As Al's review of the 850 EVO exists in a cat like superposition of being biased both for and against Samsung, perhaps you would like a second opinion. That is where The Tech Report's review comes in handy, which was published just a few short hours ago. Their findings were perfectly in line with the others, exactly the same performance as the 2.5" drives but in a nice bite sized form factor. The only drawback is the size, the new M.2's are missing the 1TB model at the moment.
"Samsung's 850 EVO SSD debuted in December inside the usual 2.5" case. Now, the drive is spreading to smaller mSATA and M.2 form factors. We've examined the new drives to see how the mini lineup compares to its full-sized forbear."
Here are some more Storage reviews from around the web:
- Samsung 850 EVO mSATA and M.2 @ Bjorn3d
- Samsung 850 Evo mSATA/M.2 SSD @ HardwareHeaven
- Samsung 850 EVO M.2 SATA SSD @ The SSD Review
- 480GB HyperX Predator M.2 PCIe SSD @ Bjorn3d
- Crucial BX100 SSD @ Benchmark Reviews
- The OCZ Vector 180 SSD Review @ Hardware Canucks
- Enermax 2.5 and 3.5-Inch Mobile Drive Rack Roundup @ eTeknix
- Kingston SDXC UHS-1 Memory Card @ The SSD Review
- Silicon Power Stream S06 4TB USB 3.0 HDD Review @ Madshrimps
- Synology DS1815+ @ techPowerUp
That’s nice. Personaly I’m
That’s nice. Personaly I’m waiting to see if another shoe will drop with this EVO series before I start buying into it. I’m thinking that’s why it’s so competitively priced right now- to recover some cred from the bad taste the 840s left behind.
NVMe? I see no mention of
NVMe? I see no mention of NVMe!
Still spinning their wheels with AHCI … how sad.
Another disappointment from Samsung (as with their first SM951 SSD also not being NVMe … yet).
And this in the wake of Intel announcing the 750 Series SSD … the first one using NVMe ever made available to consumers.
Well, I guess it’s understandable, though.
I think of M.2 as being in the newer desktops … and we have a few motherboards available that use NVMe with their M.2 ports (the various ASUS X99s, for example).
I’m not into laptops, however, but imagine that most of the M.2 out there are in laptops and are the older variety.
I haven’t yet heard of any laptop (nor laptop motherboard) that has NVMe capabilities.