Samsung recently introduced its new 860 PRO and 860 EVO solid-state drives (SSDs). Built with the same proprietary V-NAND controller technology that was introduced in the previous generation 850 PRO and 860 EVO, the new SSDs are built with new enhancements, such as faster speeds, reliability, and storage capacities.
The 860 PRO comes with sequential read and write speeds of 560MB/s and 530MB/s, while the 860 EVO has slightly slower sequential read and write speeds of 550MB/s and 520MB/s. Both models are available in either the standard 2.5-inch form factor, M.2, and more surprisingly, the older mSATA configuration.
But the takeaway from this news, however, is the storage capacities for the two models; the lowest storage capacity for the two starts at 256GB, and both top off at a whopping 4TB worth of storage. How much is 4TB of storage worth, you ask? According to Samsung, that’s approximately 114 hours and 30 minutes of 4K Ultra HD videos.
“The new 860 PRO and 860 EVO SSDs combine the latest 512Gb and 256Gb 64-layer V-NAND, up to 4GB LPDDR4 mobile DRAM and a new MJX controller to elevate the user experience for both consumers and businesses,” – Un-Soo Kim, senior vice president of Brand Product Marketing, Memory Business, Samsung Electronics.
Both the 860 PRO and 860 EVO come with five year warranty. There’s still no official local pricing for the SSDs, but Samsung has already listed down their global SRPs which starts at US$139.99 (~RM544) and US$94.99 (~RM369) respectively.