Check Whether The Samsung SSD You Bought Is Genuine Or Fake

First thing first, the best bet is to buy Samsung 850 EVO 250gb 2.5-inch SATA III internal SSD (that’s my case) from the legit source. Either buy it directly from Samsung’s website or the online/offline stores they endorse. You can find more information about this here.

If you’ve got it already, it’s time you should check the authenticity of the Samsung SSD you’ve bought. Download Samsung Magician Tool from the Samsung’s website.

I’m afraid the SATA III to USB cable isn’t provided with the Samsung SSD, you have to buy it separately to connect it to your computer. Or buy an HDD/SSD enclosure/SSD Caddy.


Either buy SATA III to USB 3.0 Cable, SSD/HDD enclosure or an HDD/SSD Caddy.

Check Whether The Samsung SSD You Bought Is Genuine Or Fake

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Samsung Magician Tool detecting the status of the Samsung SSD.

Once you have the apparatus with you, connect the Samsung SSD with your computer. Open Samsung Magician Tool and let it detect the connected Samsung SSD.

If the tool recognizes the device successfully, it would display the Serial Number printed on the Samsung SSD. Verify the serial number. And it would also display whether the Samsung SSD connected is GENUINE or not.

If it says the Samsung SSD is GENUINE, you’re good to explore the other features the Samsung Magician Tool offers which includes Performance Benchmark, Rapid Mode, Secure Erase, Firmware Update, Drive Health etc.

Samsung 850 EVO 250GB 2.5 inch SATA III internal SSD

Samsung 850 EVO 250GB 2.5 inch SATA III internal SSD

It’s time you should register the Samsung SSD at Samsung’s website keeping in mind the region where you wish to avail the after sale services.

Other Things To Keep In Mind

If you’re a MAC OS user, you won’t be able to use the Samsung Magician Tool to verify the genuineness of the Samsung SSD bought. The reason, Samsung Magician Tool is not available for MAC OS users.

In that case, arrange a call with the Samsung Customer Care, tell that you wish to verify the authenticity of the Samsung SSD you’ve bought. Upload all the photos as a proof of the Samsung SSD so that they can cross-verify the genuineness of the device.

I would also recommend the Windows OS users to arrange the call with the Samsung Customer Care to verify the same, to be on the safe side.

What If The Samsung SSD 850 EVO Is Not Genuine – INVALID SERIAL NUMBER

If Samsung Magician Tool fails to recognize the Samsung SSD connected to the computer or it says “INVALID SERIAL NUMBER”, either the Samsung SSD is fake or the cable using which it’s connected has got some issues. Read more about the common Samsung SSD 850 EVO problems you may face and their solutions.

Don’t lose your heart already, it’s generally the power input provided which is inappropriate for the Samsung SSD to function properly. Make sure the power input provided is enough to support the functioning of the Samsung SSD connected. But the best way to connect the Samsung SSD to your computer is through SSD Caddy.

Tools and Cables mentioned in the article

Samsung 850 EVO 250GB 2.5-inch SATA III Internal SSD [Amazon Link]

SSD Caddy for the laptop [Amazon Link]

SATA III to USB 3.0 Cable [Amazon Link]

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