Conclusion and Performance Summary
Performance Summary: The Samsung SSD 850 EVO 500GB set a high bar for performance, and the more affordable SSD 750 EVO is just one step behind it. It is very competitive with its big brother, and is ultimately limited by the legacy SATA interface, rather than the type of NAND used in the drive. Transfer rates were strong across the board and the trace-based PCMark benchmarks had the Samsung SSD 750 EVO trailing only the higher-end 850 EVO overall.
If you look at all of the numbers, the Samsung SSD 750 EVO is a decent alternative to the 850 EVO, which runs on average about $25 - $30 more for the same capacity drive. The 500GB model that we tested isn’t quite the fastest drive out there, but where it trailed it did so by such a margin you would need a specialized benchmark to see the difference -- in real world use the Samsung SSD 750 EVO is plenty fast.
The difference in technology used in Samsung's drives translates to a difference in price. The 750 EVO series is definitely a step down in cost over the 850 EVO at the same capacity. Here's how pricing on the drives looks as of today...
- 750 EVO 120GB: $52.97
- 750 EVO 250GB: $69.99
- 750 EVO 500GB: $136.00
- 850 EVO 120GB: $79.99
- 850 EVO 250GB: $99.99
- 850 EVO 500GB: $157.30
In the end, the Samsung SSD 750 EVO series offers excellent performance for a SATA drive at a budget price. The drive we tested offered very good performance, it has a relatively long warranty, competitive pricing, and a high endurance rating. You can’t ask for much more in a solid state drive.