Conclusion, Pricing, and Final Thoughts
- Best in class performance (even outperforms competing MLC parts!)
- Performance oddities seen in the 2TB model are not present in 4TB
- Best SATA performance in our new Mixed Burst testing
- Pricing is getting steep at these capacities (see below)…
Pricing and Warranty
- 4TB – $1500 ($0.38/GB) (Amazon)
Most of the 850 EVO line has hung around the $0.38/GB price point for a good long while now, and the new 4TB model is no different. Those terabytes do certainly add up, though!
The Samsung 850 EVO 4TB ships with a 5-year limited warranty, rated at 300 TBW.
As the SSD drum beats on, folks want higher and higher capacities. Samsung has answered the call with their 4TB 850 EVO. 48-layer V-NAND enables even higher densities, meaning the move from 2TB could be accomplished with the same die count and a bit more DRAM. Performance was excellent, as we've come to expect from Samsung SSDs, but with a doubling of die capacity recently taking place, we'd like to see a bit less cost per GB in these higher capacity parts.