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

Category860 PRO860 EVO
InterfaceSATA 6 Gbps
Form Factor2.5-inch2.5-inch, mSATA, M.2
Storage MemorySamsung V-NAND 2bit MLCSamsung V-NAND 3bit MLC
ControllerSamsung MJX Controller
Cache Memory4GB LPDDR4 (4TB), 2GB LPDDR4 (2TB)
1GB LPDDR4 (1TB), 512MB LPDDR4 (256/512GB)
1GB LPDDR4 (1TB), 512MB LPDDR4 (256/500GB)
Capacity4TB, 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 SpeedUp to 560/530 MB/sUp to 550/520 MB/s
Ran.Read/Write Speed (QD32)Max. 100K IOPS / 90K IOPSMax. 98K IOPS / 90K IOPS
Warranty5 years or up to 4,800 TBW95 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.

860 EVO and 860 PRO

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.