Samsung 850 EVO 500 GB 2.5 inch Solid State Drive - £116.39@ Scan Easter Sale
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Samsung 850 EVO 500 GB 2.5 inch Solid State Drive - £116.39@ Scan Easter Sale

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Found 22nd Feb
I expect 850's to vanish before too long now the 860 's are out so grab these while you can.
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Sharpharp1 h, 39 m ago

Lets just put it this way, I reverted back to a standard hard drive and …Lets just put it this way, I reverted back to a standard hard drive and never looked back, nuff said.For starters, diagnostics showed that within 2 months, the random read/writes were 50x less than what they should be, no amount of optimisation helped.Crushed the SSDs, slung in an old school HDD and hasn't missed a beat, although it is louder and the Power usage is more, but at least the PC is tip top.


LMAOOO
Sharpharp53 m ago

Which bad review? Kindly post the link, so I can add my very own bad …Which bad review? Kindly post the link, so I can add my very own bad review of these pap drivesMind you, all these problems did start when I upgraded from Windows 7 to 10.....


Didnt try a clean install? But seriously how could you not of realised yours was a isolated case which was being caused by something in your setup. You are probably the only person in the entire globe to utter a sentence like "Lets just put it this way, I reverted back to a standard hard drive and never looked back, nuff said."
Sharpharp15 m ago

Both the EVO 850 and 860 are the worst drives I have ever used as an OS …Both the EVO 850 and 860 are the worst drives I have ever used as an OS drive. 2 months in, PC is slower than a 10 year old pc.All down to these crappy drives. They ok for storage, but OS is a no no


The 850 EVO was the standard by which basically all other consumer SSDs were compared against for roughly 3 years... I really doubt a significant number of 850s make for poor OS drives in the way you are experiencing. Either there's something else behind it or you have been very, very unlucky with the units you've bought.
It's sad ...
I bught it on 20/11/2015 for £90.99. Over two years after and it's hot for £116.99

33310246-od4Oa.jpg
I dont want even to mention about situation with graphics cards because i want to cry.
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looks like the price is going up, just got mine yesterday for around 117
888eyeball1 m ago

looks like the price is going up, just got mine yesterday for around 117



It's actually going down, now for £116.99
Useful review of the 850 Evo's replacement, the 860 Evo, and how it compares to it. techadvisor.co.uk/rev…806
Both the EVO 850 and 860 are the worst drives I have ever used as an OS drive. 2 months in, PC is slower than a 10 year old pc.

All down to these crappy drives. They ok for storage, but OS is a no no
Sharpharp15 m ago

Both the EVO 850 and 860 are the worst drives I have ever used as an OS …Both the EVO 850 and 860 are the worst drives I have ever used as an OS drive. 2 months in, PC is slower than a 10 year old pc.All down to these crappy drives. They ok for storage, but OS is a no no


The 850 EVO was the standard by which basically all other consumer SSDs were compared against for roughly 3 years... I really doubt a significant number of 850s make for poor OS drives in the way you are experiencing. Either there's something else behind it or you have been very, very unlucky with the units you've bought.
andreprashad3 m ago

The 850 EVO was the standard by which basically all other consumer SSDs …The 850 EVO was the standard by which basically all other consumer SSDs were compared against for roughly 3 years... I really doubt a significant number of 850s make for poor OS drives in the way you are experiencing. Either there's something else behind it or you have been very, very unlucky with the units you've bought.



Lets just put it this way, I reverted back to a standard hard drive and never looked back, nuff said.
For starters, diagnostics showed that within 2 months, the random read/writes were 50x less than what they should be, no amount of optimisation helped.
Crushed the SSDs, slung in an old school HDD and hasn't missed a beat, although it is louder and the Power usage is more, but at least the PC is tip top.
Still using a 256GB Samsung 830 Series.
Paid £145 for it. Still runs fast and no slow downs.

Sounds like something else wrong with your pc.
nw104hh2 h, 22 m ago

It's actually going down, now for £116.99


So back to the same price as the past week that l have been monitoring it then lol
Sharpharp36 m ago

Lets just put it this way, I reverted back to a standard hard drive and …Lets just put it this way, I reverted back to a standard hard drive and never looked back, nuff said.For starters, diagnostics showed that within 2 months, the random read/writes were 50x less than what they should be, no amount of optimisation helped.Crushed the SSDs, slung in an old school HDD and hasn't missed a beat, although it is louder and the Power usage is more, but at least the PC is tip top.



