Samsung 870 EVO SSD - SATA is not dead yet

Posted on Tuesday, January 19 2021 @ 16:18 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
These days the focus is all on M.2 solid state disks but if you have an older workhorse in need of an upgrade you may still be interested in a new 2.5" SATA disk. Samsung just introduced the 870 EVO SSD, a new line of SATA disks with a new Samsung MKX controller and 136-layer TLC NAND flash memory.

Samsung offers the 870 EVO in capacities of 250GB, 500GB, 1TB, 2TB, and 4TB. The suggested retail pricing ranges from 49.99EUR to 459.99EUR. The company promises read speeds of up to 560MB/s, write speeds of up to 530MB/s, random read IOPS of 98K and random write IOPS of 88K.

Basically, if you need a SATA disk, this is one of the fastest options on the market right now.
Today, Samsung Electronics America announced the release of the 870 EVO SSD, the company’s latest SATA solution in its best-selling consumer SSD series. The new drive combines best-in-class performance and reliability, making it an ideal storage solution for a wide range of consumers from general PC users to IT professionals in capacities up to four terabytes.

“Representing the culmination of our SATA SSD line, the new 870 EVO delivers a compelling mix of performance, reliability and compatibility for casual laptop and desktop PC users, as well as Network Attached Storage (NAS) users,” said KyuYoung Lee, Vice President of Memory

The Samsung 870 EVO features the company’s latest V-NAND and controller, allowing it to reach the maximum SATA sequential read and write speeds of 560 and 530MB/s, respectively. Using a large variable SLC buffer, the drive’s Intelligent TurboWrite technology helps maintain its peak performance levels. The 870 EVO also delivers a nearly 38% improvement in random read speed over the previous 860 model, enabling enhanced user experiences when multi-tasking, web browsing or simply booting up PCs. SSD 870 EVO - Angle Front

Harnessing its experience and expertise in storage technologies, Samsung designs all SSD components in-house to ensure that every part works together cohesively. As a result, the 870 EVO offers around a 30% improvement in sustained performance over the 860 EVO, as well as a class-leading terabytes written (TBW) rating of 2,400TB, or a 5-year limited warranty, for its 4TB model.

In addition to exceptional performance and reliability, the 870 EVO provides broad compatibility with many computing devices thanks to its 2.5-inch SATA interface. Moreover, with its power-saving sleep mode, the 870 EVO is compatible with devices that support Window’s Modern Standby function, offering added convenience to PC users.

The new 870 EVO is also designed with the environment in mind. By minimizing its carbon footprint throughout the entire production process, the drive expands consumer choice for greener products.

The Samsung 870 EVO will be available beginning in January 2021. The 870 EVO is available in 250GB for $49.99, 500GB for $79.99, 1TB for $139.99, 2TB for $269.99 and 4TB for $529.99.

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Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.

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