01.19.21 / Memory & Storage

Samsung Introduces Latest in its Best Selling Consumer SATA SSD Series, the 870 EVO

New 870 EVO is ideal for both general and professional use with up to 38% higher performance speeds for everyday computing tasks.


Today, Samsung Electronics America announced the release of the 870 EVO SSD, the company’s latest SATA solution in its best-selling consumer SSD series1. The new drive combines best-in-class performance and reliability, making it an ideal storage solution for a wide range of consumers from general PC users to IT professionals in capacities up to four terabytes.

SSD 870 EVO - Packaging

“Representing the culmination of our SATA SSD line, the new 870 EVO delivers a compelling mix of performance, reliability and compatibility for casual laptop and desktop PC users, as well as Network Attached Storage (NAS) users,” said KyuYoung Lee, Vice President of Memory Brand Product Biz at Samsung Electronics.

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The Samsung 870 EVO features the company’s latest V-NAND and controller, allowing it to reach the maximum SATA sequential read and write speeds of 560 and 530MB/s, respectively. Using a large variable SLC buffer, the drive’s Intelligent TurboWrite technology helps maintain its peak performance levels. The 870 EVO also delivers a nearly 38% improvement in random read speed over the previous 860 model,2 enabling enhanced user experiences when multi-tasking, web browsing or simply booting up PCs.

SSD 870 EVO - Angle Front

Harnessing its experience and expertise in storage technologies, Samsung designs all SSD components in-house to ensure that every part works together cohesively. As a result, the 870 EVO offers around a 30% improvement in sustained performance over the 860 EVO3, as well as a class-leading terabytes written (TBW) rating of 2,400TB4, or a 5-year limited warranty, for its 4TB model.5

In addition to exceptional performance and reliability, the 870 EVO provides broad compatibility with many computing devices thanks to its 2.5-inch SATA interface. Moreover, with its power-saving sleep mode, the 870 EVO is compatible with devices that support Window’s Modern Standby function, offering added convenience to PC users6.

The new 870 EVO is also designed with the environment in mind. By minimizing its carbon footprint throughout the entire production process, the drive expands consumer choice for greener products.

The Samsung 870 EVO will be available beginning in January 2021. The 870 EVO is available in 250GB for $39.99, 500GB for $69.99, 1TB for $129.99, 2TB for $249.99 and 4TB for $479.99. To find out more, please visit www.samsung.com/us/computing/memory-storage/solid-state-drives/ .

Samsung 870 EVO
InterfaceSATA 6Gbps
Form Factor2.5-inch
Storage MemorySamsung V-NAND 3-bit MLC (TLC)
ControllerSamsung Controller
512MB LPDDR4 (250/500GB)
Capacity4TB, 2TB, 1TB, 500GB, 250GB
Sequential Read/Write SpeedUp to 560/530 MB/s
Random Read/Write SpeedRandom Read 98K, Write 88K IOPS
Management SoftwareSamsung Magician
Total Bytes Written2,400TBW (4TB)
1,200TBW (2TB)
600TBW (1TB)
300TBW (500GB)
150TBW (250GB)
WarrantyFive-year Limited Warranty
[1] * Sources:  850 EVO and 860 EVO series, NPD (US data from Jan. 2015 to Apr. 2020) and GfK (EU5 data from Jan. 2015 to Apr. 2020, China data from Sep. 2018 to Apr. 2020)
[2] Random performance improved up to 38% with QD1 Random read
[3] Compared to the 250GB model
[4] TBW ratings differ depending on model: 2TB = 1,200 TBW / 1TB = 600 TBW / 500GB = 300TBW / 250GB = 150TBW
[5] Product guaranteed according to limited 5-year warranty or TBW rating, whichever comes first. For more information on warranty, please find the enclosed warranty statement in the package.
[6] Modern Standby is supported by Windows 8 and 10. Use of Modern Standby is also contingent on PC and display meeting the feature’s requirements.
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