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Samsung 860 EVO 2TB SSD review

Discussion in 'Frontpage news' started by Hilbert Hagedoorn, Jan 23, 2018.

  1. Hilbert Hagedoorn

    Hilbert Hagedoorn Don Vito Corleone Staff Member

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    Samsung releases its 860 EVO series SATA 6 Gb/s SSDs. Available from 250 GB up-to 4 Terabytes, this new revision is fabbed with 64-cell layer V-NAND and their new MJX controller. Armed with truckloads...

    Samsung 860 EVO 2TB SSD review
     
  2. coth

    coth Master Guru

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    So 850 EVO v3 with a new controller.
     
  3. Khronikos

    Khronikos Master Guru

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    Right. They clearly hit a wall here. Not much else to say but a minor update to the 850 EVO, which is nice. I will be getting the 2TB version of this or probably Crucial's offering for my main PC. Already have a 850 Pro in my PS4.

    But yeah performance and stuff is pretty much all the same for the top brands.
     
  4. Pawel04

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    Considering how close in performance this is to the Crucial MX500 1tb and that the 960 Evo 1tb is 100€ more expensive i think ill be going for the former.
     

  5. coth

    coth Master Guru

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    Not close at all. 900 series are NVMe. MX500 is a contender to 800 SATA series.
     
  6. wavetrex

    wavetrex Master Guru

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    Great hard-disk replacement for smaller laptops which support single 2.5" drive (1 or 2TB version)
    NVMe drives are nice and everything, but they are still very pricey for the size, and games are HUGE these days, meaning I'd have to use the 2nd drive in a laptop, which is usually a crappy HDD, killing all my loading times.

    Glad to see 4TB is finally reaching mainstream, a bit expensive but eh, it will come down, slowly but surely.
     
  7. Pawel04

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    Hahah oops my bad, edit '860'. Fat fingers.. :)
     
  8. nosirrahx

    nosirrahx Member Guru

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    About the wall, I wonder if there ever will be a new SATA III controller that addresses the end of the SSD curve that is still not amazing (small random reads/writes and heavily mixed reads and writes).

    Optane technology addresses this pretty well but clearly we wont be seeing SATA III Optane drives.
     
  9. Venix

    Venix Master Guru

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    The first company that can provide me with a 2tb 150 euro drive will have my money and my hhd's will have only back up and very bulky data storage use, some huge games still getting installed to my hdd's
     
  10. Agent-A01

    Agent-A01 Ancient Guru

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    That might happen in 5 years
     

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    Clawedge Ancient Guru

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    "a 500 GB Series 860 is now guaranteed at 300 TBW"

    300,000 GB/ 500GB = 600

    600 PE cycles? should it not be 6000 or something like that?
     
  12. Venix

    Venix Master Guru

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    Yep,maybe higher but i think when it does we will mostly say good bye to our hdd's

    till then a 250 ~500 gb ssd for operating system and programs will do for me ... i still have my intel 330 120 gb and have 2 games in it ... normally the ones i really play and the rest is hdd's
     
  13. coth

    coth Master Guru

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    But then, there is another problem. Samsungs are available worldwide in large quantities. Crucials/Microns are cheaper, but have very limited availability and only in few countries. It's almost impossible to find them in retail.
     
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    Fair enough, luckily in Austria we dont have that problem :)
     

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