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Samsung 870 EVO Review Rundown

SamsungPublished on 22 Mar 2021Last Edited on 27 Sep 2021Written by Dr Jiulin Teng w/ Neosummarizer*
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Overview

Neoscore* 0%
Pros**
  • Top-notch performance for a SATA SSD
  • Excellent sequential write performance
  • Easy-to-use software
Cons**
  • Mixed random IO test results are disappointing

Summary

Samsung 870 EVO turns in class-leading scores on almost all of the performance metrics, thanks to the company's updated V-NAND and controller, allowing it to improve its random read speed by 38% over the 860 EVO.
This rundown provides our analysis on 8 third-party reviews. The sentiment scores, summaries, and key takeaways that we select are based on these reviews and may differ from the original publication.

Rundown

ndtv[1]

Sentiment Score[*] 71%
Reviewers from ndtv have found the following[***]:
Samsung has launched the SSD 870 Evo only in the 2.5-inch form factor. There's no mSATA option anymore, but more surprisingly, there's no M.2 option either. This release is purely about Samsung moving to newer tech and optimising its production. Samsung's official prices are Rs. 3,599 for 250GB; Rs. 5,999 for 500GB; £10,000 for 1TB.
Find the original article here.
Pros[**]
  • Excellent performance
  • Good value for money
  • Free software
Cons[**]
  • No M.2 option
  • No mSATA option

anandtech[2]

Sentiment Score[*] 66%
Reviewers from anandtech have found the following[***]:
The Samsung 870 EVO is a new SATA SSD in a market where all the interesting action is centered on NVMe SSDs. Samsung deserves praise for actually making this a new model instead of simply updating the parts used in the 860 EVO. Our testing didn't reveal any serious performance regressions. Samsung's performance advantages are too slight to justify any significant price premium.
Find the original article here.
Pros[**]
  • Very good performance for a SATA SSD
  • Good value for money
Cons[**]
  • SLC caching not as effective as SATA SSDs
  • Larger capacity than 870 EVO

pcmag[3]

Sentiment Score[*] 82%
Reviewers from pcmag have found the following[***]:
The 4TB version of the drive we reviewed is at the top of the charts. In sequential Crystal DiskMark speeds, the SSD 870 EVO hits Samsung's own rated spec without a sweat. The drive also loses slightly to the Samsung 870 QVO in our AS-SSD copy tests.
Find the original article here.
Pros[**]
  • Excellent 4K random read and write performance
  • SATA 3.0 and PCIe 4.0 NVMe M.2 SSDs
Cons[**]
  • Nothing in particular

techradar[4]

Sentiment Score[*] 62%
Reviewers from techradar have found the following[***]:
The Samsung 870 Evo features 128-layer V-NAND TLC memory and a new controller. In every benchmark we run on the 2TB model, it does step out ahead of the older 860 Evo. It even pushes the Team T-Force Delta Max aside with a lead in all of our benchmarks. If you've filled up all the M.2 slots in your computer, it won't be a bad choice.
Find the original article here.
Pros[**]
  • Very good performance
  • Very good write endurance
Cons[**]
  • SATA interface is starting to become outdated
  • Only one M.2 slot

tomshardware[5]

Sentiment Score[*] 84%
Reviewers from tomshardware have found the following[***]:
Samsung's 870 EVO is the most refined version yet, courtesy of its latest 6th-gen 128-layer V-NAND TLC flash and an updated MKX ‘Metis' SATA 6Gbps controller. The drives can absorb up to 150TB of write data per 250GB of capacity, meaning the 4TB model is rated to handle 2,400 TB of writes within its warranty period. Each capacity comes at premium MSRPs, with prices ranging from $0.12-$0.16 per gigabyte.
Find the original article here.
Pros[**]
  • Excellent performance
  • Compact, lightweight design
  • Excellent write performance
Cons[**]
  • Lackluster SLC cache

References

1. ^ Samsung SSD 870 Evo Review: The End of an Era?. ndtv. 2021-03-18 Retrieved 2021-10-14.
3. ^ Samsung SSD 870 EVO Review. pcmag. 2021-01-19 Retrieved 2021-03-22.
4. ^ Samsung 870 Evo SSD review. techradar. 2021-04-15 Retrieved 2021-04-17.
5. ^ Samsung 870 EVO SATA SSD Review: The Best Just Got Better (Updated). tomshardware. 2021-01-30 Retrieved 2021-03-22.
*. Neoscore is our sentiment analyzer based on natural language processing (NLP). Scaled in the range of 0 to 100, Neoscore eliminates scoring biases from each publisher; it likely differs from the publisher\'s own rating, if available, as a result.
**. Neoanalyzer is our summarizer based on NLP. It identifies key takeaways from each third-party review. The takeaways that it produces likely differ from the publisher\'s own bullets points, if available, as a result.
***. Neosummarizer is based on NLP. It extracts summaries from third-party reviews. It likely that these summaries differ from the publisher\'s own, if available.
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