Samsung 750 EVO – 250GB – 2.5-Inch SATA III Internal SSD (MZ-750250BW) Samsung
- Memory Speed: 1 MHz
- Hard Drive: 250 GB
Enter your model number to make sure this fits.; NAND flash-based, lightweight, and shock and vibration resistant for working on the go; Encryption and Secure Erase provide reliable data protection while maintaining high performance; Included Contents: 2.5â (7mm) SATA III (6GB/s) SSD & User Manual (All Other Cables, Screws, Brackets Not Included).; Free download of Samsung Data Migration and Magician software available for easy installation and SSD management
If you're on this page then you already know the benefits of SSD's over HD's, particularly when it comes to boot times. The increase in speed is significant and immediately noticeable. This Samsung 750 is said to be the more economical of their EVO line of SSD's, sacrificing a negligible amount of write speed (according to some benchmark reviews I've seen) and using slightly less cutting edge chip technology compared to their 850 series for the sake of a reduced price. Frankly, I doubt an average user would notice any practical difference between the two. The one thing I wanted to point out is that, though the description above states that this item comes with a user manual and data migration software on CD, the unit I received has neither. If you intend to boot your OS from the new SSD, you will need the Magician data migration software for Windows versions up through 10, which is available for download on the Samsung site. There is no manual available on the site. If you are a home user like me it's a good idea to consult one or more of the many Youtube videos for general instructions on how to install an SSD. Fortunately, that is a very straightforward procedure and well worth the effort when you see the results. Especially be aware that this unit comes with no brackets or cables. You will need to order a 2.5" to 3.5" SSD HDD Metal Adapter Mounting Bracket with screws and, possibly, a SATA III and power cables to complete the installation.
As Samsung's economy model of SSD's this drive performs quite well against OCZ and others that are $20 cheaper. This is a drive for the budget conscious who want the performance of the Samsung controller with the lesser cost of the TLC (Planar) NAND. It's positioned as a solid general use laptop drive or small form factor desktop that wont break the bank and also will provide the reliability of the Samsung controller.This isn't the drive to buy if you are building a high end gaming rig or a content creation workstation. There are much faster Samsung drives with a longer use life than this drive for another $20. But for a quick upgrade of an old laptop that will increase its speed and usability for another year or two.. this is your drive. 4 stars due to the current price -- I think Samsung can reduce another $10 to create more separation between their 850 line.Specs: Samsung SSD 750____________READ_____|___WRITE___Sequential: 495.94 MB/s 443.84 MB/s4K: 35.88 MB/s 103.94 MB/s4K-64THrd: 323.31 MB/s 169.72 MB/sAccess: 0.042 ms 0.050 ms
I have an 850 evo, 840 pro and 750 evo drive in my PC. They're all used for different things, but I can say that the performance between the 750 and 850 are similar. The 750 is no speed demon, but it seems to be quite consistent so far with writes and reads. It replaced a OCZ Vertex 3 that failed after 10TB of writes. I've found the 750 to be much more consistent so far and I'm quite happy with it.I'm using this drive in MidnightBSD without issues.I did have some concerns with the shipping choice. It was in the vendor's cheap cardboard box and then in a mailer envelope with a little bubble wrap and the box was rather crushed inside. The drive was OK, but I would have preferred that it shipped in a small cardboard box next time.