With Solid State Drives (SSD), you usually have three options: fast, cheap, and big ̵
You’ll still spend a pretty penny, $ 529.99 to be exact, to get a 4TB SSD. But when the 860 EVO launched two years ago, a 4TB model went for $ 1,399.99. After two years you pay almost a third of the costs. Price drops are typical for SSD drives, however, and now the 870 EVO drives are downright affordable, especially at the lower tiers.
You can get 250 GB for $ 49.99, 500 GB for $ 79.99, 1 TB for $ 139.99, 2 TB for $ 269.99 and of course 4 TB for $ 529.99. It wasn’t that long ago you would spend $ 100 for a 250 GB SSD. But it’s not just price drops we’re seeing with the new 870 EVO; it is also a speed increase.
The best thing about SSDs is the speed boost you get over traditional hard drives. Samsung promises a 30% improvement in sustained performance over the 860 EVO. That equates to 560/530MB / s sequential read / write speed, which is incredibly fast – for a SATA drive. You have to take the more expensive M.2 route for faster speeds. And Samsung even throws in a five-year warranty.
You can order the 870 EVO now from the Samsung site and it should ship on January 30th.