Samsung 850 EVO 500 GB 2.5 inch Solid State Drive - £116.99 - Sold by Elixir UK and Fulfilled by Amazon
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Samsung 850 EVO 500 GB 2.5 inch Solid State Drive - £116.99 - Sold by Elixir UK and Fulfilled by Amazon

£116.99Amazon Deals
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Found 10th Feb
  • Benefit from enhanced flash memory architecture
  • Secure data through enhanced AES 256 encryption
  • Dynamic thermal guard protection
  • One-stop install navigator software
  • End-to-end integration solution

Edit: Price dropped by around another £1
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"End-to-end integration solution"

wtf does this even mean?! .... it's just a hard drive for goodness sake
guessing someone in marketing said, "we need 5 bullet points.... just put something technical sounding in" lol.


Voted hot btw
Edited by: "Zen1984" 10th Feb
sam_of_london2 m ago

Who cares . The product is excellent . Voted hot



Ok thanks richard, it was just a jokey observation
mad_design_man40 m ago

Not really! If you’d paid 90p for a packet of quavers last year you’d be un …Not really! If you’d paid 90p for a packet of quavers last year you’d be unhappy at paying £1.40 today, a raise of 33%.


If that’s the new price. That’s the new price. Times change so if this is the best price at the moment then it’s a deal regardless of how much it was a year ago
mad_design_man1 h, 0 m ago

Bought for £89 last year so NO DEAL!


Pointless comment pointless, unless your are a time lord, bill or Ted, terminator etc...
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Had this for well over a year would recommend price / performance. If you have 12gb+ mem enable RAPID mode in Samsung software.
"End-to-end integration solution"

wtf does this even mean?! .... it's just a hard drive for goodness sake
guessing someone in marketing said, "we need 5 bullet points.... just put something technical sounding in" lol.


Voted hot btw
Edited by: "Zen1984" 10th Feb
Zen19841 m ago

"End-to-end integration solution"wtf does this even mean?! .... it's just …"End-to-end integration solution"wtf does this even mean?! .... it's just a hard drive for goodness sake guessing someone in marketing said, "we need 5 bullet points.... just put something technical sounding in" lol.


Who cares . The product is excellent . Voted hot
sam_of_london2 m ago

Who cares . The product is excellent . Voted hot



Ok thanks richard, it was just a jokey observation
This (now old model) or latest Crucial CT500MX500SSD1(Z) MX500 for £115.18?
Zen198423 m ago

"End-to-end integration solution"wtf does this even mean?! .... it's just …"End-to-end integration solution"wtf does this even mean?! .... it's just a hard drive for goodness sake guessing someone in marketing said, "we need 5 bullet points..


It means that Samsung are in what might be the unique position of producing the 4 main aspects of an SSD:

NAND
RAM
Controller
Firmware
Edited by: "Agharta" 10th Feb
Hmmm, according to several reviews, the EVO 860 and MX500 are pretty much interchangeable. Assuming that the 860 is a step up from the 850, then the MX500 is a better buy at £115.18 sold by Amazon...

amazon.co.uk/gp/…OLE

I currently have an 3 year old Kingston HyperX Fury 240GB as a D: drive (mainly for Steam), I think both would be a decent, if not entirely justifiable, upgrade. I'm leaning towards the MX500 at the moment.
Zen19841 h, 32 m ago

Ok thanks richard, it was just a jokey observation


I read in the feedback , this seller is selling from his London flat and does not provide VAT invoice on Amazon sales . So maybe he is somehow lowering prices by not paying VAT .
Edited by: "sam_of_london" 10th Feb
Bought for £89 last year so NO DEAL!
Good price for ssd, heat added!
mad_design_man1 h, 0 m ago

Bought for £89 last year so NO DEAL!


Pointless comment pointless, unless your are a time lord, bill or Ted, terminator etc...
powerbrick51 m ago

Pointless comment pointless, unless your are a time lord, bill or Ted, …Pointless comment pointless, unless your are a time lord, bill or Ted, terminator etc...


Not really! If you’d paid 90p for a packet of quavers last year you’d be unhappy at paying £1.40 today, a raise of 33%.
B1T4 h, 16 m ago

This (now old model) or latest Crucial CT500MX500SSD1(Z) MX500 for £115.18?


There is no noticeable difference between those two drives in everyday use! Both of them excellent!
mad_design_man40 m ago

Not really! If you’d paid 90p for a packet of quavers last year you’d be un …Not really! If you’d paid 90p for a packet of quavers last year you’d be unhappy at paying £1.40 today, a raise of 33%.


