Samsung Electronics has just announced its new line of SATA interface lineup solids state drives; the 860 PRO and 860 EVO. According to Samsung, the products are aimed at consumers who want fast, reliable performance across various applications, from everyday computing to heavy workloads and graphic-intensive operations. The new 860 PRO and 860 EVO SSDs will be successor to Samsung’s popular 850 PRO and 850 EVO SSDs which the company launched back in 2014.
Samsung 860 PRO and 860 EVO Specifications
|Category||860 PRO||860 EVO|
|Interface||SATA 6 Gbps|
|Form Factor||2.5-inch||2.5-inch, mSATA, M.2|
|Storage Memory||Samsung V-NAND 2bit MLC||Samsung V-NAND 3bit MLC|
|Controller||Samsung MJX Controller|
|Cache Memory||4GB LPDDR4 (4TB), 2GB LPDDR4 (2TB)|
1GB LPDDR4 (1TB), 512MB LPDDR4 (256/512GB)
|4GB LPDDR4 (4TB), 2GB LPDDR4 (2TB)
1GB LPDDR4 (1TB), 512MB LPDDR4 (256/500GB)
|Capacity||4TB, 2TB, 1TB, 512GB, 256GB||[2.5-inch] 4TB, 2TB,1TB,500GB, 250GB
[M.2] 2TB, 1TB, 500GB, 250GB [mSATA] 1TB, 500GB, 250GB
|Seq.Read/Write Speed||Up to 560/530 MB/s||Up to 550/520 MB/s|
|Ran.Read/Write Speed (QD32)||Max. 100K IOPS / 90K IOPS||Max. 98K IOPS / 90K IOPS|
|Warranty||5 years or up to 4,800 TBW9||5 years or up to 2,400 TBW|
In a blog post published on their website, Samsung explained that the new 860 PRO and 860 EVO achieve industry-leading performance for SATA SSDs, offering enhancements in speed, reliability, compatibility and capacity.
According to Samsung, as more and more cameras are packing 4K video recording and the quality and size of videos on photos capture on smartphone is increasing, the need for faster data transfers and sustainable high performance over a longer period of time has become paramount for users. Hence, the new 860 PRO and 860 EVO SSDs, will offer up to 560 MB/s read and 530 MB/s write speeds, along with a 5-year manufacturer guarantee.
Both the SSDs will come in a portable 2.5 inch body. The storage capacity will start at 256GB and will go all the way up to 4TB. As far as pricing and availability are concerned, both the SSDs will be available from this month with the 860 PRO and 860 EVO starting at $139.99 and $94.99 USD, respectively.