premium



Oh I wasn't talking about brand name. Samsung do make some quality drives but what I meant by budget it is this particular model is a TLC, which cuts corners and aimed at the low-end:
pcworld.com/art…tml
This or a 850 Pro at £135?
zebrum

Oh I wasn't talking about brand name. Samsung do make some quality drives … Oh I wasn't talking about brand name. Samsung do make some quality drives but what I meant by budget it is this particular model is a TLC, which cuts corners and aimed at the low-end:http://www.pcworld.com/article/2998497/storage/tlc-nand-ssds-the-crippling-problem-storage-makers-dont-advertise.html



I wasn't talking about brand either, the read/write speeds for this are great and the reliability compared to this price range (Crucial, Seagate, etc..) is so much better

Altho I have to say, I trust a Samsung Evo over a Toshiba Q300 or a Seagate

Even better if you can get an m.2 (like me)
Will this fit in a HP Pavilion Mini PC 300-235na? thanks
pete_rawli

How did you go about installing it - did you clone your old hard drive or … How did you go about installing it - did you clone your old hard drive or fresh install?



Did a fresh install and put the old hard drive in a external enclosure. It's pretty easy to install the hard drive into the macbook, just be careful not to strip the screws as it's easily done! I ended up buggering one of the small screws and had to take it to the Apple shop to get it out. They took the screw out and offered to install the new hard drive free of charge (even though the apple lad said they technically aren't allowed to). Great service as per from the apple store

Edited by: "Tino_G" 22nd Jun 2016
Ordered one of these 2 days ago at £107 something... just cloned my drive today and installed it in my laptop. So far so good.
Edited by: "Konpachi" 22nd Jun 2016
GamerJack95


Nice GIF mate, but you didn't rather understand an issue.
We can laugh as much as we can, but the others (manufacturers) will rip us off anyways laughing that we are laughing from "missing 12 GB". You know, this is like a chain: laughing donkey at the very beginning and laughing wolf at the end. Where would you like to be ? ;-) It's just a picture, and below is an explanation what "missing" gigabyte is.
As far as computer geeks can remember, computer "kilo" meant 1024. Like Kilobyte = 1024 bytes. Noone even was thinking it might be different. It was so obvious, because computers operate at binary system, where 2^10 = 1024. Then development came... and computer "mega" appeared, but mega still meant 1024. Rule was the same, 2^10 * 2^10 = 2^20. And then computer "giga" appeared, and altough it was the same maths (2^10 * 2^10 ^ 2^10 = 2^30), but it started to be so complicated for some people. Maybe they were marketing "geniuses" smoking weed at the evenings too much ? Dunno. But they "invented" one thing... if one giga means 2^30 bytes, so why it must be so complicated ? Let's make it easier. Let's make it like a wholesale bread for everyone ! Yeeea ! A weed for everyone per evening ;-) Since today "giga" will not mean 2^30 bytes, because it's too much pressing "=" at your calculator to count how much it is (1.073.741.824). Would you press it 30 times ? Noo.. too much. Since today count this way: kilo is not 1024, but 1000... so giga is not 1024 mega, but 1000 mega...oh, and mega is 1000 kilos as well. Simple ? Yeeeah ! So "previous computer" giga since today is 1.000.000.000 bytes. Who can remember 1.073.something.something ? Yeeeah ! I am Seagate Marketing Manager, give me more weed ! Since today we sell our harddrives "1 giga" that would contain 1.000.000.000 bytes. not 1.073.741.824. Simple ? As is ! Yeeah, I will get salary premium ! I saved "monies", "alotof" for my boss, which is Seagate, best-company-of-the-giga-year ! Yeah !
So, as you can see, each one gigabyte sold today should contain 7.37% more in fact. When you buy 120 GB drive, it should have 8,8 "GB" more. Or look at this from another point of view: you inspect your bytes and operating system says: it has got.... no, not 120 GB, but 111.76 GB only. Where is the rest (the h*ll) ? Well - you now understand, where is "missing" part.
In the name. GB now does not mean 1024 MB. It is 1000 since somebody in Seagate marketing smoked too much. And rest of manufacturers started to save costs the same way. We've been given with "GiB" which is now what GB was before that silly whole thing, but manufacturers are far away of using it. They prefer to sell their "GB" to dumb users who can only laugh. But, in fact, these laughing dumb users pay for this rip off.

