The Samsung SSD860 EVO 4TB comes in a compact black box with an image of the drive on the front along with information about the drive. It uses V-NAND and has a SATA 6Gb/s interface.
There is a sticker on the top left of the box which indicates the capacity of the drive. The rear of the box has multilingual marketing notes and the fact the drive has a 5 year warranty.
The drive sits in a tray to keep it secure during transit and the only other thing in the box is an installation/ warranty guide.
The drive is built on a standard 2.5in, 7mm format. Unfortunately we couldn’t open the enclosure to show you the internals as the screws on our sample seemed to have glue over them. As the sample had to be returned intact, we moved on.
Samsung’s SSD management utility is called Magician which you can download from the Samsung website. The latest version of the software, 5.2, is the one that supports the new SSD 860 drives.
Magician is a pretty comprehensive suite of tools to allow you to check the drive compatibility with the system it’s being installed into, optimise its performance, set the Over Provisioning and perform a secure erase of the drive.
The one tool noticeable by its absence is a data migration tool, but not to worry the Data Migration software is available as a separate download from Samsung’s website.