Good to see that the TBW has increased significantly over the 850 Evo models - 200 for the 256GB model & 400 for the 512GB (IIRC the 850 was 75 & 150). By my calculations, over the 5 year warranty that equates to 0.44 total drive writes per day. (The 256 & 512GB 850 Evo work out at 0.16, half that for the 120GB & 1TB and a mere 0.04 for the 2TB.)
75 Terrabytes sounds like a lot, but it soon adds up. I find I am increasingly reluctant to use my 3 month-old 256GB mSATA 850 Evo for write intensive tasks and no longer feel I can habitually hibernate, something I have become increasingly reliant on.
On the downside, despite Samsung’s boast of “unmatched performance”, specified power consumption has increased significantly compared to the (SATA) 850 Evo M.2 512GB:
[li]Maximum 7.0W vs 4.7W[/li][li]Average 5.7W vs 3.5W[/li][li]Idle 1.7W vs 0.05W.[/li][/ul]