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The SSD you trust The newest edition to the world's best-selling* SATA SSD series, the Samsung 860 EVO is specially designed to enhance performance of mainstream PCs and laptops. With the latest V-NAND technology, this fast and reliable SSD comes in a wide range of compatible form factors and capacities.

Enhanced performance Speeds are consistent, even under heavy workloads and multi-tasking allowing for faster file transfer. The 860 EVO performs at sequential read speeds up to 550 MB/s* with Intelligent TurboWrite technology, and sequential write speeds up to 520 MB/s. The TurboWrite buffer size* is upgraded from 12 GB to 78 GB.

*Performance may vary based on SSD's firmware version and system hardware & configuration. Sequential write performance measurements are based on Intelligent TurboWrite technology. Sequential performance measurements based on CrystalDiskMark v.5.0.2 and I0meter 1.1.0. The sequential write performances are Intelligent TurboWrite region are 300 MB/s for 250/500 GB and 500 MB/s for 1 TB.

Boosted endurance Up to 8x higher TBW (Terabytes Written)* than the 850 EVO. Feel secure storing and rendering large sized 4K videos and 3D data used by the latest applications. The Samsung 860 EVO with V-NAND technology is backed by a 5-year limited warranty.*

Smart compatibility Benefit from faster, more fluid communication with your host system. The refined ECC* algorithm and a new MJX controller generate higher speeds, and the improved queued trim enhances Linux compatibility. Our advanced engineering makes the 860 EVO more compatible with your computing system.

Multiple form factors Whatever size your computer needs, there is an 860 EVO for you. Choose among the 2.5-inch size for desktop PCs and laptops, and the SATA-based M.2 (2280) or the mSATA for ultra-slim computing devices.

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£60 for a 500GB SATA SSD! People see the name Samsung and lose sense.
Wall-E23/11/2019 18:31

Its still probably the fastest Sata SSD available and in most situations …Its still probably the fastest Sata SSD available and in most situations will perform on par with a NVMe drive. This and the Crucial MX500 are nearly the same and hence are priced more than every other drive.


Interesting that I posted a deal for the crucial MX500 500gb at less money than this and it went cold yet this is 300 degrees. Makes you wonder who gives deals the heat and one of the reasons why I don't bother wanting to post deals. I used to come on this site at least two or three times a day and bought loads of gear through this site but I hardly bother now since they dump everything that has or requires a battery in the electronics section and you end up scrolling through loads and loads of stuff that is if no interest.
PeacePipe23/11/2019 18:14

£60 for a 500GB SATA SSD! People see the name Samsung and lose sense.


Because its absolutely worth it.

The Samsung EVO is one of the fastest SSDs and for those few millions who still have not been able to get a laptop with NVMe or an old system, it is insane.

Also, in most real world situations, it can match the performance of a NVMe drive, so no biggy there.

Samsung is rated very high for reliability as well and hence the price.
Carson_Official23/11/2019 18:31

Within 14 days? They can't do that, certainly for unopened.


Yep.
DSR/Consumer Rights Act are apparently trumped by their own T&C's...

...and the fact I'd been popping in for bits since the day they once sold exhaust pipes (25+ years ago), made no difference either.

Whilst it won't make much difference to their margins, I did get some satisfaction from showing the £3k receipt for my new rig, purchased from a competitor, in their lousy forum.

...did the same with my son's Xmas present, too.

Sod'em.
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Just last week I bought the 250GB for 50 pounds
Racky23/11/2019 17:47

Just last week I bought the 250GB for 50 pounds


I bought from Novatech for £65ish - then realised it's not the faster M.2 NVME drive I meant to buy...

...did they let me exchange it and pay the extra..?

Nope. Wanted to charge me a 25% restocking fee, despite it being unopened/unused.

Absolute jokers.

So just in case anyone makes the same mistake I did - IT'S NOT AN M.2 NVME DRIVE.

Great price though, and heat for not being from Novatech.
Edited by: "Skwoddie" 23rd Nov 2019
Skwoddie23/11/2019 17:53

I bought from Novatech for £65ish - then realised it's not the faster M.2 …I bought from Novatech for £65ish - then realised it's not the faster M.2 NVME drive I meant to buy......did they let me exchange it and pay the extra..?Nope. Wanted to charge me a 25% restocking fee, despite it being unopened/unused.Absolute jokers.So just in case anyone makes the same mistake I did - IT'S NOT AN M.2 NVME DRIVE.Great price though, and heat for not being from Novatech.


