Although SATA SSDs are no longer relevant to many users, there are still enough desktop PCs and laptops that could be kept alive for a few more years thanks to such an upgrade. Available in five capacities from 250 GB to 4 TB, the Samsung 870 EVO is discounted on Amazon by up to 43% (the 1 TB model, now priced at US$84.99).
Released in early 2021, the Samsung 870 EVO will probably remain the brand’s pinnacle of SSD storage technology for the aging SATA interface. According to Samsung, the 870 EVO provides a random read speed almost 40% higher than the 860 EVO. However, the sizes available remain the same, namely 250 GB, 500 TB, 1 TB, 2 TB, and 4 TB. Now, all are discounted on Amazon, with the 1 TB and 4 TB receiving both price cuts of 4x%.
These are the aforementioned Samsung 870 EVO models and their discounted price tags, alongside the discount values and Amazon list prices:
- 250 GB: US$44.49, 26% down from US$59.99
- 500 GB: US$57.99, 6% down from US$61.99
- 1 TB: US$84.99, 43% off, US$149.99 list price
- 2 TB: US$159.99, 38% discount, US$259.99 list price
- 4 TB: US$299.99, 40% down from US$499.99
These drives come with write speeds of up to 530 MB/s and read speeds as high as 560 MB/s. Random 4K reads can hit 98K IOPS, while 4K writes go up to 88K IOPS. In terms of reliability, the Samsung 870 EVO lineup sports a 1,500,000 hours MTBF and up to 2,400 TBW (or five years, whichever comes first).
A very popular SSD on Amazon, the 870 EVO has 24,047 ratings and 652 answered questions so far. The 4.8/5 global rating is the result of 90% perfect scores and 7% 4/5 ratings. The breakdown by feature has six highlights, namely ease of use (4.8), storage capacity, ease of installation, and value for money (all rated 4.7), as well as gaming (4.5) and tech support (4.3).
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