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Samsung 850 EVO 4TB SATA III SSD Review

By: Jon Coulter | SSDs in Storage | Posted: Sep 26, 2016 1:00 pm
TweakTown Rating: 99%Manufacturer: Samsung

Samsung 850 EVO 4TB SATA III SSD

 

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Retail packaging features an image of the enclosed SSD on the front of the box. The front of the attractive packaging advertises the enclosed drive's capacity as well as its 3D "V-NAND" flash.

 

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The rear of the packaging advertises the drive's five-year warranty and V-NAND flash.

 

 

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Inside the packaging is the drive itself, printed installer guide, warranty, and software CD.

 

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The top of the drive's black colored aluminum enclosure tells us this is a Samsung SSD. The gray square denotes this drive is an EVO series SSD.

 

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The bottom of the enclosure features a manufacturer's label listing the particulars of the drive.

 

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The enclosure has three pentalobe screws that fasten it together. The top half is formed from cast aluminum alloy, and the bottom half is sheet aluminum. The PCB is a 3/4 design.

 

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This side of the green PCB is populated with Samsung components. There is a Samsung MHX controller, four 512GB Samsung V-NAND packages, and one 4GB Samsung LPDDR DRAM package.

 

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This side of the PCB is populated by four more 512GB Samsung V-NAND packages.

 

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Samsung's tri-core MHX SSD controller.

 

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One of the eight V-NAND flash packages that populate the PCB.

 

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The drive's 4GB LPDDR DRAM cache.

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