Product on Review: Samsung 860 Evo
Street Price: 250GB - £88.99/$94.99 / 500GB - £162.49/$169.99 / 1TB - £314.99/$329.99 / 2TB - £623.48/$759.95 / 4TB - £1,324.49/$1,399.99
Samsung is, without doubt, one of the largest figures in the ever-growing SSD scene, offering some of the fastest and most reliable solutions currently available to the average consumer; that dominance doesn’t prevent them from pushing the envelope, however. Today we look at the latest Samsung 860 Evo, a drive designed for mainstream users within a PC or laptop.
The 860 Evo is available in capacities ranging from 250GB all the way to 4TB and arrives within 3 distinct form factors: 2.5” SATA, mSATA and M.2. Packing Samsung’s latest storage technology, the 860 Evo uses 3bit MLC V-NAND chips paired with the Samsung MJX controller.
We’re promised read and write speeds up to 550/520MB/s and IOPS around 98K read and 90K write. If those figures ring true, we’re sure of some incredible performance. Speed may not be everything a user is looking for, however, at which point the endurance of the drive steps to the plate, offering up to 2,400 TBW.
Pricing is also much more palatable for the average user, with the 250GB model arriving under £90 and 500GB, which we have for review today, at only £162.49. Read on to find our verdict on Samsung’s latest and greatest.
Samsung on the 860 Evo:
The newest edition to the world’s best-selling SATA SSD series, the Samsung 860 EVO. Specially designed for mainstream PCs and laptops, with the latest V-NAND and a robust algorithm-based controller, this fast and reliable SSD comes in a wide range of compatible form factors and capacities.