Samsung Client SSD Overview: Our Purchase Advice

SSD are on the rise and have clear advantages compared to traditional hard disk drives. We take a closer look where the differences between the models lie.

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Newer laptops and PCs are already delivered ex-factory with Solid State Drives. Also with older computers, it is worth thinking about the replacement of the integrated drive or an upgrade with an SSD in addition to the existing memory. SSD are extremely robust, work with little noise emission and rapid velocity.

Thanks to different form factors, there is no need to worry about space problems because even in very compact devices, SSD with M.2 form factor can be installed.

The question is which Samsung SSD is the right one for your requirements?

Samsung Client SSD for Notebook/Desktop in direct comparison
Our overview shall help you find the right SSD:
InterfaceSATA 6GB/sPCIe Gen4
Form factor2,5″M.2 (NVMe)
Flash memorySamsung V-NAND 3bit MLCSamsung 2-Bit MLC V-NANDSamsung V-NAND 3bit MLC
Model870 EVO860 PROPM881980 PRO2PM9A1
Manufacturer warranty5 years limited warranty** or up to 2.400 TBW*5 years limited warranty** or up to 4.800 TBW*5 years limited warranty** or up to 600TBW*5 years limited warranty** or up to 600TBW*5 years limited warranty** or up to 600TBW*
Suitable forMainstream PCs and laptopsHigh end PCs and workstationsMainstream PCs and laptopsHigh end PCs and workstationsHigh end PCs and workstations
Max. seq. read speed560 MB/s550 MB/s560 MB/s7.000 MB/s7.000 MB/s
Max. seq. write speed530 MB/s520 MB/s530 MB/s5.100 MB/s5.100 MB/s
ReleasedJanuary 2021January 2018October 2019October 2020January 2021
HintOEM Edition980 Pro OEM Edition
DatasheetPDF ↓PDF ↓PDF ↓
View in shopAll 870 EVOAll 860 PROAll PM881All 980 PROAll PM9A1
* TBW= Terabytes Written = minimum of total write operations. Warranty is valid for whichever comes first. TBW is depending on the memory capacity of the drive (150TBW valid for 500GB/1TB). ** Samsung’s warranty does not cover any costs and expenses relating to SSDs’ overhaul/assembly and data recovery for repairs or replacements.


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One thought on “Samsung Client SSD Overview: Our Purchase Advice

  1. Robin Perker

    You should always read the comparison before buying one, or else you will regret after buying it.

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