REPORT ANALYSIS AND FINAL THOUGHTS
For a client focused, performance driven and value oriented solid state drive, no other SSD on the market will be able to compete with the Samsung 750 EVO. You see outstanding performance out for both capacities, and as you witnessed even the lower of the two capacities was out performed its greater capacity brethren.
When we discussed this potential of this drive with Samsung prior to receiving it, we were approached with two concepts: great SATA-III 6Gbps performance at a great price. What was missed is the fact that still most consumers purchase a PC today, without knowing the difference between a HDD and SSD. Now, with this client drive, the options become greater for consumers when choosing their builds, and ultimately we are going to see a greater shift from HDD to SSD.
Unfortunately, Samsung has confirmed we will not be seeing this drive on sale for consumers, but will only be available through direct sales channels to those who pre-build systems (i.e., clients). This is a little disappointing, as we would believe this drive would have done well in the consumer market alongside the Samsung 850 EVO.
To be fair, the Samsung 750 EVO is not the first client SSD, nor is it going to drastically switch every PC user from their HDD to SSD, that’s next to impossible. However, it is a step in the right direction. We have seen a massive trend recently where value driven drives have been at the forefront of each manufactures marketing, but we have rarely seen a SSD like this that is pushing the boundaries. For these reasons and more, we award Samsung with our Innovation Award!