Samsung has introduced the 870 EVO, the successor to the 860 EVO which Allyn reviewed back in 2018. The 870 EVO’s proprietary controller and NAND are both Samsung’s latest, with the MKX Controller paired up Samsung V-NAND 3bit MLC – possibly indicating that we are looking at a SATA device using the same V-NAND from the 980 PRO.
The 870 EVO will be available in capacities ranging from 250 GB all the way up to 4 TB, with speeds of up to 560 MB/s read, 530 MB/s write – up from 550 MB/s read, 520 MB/s write with the 860 EVO.
“The Samsung 870 EVO features the company’s latest V-NAND and controller, allowing it to reach the maximum SATA sequential read and write speeds of 560 and 530MB/s, respectively. Using a large variable SLC buffer, the drive’s Intelligent TurboWrite technology helps maintain its peak performance levels. The 870 EVO also delivers a nearly 38% improvement in random read speed over the previous 860 model, enabling enhanced user experiences when multi-tasking, web browsing or simply booting up PCs.
Harnessing its accumulated experience and expertise in storage memory technologies, Samsung designs all SSD components in-house to ensure that every part works together cohesively. As a result, the 870 EVO offers around 30% improvement in sustained performance over the 860 EVO, as well as a class-leading terabytes written (TBW) rating of 2,400TB, or a 5-year limited warranty, for its 4TB model.
In addition to exceptional performance and reliability, the 870 EVO provides broad compatibility with many computing devices and the most up-to-date PC features. The drive can be used with all devices that have 2.5-inch SATA interface connection. Moreover, with its power saving sleep mode, the 870 EVO is compatible with devices that support Window’s Modern Standby function, offering added convenience to PC users.”
Update (1/20/21): Samsung has updated pricing for the new 870 EVO lineup, with drives available beginning this month. Retail pricing was reduced between $10 – $50 on each drive, with revised pricing as follows:
- MZ-77E250, 250GB,
- MZ-77E500, 500GB,
- MZ-77E1T0, 1TB,
- MZ-77E2T0, 2TB,
- MZ-77E4T0, 4TB,
We will have a review of this new SATA SSD in the near future. Stay tuned!