I reckon you would still get a good price for it on eBay.
£60 for a 500GB SATA SSD! People see the name Samsung and lose sense.
Its still probably the fastest Sata SSD available and in most situations will perform on par with a NVMe drive. This and the Crucial MX500 are nearly the same and hence are priced more than every other drive.
Skwoddie23/11/2019 17:53

I bought from Novatech for £65ish - then realised it's not the faster M.2 …I bought from Novatech for £65ish - then realised it's not the faster M.2 NVME drive I meant to buy......did they let me exchange it and pay the extra..?Nope. Wanted to charge me a 25% restocking fee, despite it being unopened/unused.Absolute jokers.So just in case anyone makes the same mistake I did - IT'S NOT AN M.2 NVME DRIVE.Great price though, and heat for not being from Novatech.


Within 14 days? They can't do that, certainly for unopened.
PeacePipe23/11/2019 18:14

£60 for a 500GB SATA SSD! People see the name Samsung and lose sense.


Because its absolutely worth it.

The Samsung EVO is one of the fastest SSDs and for those few millions who still have not been able to get a laptop with NVMe or an old system, it is insane.

Also, in most real world situations, it can match the performance of a NVMe drive, so no biggy there.

Samsung is rated very high for reliability as well and hence the price.
Carson_Official23/11/2019 18:31

Within 14 days? They can't do that, certainly for unopened.


Yep.
DSR/Consumer Rights Act are apparently trumped by their own T&C's...

...and the fact I'd been popping in for bits since the day they once sold exhaust pipes (25+ years ago), made no difference either.

Whilst it won't make much difference to their margins, I did get some satisfaction from showing the £3k receipt for my new rig, purchased from a competitor, in their lousy forum.

...did the same with my son's Xmas present, too.

Sod'em.
Thanks for this, I've got a £10 voucher for Box that I'll use for this.

🔥
Skwoddie23/11/2019 18:37

Yep.DSR/Consumer Rights Act are apparently trumped by their own …Yep.DSR/Consumer Rights Act are apparently trumped by their own T&C's......and the fact I'd been popping in for bits since the day they once sold exhaust pipes (25+ years ago), made no difference either.Whilst it won't make much difference to their margins, I did get some satisfaction from showing the £3k receipt for my new rig, purchased from a competitor, in their lousy forum....did the same with my son's Xmas present, too.Sod'em.


Indeed, very poor form from them. Particularly when you had every intention of buying another product from them.

In regards to Box who are comparable to Novatech (I actually live in Portishead where they used to be based), I have only had good experiences with them. Love their show room in Birmingham as well.
Edited by: "Carson_Official" 23rd Nov 2019
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I am going to purchase this for delivery only so have some heat OP. I've only had nightmares with box and the attitude of their staff when i have visited the showroom. On 3 occassions i have emailed and phoned beforehand to make sure the product was in stock....driven a 45 mile round trip to be met by their staff to say oh its not in stock, whoever told you it was must have been wrong! Yes one time could forgive them but 3 times...idiots!
Wall-E23/11/2019 18:34

The Samsung EVO is one of the fastest SSDs. Also, in most real world …The Samsung EVO is one of the fastest SSDs. Also, in most real world situations, it can match the performance of a NVMe drive.


The gap in performance between mid-range and high end SATA SSDs is much smaller than that between SATA and NVMe drives. So based on that there is no point in paying a large premium for a SATA SSD as long as you don’t buy a QLC DRAM-less drive.
Wall-E23/11/2019 18:31

Its still probably the fastest Sata SSD available and in most situations …Its still probably the fastest Sata SSD available and in most situations will perform on par with a NVMe drive. This and the Crucial MX500 are nearly the same and hence are priced more than every other drive.


Interesting that I posted a deal for the crucial MX500 500gb at less money than this and it went cold yet this is 300 degrees. Makes you wonder who gives deals the heat and one of the reasons why I don't bother wanting to post deals. I used to come on this site at least two or three times a day and bought loads of gear through this site but I hardly bother now since they dump everything that has or requires a battery in the electronics section and you end up scrolling through loads and loads of stuff that is if no interest.
Wall-E23/11/2019 18:34

Samsung is rated very high for reliability as well and hence the price.


You don’t recall the 840 and 840 EVO then?
Both drives had major design flaws and it took them over a year to resolve it and not sure if they ever did fully for the vanilla 840?
They weren’t fit for their advertised purpose and should have been recalled.
I can’t think of any other manufacturer who released two duds; ignoring OCZ before they were bought out.
Samsung are the Apple of SSDs; milk it baby.
I bought one anyway as this will be fine for the wife's old Acer and I probably just doubled its value. I have the crucial mx500 as well in a small Lenovo portable laptop so will see how they perform side by side.
The WD Blue Drive is also just as good and usually a fair bit cheaper.
£58.98 at Scan if you get free shipping/collect.

