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The 870 EVO is Samsung's newest SATA SSD for personal storage

The new 870 EVO. (Source: Samsung)
The new 870 EVO. (Source: Samsung)
Samsung has announced the latest in its EVO series of SSDs. The OEM is pitching the 870 at users with network-attached servers (NASs) as well as consumer PCs. It is rated for top SATA read and write speeds and for 30% performance improvements over its predecessor.

Samsung has launched the 870 EVO SSD, asserting that it is a storage solution for both professional and consumer use-cases. Therefore, it might be a good choice for an upgrade for an existing rig or NAS.

It is available in the same 250GB to 4TB SKUs as in previous years; however, the 870 is touted as much improved compared to its previous generation. Samsung estimates it has an improved random read speed of approximate 38% compared to the 860 EVO.

In fact, the OEM claims that, with its latest vertical NAND (V-NAND) and memory controller, the 870 is capable of reaching the maximum sequential read speeds of 560 megabytes per second (MB/s) and write speeds of 530MB/s available to SATA.

Samsung also notes that it has put all its experience in storage-media design and manufacture into the 870 EVO, giving it the integrity necessary for a "class-leading" terabytes (TB) written rating of 2,400TB (in the 4TB variant).

The Samsung 870 EVO is a 2.5-inch drive that is also compatible with Windows Modern Standby, which might confer faster networking resumption and display activation from sleep. It is available on Amazon, albeit only in its 250GB, 500GB or 1TB versions for US$39.99, $59.99 or $129.99 respectively, so far.


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Deirdre O'Donnell, 2021-01-20 (Update: 2021-01-21)