Samsung 870 EVO 4TB Review

Introduction and Technical Specifications

Samsung 870 EVO 4TB Review

Introduction

Samsung are easily the most famous provider of solid state drives and with good reason. Since they first appeared back in the days when 60GB of SSD cost you the price of a small house, Samsung have proven to be the fastest and most reliable drives around. Each successive iteration has only improved the breed. Despite the influx of M.2 drives on the market there is a still a huge demand for the more affordable 2.5" versions and with the new Samsung 870 EVO they have broached the £100 per TB barrier to bring us a 4TB drive that costs under £400. Even the most hardened collector will find that enough and without breaking the bank either. Heck the first 1TB SSD we reviewed cost £320, which shows how quickly things have improved in the price of purchase department.

The 870 EVO has Samsung's latest 6th generation of V-NAND and a new MKX controller which promises a 10% improvement compared to the 5th generation V-NAND in QD1 workloads. Speed is all well and good but we want reliability too, particularly on a drive this size as if it did keel over you're going to lose a significant chunk of your products and media. The 870 EVO in the 4TB capacity supports 2400 TBW - Terabytes Written - across it's lifespan and has a 5 year warranty to give you peace of mind.

Naturally as you would expect from a premium Samsung product the 870 EVO supports TRIM, S.M.A.R.T and Garbage collection to keep your drive in tip top condition and speed throughout its life. If you've not filled it up, and that's unlikely, it also has an Intelligent TurboWrite feature that has a pre-allocated SLC buffer of up to 78 GB to improve sequential write speeds.

Time to take a look at the 870 EVO in the flesh and then run it through our benchmark suite.

Technical Specifications

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Most Recent Comments

22-01-2021, 05:06:06

Dippin-in
Found this on Scan and Amazon - Samsung 870 QVO 4 TB SATA 2.5 Inch Internal Solid State Drive, QVO instead of EVO now that's gonna trip a few up I think. Quote

22-01-2021, 12:45:27

Gothmoth
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Originally Posted by Dippin-in View Post
Found this on Scan and Amazon - Samsung 870 QVO 4 TB SATA 2.5 Inch Internal Solid State Drive, QVO instead of EVO now that's gonna trip a few up I think.

people should be able to read.


the 4TB QVO is out for a while now.Quote

26-01-2021, 18:38:23

Tom Sunday
Not cheap. Cannot really imagine to fork over this kind of $$$ for a 4TB 870 SATA SSD. At least for now. Was wondering though if people will buy a 4TB EVO SATA for their Steam collection and as games are getting hungrier by the day for more storage. But then again I wonder: "Is a SATA SSD really that good and that much more speedy for gaming? Then measurably improving load times and gaming cutscenes?" Or will my 4TB WD BLACK be holding its own for a little while longer?Quote

26-01-2021, 18:53:33

Permafrost
there really pushing the performance of the evo line, thanks for the reviewQuote

28-01-2021, 16:28:29

Tom Sunday
[QUOTE=Gothmoth;1031003] people should be able to read.

With many of us now on the 'new norm' of working from home, (WFH) I take the liberty in re-quoting your post: "People should be allowed to eat?" HR or the newly coined Human Capital department just reclassified us home-bodies as 'Casual Employees.' No raises in 2021. No more sitting in the safety of my 4x4 cubicle. No Samsung upgrading dreams. Tough times ahead.Quote
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