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Comparison: Samsung 850 EVO SSD vs Samsung 860 EVO SSD

Samsung has released a new generation of SSDs in the EVO line with the new 860 SSD. What are the differences between the new SSD and the 850 EVO? What do you notice in the practice of the differences between the two? And which one should you choose? I give you advice, so that you know which SSD is most suitable for you.

Specifications

Samsung 850 EVO

  • Maximum read speed: 540 MB / s
  • Maximum write speed: 520 MB / s
  • Storage capacities: 120 GB, 250 GB, 500 GB, 1 TB, 2 TB, 4 TB
  • Minimum lifetime: 300 TBW (at the 4TB model)

Samsung 860 EVO

  • Maximum read speed: 550 MB / s
  • Maximum write speed: 520 MB / s
  • Storage capacities: 250 GB, 500 GB, 1 TB, 2 TB, 4 TB
  • Minimum life: 2400 TBW (at the 4TB fashion model)

Speed

Snelheid Samsung 850 EVO 860 EVO SSD

You use an SSD if the speed of your PC or laptop is important to you. But what about the differences between these two models? The writing speed of the 850 EVO and 860 EVO SSD is exactly the same. The maximum read speed of the 860 EVO is 550 MB / s and that of the 850 EVO is 540 MB / s. This makes the 860 EVO slightly faster than its predecessor.

Durability

Duurzaamheid Samsung EVO SSD

Where the differences between the two get a lot bigger, the durability of the two SSDs. Samsung guarantees a lifetime of a certain number of TBWs for each SSD, or Terabytes Written. That indicates the number of terabytes of data that you can at least write to the disk before the SSD reaches its end of life. With the 850 EVO (4TB) this is 300 terabytes and with the 860 EVO (4TB) Samsung guarantees a lifespan of 2400 TB. This gives you more pleasure from the EVO 860 than from the 850 SSD, if you write a lot of data to your SSD.

Advice

Advies Samsung 850 EVO 860 EVO SSD

If you do not have an SSD yet and you would like to have the latest and fastest SSD for your PC or laptop, then you choose the 860 EVO. Even if you use your disk intensively and expect to write a lot of data to the SSD, the 860 EVO is the right choice for you. If you just want a fast drive and you're not an intensive user, then you also have an excellent SSD on the 850 EVO.


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