Samsung 860 EVO

Forum discussion tagged with Samsung 860 EVO.
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    [SOLVED] SSD showing more space used than is actually being used

    Hi, I have a SSD (Samsung 860 EVO) that I use ONLY for installing games. It's never been used to boot from or for programs. I recently noticed that it only had 96GB out of 465GB free. I looked on the drive and I'm only actually using 211GB (I have show hidden files on too). I noticed that I had...
  2. BHeaton

    Question SSD fell out of RAID array. Can I manually add it?

    Hello, I have been running two Samsung 860 EVOs in raid 0. This is not my boot drive but contains much of my data. I have been using Intel Rapid storage technology for the array. On booting my PC, I was notified that IRST was not running and my raid array was not active. I tried to launch it...
  3. Rick Shiftkicker

    Question Wifi adapter problems after replacing new SSD

    Hey, I'm running a Microsoft Windows 10 Pro on Acer Aspire VN7-791G. It's not a new machine so I decided to boost it up a bit by replacing old WD10JPVX HDD into new Samsung 860 EVO SSD. I got 2 of them. Migrated OS to the one and did a clean install to the other(for a second machine). Everything...
  4. [SOLVED] SSD Compatibility for Asus FX503VD Notebook ?

    Hey, I have Asus FX503VD Laptop and I have 2,5" HDD. Now, I want to buy an SSD next to HDD. First of all, I picked Samsung 860 EVO 500GB M.2 SATA3 MZ-N6E500BW, but after I saw Samsung 970 EVO PLUS 500GB MZ-V7S500BW and I changed my mind. But I looked in to compatibility and I have some...
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    Question Should I RMA my 860 EVO 1tb ?

    TLDR; Everytime I restart the PC the SSD needs to be set as a new volume again. So I've had this SSD for about two years now and after building a new rig removed it from the old one and put it into the new one in order to save games onto it. Sadly, I lost everything and before I found out I...
  6. Lecto_Sama

    [SOLVED] SATA Power Cable Adapters for 2TB Samsung SSD 860 EVO?

    To whom it may concern, Any advice or knowledge you can share would be appreciated. I have an older gaming rig that I have been upgrading over the last 10 years or so. As could be expected, my initial Hard Drive is nearly full & I am looking to add additional storage via a Samsung...
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    [SOLVED] Samsung 860 Evo Data Migration Issue

    Hey All, Basically I noticed my boot time had started increasing as well as one of the drives starting to become tempermental so I decided to do a rehaul of my PC. I started off by getting a Samsung 860 EVO 500GB which I wanted to clone my Windows 10 OS onto as I had heard about the ultra fast...
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    [SOLVED] Slow Transfer Speed Between Two Internal SSDs

    When transferring large files between two SSDs the transfer speed goes from high 400's MB/s down to 17-20MB/s. I understand there is a cache but I feel like those are USB speeds, not internal SSDs ones. I have enabled write cache, and even set my pc to high performance power mode. Both SSDs are...
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    [SOLVED] OEM win7 cloned using Samsung migration not genuine on new ssd

    Imgur: The magic of the Internet clone software used: samsung data migration. hello i cloned my samsung 840 to 860 but now the cloned ssd says win 7 not genuine. i am running oem key. MS and samsung are such <Mod Edit>! MS made my entire background black in just few min of this message while...
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    [SOLVED] I've bought a 500gb SSD. Should I migrate ONLY Windows to it?

    So I just bought the Samsung 860 EVO 500GB SSD, and I'm wondering if it is worth it to move Windows to the new SSD? I'm not quite sure how to go about it, and I want to keep everything except for games on my normal 1TB HDD, I have my HDD almost full, so I can't just clone everything on my HDD to...
  11. vincenzoo1

    Question PC freezes while playing games

    Hi! So I just built my PC a week ago but it freezes whenever I play games, once it does I have to force reboot it. It happens randomly. Do you have any ideas what might cause it. I do not have any BSOD prompts once this is happening. Here are the things I have tried so far. Flash BIOS to...
  12. MysticStylezzzzz

    [SOLVED] Swapped HDD with SSD, very little improvement...

