Samsung SSD 860 EVO M.2 SATA Review: Fast, Affordable Solid State Storage

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Samsung SSD 860 EVO - Final Analysis And Verdict

Performance Summary: Like its MLC-based counterpart, the Samsung SSD 860 PRO, the SSD 860 EVO with its TLC NAND is among the highest-performing SATA-based solid state drives we have tested to date. The Samsung SSD 860 EVO didn't lead the pack across our suite of benchmarks, but overall performance across a variety of tests was strong and the drive consistently finished at (or near) the top of the charts. The 860 EVO's sequential transfers and access times are some of the best we’ve seen from a SATA-based drive, the drive led across the board in IOMeter along with the 860 PRO, and it put up strong 4K transfers as well relatively to competing offerings.

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Samsung SSD 860 EVO SATA Solid State Drives - Find Them At Amazon

The Samsung SSD 860 EVO is available in a variety of capacities, depending on the form factor, at prices ranging from about $95 for a 250GB drive on up to approximately $1,400 for a 4TB model. At those prices, which equate to about $0.27 - $0.34 per gigabyte, the Samsung SSD 860 EVO is among the most affordable, high-performance SATA-based solid state drives on the market. The drives also carry a solid 5 year warranty and have good endurance rating, though endurance is no nearly as high as the more expensive SSD 860 Pro.  And of course, one must also consider that for a slightly larger investment, higher performing NVMe-based solid state drives are available, if your system supports the technology.

When all is said and done, if you're in need of fast, SATA-based solid state storage, the Samsung SSD 860 EVO is an excellent choice that’s available in variety of form factors and capacities to suite almost every type of system.


  • Strong Performance
  • Good Endurance Rating
  • 5 Year Warranty
  • Competitive Pricing
  • SATA Is Old Hat
  • NVMe M.2 Drives Not Much More Expensive

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