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Samsung 860 EVO SSD Review Discussion

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Samsung has updated its EVO line of mainstream SATA SSDs with the 860. The new SSD sees a very slight bump in performance and better endurance. The drive has a new controller and leverages intelligent TurboWrite technology to squeeze out quoted speeds of 550MB/s read and 520MB/s write. The 850 EVO comes in capacities ranging from 250GB to 4TB with the upper end model coming out at $100 USD less MSRP than the 850 EVO did a year ago.

 

Samsung 860 EVO SSD Review

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Being a consumer-aimed SSD, any chance of seeing the 860 EVO reviewed on the consumer testbed/benchmarks instead of the enterprise/workstation one?

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We're migrating away from the old benchmarks to this new style. We do have a new application test that's coming in the next review (Optane) that includes creative pro style application test. We will continue to add application testing to the reviews as we can to give a more real world perspective. 

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"3bit MLC 3D V-NAND"

Is that a polite way of saying TLC?  Or is the implication that Samsung V-NAND is basically the same, no matter how many bits one is stuffing into a cell?

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I actually just realized that Multi-Level Cell could be anything higher than SLC.  In common web jargon, it seems MLC is nearly synonymous with 2 bits per cell.

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Yeah, they all brand these things like NAND differently to try to stand out.

 

In other news, the 1TB EVO did much better, data forthcoming.

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