Good drive.
Skwoddie23/11/2019 17:53

I bought from Novatech for £65ish - then realised it's not the faster M.2 …I bought from Novatech for £65ish - then realised it's not the faster M.2 NVME drive I meant to buy......did they let me exchange it and pay the extra..?Nope. Wanted to charge me a 25% restocking fee, despite it being unopened/unused.Absolute jokers.So just in case anyone makes the same mistake I did - IT'S NOT AN M.2 NVME DRIVE.Great price though, and heat for not being from Novatech.


Pretty sure that's against the law? Anything bought online can be returned no questions asked with in 28 days?
Skwoddie23/11/2019 17:53

I bought from Novatech for £65ish - then realised it's not the faster M.2 …I bought from Novatech for £65ish - then realised it's not the faster M.2 NVME drive I meant to buy......did they let me exchange it and pay the extra..?Nope. Wanted to charge me a 25% restocking fee, despite it being unopened/unused.Absolute jokers.So just in case anyone makes the same mistake I did - IT'S NOT AN M.2 NVME DRIVE.Great price though, and heat for not being from Novatech.



Report them. Assuming you're not buying as a business, it's totally illegal.
Wait for £49.99
nomnomnomnom23/11/2019 23:21

Report them. Assuming you're not buying as a business, it's totally …Report them. Assuming you're not buying as a business, it's totally illegal.


It's unlawful - not illegal. Big difference.

It'd cost me more in time and effort than a small claims action would be worth, so as I said: sod'em.
box.co.uk/SA4…tml

KINGSTON A400 480GB 2.5" SSD SOLID STATE DRIVE
£42. Is even hotter for me
This could be cheaper tbh and it most probably will be in the coming days. If the Crucial cx500 can get to 40 odd quid sometimes for 500gb then there is no reason why this can't. Doesn't mean I like having to see people argue about random SSD's that aren't of the quality of the product the OP posted. Or the NVME gloaters.
Anyone know if putting this drive in an enclosure and using it to upgrade internal storage on Nvidia shield would work?
kayceelondon24/11/2019 04:48

https://www.box.co.uk/SA400S37480G-Kingston-A400-480GB-2.5-SSD-Solid-State_2140569.htmlKINGSTON A400 480GB 2.5" SSD SOLID STATE DRIVE£42. Is even hotter for me


Two different ends of the SSD spectrum though.... the Kingston is a dram-less cache version (like most other SSDs these days) whereas the Samsung has a proper dram cache like the Crucial MX500. This isn't a massive problem for many average users but those that work with larger files may find dram-less cache SSDs somewhat frustrating to use as they slow down when working on larger files.
Skwoddie23/11/2019 17:53

I bought from Novatech for £65ish - then realised it's not the faster M.2 …I bought from Novatech for £65ish - then realised it's not the faster M.2 NVME drive I meant to buy......did they let me exchange it and pay the extra..?Nope. Wanted to charge me a 25% restocking fee, despite it being unopened/unused.Absolute jokers.So just in case anyone makes the same mistake I did - IT'S NOT AN M.2 NVME DRIVE.Great price though, and heat for not being from Novatech.


Unless you bought in store this is not legal. You have distance selling rights and you have the right to inspect the item. The consumer rights act has great big teeth, I wouldn't like to be on the other end of it.

I find a quick email to legal (if they have one, support if not) outlining the facts you intend to rely on in your future case (this is what the act states, this is what you state, this is the incompatibility, this is the damage to me, I will also be claiming for my time etc) also known as a pre-action letter is the best way forward. Make sure to tell them that you may start court proceedings with no further recourse to themselves now that you have sent the letter.

I have absolutely no intention of taking anyone to court over such a trivial matter, they don't know that however and the 25% restocking fee just isn't worth the risk to them.

If you're feeling annoying make a GDPR subject access request at the same time, inform the person you make the request to that you have "made a note" of the request and as the first agent you are speaking to they are now responsible for it (they are).
Edited by: "HotUKHairy" 24th Nov 2019
Ayrshireguy24/11/2019 08:39

Anyone know if putting this drive in an enclosure and using it to upgrade …Anyone know if putting this drive in an enclosure and using it to upgrade internal storage on Nvidia shield would work?



