Monday, October 16th 2017

Samsung 860 Evo SSD Spotted In SATA-IO Listing

The Samsung 850 EVO SSD has been in the market for almost three years now. In what seems to be an eternity in tech years the 850 EVO SSD, sporting the 3D NAND flash memory, has held its own in the consumer space. Back when it was released, the 850 EVO SSD heralded a new generation of price and performance combination that established it in the high end enthusiast market. With sequential read speeds of up to 550 MB/s and sequential write speeds of up to 520 MB/s, 4 KB Random Read of up to 100,000 IOPS and 4KB Random Write of up to 90,000 IOPS, the 850 EVO solidified and marked a new era of SSD computing.

But now it looks like the 860 EVO will take over where the 850 EVO left off. The 860 EVO SSD has been spotted in the database of the Serial ATA International Organization (SATA-IO) in the integrators listing as having passed interoperability. The 860 comes in variants of 250 GB, 500 GB, 1 TB, 2 TB and 4 TB SATA III in a 2.5-inch 7 mm form factor with support for Native Command Queuing (NCQ), ASR, SSP, IPMh, 3 Gb/s and 6 Gb/s transfer speeds. The 250GB drive is labeled under MZ7LH250**** with the following, 500****, 1T0****, 2T0**** marked respectively. No announcement has been made by Samsung.

Source: SATA-IO
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10 Comments on Samsung 860 Evo SSD Spotted In SATA-IO Listing

#1
Nuckles56
Hopefully with the lack of a 120GB drive this means that 250GB drive will be priced like a 120GB drive
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StrayKAT
Nuckles56 said:
Hopefully with the lack of a 120GB drive this means that 250GB drive will be priced like a 120GB drive
How much cheaper do you think it should be?

I thought 960evo (M.2 250GB) was already pretty reasonable. Only reason I never had one is I got a cheapo drive at $90 (WD Black).

The SATA 850s are $100, and that seems decent too.
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Nuckles56
StrayKAT said:
How much cheaper do you think it should be?

I thought 960evo (M.2 250GB) was already pretty reasonable. Only reason I never had one is I got a cheapo drive at $90 (WD Black).

The SATA 850s are $100, and that seems decent too.
I'd be hoping to see them around $70 without sales as downward pressure on SSD prices would be excellent.
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Chaitanya
Nuckles56 said:
Hopefully with the lack of a 120GB drive this means that 250GB drive will be priced like a 120GB drive
I just hope the 120/128GB SSDs are phased out, that made sense when SSDs were expensive and 120/128GB were the only reasonably priced SSDs that enthusiasts could afford. Maybe Samsung will refresh its 750EVO(840EVO) soon with new SKU and might be just repackaged 850Evo at lower price point.
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#5
LAN_deRf_HA
I'm hoping prices stop being stagnant but I'd also like to see a 5 or 6 TB option. Things have been frozen on both fronts for awhile.
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bug
StrayKAT said:
How much cheaper do you think it should be?

I thought 960evo (M.2 250GB) was already pretty reasonable. Only reason I never had one is I got a cheapo drive at $90 (WD Black).

The SATA 850s are $100, and that seems decent too.
The thing is, 960 EVO being so cheap, means everyone having a decent system will go for it. 850/860 EVOs will probably be used by people having older systems looking for a cheap storage upgrade. So yeah, I think these should be cheaper than the 960s. I'm not holding my breath for it, but that's how I think it should be.
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Octopuss
desennium said:
The 860 EVO SSD has been spotted in the database of the Serial ATA International Organization (SATA-IO) in the integrators listing as having passed interoperability.
Could someone translate this into human speech for me? I don't understand what it means.
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StrayKAT
Octopuss said:
Could someone translate this into human speech for me? I don't understand what it means.
I guess SATA-IO is just some standards organization for the interface, and it lists compliant devices. This is just a new update to the list, but announced before the Samsung product is released.
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bug
Octopuss said:
Could someone translate this into human speech for me? I don't understand what it means.
There is an 860 EVO somewhere ;)
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