Samsung 850 PRO 256 GB Internal SSD

Mfg. Part: MZ-7KE256BW | CDW Part: 3417029 | UNSPSC: 43201830
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  • Solid state drive
  • encrypted
  • 256 GB
  • internal
  • 2.5"
  • SATA 6Gb/s
  • buffer: 512 MB
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Product Overview
Main Features
  • Solid state drive
  • encrypted
  • 256 GB
  • internal
  • 2.5"
  • SATA 6Gb/s
  • buffer: 512 MB
  • Self-Encrypting Drive (SED)
  • TCG Opal Encryption 2.0
The Samsung 850 PRO SSD redefines storage with the world's first drive based on VNAND flash, offering exceptional read/write performance, reliability and power management efficiency. The 850 Pro delivers up to 2x the speed, density and endurance of conventional flash.

Technical Specifications
Specifications are provided by the manufacturer. Refer to the manufacturer for an explanation of the print speed and other ratings.
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Form Factor: 2.5"
Form Factor (metric): 6.4 cm
Total Qty: 1
Type: Internal

Dimensions & Weight
Depth: 3.9 in
Height: 0.3 in
Width: 2.7 in

Environmental Parameters
Humidity Range Operating: 5 - 95% (non-condensing)
Max Operating Temperature: 158 °F
Min Operating Temperature: 32 °F
Shock Tolerance Operating: 1500

Hard Drive
Buffer Size: 512 MB
Compliant Standards: 256-bit AES , IEEE 1667 , S.M.A.R.T.
Data Transfer Rate: 600 MBps
Form Factor: 2.5"
Form Factor (metric): 6.4 cm
Form Factor (Short): 2.5"
Form Factor (Short) (metric): 6.4 cm
Hard Drive Type: Internal hard drive
Interface: Serial ATA-600
Internal Data Rate: 550 MBps
Internal Data Rate (Write): 520 MBps
Maximum 4KB Random Write: 90000 IOPS
NAND Flash Memory Type: Multi-level cell (MLC)
Storage Interface: Serial ATA-600

Brand: Samsung
Compatibility: PC
Manufacturer: Samsung Storage
Model: MZ-7KE256BW
Packaged Quantity: 1
Product Line: Samsung 850 PRO

Interface Provided
Connector Type: 7 pin Serial ATA
Qty: 1
Storage Interface: Serial ATA-600

Encryption Details: Self-Encrypting Drive (SED) , TCG Opal Encryption 2.0
Hard Drive Category: Desktops , Notebooks
Hardware Encryption: Yes
MTBF: 2,000,000 hours

Power Consumption
Mode: Active
Value: 3.5 Watt

Mode: Idle
Value: 50 mW

Mode: Sleep
Value: 2 mW

Support Details Full Contract Period: 10 years
Support Details Type: Limited warranty

Service & Support
Type: 10 years warranty

Shock & Vibration Tolerance
Shock Acceleration (Non-operating): 1500
Shock Duration (Non-operating): 0.5 ms
Vibration Acceleration (Non-operating): 20
Vibration Frequency Range (Non-operating): 20-2000 Hz

Type: Drivers & Utilities , Samsung Drive Manager , Samsung Magician Software , Samsung Smart Migration Software

Type: Solid state drive

Storage Hard Drive
Capacity: 256 GB
Features: 3D V-NAND Technology , Automatic Garbage Collection , DevSleep mode , Dynamic Thermal Guard protection , Hardware Full Disk Encryption (FDE) , Low Power DDR2 SDRAM Cache , Microsoft eDrive compatible , RAPID mode support , Samsung 3-core MEX Controller , TRIM support

