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TESTED: 2TB Samsung 850 EVO, Singly and RAID-0

Samsung 850 EVO 2TB SSD
(in drive sled for OWC Thunderbay 4 Mini)

The Samsung 850 EVO 2TB 2.5" SSD is a consumer-grade SSD whose huge capacity holds great appeal for those looking for a lot of fast storage. Laptop users, users of devices like the OWC Thunderbay 4 Mini, etc.

The 850 EVO is not an SSD designed to take a pounding 24X7 in a server environment or heavy usage environment, but rather as a device for storing a lot of data with very good performance. Its price and capacity are appealing for that purpose.

MPG tested the 2TB Samsung 850 EVO in the OWC Thunderbay 4 Mini, singly and also in 4-SSD RAID-0 configuration:

Review: 2TB Samsung 850 EVO, Singly and RAID-0

Suitability: MacBook Pro (non retina), 2009-2012 Mac Pro, external enclosures, OWC Thunderbay 4 Mini, drive docks, etc. Of course, it also works in any PC with a 2.5" compatible drive bay.

Transfer speed vs transfer size of 2TB Samsung 850 EVO
in OWC Thunderbay 4 Mini, late 2015 iMac 5K

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