Samsung 860 PRO 256GB Review & Specs

Samsung 860 PRO 256GB 2.5" SATA III Internal SSD (MZ-76P256BW)

Samsung 860 PRO 256GB 2.5" SATA III Internal SSD (MZ-76P256BW)

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Powered by Samsung V-NAND Technology. Optimized Performance for Everyday Computing
Enhanced Performance: Sequential Read/Write speeds up to 560MB/s and 530MB/s respectively
Ideal for mainstream PCs and laptops for personal, gaming and business use
Hardware/Software Compatibility: Windows 8/Windows 7/Windows Server 2003 (32-bit and 64-bit), Vista (SP1 and above), XP (SP2 and above), MAC OSX, and Linux
Included Contents: 2.5" (7mm) SATA III (6Gb/s) SSD & User Manual (All Other Cables, Screws, Brackets Not Included). 5-Year Warranty

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Specs Overview

  • MZ-76P256BW
  • MZ-76P256B/EU
Release Date January 2018

* First availability for purchase, it may not correspond to the actual market launch date.

Series 860 Pro Series
Capacity 256GB
Interface SATA 6 Gb/s
Form Factor 2.5"
SSD Controller Samsung MJX
NAND Flash Type V-NAND 2-bit MLC
Max Sequential Read Up to 560 MB/s
Max Sequential Write Up to 530 MB/s
MTBF 1,500,000 hours

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Critic Reviews


The Samsung SSD 860 Pro offers outstanding endurance ratings and on-point SATA speed, but deal seekers who need a 2.5-inch solid state drive for everyday use can find cheaper alternatives.


Samsung has once again proven that it’s at the top of the SSD hill, with its 860 Pro taking the SATA performance crown. However, the case for a high-end SATA drive was already weak, and with a drop in the length of warranty, this drive makes even less sense for most users. It’s a great product, but most people can get a drive that’s more than fast ...

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It’s fast and durable, but there are few reasons to buy this SSD over the cheaper 860 Evo.


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