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Samsung launches 2 TB 850 Pro and 850 EVO SSDs

Samsung 850 EVO/Pro SSD with 2 TB capacity and 3-bit V-NAND technology
Samsung 850 EVO/Pro
These two new drives use an upgraded MHX controller with support for 2 TB capacity and are guaranteed for up to 10 years or 300 TBW.

Samsung Electronics introduced yesterday two new solid state drives that use the V-NAND technology and offer no less than 2 TB of storage space. With the addition of the 850 Pro and 850 EVO, Samsung's 3D V-NAND-based lineup now consists of 20 different products, starting at 120 GB. The new 2 TB Samsung 850 drives will reach 50 markets, as their launch "addresses the ever-increasing consumer demand for high-performance and high-capacity memory solutions."

The 850 EVO and 850 Pro are similar to the smaller capacity Samsung SSDs currently on the market, but they feature an upgraded controller and no less than 16 GB LPDDR3 on-drive cache memory. According to the official press release, "professionals and consumers can experience a smoother computing environment prepared for the intense demands of rich content such as 4K UHD video editing and viewing." Sadly, these new products have not been listed on Samsung's product pages yet, and the accurate performance figures are not public yet.

The new Samsung 850 Pro is guaranteed for 10 years or 300 TB written while the 850 EVO gets half - 5 years or 150 TBW. Samsung promises to expand the 3D V-NAND lineup with mSATA and M.2 drives soon, so stay tuned.


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Codrut Nistor, 2015-07- 7 (Update: 2015-07- 7)