The Samsung SSD 750 EVO with planar 16nm TLC memory was found to have respectable performance and should be appealing to those looking for an inexpensive SSD that is reliable. The primary target for this SSD series is system integrators and every penny of a build is important. Samsung didn’t want to miss any business on the entry-level SSD market in North America and that is the real reason that the Samsung SSD 750 EVO has finally expanded out of select Asian markets and finally available in North America.
The performance of the 750 EVOs are respectable and while the overall read performance was on par with the slightly more expensive 850 EVO series, the overall write performance was lower in general. When you look closer at the 750 EVO 120GB and 750 EVO 250GB you’ll find overall better performance on the 750 EVO 250GB drive. This is likely due to the number of lanes available on the controller and TLC NAND Flash as there are two NAND Flash chips on the 250GB drive and just one on the 120GB drive.
Suggested retail pricing on the 750 EVO drives is $54.99 for the 120GB ($0.45 per GB) and $74.99 for the 250GB ($0.30 per GB). We looked around and found that the Samsung SSD 750 EVO 120GB SSD can be purchased on Amazon for $59.90 with free shipping. Not bad, but that is only $8.09 less than the faster Samsung SSD 850 EVO 120GB . The Samsung SSD 850 EVO 120GB is $67.99 shipped ($0.57 per GB) and the 850 EVO 250GB is $86.99 shipped ($0.35 per GB). System builders around the world are looking to have the best price points available and an $8-12 cost savings is a big deal when you are making a large number of systems. To most enthusiasts and gamers spending an extra $10 to get better performance and a 2-year longer warranty isn’t even anything to think about.
The Samsung SSD 750 EVO series is solid, but we don’t think it will make much noise on the consumer market. This drive will be used most by system builders and if you had your choice between this SSD and a hard drive (HDD) or another brand TLC NAND Flash based drive it is well worth paying a few bucks more for when you order a custom or pre-built PC.
Legit Bottom Line: The Samsung SSD 750 EVO series offers solid performance, but the Samsung SSD 850 EVO series is just dollars more and offers better everything!