The Samsung EVO series is so popular in some countries that it outperforms all other SSDs twice. Samsung changes its prices when competitors approach, and the company always releases a faster model when others are too close to its performance.
Samsung has managed to increase performance compared to the 850 EVO, but at a price that most will simply stop. The SATA interface limits the company’s capabilities in this series, and competition is approaching from both directions.
The EVO series is good for consumer workloads because it often provides a higher serial shooting speed than the Pro series, but such a high level of performance is maintained only for a short time.
The company’s control over critical components through the internal supply chain gives it an advantage that goes beyond costs. Performance, warranty and durability characteristics usually prefer EVO, but Samsung keeps the price close enough that most customers spend a little more to get a superb product.
Samsung has made strides with the fourth-generation V-NAND, but other companies have bridged the gap. The rigid limit of the SATA interface is an important factor, so it is more difficult to distinguish 860 EVO among competitors only on the basis of performance.
The 860 EVO series enters the market with the same capacity of 256GB to 4TB. The EVO series uses 3-bit flash memory per cell (TLC), but it reserves 2.3% of NAND capacity for background and caching. This helps offset the lower performance of the TLC record.
The 860 EVO is still on sale and, if it goes on sale, is a good alternative to the Crucial MX500.
because of a more competitive combination of price and performance. However, if you see a 1TB EVO for $110 or a 2TB model for $200 or less, that’s a really good choice.
The full capacity range is 2.5 inches, while the M.2 2280 (SATA) scales to 2TB and the mSATA model to 1TB. Samsung and Mushkin are the only two solid-state manufacturers to announce new mSATA solid state drives in recent years.
Samsung has equipped the 860 series with a new MJX controller that supports low-energy DDR4 memory, so it probably has a new built-in memory controller.
Samsung claims that its 64-layer fourth-generation V-NAND memory is 30% more energy efficient than its 48-layer predecessor. Samsung achieved this by reducing the input voltage from 3.3 volts to 2.5 volts. It also reduced the program’s running time to 500 microseconds, which is 1.5 times faster than the previous generation.
Software and Accessories
The latest version of Samsung’s Magician software is now where the discs are really on the market. Now supported the new series 860 and 850 non-Pro / EVO from China. They also work with Rapid Mode, which is Samsung’s DRAM caching algorithm, which increases performance and reduces flash wear.
The software allows you to control and test the disk. In some cases, you can even delete all the data with a secure erasure feature from within the operating system.
You can also use Magician to create a download flash drive to reach the same conclusion. Unfortunately, this simply requires additional steps and complicates the process.
Samsung also gives 860 owners access to a data transfer tool that you can use to clone data from an existing disk to a new medium.
What is the Samsung slogan for the 860 EVO? “SSD, which is of great importance” is written on both the front and back of the package.
Samsung does not mention performance, endurance or any other metrics that you could use in a retail store to compare this product with a neighboring one.
The 860 EVO looks just like any other EVO released after the 840 series. This was when Samsung switched to a black case and abandoned the dark gray color scheme.
Samsung does not need an RGB modification of a proven design or even a change in methodology.