Samsung SSD 850 Evo review

Top execution requiring little to no effort

The Good / The Samsung SSD 850 Evo conveys awesome execution with helpful highlights, at a reasonable cost. The drive is accessible with up to 2TB of storage room.

The Bad / The drive conveys a 5-year guarantee rather than the 10 years the Pro model offers. The Samsung Magician programming just works with Windows.

The Bottom Line / The Samsung 850 Evo has the best blend of execution, cost and limit, making it the perfect drive for any home client.

Editors’ note: This audit was refreshed on July 6, 2017, when the 2TB limit of the drive was discharged.

On the off chance that you’ve been peering toward the Samsung SSD 850 Pro however can’t exactly manage the cost of it, the 850 Evo is a great option. As a matter of fact, it might even be the better decision, particularly since it’s the less expensive of the two, while as yet accomplishing quick – despite the fact that not reliably as quick as the 850 Pro – execution.

Despite the fact that authoritatively a move up to the Samsung SSD 840 Evo, the new drive imparts more in like manner to the higher-end 850 Pro. In my testing, the drive accomplished astonishingly zippy rates, particularly in the execution boosting RAPID mode. Likewise, I didn’t encounter any bugs or establishment issues.

There’s very little to whine about the drive with the exception of that its Samsung Magician programming, which is required for RAPID mode and different highlights, is accessible just for Windows. That implies different stages, for example, Mac, Linux or amusement reassures, won’t have the capacity to exploit the vast majority of the drive’s highlights.

All things considered, with the present cost of $65, $100, $165, $374 and $800 for 120GB, 250GB, 500GB, 1TB, and 2TB, separately, the Samsung SSD 850 Evo is a simple suggestion for any home clients who need to add an enormous execution lift to their PC. (Note that cost of the 2TB is the recommended retail value, its road cost will probably be lower.)


High continuance with 3D NAND

Following the 850 Pro, the 850 Evo is the second SSD from Samsung that uses a 3D vertical glimmer memory cell. Customarily, 2D planar write NAND streak memory cells – the capacity units on a SSD – lay level on the surface of the silicon wafer. That is normal for most SSDs available. With the 850 Evo, the drive’s blaze memory cells are stacked in up to 32 layers, which takes into consideration altogether more cells in a similar number of wafer bits. This enormously expands the thickness and means, in addition to other things, more storage room for less cost.

Like the 850 Pro, Samsung additionally guarantees that the 3D NAND conveys high perseverance, which is the rating that evaluates the aggregate sum of information that can be composed to a SSD before the drive winds up questionable.

In particular, the 850 Evo’s 120GB and 250GB limits have a perseverance rating of 75TB. This implies you can compose 40GB every day to the drive each day, and it will keep going for no less than 5 years. The 500GB, 1TB and 2TB limits’ continuance is multiplied (150TB) and will take much longer to run out.

Note that SSD’s continuance relates just to composing as perusing doesn’t impact its life expectancy by any means. (For additional on SSD’s perseverance, look at this post.) Also, 40GB is a ton of information; when all is said in done utilization, most days we don’t compose even a small amount of that to our PC’s primary drive. All things considered, odds are you’ll supplant your PC a couple of times before the 850 Evo’s perseverance is lapsed.

Samsung SSD 850 Evo specs

Something else, the 850 Evo looks simply like a 850 Pro or the 840 Evo. It’s a standard 2.5-inch inward drive that is 7mm thick. The drive bolsters SATA 3 (6Gbps) yet will likewise work with SATA 2 and the first SATA.

TurboWrite and RAPID mode

Like the instance of the 840 Evo, the new 850 Evo underpins TurboWrite innovation. More or less, TurboWrite empowers the drive to work a part of its glimmer memory in a mimicked superior method of single-layer-cell streak memory, regularly found in costly venture SSDs, as a cradle zone. Amid compose activities, information from the host framework is first exchanged/kept in touch with this cushion zone at high speeds and afterward amid the sit out of gear periods, the information is moved from the support to essential stockpiling district. This outcomes in considerably speedier compose execution from the client’s viewpoint.

