What is the opinion of Reddit about the
Samsung 250GB 860 EVO 2.5-inch Solid State Drive?

A total of 11 reviews of this product on Reddit.

1 point


15th May 2018

The Samsung 860 Evo is probably the best on the market in its price range:


For around £10-15 more than the cheapest, I feel it’s worth the extra for it’s almost guaranteed reliability. But it’s hardly faster (if at all) than the cheaper £55-60 ones. Any SSD is better than no SSD.

250GB gets you at least 4 of your favourite games installed on it. No need for larger in my opinion, prices are constantly reducing anyway.

You just need a USB 3.0 2.5” SATA enclosure. Many other people have been linking them here. Should cost no more than £5-10.

Does it work? Yes. So much evidence on this sub alone. Most retailers such as Amazon will refund it no problem if you’re not happy anyway.

1 point


22nd Sep 2018

> 250GB solid state drives here in the UK average the £100-250 mark.

Can’t help with a 2TB for $60 (because it doesn’t exist), but you can get a 250GB Samsung 860 Evo for under £60 on Amazon right now.

2 points


3rd Apr 2018

Pretty sure that’s a DRAM-Less SSD. I’d go with an 860 Evo.

hardware review


1 point


21st Feb 2021


this should work fine. or spend more and get a 500 or 1Tb. or you can upgrade your box – at this point it’s almost worth it tbh if you’re going to play a lot of console.

you can use it for your music and whatever for your laptop/pc if you ever upgrade your xbox.

1 point


16th Jun 2018

CPU: Los i5-8600K e i7-8700K son buenos para jugar pero si haces streaming de tus jugadas al mismo tiempo se van a quedar cortos, te recommiendo un AMD Ryzen 7 con 8 cores.

SSD: las mejores relaciones capacidad/precio son 250GB y 500GB. Además hay una oferta en Amazon.es : el Samsung 860 Evo por 65€. Si te interesa compralo ya porque no sé cuánto tiempo va a durar la oferta.

Placa base: según ésta lista, la MSI Z370-A PRO es la peor placa… Por cierto, si decides comprar un Ryzen 7 no olvides cambiarla por otra compatible.

RAM: con una GTX 1080 algunos juegos podrían verse limitados por la velocidad de la memori RAM. Intenta comprar un kit de 3000MHz-3200MHz si puedes.

Fuente: 550W-650W normalmente bastan. No compres las baratas, a veces se suicidan y se llevan al resto de los componentes con ellas.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPUAMD – Ryzen 7 1700 3GHz 8-Core Processor€229.46 @ Amazon Espana
CPU CoolerNZXT – Kraken X62 Rev 2 98.2 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler€153.36 @ Amazon Espana
MotherboardGigabyte – GA-AX370-GAMING 5 ATX AM4 Motherboard€156.99 @ Amazon Espana
MemoryG.Skill – Ripjaws V Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3200 Memory€171.90 @ Amazon Espana
StorageSamsung – 860 Evo 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive€65.00
StorageSeagate – BarraCuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive€40.18 @ Amazon Espana
Video MSI – GeForce GTX 1080 8GB GAMING X 8G Video €600.15 @ PC Componentes
CaseCooler Master – MasterCase H500P ATX Mid Tower Case€157.49 @ PC Componentes
Power SupplySeaSonic – FOCUS Plus Gold 550W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply€88.45 @ Amazon Espana
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-06-16 16:28 CEST+0200
1 point


16th Aug 2018
1 point


27th Sep 2018

Hello, I switched what you mentioned and here is my new build:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPUIntel – Core i5-8600K 3.6GHz 6-Core Processor£225.18 @ PC World Business
CPU CoolerCRYORIG – H7 49.0 CFM CPU Cooler£34.99 @ Overclockers.co.uk
MotherboardMSI – Z370 GAMING M5 ATX LGA1151 Motherboard£185.58 @ Amazon UK
MemoryCorsair – Vengeance LPX 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory£138.92 @ Amazon UK
StorageSamsung – 860 Evo 250GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive£64.43 @ SmartTeck.co.uk
StorageWestern Digital – Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive£34.74 @ Aria PC
Video EVGA – GeForce GTX 1070 8GB SC GAMING ACX 3.0 Black Edition Video £398.99 @ Overclockers.co.uk
CaseNZXT – S340 Elite (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case£77.99 @ Aria PC
Power SupplyEVGA – SuperNOVA G2 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply£87.99 @ Ebuyer
Case FanCorsair – Air Series SP120 Quiet Edition (2-Pack) 37.9 CFM 120mm Fans£17.97 @ Amazon UK
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-09-27 01:00 BST+0100

I still have a few questions I hope you don’t mind answering.
Why is the i5-8600k just as good or better than i7-7700k yet almost £100 cheaper on amazon?
Also is this the correct 860 evo ssd? https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B078WQJXNF/ref=ox_sc_act_title_1_1_5?smid=A3P5ROKL5A1OLE&psc=1 partpicker directs me to some weird more expensive one. Thank you.

1 point


2nd Jan 2019

I’m seeing it sub £50 on Amazon – https://www.amazon.co.uk/Samsung-Solid-State-MZ-76E250B-EU/dp/B078WQJXNF

The enclosure you’ll probably want is this one – https://www.amazon.co.uk/Sabrent-Tool-free-Enclosure-Optimized-EC-UASP-x/dp/B00OJ3UJ2S

Plenty other SSDs available on amazon, shop around, just make sure it’s at least 250GB, there are ones out there that are 240GB, but Xbox won’t recognise if it’s sub 250GB

1 point


18th Oct 2020

>But like look at the actual price curve today,

>You can get a 1TB for $115, 0.5TB for $65, 0.25GB for $50.

Yes on one specific drive. If we look at another drive like the SanDisk SSD PLUS it scales like:

>240GB – $36.99

>480GB – $59.97

>1TB – $99.05

And in the UK that same drive doesn’t scale the same way.

> 250GB – £37.47

> 500GB – £62.39

> 1TB – £113.54


>This is the latest gen that released a couple months ago,


>250GB or 500GB aren’t even options anymore, you’ll be forced to buy at least 1TB SSD next time.

That’s hardly a fair comparison. That’s a QLC drive specifically designed for cheap storage at the cost of performance, power off time before power loss, and endurance. But honestly they’re so good at building them now that modern QLC is even better than some older SLC.

And the reason 1TB is the minimum is because the chips come in 1TB sizes. They’re 1TB in size because the economics worked out well for them like that, and the fact that they already have other drives aimed at smaller sizes. I’d be very surprised if Samsung actually stops making smaller drives for now, as a $99 entry point is going to kill off a lot of their sales.

>A 624x gain over 10 years is hardly plateaued, that’s actually around 18 years of Moore’s law. Outside of AI you wouldn’t really be seeing these gains. It would all be in the cloud.

Yes that was exactly my point, that demand for computation has plateaued at the edge. I wasn’t saying that actual speed increases have plateaued or that they haven’t moved to the cloud. It’s exactly the same as why most people are fine with a 250GB drive.

1 point


18th Oct 2020

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1 point


10th May 2018

without ref link

Also available in Media Markt for 64€ (would link but I am on mobile currently)

Lol I obviously meant to write 71 and 63 euros in the title and not 163…