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Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Samsung launch new SSD drives 860 PRO and 860 EVO - prices and info

The drives are aimed at consumers who require fast, reliable performance across various applications, from everyday computing to heavy workloads and graphic-intensive operations.


Building on the successful launch of the 850 PRO and 850 EVO – the industry’s first consumer SSDs with V-NAND technology – the 860 PRO and 860 EVO achieve industry-leading performance for SATA SSDs, offering enhancements in speed, reliability, compatibility and capacity.
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.



As file sizes continue to increase with high-resolution photos and 4K videos, the need for faster data
transfers and sustainable high performance over a longer period of time has become paramount for users.

To address this need, Samsung’s 860 PRO and 860 EVO support up to 560 MB/s read and 530 MB/s write 1 speeds and offer unmatched reliability with an upgraded five-year limited warranty 2 , or up to 4,800 terabytes written (TBW) 3 for the 860 PRO and up to 2,400 TBW 4 for the 860 EVO. The new MJX controller also enables faster communication with the host system. The controller is powerful enough to handle workstation storage, while improving Linux operating system compatibility.


The 860 PRO are available in 256GB, 512GB, 1TB, 2TB and 4TB 5 capacities, with the 4TB memory storage holding up to 114 hours and 30 minutes of 4K Ultra HD video. The 860 PRO is available in a widely compatible 2.5-inch form factor, which is ideal for PCs, laptops, workstations and NAS.

Industry-leading performance: The 860 series delivers improved performance and
higher capacities than past iterations with significantly lower power consumption thanks
to Samsung’s latest proprietary 64-layer V-NAND flash memory technologies and a new
MJX controller. The 860 PRO and EVO achieve maximum performance for a SATA
interface SSD, with the 860 PRO delivering up to 560 MB/s and 530 MB/s sequential
read and write speeds 1 , respectively.
Ultimate reliability: As file sizes increase, the need for faster data transfers and
sustainable performance is critical for users. The 860 series offers unmatched reliability,
with an upgraded five-year limited warranty 2 , or up to 4,800 terabytes written (TBW) 3 for
the 860 PRO, and up to 2,400 TBW 4 for the 860 EVO.
Expanded compatibility: The 860 PRO and EVO’s 2.5-inch form factor is widely
compatible with PCs, laptops, workstations and NAS, while the 860 EVO also comes in
mSATA and M.2 form factors for ultra-slim computing applications. With a new MJX
controller, the 860 series enables faster communication between the host system and
controller, and is powerful enough to handle workstations, while also improving Linux
operating system compatibility.


FAQs:

Q: What are the 860 PRO and EVO SSDs?
A: The Samsung 860 PRO and EVO SSDs are the latest SSDs in the SATA interface lineup, offering the highest performance, reliability and compatibility to meet the changing demands of consumers and data. Building on the successful launch of Samsung’s best-selling consumer SSD 850 series, the 860 PRO and EVO are the latest in the company’s industry-leading SSD portfolio and are designed to meet the requirements of both mainstream consumers who require better PC performance, and professionals who need fast, reliable performance for heavy workloads and graphic intensive operations. As the global SSD market grows, Samsung has continued its
industry leadership and innovation, introducing the 860 series to exceed consumers’ needs across performance, reliability, compatibility, capacity and choice of form factors.


Q: When and where will the 860 EVO series be available?
A: The 860 series SSDs will be available globally starting January 2018.
Q: What capacity options are available? What is the pricing?
A: The 860 PRO will be available in 256GB, 512GB, 1TB, 2TB and 4TB 5 capacities, and the 860 EVO will be available in 250GB, 500GB, 1TB, 2TB and 4TB 6 capacities.
Suggested retail prices
starting at $139.99 and $94.99(USD),respectively.

UK Pricing:

860 EVO
  • 250 - £90.49
  • 500 - £162.49
  • 1TB - £315.79
  • 2TB - £619.49
  • 4TB - £1324.49
860 PRO
  • 256 - £126.49
  • 512 - £225.49
  • 1TB - £433.49
  • 2TB - £839.49
  • 4TB - TBC

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