That sounds a lot like you didn't enable AHCI.

There's 100s of thousands of user benchmarks of those drives, and I'd bet a large number of those are the primary (if not the only) drive in the machine: ssd.userbenchmark.com/Sam…477
Edited by: "bobcheda" 22nd Feb
It's sad ...
I bught it on 20/11/2015 for £90.99. Over two years after and it's hot for £116.99

33310246-od4Oa.jpg
I dont want even to mention about situation with graphics cards because i want to cry.
Sharpharp1 h, 39 m ago

Lets just put it this way, I reverted back to a standard hard drive and …Lets just put it this way, I reverted back to a standard hard drive and never looked back, nuff said.For starters, diagnostics showed that within 2 months, the random read/writes were 50x less than what they should be, no amount of optimisation helped.Crushed the SSDs, slung in an old school HDD and hasn't missed a beat, although it is louder and the Power usage is more, but at least the PC is tip top.


LMAOOO
Gort19512 h, 27 m ago

Still using a 256GB Samsung 830 Series.

Same here but I'm tempted to upgrade to a 500GB Crucial MX500 at £110.99 (Amazon) and put the 256GB in a different machine
Sharpharp3 h, 10 m ago

Both the EVO 850 and 860 are the worst drives I have ever used as an OS …Both the EVO 850 and 860 are the worst drives I have ever used as an OS drive. 2 months in, PC is slower than a 10 year old pc.All down to these crappy drives. They ok for storage, but OS is a no no


So you're the person who wrote that bad review about Samsung SSD's then? We've all been wondering who it was

Either you've been terribly unlucky or not set them up right.... these must be the most successful SSD's in use by millions....
Think the new windows 10 updates have killed usability if you ask me
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Cro_Baron19 m ago

Think the new windows 10 updates have killed usability if you ask me


And that's one of the many reasons I'm still using Win 7
grees001 m ago

And that's one of the many reasons I'm still using Win 7


But support ends in 2 years for that so you maybe better to move sooner rather than latter
spannerzone1 h, 5 m ago

So you're the person who wrote that bad review about Samsung SSD's then? …So you're the person who wrote that bad review about Samsung SSD's then? We've all been wondering who it was Either you've been terribly unlucky or not set them up right.... these must be the most successful SSD's in use by millions....



Which bad review? Kindly post the link, so I can add my very own bad review of these pap drives
Mind you, all these problems did start when I upgraded from Windows 7 to 10.....
Edited by: "Sharpharp" 22nd Feb
Did you really destroy the ssd drive?
Sharpharp53 m ago

Which bad review? Kindly post the link, so I can add my very own bad …Which bad review? Kindly post the link, so I can add my very own bad review of these pap drivesMind you, all these problems did start when I upgraded from Windows 7 to 10.....


Didnt try a clean install? But seriously how could you not of realised yours was a isolated case which was being caused by something in your setup. You are probably the only person in the entire globe to utter a sentence like "Lets just put it this way, I reverted back to a standard hard drive and never looked back, nuff said."
Sharpharp55 m ago

Which bad review? Kindly post the link, so I can add my very own bad …Which bad review? Kindly post the link, so I can add my very own bad review of these pap drivesMind you, all these problems did start when I upgraded from Windows 7 to 10.....


Hmmm so possible dud Samsung SSD or possible dud Windows 7 to 10 migration..............I know which I think is more likely to cause most or all of your woes
Edited by: "spannerzone" 22nd Feb
Sharpharp5 h, 35 m ago

Lets just put it this way, I reverted back to a standard hard drive and …Lets just put it this way, I reverted back to a standard hard drive and never looked back, nuff said.For starters, diagnostics showed that within 2 months, the random read/writes were 50x less than what they should be, no amount of optimisation helped.Crushed the SSDs, slung in an old school HDD and hasn't missed a beat, although it is louder and the Power usage is more, but at least the PC is tip top.


As others have said, there was either something wrong with your setup, or the SSD itself. There is practically no way a standard hard drive should outperform an quality SSD like an 850 Evo. Even budget SSDs should significantly outperform a standard HDD.
I bought this in 2016 for £105 delivered. It's be a great drive, would definitely recommend.
MrChrisOD26 m ago

As others have said, there was either something wrong with your setup, or …As others have said, there was either something wrong with your setup, or the SSD itself. There is practically no way a standard hard drive should outperform an quality SSD like an 850 Evo. Even budget SSDs should significantly outperform a standard HDD.