If that’s the new price. That’s the new price. Times change so if this is the best price at the moment then it’s a deal regardless of how much it was a year ago
I'd rather pay £80 more for a Samsung 960 Evo MVNe drive... ^_^

But my requirements are a lot different

When you use a SSD from a average 2.5/3.5inch hard drive it's a huge difference and you never go back!
But when you switch from a SSD to a MVNe and you see the transfer speeds you never look back at SSD's.

I think I will move to Intel's Optane when the prices get resonable.
Edited by: "X-Ray" 10th Feb
sam_of_london3 h, 54 m ago

I read in the feedback , this seller is selling from his London flat ...


Doesn't inspire confidence! Seems common practice on Amazon to register in weird places like council flats in Sarf London
mad_design_man1 h, 37 m ago

Not really! If you’d paid 90p for a packet of quavers last year you’d be un …Not really! If you’d paid 90p for a packet of quavers last year you’d be unhappy at paying £1.40 today, a raise of 33%.


well unless there is a world wide shortage of potato starch how is that comparable ?
X-Ray52 m ago

I'd rather pay £80 more for a Samsung 960 Evo MVNe drive... ^_^But my …I'd rather pay £80 more for a Samsung 960 Evo MVNe drive... ^_^But my requirements are a lot differentWhen you use a SSD from a average 2.5/3.5inch hard drive it's a huge difference and you never go back!But when you switch from a SSD to a MVNe and you see the transfer speeds you never look back at SSD's.I think I will move to Intel's Optane when the prices get resonable.


You are technically right, but "£80 more" is a lot of money. A not NVMe SSD is more than fast enough for an ordinary user!
hyper_pm1 h, 55 m ago

There is no noticeable difference between those two drives in everyday …There is no noticeable difference between those two drives in everyday use! Both of them excellent!


Cheers hyper_pm.
Agree both are excellent, but still need to pick one.
hyper_pm55 m ago

You are technically right, but "£80 more" is a lot of money. A not NVMe …You are technically right, but "£80 more" is a lot of money. A not NVMe SSD is more than fast enough for an ordinary user!


Sure I agree I'm using a 500GB 960 evo MVNe (OS) and 2, 2TB SSD's for storage and large programs and games.

As you said you ordinary user won't really notice a difference but you'll see it when your transfering large files I guess everyone has different requirements and needs but yeah...
Edited by: "X-Ray" 10th Feb
B1T34 m ago

Cheers hyper_pm. Agree both are excellent, but still need to pick one.


Then pick the cheapest one! I would probably buy the Crucial too, because that is the newest model (not because of the few pounds price difference!)
powerbrick4 h, 3 m ago

Pointless comment pointless, unless your are a time lord, bill or Ted, …Pointless comment pointless, unless your are a time lord, bill or Ted, terminator etc...



Pretty sure the T800 has no SATA port so why would it go back in time for an SSD? Maybe you mean a different Terminator model.
Zoea7 h, 52 m ago

Had this for well over a year would recommend price / performance. If you …Had this for well over a year would recommend price / performance. If you have 12gb+ mem enable RAPID mode in Samsung software.


RAPID mode doesn't actually do anything regardless of the impressive numbers it reports in samsung magician benchmark. If anything it negatively affects performance plus there is the increased risk of data loss.
mad_design_man3 h, 48 m ago

Not really! If you’d paid 90p for a packet of quavers last year you’d be un …Not really! If you’d paid 90p for a packet of quavers last year you’d be unhappy at paying £1.40 today, a raise of 33%.



I don't like Quavers
I have just replaced my hdd for this it is fast transforms a pc
X-Ray2 h, 25 m ago

Sure I agree I'm using a 500GB 960 evo MVNe (OS) and 2, 2TB SSD's for …Sure I agree I'm using a 500GB 960 evo MVNe (OS) and 2, 2TB SSD's for storage and large programs and games.As you said you ordinary user won't really notice a difference but you'll see it when your transfering large files I guess everyone has different requirements and needs but yeah...


