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Samsung SSD 850 EVO vs 850 PRO – Tech comparison

June 5, 2018 Jon 20 Comments

Annex 1 : RAID 0 Comprison. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M51jwTd0g84
Samsung EVO SSD – http://amzn.to/1QEfUtu Samsung PRO SSD – http://amzn.to/1QWLlkW
Is the Samsung 850 pro worth the extra investment over the 850 EVO. lets look at the specs and then delve into some benchmark software.

Benchmark software used : HDTune, HDtach, Crystalmark, Samsung magician.

Annex 1 : RAID 0 Comparison. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M51jwTd0g84
Video Rating: / 5

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  1. Sincerely Yours
    June 5, 2018 - 2:20 am

    I just installed an EVO 860 500 GB SSD in my 10 year old desktop and it's working fine, though it wasn't an easy install by any means. Turned out several hidden sector errors in my old 750 GB HDD had confused the heck out of the four different backup/migration packages I tried, including Samsung's, but I was able to transfer most of my data into a 2 TB USB drive using the old tedious drag and copy routine. Once that was done a fresh ISO of Windows 10 loaded into the SSD allowed me to copy the often used data back into it, and a reformatting of the HDD fixed the errors and gave me a new storage drive to use to store the not so often used data. I will power it up only when it is needed to limit it from developing any more sector errors. Thanks to this video it's nice to know I made the right choice in terms of cost and performance.

  2. PrasBhekti
    June 5, 2018 - 3:01 am

    120gb pro or 250gb evo?
    which one more value?
    only for windows system

  3. packetcreeper
    June 5, 2018 - 4:00 am

    Excellent comparison video. Thank you for helping me make a choice between the Evo and Pro.

  4. GlennMarshallRocks
    June 5, 2018 - 4:46 am

    You do realize that no one actually tests these for failure, don't you? No one sits down with 20 – 40 of these and actually waits to see how long it takes before they fail… they stopped doing that a l-o-o-o-o-n-g time ago. If you actually sat down and did a little math, you would find that when they say the estimated MTBF on these is 2,000,000 hours, they're saying you can run these 24/7 for 228 years. That's how long 2 million hours is – 228 years. So, if you believe that, they're saying you can buy one of these drives when you're pretty young, and its never going to fail in your entire lifetime. That's what that MTBF number means. Believe me, no one has spent 3 or 4 lifetimes waiting for one of these to die, and come up with an average. It's a made up number, simply for marketing purposes, that's all.

  5. Sarah Go
    June 5, 2018 - 5:18 am

    what do you recommend to buy after few years of this comparison?

  6. Tomek Nowak
    June 5, 2018 - 6:03 am

  7. Zero Melsgiven
    June 5, 2018 - 6:52 am

    Nice, i am getting the same performance with my new evo pro. Very small difference btween the 2 ssds

  8. Pascuit
    June 5, 2018 - 7:26 am

    a great video, it hurts that we do not know what each measure corresponds to, I am Spanish, for your next videos, I would be very grateful, that you will indicate to which HHD each measurement corresponds.

  9. Roger Murtaugh
    June 5, 2018 - 7:55 am

    You should do the review of new 860 Evo vs 850 Pro.

  10. forza1sra
    June 5, 2018 - 8:02 am

    2 million hours? So it will last 228 years? That's considered just "pretty good"?

  11. JK
    June 5, 2018 - 8:09 am

    Hi Brain should I go for used 850 pro 512gb for 150$ with HdSenitnel showing performance 100% Health 98% power on time 1278 days Lifetime writes 23.72TB. And new 850 evo 500gb is 160$. So is it worth buying used 850 pro or should I go for new 850 Evo for the almost same price?

  12. MrBat000
    June 5, 2018 - 8:47 am

    you seem to talk too much about everything except the actual the actual points that matter…..a lot of time wastage.

  13. falt
    June 5, 2018 - 9:19 am

    Warranty is completely irrelevant as manufacturers can flat out deny it. It's happened before. Things advertised as having long warranties turning out they only have 30 day or no warranty. Take a chance with the Pro? nah.

  14. Hope Xochicalli
    June 5, 2018 - 10:19 am

    awesome, just got the evo 500gb for 100 bucks 🙂 hope that was a good choice over the 500gb pro

  15. 4173
    June 5, 2018 - 10:31 am

    the warranty alone is worth it 10 vs 5 years holy balls

  16. Scherz Keks
    June 5, 2018 - 11:27 am

    I have both now, and i am using my 850 pro now as an external drive.

  17. jdtcskate
    June 5, 2018 - 12:00 pm

    I know this is an old video, but there is another reason that the PRO cost more than the EVO.
    All SSDs are larger than their stated size so the controller can remap bad sectors to a new group of nand cells. This unused space is the main reason SSDs have a warranty longer than the standard 1 year nearly all electronics have.
    The PRO version has more unused space for bad sector remapping, and uses MLC nand vs the EVO versions TLC nand; hence the longer warranty period

  18. Paul Compton
    June 5, 2018 - 12:11 pm

    I just purchased the 850 Pro for a 2012 Macbook Pro that I was considering ditching. I love the machine and I use it for work everyday, at least 8 hours a day. Before I bit the bullet on a new Mac (which I wasn't thrilled about looking at the reviews). I threw in a new battery (battery was getting warm) and the Samsung SSD Pro 850. The cloning took a few hours, but was easy, fired right up…Feels like I've got a new machine. I didn't bother to upgrade the RAM. I'm currently at 8GB of RAM.

  19. Laurent de backer
    June 5, 2018 - 12:34 pm

    Hi, i have a question, i'm planning to buy a Samsung ssd 2tb (for my PS4), but the pro is so much more expensive yet the numbers for write and speed are about the same (just like in your video), do you think i will be okay with just the regular EVO850, or should i go with the pro anyway? It's for gaming, so the pro might be better ? I'm a bit confused with this :/ If anyone could help me out, would really appreciate it 🙂

  20. MJ
    June 5, 2018 - 12:37 pm

    I have both, the samsung evo 850 1tb and the pro and I can say from my experience that the pro version is actually faster and games run smoother than with the 850 evo.

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