While Samsung usually had a clear differentiation in its SSD lineup, this is the first time that we actually have two EVO series drives that cover mid-range and entry-level Samsung SSD lineup, the 850 EVO and the new Samsung 750 EVO. To make things even worse for an average consumer, both share pretty much the same specifications.
The new Samsung 750 EVO SSD is based on Samsung's own 16nm TLC NAND, a succesor to the 19nm TLC NAND we have seen in the 840 EVO series. The 16nm TLC NAND is paired up with Samsung's well known MGX controller and features 256MB of cache on both the 120GB and the 250GB version. It also comes in a standard 2.5-inch 7mm-thick form-factor with SATA 6Gbps interface.
As noted, the Samsung 750 EVO shares a lot of performance similarities with the 850 EVO, both featuring sequential read and write performance of up to 540MB/s and 520MB/s for both 120GB and 250GB versions as well as the same 4K random read and write performance of up to 97K IOPS and 88K IOPS. The only difference, performance wise, is in the slightly higher 4K random write QD1 on the 850 EVO, offering performance of up to 40K IOPS, while the 750 EVO peaks at 35K IOPS.
Average consumer can always differentiate Samsung's SSD lineup by the series number, as also in this case, higher number means a better product. The Samsung 750 EVO SSDs comes with a endurance rating of 35TB for the 120GB and 70TB for the 250GB version, which is lower compared to the 75TB for the Samsung 850 EVO series. It is also backed by a shorter warranty period of three years, compared to five years on the Samsung 850 EVO series. On the other hand, the Samsung 750 EVO keeps all the encryption features including AES-256, TCG Opal 2.0 and IEEE-1667 (eDrive).
Samsung's 750 EVO has been already spotted in some market earlier but now, according to Samsung, it should be available worldwide and some retailers have already listed it online. In the US the 120GB model is listed at US $54.99 while the 250GB model has a US $74.99 price tag. This makes it about US $10 cheaper compared to the 850 EVO lineup. In Europe, a couple of retailers have already listed the new Samsung 750 EVO with a price set at €59.99 for the 120GB version and €89.90 for the 250GB one.