Samsung 750 EVO SSD Review (120GB/250GB)

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.

Samsung 750 EVO (7 of 8)

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!

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Review Overview

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The Samsung 750 EVO may be a client-only drive, but it leaves us wanting it as a consumer drive. The combination of great performance and low cost is merely jaw-dropping!

User Rating: 3.59 ( 14 votes)

19 comments

  1. Which one is the 256MB DRAM chip? I saw a controller, two NAND package(one on each side), and one small chip which Iooks like power management chip.

    • dram is integrated into controller on 750 EVO.
      “The 750 EVO also crams a 256MB DDR3 memory module in the same package as the MGX controller, which should reduce latency between the processor and its DRAM buffer. This is the first time we’ve seen the advanced design in a Samsung SSD.”

  2. They should release 650 for consumers. Would perform a little bit worse (due to lack of dram) but would probobly be priced lower aswell. Perfect for those seeking the cheapest thing possible.

    • Honestly, we would love to see this drive released to consumers. It’s priced very well and you get decent SATA III performance out of it. Never mind the fact that you can through it in RAPID mode through Samsung Magician as well.

    • Crippled by UK State goons

      You want Cheaper? Buy chalk and a board?

      Sarcasm aside (my bad); try run a profitable business for a year.

      • Benjamin Hojnik

        Samsung is a _big_ company, so i’m sure it can afford to sell cheap entry level SSDs for minimal margin.

        Beside, Sammy is vertically integrated, so per unit they probably have the lowest cost (having your own fabs, controller and firmware knowhow does have its benefits).

  3. Hello,
    What was your average temperature during tests ?

    I use mine in a Lenovo G580,and my average temperature is 45degrees,sometimes it goes up to 50.
    Is it normal?

    Thank you!

  4. Which is best of 850 and 750?? Both with 250gb.

    • DIFFERENCE BTWEEN THEM is that 850 has 1 gb of Ddr3 while 750 has 256mb of DDR3. 850 also offers dynamic thermal guard, which alters the system temperature when it reaches a certain degree, and it has 3d VNAD (only useful for high capacity ssds, as 2D Nand can only reach up to 250gb. 750 offers 2d NAND. Speed difference is minimal

  5. Nice article … of course BUT
    Your tests are not valid, you did speed test on 256MB ! and 1GB file size.
    First one is exactly size of dram inside SSD.
    Valid test should be on 16GB or more.

  6. It’s already available for consumers. You can buy it from ebay. (current price $75 for 250GB)

  7. I dont like having an ssd that dont compress as my main C drive. It’s fine for a dedicated game drive and such, but as a drive that houses Windows I would never use a Samsung drive. In just a month (after a clean install) Windows 10 and Chrome had written half a terabyte on my 850 evo and that’s just light usage. A controller that compresses all this junk, such as Sandforce, will have considerably lower writes on them. That’s a good thing.

  8. I have used this drive on my i3 laptop and it can only reach 250 read and write due to it being sata 2

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