So I understand that increase from SSD SATAIII to NVMe PCIe2x2 is in the read/write speeds which affects loading and saving files. Does this also affect OS boot time, and application loading time? Please explain like I'm 5 if you don't mind, this is still new ground for me and I'm trying my best to wade through tutorials

I have an M.2 SATAIII SSD and a free 2.5" slot, currently tossing up the difference between replacing the M.2 with a larger NVMe or just getting an additional 2.5" SATAIII. Not too fussed about the price difference if it's worth it, I would just rather get it all right the first time.
Edited by: "Katanaqui" 10th Feb
Mikiex2 h, 53 m ago

Pretty sure the T800 has no SATA port so why would it go back in time for …Pretty sure the T800 has no SATA port so why would it go back in time for an SSD? Maybe you mean a different Terminator model.


T800's are USB7.2 if I recall.
Can someone please explain this to me, can I buy any old laptop and add this to it? I’m pretty clueless when it comes to laptops!!
laurag911 h, 28 m ago

Can someone please explain this to me, can I buy any old laptop and add …Can someone please explain this to me, can I buy any old laptop and add this to it? I’m pretty clueless when it comes to laptops!!

Depends how "Old" it is... Some laptops only support IDE drives. (I mean you can get a converter but it wouldn't work as good IDE to Sata on a SSD.
Edited by: "X-Ray" 11th Feb
I got the 250gb version for like £82 in October, good price.
Or £117.96, for Prime Customer's. :-)
sam_of_london19 h, 28 m ago

I read in the feedback , this seller is selling from his London flat and …I read in the feedback , this seller is selling from his London flat and does not provide VAT invoice on Amazon sales . So maybe he is somehow lowering prices by not paying VAT .


If he sells less than £85k a year, he doesn’t need to provide VAT invoices or charge VAT.
mad_design_man17 h, 29 m ago

Not really! If you’d paid 90p for a packet of quavers last year you’d be un …Not really! If you’d paid 90p for a packet of quavers last year you’d be unhappy at paying £1.40 today, a raise of 33%.


Lol I remember when I bought 32GB 3200MHz DDR4 for £135 on price glitch, now it's almost triple the price.
sam_of_london20 h, 8 m ago

I read in the feedback , this seller is selling from his London flat and …I read in the feedback , this seller is selling from his London flat and does not provide VAT invoice on Amazon sales . So maybe he is somehow lowering prices by not paying VAT .


Or they could be not vat registered as don't reach the 82k revenue threshold...its a small time seller, also incorporated within last 6 months so won't have to pay Corp tax for at least another year.
X-Ray16 h, 51 m ago

I'd rather pay £80 more for a Samsung 960 Evo MVNe drive... ^_^But my …I'd rather pay £80 more for a Samsung 960 Evo MVNe drive... ^_^But my requirements are a lot differentWhen you use a SSD from a average 2.5/3.5inch hard drive it's a huge difference and you never go back!But when you switch from a SSD to a MVNe and you see the transfer speeds you never look back at SSD's.I think I will move to Intel's Optane when the prices get resonable.


I disagree about the step from a SATA SSD to an NVME SSD, sure it's 6x faster in the benchmarks (see below), can I notice the difference in day to day operation? Not so much (though I don't regret buying the 960 EVO!)

Kingston HyperX Fury 240GB
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Samsung 960 EVO 250GB
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The big difference between an HDD and SSD is the throughput for random read/writes. This has a big impact on the perceived responsiveness of the system and that's what people notice when they upgrade. You don't get the same quantum leap when going from SATA to NVME
This drive is excelent, but it should be max £75, now that new 860 EVO is out. £120 is the regular selling price for months. They are just trying to over-milk the same cow.
Edited by: "Kosmonaut" 11th Feb
Best to buy direct from Amazon. I bought an SSD just over a year ago "Fulfilled by Amazon" and it died on me about 3 weeks ago. Still having issues trying to return it. Can't even get a refund until it is returned to them which they are having issues raising a return label for.

If i'd bought it direct from Amazon none of this would have been an issue at all and at the moment i'm out of pocket due to having to buy another SSD to replace while waiting to return it.
grove395 h, 5 m ago

Best to buy direct from Amazon. I bought an SSD just over a year ago …Best to buy direct from Amazon. I bought an SSD just over a year ago "Fulfilled by Amazon" and it died on me about 3 weeks ago. Still having issues trying to return it. Can't even get a refund until it is returned to them which they are having issues raising a return label for.If i'd bought it direct from Amazon none of this would have been an issue at all and at the moment i'm out of pocket due to having to buy another SSD to replace while waiting to return it.


I had an OCZ arc SSD die on me that was 2 years old, the nice people at OCZ (owned by Toshiba) sent me a replacement drive while I waited for my faulty one to be collected, guess some companies value their customers more than others.
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