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Samsung 860 Pro 1TB SATA III SSD Review

By: Jon Coulter | SSDs in Storage | Posted: Jan 23, 2018 3:00 pm
TweakTown Rating: 98%Manufacturer: Samsung

Samsung 860 Pro 1TB SATA III SSD

 

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The 860 Pro ships in an attractive red and black themed box. There is an image of the enclosed drive on the front. The drive's capacity, V-NAND and SATA interface are advertised here.

 

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The rear of the packaging advertises the drive's 5-year limited warranty.

 

 

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Included with the drive is a printed installation guide.

 

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The top and sides of the drive's enclosure is made cast aluminum.

 

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The bottom of the drives enclosure is formed from sheet aluminum. There is a manufacturers' label that lists the particulars of the SSD.

 

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The enclosure is held together with three pentalobe screws, two of which are located under the label on the back of the drive's enclosure. The small PCB is held in position by two locator pins.

 

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This side of the PCB houses Samsung's MJX controller, a DDR4 DRAM cache package and two of the drive's four 256GB V-NAND packages.

 

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This side of the PCB houses two of the drive's four 256GB V-NAND packages.

 

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A close-in view of the drive's major components.

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