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?
|Interface||SATA 6GB/s||PCIe Gen3|
|Form factor||2,5″||mSATA||M.2 (SATA)||M.2 (NVMe)|
|Flash memory||TLC 3D V-NAND||MLC 3D V-NAND||TLC 3D V-NAND||MLC 3D V-NAND||TLC 3D V-NAND|
|Model||860 EVO||PM881||860 PRO||860 EVO mSATA||PM881 M.2||970 PRO NVMe M.2||PM991 M.2 PCIe||PM981a NVMe M.2|
|Manufacturer warranty||5 years limited warranty** or up to 600 TBW*||5 years limited warranty** or up to 600 TBW*||5 years limited warranty** or up to 1200TBW*||5 years limited warranty** or up to 600TBW*||5 years limited warranty** or up to 600TBW*||5 years limited warranty** or up to 800TBW*||5 years limited warranty**||3 years limited warranty** (for OEM)|
|Suitable for||Mainstream PCs and laptops||Mainstream PCs and laptops||High end PCs and workstations||Compact compu-ters and notebooks||Compact compu-ters and notebooks||Compact computers and powerful workstations||Compact computers and notebooks||Compact computers and notebooks|
|Max. seq. read speed||550 MB/s||560 MB/s||560 MB/s||550 MB/s||560 MB/s||3500 MB/s||2300 MB/s||3000 MB/s|
|Max. seq. write speed||520 MB/s||530 MB/s||530 MB/s||530 MB/s||530 MB/s||2700 MB/s||1350 MB/s||1800 MB/s|
|Released||January 2018||October 2019||January 2018||January 2018||October 2019||April 2018||January 2020||October 2017|
|Datasheet||PDF ↓||–||PDF ↓||–||–||PDF ↓||–||PDF ↓|
|View in shop||All 860 EVO||All PM881||All 860 PRO||EOL||All PM881 M.2||All 970 PRO||All PM991 M.2||All PM981a NVMe M.2|