    I'll try to make this quick and not too long.. I'm upgrading an HP laptop I grabbed for almost nothing (I think the kid just didn't know what he did to make it so laggy so he felt it was worth very little.. Score for me!). I'm prolly going to grab a SATA adapter card and use an M.2 over a 2.5"...
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    [SOLVED] PC not shutting down unless power button is held or PC is unplugged

    So when this first started it took about 10 minutes for my computer to turn on which was very strange since it normally takes a maximum of 20 seconds. That night I went to shut it down and it simply wouldn't turn off unless I held the power button. The next day it took around 20 minutes to turn...
  14. ahmedbarq


    Hi Guys, so I'm new to SSDs. Should I buy ADATA 240GB SU630 or SAMSUNG SSD 860 EVO 250GB? Kindly help me. My system specs are: Intel Core i5 3470s 8 GBDDR III RAM 1600MHz 1TB external hard Seagate Thank you!
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    Question Accidentally copied my entire hdd to my new ssd when trying to move the os

    Hello, Recently I got and installed a new ssd into my computer. My goal with this new ssd was for it to store the OS and other frequently used apps. Following some online tutorials, I used AOEMI partition assistant’s “migrate OS to SSD” tool. After finishing, the computer began booting from the...
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    [SOLVED] (SSDs ) How to claim Samsung's 5 years warranty on 860 Evo series.

    The local sellers in my country sell the above mentioned SSDs with only 1 year local warranty, however Samsung gives 5 years of warranty. I want to know how can someone claim the 5 year warranty if the SSD fails after, lets say 1st year ? Btw I'm from Pakistan and as far as I know, Samsung...
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    [SOLVED] Process of partitioning SSD's

    My entire system, OS and all, runs on 1 Samsung EVO 850 500GB ATA SSD. I bought a Samsung 860 EVO 1 TB SSD. I want to take everything that isn't my OS and move it to my 1TB SSD. Is this a good plan? Can I accomplish this in the Magician software easily since my OS is already on the preferred SSD...
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    Question gaming on 2 ssd

    i have two different ssd's my main is an m.2 970 evo pro for my os 250 gb and my other is a 500 gb 870 evo sata. would it be faster to play gta 5 on my nvme or sata drive keep in mind my os is on my nvme and i have 230 gb of space left and gta v is 80 gb and its all i have on my pc atm.
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    Question slow 4k random performance on Samsung 860 EVO 250 GB

    Specs: Intel Core i7 7500U 8 GB RAM Samsung 860 EVO 250 GB IDE ATA/ATAPI controllers: Intel(R) 6th Generation Core Processor Family Platform I/O SATA AHCI Controller - Driver Version Storage controllers: Microsoft Storage Spaces Controller - Driver Version 10.0.17763.404 My SSD...
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    Question should i buy samsung 860 pro 256 GB or 860 evo 500 GB?

    MLC 256 GB or TLC 500 GB?
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    Question Samsung 860 evo ssd for Lenovo y50

    Hello, I am planning to upgrade from hdd to ssd on my Lenovo y50-70 laptop. It currently has a 1 TB HDD (not an SSHD) and I plan on replacing it with a Samsung 860 evo 1 TB Ssd. My question is: Is this ssd compatible with my laptop? And if it is, will I be getting the full speed capacity of...
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    [SOLVED] Best connection method for SATA m.2 drive

    Hi, I just accidentally bought a Samsung 860 EVO V-NAND SATA m.2 SSD instead of an NVMe m.2 SSD, because I'm an idiot and didn't realise SATA m.2 was a thing! I spent ages trying to get it to work via a PCIe adaptor card before realising that it was a SATA SSD. I have an Asus Maximus VI Formula...