Samsung unveils new SSDs for improved performance

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Samsung Electronics America announced two new solid state drives (SSDs) as part of its SATA interface lineup.

The new 860 PRO and 860 EVO SSDs build on the success of 850 PRO and 850 EVO, the industry’s first consumer SSDs with V-NAND technology.

The 860 PRO and 860 EVO SSDs are available from this month with manufacturer’s suggested retail prices starting at $139.99 and $94.99 USD, respectively.

The SSDs find a wide range of applications from everyday computing to heavy workloads and graphic-intensive operations. They are expected to deliver industry-leading performance for SATA SSDs, offering enhancements in speed, reliability, compatibility and capacity, according to Samsung.

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,

The storage drives support up to 560 MB/s read and 530 MB/s write speeds and offer an upgraded five-year limited warranty, or up to 4,800 terabytes written (TBW) for the 860 PRO and up to 2,400 TBW4 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, Samsung said.

The 860 PRO is available in 256GB, 512GB, 1TB, 2TB and 4TB 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.

The 860 EVO comes in 250GB, 500GB, 1TB, 2TB and 4TB capacities, in a 2.5-inch for PCs and laptops, as well as mSATA and M.2 form factors for ultra-slim computing applications.

The 860 EVO has up to six times longer sustained performance than its predecessor due to enhanced Intelligent TurboWrite8 technology, with read and write speeds of up to 550 MB/s and 520 MB/s9, respectively.

Rajani Baburajan

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