Samsung SSD 845DC EVO Solid State Drive Review

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Our Summary and Conclusion

Performance Summary: Samsung SSD 845DC EVO series of solid state drives performed very well throughout our entire battery of tests. Whether using synthetic benchmarks, trace-based tests, or highly-compressible or incompressible data, the Samsung SSD 845DC EVO series of drives put up class-leading numbers—in read heavy workloads. Write performance was also competitive, but not quite as strong, which was to be expected. Note that the 960GB drive offered better write performance overall than the 240GB drive, though that too was expected.

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The Samsung SSD 845DC EVO series of solid state drives are available now. And while the drives performed among the best we’ve seen in this class, their prices are highly competitive. Samsung is pricing these drives right around $1 per gigabyte, which is higher than consumer-class products, but towards the low-end of the scale for enterprise-class SSDs.

Overall, there is a lot to like about the Samsung SSD 845DC EVO series, provided their performance characteristics fit the intended workloads. These drives are geared towards mixed, read-centric applications—keep that in mind if you’re considering a drive of this type. Though TLC NAND flash technically doesn’t offer the same kind of write endurance as more durable MLC NAND types, in the year or so since the 840 EVO arrived—using the same NAND—reliability hasn’t been an issue. Samsung is also offering the industry standard 5-year warranty on the SSD 845DC EVO series, which is another plus.

In the end, if you’re looking for an affordable, enterprise-class SSD for read-heavy applications, the Samsung SSD 845DC EVO should be a good fit.

  • Strong Read Performance
  • Affordable Pricing
  • Low Latency
  • Consistent Performance
  • Decent, But Not Class-Leading Writes
  • TLC NAND Not As Durable As MLC

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