Samsung 870 EVO Solid State Drive Review

Samsung has definitely been a leader in the solid state drive space. I often recommend a Samsung drive when a friend is building a new PC and asking me what drives to get. Today we are checking out Samsung’s new 870 EVO, which effectively replaces their extremely popular 860 EVO so it definitely has a lot to live up to. The drive features Samsung’s own MKX controller as well as 128-Layer V-NAND TLC flash. Samsung will be offering this drive in capacities up to 4TB so let’s take a look!

Special thanks to Samsung for providing us with the 870 EVO Solid State Drive to review.


Form Factor: 2.5-inch
Capacity: 250GB, 500GB, 1,000GB, 2,000GB, 4,000GB
Sequential Read: Up to 560 MB/s
Sequential Write: Up to 530 MB/s
Dimensions: 100 X 69.85 X 6.8 (mm)
Encryption Support: AES 256-bit Encryption (Class 0), TCG/Opal, IEEE1667 (Encrypted drive)
TRIM Support: Yes


The 860 EVO comes in a box that is not much larger than the drive itself. On the front of the drive is lists the capacity as well as the read and write speeds.

Samsung 870 EVO Solid State Drive

Flipping over to the back it basically tells us to visit for more information on the drive.

Samsung 870 EVO Solid State Drive

Opening the box up inside we find the drive itself as well as an installation guide and warranty statement. For those wondering this drive has a 5-year warranty.

Samsung 870 EVO Solid State Drive

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