We are often amused at the progression of SSDs throughout the years. Even today, check anywhere and you can easily find information on the fastest SSD, or even the highest capacity SSD, but what about SSD form factors? Form factor progression has seen SATA 3 notebook SSDs grow into to PCIe SSDs, AIC, mSATA, U2 and then to what was …Read More »
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Samsung 970 EVO M.2 NVMe SSD Review (500GB/1TB) – Evo Becomes a Top Tier SSD
For some time now, Samsung has used a marketing approach with respect to flash media that accommodates both business and the consumer. They produce the Pro M.2 NVMe SSD series for business and media needs and the EVO M.2 NVMe family for consumer use, and at a relatively modest price point. One has top performance and the other…is a bit …Read More »
Samsung 960 EVO M.2 NVMe SSD Review (250GB/1TB)
Last month we took a look at the best performing SSD, Samsung’s 960 PRO. Packed with Samsung’s latest MLC V-NAND, new Polaris controller, and put together with their engineering expertise, it easily sped off to the top of our charts. Not only that, but it did so without even utilizing their latest NVMe 2.0 driver. The 960 Pro is the enthusiast class …Read More »
Samsung 850 EVO SSD Review (4TB) – Bigger than Ever!!!
Samsung is a force to be reckoned with in the SSD market. With such a large share, they are the biggest player there is. This allows them to push the boundaries of what products they can deliver and when. In today’s case, Samsung has just released another update to their 850 EVO line, this time it is huge. First launched in late 2014, …Read More »
Samsung EVO Plus microSDXC UHS-I Card Review (256GB) – So Much V-NAND!
Released earlier last year, the Samsung EVO Plus line of microSD cards has been quite a success. In light of this, Samsung has decided to continue the momentum and push boundaries by expanding the capacity availability. Today, Samsung has released the world’s largest microSD card, and in order to do so, they have integrated their latest 48-layer TLC V-NAND into it! At 256GB, it is …Read More »
Samsung 850 EVO and Pro 2TB SSD Review – 2TB SSDs Make their Entry
If you look back over the past several years, there have always been three constants that needed to be addressed in order for SSDs to become a viable consumer solution to storage; value, reliability and capacity. One of our first SSD reviews was on an MTron 32GB SSD with a whopping price tag of more than $1500…and they sold! Both …Read More »
SSD of the Week – 1TB Samsung 850 EVO Just $0.33/GB!
We have covered the Samsung 850 EVO in our SSD of the Week before, however, it was to highlight the 500GB capacity. Today we would like to point out a great deal on the 1TB model at just $336.34! That’s just $0.33 per GB for one of the top consumer SSDs out! This price is great considering most 1TB SSDs …Read More »
Samsung 850 EVO SSD Review (1TB) – Differing Series Controllers Compared
The Samsung 850 EVO is a third generation TLC NAND SSD, second 3D V-NAND product on the market, and the first SSD in the industry to feature 3-bit 3D V-NAND. At first people were weary of TLC NAND, due to the issues it presents. TLC NAND has much lower endurance and slower performance when compared to MLC and SLC. By …Read More »
Samsung 850 EVO SSD Review (120/500GB) – Showing Off 3D TLC V-NAND
At the end of June, Samsung released the 850 Pro which was the successor to the 840 Pro. With it came their brand new 32-layer MLC 3D V-NAND flash, and this flash allows for greater durability, lower power consumption, improved performance and a 10 year warranty. This morning we are reporting on Samsung’s 850 EVO, the successor to the 840 …Read More »
Samsung PM853T SSD Review (960GB) – Enterprise Excellence
Normally, when we work with SSD manufacturers, the class of product is pretty straight forward. Whether it be enterprise, consumer or enthusiast, we normally have an easy time pinning down the the point of the product. With Samsung, you might need a degree in marketing to figure out what is going on. This has been a point of contention in …Read More »