Samsung 850 Pro Review

Big fish in a small pond

Samsung has built a good reputation for fast and high-quality SSDs. It introduced the 470 to desktops four years ago, and its SSDs were in high-end laptops before that. The company also distinguished itself by designing its own controller chips and manufacturing its own NAND flash memory. Indeed, Samsung’s reduced reliance on partners has given it greater opportunities to try different things. The result? The 850 Pro combines all that expertise and strategic advantage in one blisteringly fast piece of hardware, but at a hefty price.


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