Edited by: "biuro74" 22nd Jun 2016
come on sub-£100 drives!
biuro74

Nice GIF mate, but you didn't rather understand an issue.We can laugh as … Nice GIF mate, but you didn't rather understand an issue.We can laugh as much as we can, but the others (manufacturers) will rip us off anyways laughing that we are laughing from "missing 12 GB". You know, this is like a chain: laughing donkey at the very beginning and laughing wolf at the end. Where would you like to be ? ;-) It's just a picture, and below is an explanation what "missing" gigabyte is.As far as computer geeks can remember, computer "kilo" meant 1024. Like Kilobyte = 1024 bytes. Noone even was thinking it might be different. It was so obvious, because computers operate at binary system, where 2^10 = 1024. Then development came... and computer "mega" appeared, but mega still meant 1024. Rule was the same, 2^10 * 2^10 = 2^20. And then computer "giga" appeared, and altough it was the same maths (2^10 * 2^10 ^ 2^10 = 2^30), but it started to be so complicated for some people. Maybe they were marketing "geniuses" smoking weed at the evenings too much ? Dunno. But they "invented" one thing... if one giga means 2^30 bytes, so why it must be so complicated ? Let's make it easier. Let's make it like a wholesale bread for everyone ! Yeeea ! A weed for everyone per evening ;-) Since today "giga" will not mean 2^30 bytes, because it's too much pressing "=" at your calculator to count how much it is (1.073.741.824). Would you press it 30 times ? Noo.. too much. Since today count this way: kilo is not 1024, but 1000... so giga is not 1024 mega, but 1000 mega...oh, and mega is 1000 kilos as well. Simple ? Yeeeah ! So "previous computer" giga since today is 1.000.000.000 bytes. Who can remember 1.073.something.something ? Yeeeah ! I am Seagate Marketing Manager, give me more weed ! Since today we sell our harddrives "1 giga" that would contain 1.000.000.000 bytes. not 1.073.741.824. Simple ? As is ! Yeeah, I will get salary premium ! I saved "monies", "alotof" for my boss, which is Seagate, best-company-of-the-giga-year ! Yeah !So, as you can see, each one gigabyte sold today should contain 7.37% more in fact. When you buy 120 GB drive, it should have 8,8 "GB" more. Or look at this from another point of view: you inspect your bytes and operating system says: it has got.... no, not 120 GB, but 111.76 GB only. Where is the rest (the h*ll) ? Well - you now understand, where is "missing" part.In the name. GB now does not mean 1024 MB. It is 1000 since somebody in Seagate marketing smoked too much. And rest of manufacturers started to save costs the same way. We've been given with "GiB" which is now what GB was before that silly whole thing, but manufacturers are far away of using it. They prefer to sell their "GB" to dumb users who can only laugh. But, in fact, these laughing dumb users pay for this rip off.



LOL TL;DR please mate
M1sterDeeds

My first SSD was £120 for 128GB. I should have waited a few years.


snap
Tino_G

Did a fresh install and put the old hard drive in a external enclosure. … Did a fresh install and put the old hard drive in a external enclosure. It's pretty easy to install the hard drive into the macbook, just be careful not to strip the screws as it's easily done! I ended up buggering one of the small screws and had to take it to the Apple shop to get it out. They took the screw out and offered to install the new hard drive free of charge (even though the apple lad said they technically aren't allowed to). Great service as per from the apple store



Ha that's great. I was going to do a fresh install too, but I'm not sure on the best method of installing the OS on the new hard drive? Did you install it prior to replacing, or after?
Edited by: "pete_rawli" 22nd Jun 2016
DatAlbino

I wasn't talking about brand either, the read/write speeds for this are … I wasn't talking about brand either, the read/write speeds for this are great and the reliability compared to this price range (Crucial, Seagate, etc..) is so much betterAltho I have to say, I trust a Samsung Evo over a Toshiba Q300 or a SeagateEven better if you can get an m.2 (like me)



what's the difference with m.2 type SSD?
Got mine for less than £100 last year from going through flubit and I've had no trouble with it just in case anyone is worrying about going through them instead of direct from amazon
biuro74

They prefer to sell their "GB" to dumb users who can only laugh. But, in … They prefer to sell their "GB" to dumb users who can only laugh. But, in fact, these laughing dumb users pay for this rip off.


So wait until the drives are 7% off, then you've bagged yourself a bargain.
biuro74