Exactly this. I have never seen and SSD run slower, except when it was faulty. Crazy to think you binned a £100+ ssd with 5 year warranty.

I am running an 850 evo at the moment and it is crazy fast
Just noticed too that i paid £145 about 20 months ago, good to see and SSD cheaper than in 2015 for a change
Edited by: "ScorpioJonesy" 22nd Feb
ScorpioJonesy41 s ago

Just noticed too that i paid £145 about 20 months ago, good to see and SSD …Just noticed too that i paid £145 about 20 months ago, good to see and SSD cheaper than in 2015 for a change


Interesting.

I bought mine may 2016 for £105...
Brainwashed7 h, 0 m ago

It's sad ...I bught it on 20/11/2015 for £90.99. Over two years after and …It's sad ...I bught it on 20/11/2015 for £90.99. Over two years after and it's hot for £116.99[Image] I dont want even to mention about situation with graphics cards because i want to cry.


wow, perspective...

It is a pity!
From my perspective, an ssd is under half the price.
The last memory I bought was £90 for 6GB of ddr3 ram.

Samsung are now producing 1TB chips, they can fit 35TB in a 2.5" drive. 9 controllers now in 1 chip.

If they could produce them in large quantities, drives will come down and kill off the mechs.
That is why they sold their hdd business.

We've seen it happen to tvs. crt to lcd.

I admire Samsung for their technology but I hate their crazy price fixing.

Wouldn't be surprised if Seagate, WD etc are paying chip makers to keep their prices high so they can churn out more mechs. It's near enough obsolete after the 1TB chips.
Sharpharp9 h, 35 m ago

Lets just put it this way, I reverted back to a standard hard drive and …Lets just put it this way, I reverted back to a standard hard drive and never looked back, nuff said.For starters, diagnostics showed that within 2 months, the random read/writes were 50x less than what they should be, no amount of optimisation helped.Crushed the SSDs, slung in an old school HDD and hasn't missed a beat, although it is louder and the Power usage is more, but at least the PC is tip top.


Lol, whatever you're smoking, i want the same
Brainwashed10 h, 32 m ago

It's sad ...I bught it on 20/11/2015 for £90.99. Over two years after and …It's sad ...I bught it on 20/11/2015 for £90.99. Over two years after and it's hot for £116.99[Image] I dont want even to mention about situation with graphics cards because i want to cry.


... Or RAM.
Sharpharp21 h, 56 m ago

Both the EVO 850 and 860 are the worst drives I have ever used as an OS …Both the EVO 850 and 860 are the worst drives I have ever used as an OS drive. 2 months in, PC is slower than a 10 year old pc.All down to these crappy drives. They ok for storage, but OS is a no no


You're chatting 5h1t there lad!
toffee_paul2 h, 5 m ago

You're chatting 5h1t there lad!



And you need to go to specsavers lad... read again and look out for the words "I have".
Sharpharp9 h, 27 m ago

And you need to go to specsavers lad... read again and look out for the …And you need to go to specsavers lad... read again and look out for the words "I have".


youre an idiot
ritchiedrama25 m ago

youre an idiot


That about the top end of your vocabulary range Ritchie lad?
Maybe lay off the creatine and add a few more words to your repertoire...
Sharpharp1 h, 48 m ago

That about the top end of your vocabulary range Ritchie lad? Maybe lay off …That about the top end of your vocabulary range Ritchie lad? Maybe lay off the creatine and add a few more words to your repertoire...


Everyone else thinks you're an idiot too.
Just added mine to my ageing HP lappy it makes so much difference to everyday performance, definitely worth investing in the 850Evo over my mechanical hard disk.
Sharpharp22nd Feb

Lets just put it this way, I reverted back to a standard hard drive and …Lets just put it this way, I reverted back to a standard hard drive and never looked back, nuff said.For starters, diagnostics showed that within 2 months, the random read/writes were 50x less than what they should be, no amount of optimisation helped.Crushed the SSDs, slung in an old school HDD and hasn't missed a beat, although it is louder and the Power usage is more, but at least the PC is tip top.


Sorry to hear about your experience man. I know a couple of people who experienced the same. It was a BIOS setting and they ended up killing 5 SSDs between them before they had that "a-ha!" moment.
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