Samsung SSD 850 EVO 

Released November, 2014
  • 500 GB
  • 2.5" SATA III

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by Kristian-Vättö (Mar, 2015)
The early Samsung SSDs weren't very good, but ever since the introduction of the SSD 830 Samsung has been doing a brilliant job and has been setting the bar for performance, cost and reliability.
by Kristian-Vättö (Dec, 2014)

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The Samsung SSD 850 EVO mSATA/M.2 Review

by Kristian Vättö |
It's not the cheapest mSATA/M.2 drive around, but the premium isn't that significant when taking 850 EVO's feature set into account (5-year warranty, hardware encryption etc.).
Given that mSATA and M.2 standards are mostly used in mobile applications, this is very good news.

Samsung SSD 850 EVO (120GB, 250GB, 500GB & 1TB) Review

by Kristian Vättö |
I never considered the endurance of TLC NAND to be an issue for average client workloads, but I saw many people who were doubtful about the sufficiency of 1,000 P/E cycles, so with twice that in TLC V-NAND I believe many will and should stop treating TLC as a second class citizen.
Only some very extreme workloads could wear out the smaller capacities before the warranty runs out, but the 850 EVO is a wrong drive for such workloads in the first place.

Specifications Full list of technical specs


Capacity 500 GB
Interface SATA III
Interface speed 6 Gbit/s

form factor

Form factor 2.5"
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