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Samsung 860 EVO 500GB SATA3 2.5inch SSD

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Background on Solid State Drives

Solid-state drives (SSDs) store data electrically, rather than on magnetic disks like traditional hard drives (HDDs). This means there is virtually no delay when seeking a specific bit of data, and there is no physical limitation to how fast reading and writing of data can happen. Instead, the limits come down to the controller inside the drive, the speed at which the individual flash memory chips can transfer information, and the connection between the drive and the rest of the computer.

These drives are available in many physical forms: 2.5-inch (similar in size to laptop HDDs), PCI-Express (which slot into a system like a graphics card), and M.2 "sticks". The more traditionally shaped drives usually connect to motherboards via SATA, just like hard drives do, and that connection itself tends to be the limiting factor in their performance. M.2 drives can use either SATA or the much faster PCI-Express connection, depending on the drive itself and the motherboard it is installed in. There are also U.2 drives, which are close in size to the 2.5-inch models but use a much faster data connection; they are found more often in servers and datacenters than in desktop workstations.

Samsung's 860 EVO line of mainstream solid-state drives are affordable but high-quality SSDs designed to cover the needs of most computer users. They use a SATA III 6Gbps data connection, and are available in multiple capacities and form factors. This 500GB model has sequential read speeds of up to 550MB/s with write speeds up to 520MB/s, right in line with the maximum theoretical speeds for SATA III, and a traditional 2.5" drive form factor.
Gene Han (Production Technician)
Gene Han (Production Technician) Says:
This SSD has great read/write speeds without sacrificing any stability. I use this to for my operating system and my boot times are extremely fast. Visually identical to the 850 series. Quick, Quiet, Affordable, and Reliable.
Model: Samsung MZ-76E500E

Capacity  500 GB
Interface  SATA 6 Gb/s
Form Factor  2.5 Inch
Idle Noise  0 dB
Endurance (TBW)  300 TBW
Peak Power Draw  4.0 Watts
Net Weight  0.047 kg (0.1 lbs)
Sequential Read  550 MB/s
Sequential Write  520 MB/s
Random 4KB Read  98,000 IOPS
Random 4KB Write  90,000 IOPS


5 years or 300 TBW

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