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Pros: Great size, great speed, great durability
Overall Review: My home was submerged in 4 feet of water for 12 hours in the WV flooding. Several of my neighbor's homes literally floated away. Six to eight inches of mud covered everything in my home. The bottom of my PC case where this was mounted had 4 inches of mud inside the computer. You couldn't even see the drive. After cleaning the mud off the drive and using a pencil eraser on the contacts I connected it to a different computer and there wasn't a single error! All my data was still there!!!
Pros: The performance of this drive is impressive. All my applications start almost instantaneously and without any delay. All my games are extremely responsive, quick-loading, and really don't suffer slow-downs or have any sluggish frame rates. Huge files save and load quicker. Booting time was reduced by more than a minute. My computer's battery life last longer than it did. My computer feels brand new. NewEgg shipped the SSD on time. And the list goes on and on.
Cons: The price tag is it's biggest con, but in the end it's worth its weight.
Overall Review: So much more pros than cons. If you're hesitating to buy this and you know you can afford it, buy it! You won't regret it. It'll be the best upgrade decision you'll make.
Pros: Had this on pre-order and finally got my rig built. Very fast after coming from using velociraptor harddives. Windows 7 install was a breeze without any issues.
Boot times and general use is much faster than what I'm use to. Very happy that I went this SSD, and I'm sure you'll hear it often mention in more reviews that its fast.
10yr warranty.... can't complain about that.
Can stick them just about anywhere in a case, small, thin and very light. Even a zip tie will anchor it down.
Pros: This is the highest capacity 2.5" drive available with MLC-Class reliability in this form factor. It is an excellent alternative to the size, complexity and power drain of RAID.
Cons: If you are looking for bargains in GB/$, then stay in the 1TB and smaller 2.5" neighborhood. Hopefully this threshold will move upwards in the near future.
I wish there was a simple and quick way to revert a RAID 5 array back to a single drive.
Pros: Blazing fast
Relatively inexpensive for such a wonderful upgrade over my old Crucial M4 SSD
Doesn't make any noise whatsoever, compared to a mechanical hard drive
Overall Review: To maximize your SSD performance and life expectancy, you shouldn't use more than half of its total capacity.
Pros: I upgraded from the 840 Pro as that died on me after 1 year use (still trying to get RMA)
Currently have these 850s running in Raid 0 setup. Speeds are extremely fast and well worth the buy. So far I have no complaints on them and just hope they last longer then a year this time.
Game loading times are just to good to be true. BattleField 4 loads so fast im in a new map and it starts before anyone else joins. (15 sec spawn timer)
Cons: None except they dont come with a Hot woman and cold beer.
Overall Review: :::::::Build:::::
Gigabyte x79 Up4
I7-4930k @ 4.2ghz
Thermal Take 2.0 Water cooled double radiator
Hyper X Beast 16BG @ 2400hz
Samsung 850 pro x2 in Raid 0
Western Digital 500GB slave
1600w EVGA power supply
PowerColor r9 290x2 8GB ddr5
Asus 27' 144hz monitor
Logitec G19s keyboard
Corshair vengence 2000
Pros: These are now standard on all my systems for my boot drive. I get the 256GB version because that is more than you need for a boot drive even with lots of software installed. It also makes for a smaller image file.
On my latest system I installed a second one as my D drive and I moved the Window's Page file onto that. I also keep my program data on the D drive. If I need more data storage I put a mechanical SATA drive in as well.
Cons: Nothing negative.
Overall Review: Samsung's technical support is terrible.
-Did I say Size?
Cons: -None but if I HAD to pick I would say price but even then. I'm happy with it and have no buyers remorse.
Overall Review: I purchased this Drive during the Black Friday/Week sale of 2014. This Drive has served me well and reliably since. Windows boots in Less than 30 seconds.
This Drive is the Pro Version of Samsung's 850 Line and as such the price is well, pricey. It comes with a 10 year/150 Terabytes Written Warranty. That is 40GB/day for 10 years. Nice to know they are backing their product so much.
Definitely recommend this drive as a boot drive as you will be able to load many of your favorite games along with the OS and whatever applications you are currently using be it Skype, MS Office, or whatever else you may need!