Nice GIF mate, but you didn't rather understand an issue.We can laugh as … Nice GIF mate, but you didn't rather understand an issue.We can laugh as much as we can, but the others (manufacturers) will rip us off anyways laughing that we are laughing from "missing 12 GB". You know, this is like a chain: laughing donkey at the very beginning and laughing wolf at the end. Where would you like to be ? ;-) It's just a picture, and below is an explanation what "missing" gigabyte is.As far as computer geeks can remember, computer "kilo" meant 1024. Like Kilobyte = 1024 bytes. Noone even was thinking it might be different. It was so obvious, because computers operate at binary system, where 2^10 = 1024. Then development came... and computer "mega" appeared, but mega still meant 1024. Rule was the same, 2^10 * 2^10 = 2^20. And then computer "giga" appeared, and altough it was the same maths (2^10 * 2^10 ^ 2^10 = 2^30), but it started to be so complicated for some people. Maybe they were marketing "geniuses" smoking weed at the evenings too much ? Dunno. But they "invented" one thing... if one giga means 2^30 bytes, so why it must be so complicated ? Let's make it easier. Let's make it like a wholesale bread for everyone ! Yeeea ! A weed for everyone per evening ;-) Since today "giga" will not mean 2^30 bytes, because it's too much pressing "=" at your calculator to count how much it is (1.073.741.824). Would you press it 30 times ? Noo.. too much. Since today count this way: kilo is not 1024, but 1000... so giga is not 1024 mega, but 1000 mega...oh, and mega is 1000 kilos as well. Simple ? Yeeeah ! So "previous computer" giga since today is 1.000.000.000 bytes. Who can remember 1.073.something.something ? Yeeeah ! I am Seagate Marketing Manager, give me more weed ! Since today we sell our harddrives "1 giga" that would contain 1.000.000.000 bytes. not 1.073.741.824. Simple ? As is ! Yeeah, I will get salary premium ! I saved "monies", "alotof" for my boss, which is Seagate, best-company-of-the-giga-year ! Yeah !So, as you can see, each one gigabyte sold today should contain 7.37% more in fact. When you buy 120 GB drive, it should have 8,8 "GB" more. Or look at this from another point of view: you inspect your bytes and operating system says: it has got.... no, not 120 GB, but 111.76 GB only. Where is the rest (the h*ll) ? Well - you now understand, where is "missing" part.In the name. GB now does not mean 1024 MB. It is 1000 since somebody in Seagate marketing smoked too much. And rest of manufacturers started to save costs the same way. We've been given with "GiB" which is now what GB was before that silly whole thing, but manufacturers are far away of using it. They prefer to sell their "GB" to dumb users who can only laugh. But, in fact, these laughing dumb users pay for this rip off.



This is some of the most insane tech talk I've ever read on HUKD, and that takes some doing.

You've mentioned 'weed' 3 times in your post, like this somehow backs up what you're saying. I simply can't be bothered to break down all of the insanity you've posted, but I'll just point one thing out:

When you buy 120 GB drive, it should have 8,8 "GB" more



No. You get what you pay for.
Work out the cost per gig on a 500 drive vs a 512 drive (or 120 vs 128). Job done.

This particular drive works out as one of the best per gig, no matter if you compare against a 500 or 512 drive.

If you don't pay for it (you don't), then you're not entitled to more.
Had an 830 256gb for about 4 years, hammered it, still got a decade of life left according to a bunch of software that analyses SSD health

Have the 1TB version now in a new machine. Superb thing.
minicale

Tempted although I think I want to get a 1tb next, or a 500gb nvme drive



I upgraded from one SSD to another. You can see my two different drives below.

One is standard and one top of the range.

No noticeable (to the human) increase. Unless you have an ancient SSD then probably go for the 1TB.

UserBenchmarks: Game 101%, Desk 125%, Work 112%
CPU: Intel Core i7-5820K - 95.4%
GPU: Nvidia GTX 970 - 85.5%
SSD: Samsung 950 NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB - 273%
SSD: SanDisk X110 mSATA 256GB - 89.5%
HDD: WD Green 3TB (2011) - 69%
HDD: Seagate Desktop HDD 4TB (2013) - 91.1%
RAM: Unknown 8x8GB - 115.6%
MBD: MSI X99S SLI PLUS (MS-7885)


EDIT:

The 4TB Seagate HDD is the one you get in the USB enclosure from Argos.
The RAM is Crucial Ballistix Sport.
Edited by: "Cackles" 23rd Jun 2016
pete_rawli

Ha that's great. I was going to do a fresh install too, but I'm not sure … Ha that's great. I was going to do a fresh install too, but I'm not sure on the best method of installing the OS on the new hard drive? Did you install it prior to replacing, or after?



The method I planned on using was installing the OS once the hard drive was inside the MacBook. You'll need a USB drive with the OS on it already, alternatively you could take it to the Apple Store as they can install the OS once the hard drive is connected.
Question.
My laptop has 1x1TB Hybrid HD (2.5") and an empty mSata space. Tempted by SSD upgrade.
Currently debating between a 512GB 850 Pro (means I need to get rid of 1TB), or a 850 Evo Msata (keep 1TB drive - but less battery). Assume moderate usage - what would you go for?
Edited by: "Quicklite" 23rd Jun 2016
Original Poster
Quicklite

Question.My laptop has 1x1TB Hybrid HD (2.5") and an empty mSata space. … Question.My laptop has 1x1TB Hybrid HD (2.5") and an empty mSata space. Tempted by SSD upgrade. Currently debating between a 512GB 850 Pro (means I need to get rid of 1TB), or a 850 Evo Msata (keep 1TB drive - but less battery). Assume moderate usage - what would you go for?


Go with your head and not with your heart.
Agharta

Prefer Blue Monday myself, Peter Hook at his best.


Now you're talking good music
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