TurboWrite Technology works inside the drive naturally so you don’t have to empower it. You do need to physically empower RAPID, be that as it may, which Samsung first presented in the 840 Pro.

Quick stands for Real-time Accelerated Processing of I/O Data and it utilizes the accessible framework memory (RAM) on the host PC as an info/yield reserve to support the PC’s execution. Since most new PCs accompany an expansive amount of RAM, RAPID is extremely an appreciated component.


To utilize RAPID on the 850 Evo, you’ll have to introduce Magician 4.5 (included on a CD, however you can likewise download it). The product bolsters the new RAPID adaptation v.2.1 that currently, as indicated by Samsung, upgrades mistake dealing with and settles some similarity issues. Once empowered, RAPID mode works independent from anyone else and consequently alters the measure of RAM it utilizes in view of accessibility. By and large, RAPID mode utilizes something like 4GB of RAM or 25 percent of the host PC’s aggregate framework memory, whichever is less.

Other than that, you can utilize the Samsung Magician programming to oversee different highlights and settings of the drive. For instance, you can utilize the product to empower or impair over-provisioning (an element that utilizations part of a SSD’s storage room to improve the drive’s execution) and encryption, and additionally apply diverse settings that are streamlined for the drive’s execution, continuance or dependability.

Moderate evaluating

The 850 Evo is the least expensive Samsung SSD at dispatch with most limits at present costing just marginally in excess of 30 pennies for every gigabyte. Indeed, even the most recent 2TB limit has the proposed cost of just $800 (or 36 pennies for every gigabyte) and its road cost will probably be lower. By and large, with this estimating and the considerable execution as itemized beneath, the new Samsung SSD 850 Evo is a phenomenal purchase, and a superior arrangement than its higher-end SSD 850 Pro.

SSD US road cost

NOTE: Measured in cost per gigabyte in light of current cost on MSRP utilized for the 2TB limit. Lower numbers demonstrate better esteem.

Great execution

I tried the 850 Evo with a midrange PC running a Core i5 processor with 8GB of framework memory, and it extremely had a major effect in the machine’s execution, notwithstanding when contrasted with different SSDs.

In consecutive information exchanging test, which is a test that measures the drive’s crude duplicate speed, the new drive scored a supported speed of 183MBps while doing both composition and perusing in the meantime. At the point when RAPID mode is turn on, it improved, at 221MB/s. Generally speaking, while quick, contrasted with the SSD 850 Pro, notwithstanding, the 850 Evo is still obviously behind.

In tests with the PC Mark benchmark suite, the new Samsung SSD 850 Evo came in finish and even edged off the 850 Pro by a little edge.

PC Mark 8 general stockpiling execution

NOTE: Higher number means better execution.

PC Mark test likewise uncovered that demonstrated that the Samsung SSD 850 Evo is comparable to the 850 Pro as far as enhancing the application execution, particularly in RAPID mode.

Generally speaking, the Evo’s execution is very fascinating. While its duplicate speed wasn’t the best, its application execution was great,topping the diagram in specific tests when utilized a the RAPID mode. This implies on the off chance that you PC has a ton of framework memory (at least 8gb) the Evo is a perfect drive to get.


The new Samsung 850 Evo isn’t the quickest SSD available, particularly as far as duplicate speed, yet in irregular access speed, which adds to the general execution of a PC, it’s neck to neck with the best level 850 Pro. What’s more, similar to the Pro, it’s currently likewise accessible in 2TB limit.

So in the event that you need to get the most incentive from your dollar, the Evo is plainly a superior decision. In spite of the fact that its 5-year guarantee time is short contrasted with the 10-year of the Pro, that is as yet one of the longest available. Furthermore, subsequent to utilizing the two drives throughout recent months, I trust chances are you won’t have to utilize the guarantee by any means. Then again, on the off chance that you need the best SSD without any bargains, the SSD 850 Pro is the approach if cash isn’t an issue.

Everything considered, however, the Samsung SSD 850 Evo is for the time being the best arrangement for anybody hoping to redesign their PC to a super quick and dependable inward drive.



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