Product Reviews
Rated 4.8 out of 5 by 136reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Samsung 512Gb SSD Drive - Excellent! Excellent product. I read previous reviews and this was the SSD with the best reviews, and I can see why. The migration software was excellent and I was able to replace my existing HDD with no issues at all. This drive is fast....probably 3 times faster than my 1 Tb HDD. And it comes with a 10 year warranty! I would highly recommend. October 11, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great ssd FANTASTIC WARRANTY!!! Even better than the evo with opal encryption! love love love! October 8, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Own many SSDs. This is the best 1. Games - When it comes to gaming, having an SSD dramatically decreased load times for most newer games. Old games are not really affected due to how little data most of them need to load from the hard drive in today's standards. The biggest improvement came with Star Citizen. SC is still in super alpha, so nothing is optimized and load times are outrageous. Were outrageous. It used to take me nearly 2 minutes to load into hangar, now with the 850 pro, its less than 30 seconds. Other games such as Planetside 2, Mad Max, Homeworld etc have also vastly improved loading times. And its not just load times that are improved. In some games such as GTA San Andreas you can move into a new area faster than the hard drive can load things like building textures and pedestrians. The SSD solves this, no more do things just pop into existence beside you. Skyrim also has a bit of this problem too if you use a mod to give you a fast ride. Overall in the gaming department, this is really where the SSD shines to me.2. System and Software - Windows startup time is also another area that shines brightly with an SSD. Traditional hard drive takes 1 minute or more to boot, sometimes 45 seconds if you got a good drive and a fresh install of windows. With the 850 pro, my fully loaded Windows 10 Pro OS can boot up in 22 seconds. That's with no password and such. 22 seconds from power button to mouse moving on desktop. The system tray icons at the bottom right of the desktop used to take 2 or 3 minutes for all of them to load up after arriving to the desktop, now with the 850 pro they all pop up simultaneously and instantly. My web browser, Firefox, used to take about 2 or 3 seconds to load up after clicking, now before my ear can even register the second click of the mouse, the browser is fully loaded and ready to go. I have also noticed greatly increased performance in Microsoft office programs, especially excel and power point. Then came the real software test. WinRar. As a winrar test i packed up 10 GB of music to test speeds. It took less than a minute to package up (compress) the 10 GB using the Best compression method, where as on a traditional hard drive your looking at 30 to 45 minutes of waiting maybe even more since i used the best method. Unpackaging (decompression) was instantaneous at the click of the mouse. Every thing i do is like a flash of light.3. Music and Movies - Not much to say here other than transfer speeds are high, but i wouldn't keep music or movies on an SSD, they don't play better or sound better, but they do take up limited space and put wear and tear on the drive. Best to leave them on the traditional hard drive.4. Benchmark - I have included a screenshot of the benchmarking program i used to test this hard drive. As you can see all test results exceed the specifications of this hard drive. I could to many different tests using many different settings but i stuck with the default and most used one.Construction - The SSD's construction is very nice. It is very strong and solid, but also very light almost like paper. It is very smooth and slim and should fit nearly anywhere you want to put it. Also the sata and power connectors are stiff and strong.Software - The samsung magician software that is paired with the hard drive is also very nice. It shows the health and total data written to the hard drive, can change windows options to better suit the SSD and its needs, encryption, the works. The only thing is that Rapid Mode does not work for windows 10 yet but Samsung says they are working hard on it, it has something to do with the new way windows 10 manages memory.Conclusion - Overall, this is the greatest hard drive Ive ever seen. Its super fast, super strong, has great software, and is backed up by a monster 10 year warranty. I looked forward to many years of extreme gaming with this SSD. I would highly haft to recommend this SSD to everyone. It is a truly great product made by a great company from a great nation. You wont be disappointed with this SSD. September 27, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great SSD This SSD is awesome for a powerful upgrade! I've bought 2 other SSD's from different vendors and this one beats them both. Also to top it off the price was on the money! September 25, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Excellent upgrade from standard HD Load times are super fast and don't have the noise of an old rotating drive. 10 year warranty a plus. Highly recommend. September 23, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Now my ancient laptop with Vista is really FAST! I spent about a year reviewing many SSD's and settled on the SSD 850 PRO 2.5" SATA III 256GB. Setup was easy with the supplied migration software. The "Magician" software is simple to use, too, by the way. In other words, the "changeover" for me was painless.As for speed, I can't speak more highly of the performance increase. Boot is half the time (60 seconds now). Thunderbird is my email client and it used to take about 60 seconds to make a guest appearance. Now it takes about 10 seconds. Navigating from program to program is so much quicker and response to various inputs are crispy quick. Keep in mind that since this laptop is 8 years old, its hardware is not capable of the speeds the SSD is capable of (about half the capability of the SSD is really being utilized). That's ok because the SSD made a huge difference in performance and I love it.In summary, I'm very happy I purchased this SSD and would highly recommend it to those considering a SSD. September 22, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by SSD 850 PRO 2.5" SATA III 256GB Very fast drive. Easy to clone with software provided. Great warranty. I'll be updating all my computers with these drives as needed. September 21, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by I love how the 850 PRO speeds up my AMD desktop computer Pros: Very fast startup, Very easy to install using Samsung's Data Migration Software. I installed the 850 PRO by migrating my boot HDD to the 850 PRO and replacing the HDD (my C: drive) with the much faster 850 PRO. Everything went very smoothly in my Windows 10 AMD desktop.Cons: Samsung could do a better job on instructing the user on how to prepare the system prior to the start of data migration. For example there should be a set of instructions informing the user to make sure the AHCI driver is loaded on the Windows 10 system prior to the start of data migration. If you don't use AHCI you will not get the maximum performance from your ssd. If you install the AHCI driver after migrating the data to the ssd and then replacing the hdd with the ssd, you may lose the ability to boot the computer from the ssd. Windows 10 does not install the AHCI driver in a fresh install of Windows 10. Samsung should have step by step instructions on what to do to make sure we get best performance for which the ssd was designed. September 15, 2016
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