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Samsung 883 DCT Enterprise SSD Review

Samsung 883 DCT Enterprise SSD Review
Samsung's 883 DCT series provides the highest performance possible to date over SATA, checking all of our boxes this drive earned our Editors Choice.
By Chris Ramseyer from May 1, 2019 @ 10:00 CDT
TweakTown Rating: 95%Manufacturer: Samsung

Introduction

 

The 883 DCT is Samsung's flagship enterprise SATA SSD sold through the channel. The series ships in five capacities ranging from 240GB to a massive 3.84TB and targets moderate workloads that require higher performance consistency for critical data applications.

 

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Despite the rise in popularity of NVMe, SATA SSDs are still the workhorse of the industry. Samsung's advanced V-NAND technology allows the 883 DCT SATA SSDs to deliver high quality of service (QoS). The series providers higher endurance (0.8 DWPD) than the 860 DCT (0.2 DWPD).

 

Specifications

 

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The Samsung 883 DCT ships in five capacities but the performance is similar for all but one model. The series shares the same 560 MB/s sequential write rating for all capacities. The 240GB model rates at 320 MB/s sequential write while the others increase the rating to 520 MB/s. Random read performance is 98,000 IOPS across the board. Random write performance reaches as high as 14,000 IOPS for the 240GB and 28,000 IOPS for the four larger capacities. The ratings come from steady-state performance and not fresh out of box numbers like consumer-focused SSDs.

 

 

Pricing, Warranty, and Endurance

 

We found the entire 883 DCT series on Amazon as well as other popular online outlets. The pricing is attractive for a critical application SSD with host-power failure protection. The series starts at just $92.99 on Amazon for the 240GB 883 DCT.

 

Samsung backs this series with a 5-year warranty that includes a 0.8 drive write per day endurance rating.

 

Accessories and Software

 

The 883 DCT works with Samsung's enterprise version of Magician called Data Center Magician SSD management utility. The software works for both Windows and Linux.

 

A Closer Look

 

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The Samsung 883 DCT uses a standard 2.5" 7mm design that allows companies to fit more drives in servers compared to the older 9.5mm z-height design.

 

We rarely take enterprise SSDs apart since so many use thermal transfer epoxy. We were forced to split the 883 DCT case to find if this series uses capacitors to host power failure protection. The drive does, and that separates it from the Samsung 860 DCT and the 860 consumer products like the 860 EVO and 860 Pro.

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