[quotemsg=20096383,0,1878798]OK we understand, Western Digital dropped some serious sponsorship money to Tom's, but in real life numbers don't add up. Even you said it, they still don't match EVO's performance. Possible future firmware tweaking, that has no other source than imagination is rather silly argument. And hey, here are the lowest prices for 2TB in Europe:
1) WD Blue 3D = 620 eur.
2) SanDisk Ultra 3D = 609 eur.
3) 850 EVO = 571 eur.[/quotemsg]
The performance does match up. If you look through the graphs, the WD/Sandisk drives frequently beat the 850 Evo, but also lose some. Overall they're about on par.
As for pricing, you can usually expect the price to be a bit high at launch, then falling gradually over the following weeks.
Because SSD prices change a lot over time, I generally think it's best to ignore the value for money conclusions in SSD reviews, because the conclusion would have to be updated daily to really remain relevant.