Samsung 860 PRO 2TB SSD review

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The following images were taken at high-resolution and then cropped and scaled down. The camera used was a Canon DSLR shooting 12 MegaPixel photos. Right then, packaging. Performance is listed as 560 MB/s read and 530 MB/s writes with close to 90K IOPS at 4k random write QD32 aligned disk access with our tested model, for reads that value is topped off at 100K.


And there it is, this is the 2.5" SATA III also known as 6 Gbit/s version all packaged up in the bundle. You should easily be able to place it somewhere in your chassis. Small and light-weight. The SSD supports TRIM making sure your SSD will regain its speed once in idle. 



Obviously, you do need to connect it to a proper SATA 3 (6G) controller though, the best ones are native to the motherboard chipset like Intel's own Z270 / Z370 / X299 SATA ports as well as AMD X370 and X399 SATA3 native chipset connectors for SATA3. SATA3 ports coming from a 3rd party like ASMedia, are pretty good, but often more limited in bandwidth showing slower metrics on SSD performance. Obviously, if you have not upgraded your PC in a while, the drives are backward compatible towards SATA2 as well, but the bandwidth limitation there would be capped to roughly 270 MB/s (which is still silly fast compared to HDDs).


A proper SATA 6G cable is recommended and should be delivered with your motherboard. We however never ever had issues with a standard SATA2 cable either. It seems that SATA3 cables are a little thicker, that's all.



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