Samsung SSD 860 Pro Review: Fast, Reliable SATA Solid State Storage

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Samsung SSD 860 Pro - Final Analysis And Verdict

Performance Summary: The Samsung SSD 860 PRO is among the highest-performing SATA-based solid state drives on the market. The Samsung SSD 860 PRO didn't sweep our benchmarks across the board, which is exceedingly hard to do with a SATA-based drive considering the limitations of the legacy interface, but regardless Samsung's latest SSD manages to take the lead more often than not. Sequential transfers and access times are best-in-class, the drive led across the board in IOMeter, and it put up strong 4K transfer speeds as well.

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

Both the Samsung SSD 860 PRO we've shown you here and the Samsung SSD 860 EVO will be hitting store shelves immediately, in five different capacities each. Both series top out at 4TB, but the smaller capacities are slightly different due to the way the drives are over-provisioned. The line-up looks like this...

256GB - $139.99
512GB - $249.99
1TB - $479.99
2TB - $949.99
4TB - $1,899.99 
250GB - $94.99
500GB - $169.99
1TB - $329.99
2TB - 649.99
4TB - $1,399.99

 At those prices, the Samsung SSD 860 PRO is among the more expensive SATA-based solid state drives on the market. With that said, it is also one of the fastest, and it offeres an excellent endurance rating and 5-year warranty as well. The Samsung SSD 860 EVO is more competitively priced, but without testing one first hand we can't comment on its performance just yet. Considering the technical similarities between the two series of drives, however, we suspect the Samsung SSD 860 EVO to be a relatively good value.

In the end, if you're in need of fast, SATA-based solid state storage, Samsung's got you covered. The Samsung SSD 860 PRO is about as good as a SATA SSD can get.

  • Strong Performance
  • Good Endurance Rating
  • 5 Year Warranty
  • SATA Is Old Hat
  • Price Premium

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