Samsung 750 EVO 500GB SSD Review

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hardrock152

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Honest (and possibly stupid) question:

The 500 gB version of this costs essentially the same as the 500 gB 850 EVO on amazon. Isn't the 850 Evo a better product, or am I missing something internally (does the TLC flash have some benefit over the 850 EVO)?

Sorry if this is dumb, just kind of curious.
 

lucas_7_94

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In a fast view, the only -big- difference i can see is the warranty. 5 years from 850 vs 3 years from 750.

 

jossrik

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I don't see 170$ for an entry lvl SSD being competetive, if money is an issue, you're going to go with the 100$ 500Gb class SSD over a spinning drive. It's not like there's a fire sale on the 500Gb drives, there are several that are in the 100$ range on the Egg right now, and I just bought a 1TB off the egg with a promo code that cost me 185. Is it a Sammy? No, but will the end user know the difference between it and the Samsung 500Gb? Nope. They will notice the extra 500Gb though. SSDs are reliable enough that under normal use we expect them to last the duration of their warranties and then some, to the point where we don't really worry about Tbs written.
 

chalabam

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It is clearly bottlenecked by SATA.

And since I have no reason to upgrade my mother, the only way that SATA SSD can offer better performance to me is to add multiple SATA cables, and a special driver, to emulate RAID0 with a single drive, or something.
 

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Priced a little lower, I think the 750 EVO could solidify Samsung's dominance (not necessarily a good thing, BTW). At this price, it's just not worth it over the 850 EVO.
 

AndrewJacksonZA

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I just paid +-USD112 for a 500GB Samsung 750 EVO yesterday. It's going to replace my 120GB Seagate SSD. Where did you get the price of USD170 from jossrik?

Yeah, I'm aiming for at least 5 years worth of use out of this drive, hopefully much more. To that end I think I'll only use the first 400GB, maybe 420GB of this drive, I'll try and keep the rest unused. However, this is just me. Does anyone know if now using all of the drive actually increases it's lifespan? I would imagine so since the wear-levelling algorithms have "more" spare space (the unallocated space.) However, wear-levelling algorithms aren't my area of speciality, so I'm just making educated guesses.

Can anyone clear this up for me please?
 
I just pulled a 250GB Samsung 830 from a system that had become quite balky and was experiencing some data corruption. While not heavily-used the last few years, the drive is probably at least six years old; I'll say I got my money's worth.
 

AndrewJacksonZA

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Thank you Onus, but it can't be that old, Onus! SSDs were first released only a few years ago!
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Hmmm... a review on 2011/09/24?! 2011?!?!

My, my... It's said that a day might be long but a year is a very short space of time. Do we really appreciate the weight of that statement?
 
Wow, I thought it was older, probably because so many other parts of that machine are; I built it before Bulldozer issued forth. Oh well, I probably still can't complain about the drive lifespan.
 

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Should Price it the 500gb at $120 - $130 as the 850 is priced at $150 and is better for heavy workload with a 2 year longer warranty.
 

AndrewJacksonZA

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@100pr00f: I purchased mine for +-USD112 here in South Africa from one of the country's major tech online shops last week. It wasn't on special, that was the normal price.
 

SkitTheCrit

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I managed to pick up the 500GB 750 EVO for $54 - including shipping - from Samsung's own site. They had a crazy sale a few weeks ago where you could get $100 off any purchase of $100 or more...which may not have been exactly the type of sale they wanted. Still, $50 for a very nice 500GB SSD...yes, please, thank you.
 
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