If this is the thing you're talking about ifixit.com/Gui…300
Then I don't think you'll need an enclosure. These things are the same form factor as normal 2.5" sata hard disk drives so they're easily swappable without an enclosure.

It's the same if you were to replace your laptop hard drive with one.
SmashingK24/11/2019 10:56

If this is the thing you're talking about …If this is the thing you're talking about https://www.ifixit.com/Guide/Nvidia+Shield+TV+1st+Generation+Hard+Drive+Replacement/99300Then I don't think you'll need an enclosure. These things are the same form factor as normal 2.5" sata hard disk drives so they're easily swappable without an enclosure.It's the same if you were to replace your laptop hard drive with one.


Thanks for reply mate. What I meant was I have the new 2019 pro model, it only has 16gb internal storage, and can only be upgraded with either USB stick or external HDD.
amazon.co.uk/gp/…56P

Amazon is doing it for £51.98 after 20% off on warehouse ( Like New)
And trust me ...when Amazon says like New, it's brand new.
They just stay in competition sometimes with warehouse disguise ? IMO though
Be careful buying electronics on Amazon Warehouse, at the very very least you need to test the hell out of it. I didn't test a few things properly and 3 months later found out they were faulty. My own fault but annoying, Warehouse do not seem to properly check complex items.
HotUKHairy24/11/2019 10:53

Unless you bought in store this is not legal. You have distance selling …Unless you bought in store this is not legal. You have distance selling rights and you have the right to inspect the item. The consumer rights act has great big teeth, I wouldn't like to be on the other end of it.I find a quick email to legal (if they have one, support if not) outlining the facts you intend to rely on in your future case (this is what the act states, this is what you state, this is the incompatibility, this is the damage to me, I will also be claiming for my time etc) also known as a pre-action letter is the best way forward. Make sure to tell them that you may start court proceedings with no further recourse to themselves now that you have sent the letter.I have absolutely no intention of taking anyone to court over such a trivial matter, they don't know that however and the 25% restocking fee just isn't worth the risk to them.If you're feeling annoying make a GDPR subject access request at the same time, inform the person you make the request to that you have "made a note" of the request and as the first agent you are speaking to they are now responsible for it (they are).


I appreciate the time and effort you've put into your reply, but honestly, just reading it was more time than I'm happy to lose any more on the matter.

It's now being used in my son's rig - and I'm okay with just never using their business again.

I can understand why you would feel like that, hope your son's rig brings him and yourself a lot of joy.

Not one to take this sort of stuff laying down personally, I usually push for compensation too. The law is what it is, when its bad for me I still have to follow it. When it's good for me you better believe they are following it.

You'll be surprised how quick this process can be, the main thing is not to use the phone where you can help it. My first port of call is an email, followed by a recorded delivery letter if they don't respond pronto, cheaper than a phone call when you factor in your time.

It is very very rare that a company will argue with a recorded delivery pre-action letter when they know they are in the wrong. The very next chance they have to defend themselves is in court. They just won't risk it. They are relying on people being too busy.

There are even template letters online (Google: pre action letter consumer rights act)
Edited by: "HotUKHairy" 24th Nov 2019
PeacePipe23/11/2019 18:14

£60 for a 500GB SATA SSD! People see the name Samsung and lose sense.


coz its most reliable ssd brand , but who cares about reliability in 2k19, price is real factor?!
i bought one of these and am proper happy with it, might interest some of you guys too

amazon.co.uk/ASE…8-8


Be careful with cheap SSDs .
How can you trust your data to unreliable companies that can't be contacted ??
Ayrshireguy24/11/2019 10:59

Thanks for reply mate. What I meant was I have the new 2019 pro model, it …Thanks for reply mate. What I meant was I have the new 2019 pro model, it only has 16gb internal storage, and can only be upgraded with either USB stick or external HDD.


I see what you mean. There appear to be people who've done exactly that already with previous models. I've not found any posts from people with your specific model but if it supports external storage via USB then it should work for yours also.

Keep in mind you'd need to get a sata to USB cable too which aren't expensive.
Makes very little sense when this is the same price as a Phison E12 M.2 NVME such as a Sabrent Rocket or Silicon Power A80, and when something like an ADATA SU800 is £10 less for the same storage size
SmashingK24/11/2019 12:13

I see what you mean. There appear to be people who've done exactly that …I see what you mean. There appear to be people who've done exactly that already with previous models. I've not found any posts from people with your specific model but if it supports external storage via USB then it should work for yours also.Keep in mind you'd need to get a sata to USB cable too which aren't expensive.


Cheers mate
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