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Samsung 980 PRO 1TB vs Western Digital SN850 1TB

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Samsung 980 PRO 1TB

Western Digital SN850 1TB

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Brand
Samsung
Brand
Western Digital
Model
  • MZ-V8P1T0B/AM
  • MZ-V8P1T0BW
Model
WDS100T1X0E
Release Date
📅 September 2020
Release Date
📅 October 2020
* First availability for purchase, it may not correspond to the actual market launch date.
User reviews
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
(39 reviews)
User reviews
Performance (Charts)
4th / 875
Performance (Charts)
2nd / 875
Effective Value
6th / 274
Effective Value
1st / 274
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Price/GB
$0.14
Price/GB
$0.08
GB/$1
7.14
GB/$1
12.05
Series
980 PRO
Series
BLACK SN850 NVMe
Capacity
1000 GB
Capacity
1000 GB
Interface
M.2 (M)
Interface
M.2 (M)
NVME
Yes
NVME
Yes
Form Factor
M.2-2280
Form Factor
M.2-2280
SSD Controller
Samsung Elpis
SSD Controller
WD/SanDisk NVMe G2
NAND Flash Type
Samsung V-NAND
NAND Flash Type
3D NAND
Max Sequential Read
Up to 7000 MB/s
Max Sequential Read
Up to 7000 MB/s
Max Sequential Write
Up to 5000 MB/s
Max Sequential Write
Up to 5300 MB/s
Critic Reviews

"This is an impressive entry into the PCI-E 4.0 realm for Samsung, with the move to 3-bit NAND, however logical, a little disappointing for a product with the PRO name. We’re living in a TLC/QLC world now, and Samsung’s adoption of 3-bit NAND for their flagship likely signals the end of 2-bit MLC in consumer drives."

by PCPer
Critic Reviews

"Priced at $230 for the tested 1 TB version, the WD Black SN850 is expensive. For that amount of money, you can get a pretty decent 2 TB M.2 NVMe SSD (PCIe Gen 3)—just not one that's as fast as the SN850. The two strongest competitors to the WD Black SN850 are the Corsair MP600 Pro and Samsung 980 Pro, which cost exactly the same—is anyone surpri..."


What are the differences between Samsung 980 PRO 1TB and Western Digital SN850 1TB? Analyze head-to-head all specifications and features to find out the better ssd.

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Reasons to pick the Samsung 980 PRO 1TB:

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Reasons to pick the Western Digital SN850 1TB:

  • 41% cheaper, you can save $57.01.
  • Moderately better average performance, around 11%.
  • Much better effective value.

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