It’s been two years since Samsung launched its 860 EVO SSDs, but their 2.5-inch SATA successors are finally around the corner for cost-conscious storage enthusiasts who are seeking alternatives to the recently released QLC-based 870 QVO series.
As WinFuture (via Tom’s Hardware) reports, Samsung’s SSD 870 EVO lineup comprises five SKUs that range from 250 GB to 4 TB in capacity. Their full specifications are unknown, but a packaging shot does confirm that these SSDs feature a read speed of up to 560 MB/s and write speed of up to 530 MB. The 4 TB model also boasts a service life of up to 2,400 TBW (terabytes written).
“Samsung only speaks of V-NAND, as always, and since it is an SSD from the EVO series, MLC flash should probably be used again,” WinFuture noted. “Neither can we say anything about the controller used by Samsung in the 870 EVO SSD series, nor about the capacity of the integrated write cache.”
It isn’t clear when Samsung will be announcing the 870 EVO SSD series, but their prices reportedly range from around 70 to 450 euros (around $85 to $548). For comparison, the Samsung 860 EVO’s 250 GB and 4 TB SKUs can currently be found for $54.99 and $499.99, respectively.
Samsung SSD EVO Series Comparison
|Series||Form Factor||Capacity||Sequential Read (MBps)||Sequential Write (MBps)||Random Read (IOPS)||Random Write (IOPS)||Endurance (TBW)||Warranty|
|Samsung 870 EVO||2.5 inch||250GB, 500GB, 1TB, 2TB, 4TB||Up to 560||Up to 530||?||?||Up to 2,400||5 Years|
|Samsung 860 EVO||2.5 inch, mSATA, M.2||250GB, 500GB, 1TB, 2TB, 4TB||Up to 550||Up to 520||Up to 98,000||Up to 90,000||Up to 2,400||5 Years|
|Samsung 850 EVO||2.5 inch, mSATA, M.2||120GB, 250GB, 500GB, 1TB, 2TB, 4TB||Up to 540||Up to 520||Up to 98,000||Up to 90,000||Up to 300||5 Years|
|Samsung 840 EVO||2.5 inch||120GB, 250GB, 500GB, 750GB, 1TB||Up to 410||Up to 520||Up to 98,000||Up to 90,000||N/A||3 Years|