Samsung Launches 860 PRO and 860 EVO SSDs With Up To 4 TB Capacities

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Samsung has introduced their new 860 PRO and 860 EVO SSD to the SATA family with enhanced speeds, reliability, and capacity. The new SSDs are aimed at mainstream users and fit for everyday computing to heavy workloads.

Samsung 860 PRO and 860 EVO SSDs Feature Higher Capacities, Improved Performance and Competitive Prices For 2.5″ SSD Drives

The two SSD models are the second generation of Samsung’s consumer SSDs with 64-layer V-NAND technology. These are aimed at those who need professional performance to handle heavy and graphics intensive workloads. For example high-resolution photos and 4K (Ultra-HD) videos.

The Pro model offers read/write speeds of 560/530 MB/s while the EVO supports speed up to 550/520 MB/s read/write speed.

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The Samsung 860 Pro SSD has 2.5-inch design and available in following storage options

  • 256GB
  • 512GB
  • 1TB
  • 2TB
  • 4TB

The Samsung 860 EVO is also available in 2.5-inch, mSATA, and M.2 form factors in following storage variants

  • 256GB
  • 512GB
  • 1TB
  • 2TB
  • 4TB

The Samsung has configured 1GB of Low Power DDR4 SDRAM per TB for SSD with 1TB of storage and greater. The two smaller capacity models have 512MB low power DDR4 SDRAM.

Samsung 860 PRO SSD SKUs

Samsung 860 PRO SSD Model256 GB512 GB1 TB2 TB4 TB
Form Factor2.5″ SATA Drive2.5″ SATA Drive2.5″ SATA Drive2.5″ SATA Drive2.5″ SATA Drive
SSD ControllerSamsung MJXSamsung MJXSamsung MJXSamsung MJXSamsung MJX
NAND DieSamsung 64-layer 3D MLC V-NANDSamsung 64-layer 3D MLC V-NANDSamsung 64-layer 3D MLC V-NANDSamsung 64-layer 3D MLC V-NANDSamsung 64-layer 3D MLC V-NAND
Cache Memory512 MB LPDDR4512 MB LPDDR41 GB LPDDR42 GB LPDDR44 GB LPDDR4
Sequential ReadUp To 560 MB/sUp To 560 MB/sUp To 560 MB/sUp To 560 MB/sUp To 560 MB/s
Sequential WriteUp To 530 MB/sUp To 530 MB/sUp To 530 MB/sUp To 530 MB/sUp To 530 MB/s
Random ReadMax 100K IOPsMax 100K IOPsMax 100K IOPsMax 100K IOPsMax 100K IOPs
Random WriteMax 90K IOPsMax 90K IOPsMax 90K IOPsMax 90K IOPsMax 90K IOPs
Endurance Rate300 TBW600 TBW1200 TBW2400 TBW4800 TBW
Warranty5 Year5 Year5 Year5 Year5 Year
Price$140 US$250 US$480 US$950 US$1900 US

Samsung 860 EVO SSD SKUs

Samsung 860 PRO SSD Model250 GB500 GB1 TB2 TB4 TB
Form Factor2.5″ SATA Drive
M.2 Drive
mSATA Drive
2.5″ SATA Drive
M.2 Drive
mSATA Drive
2.5″ SATA Drive
M.2 Drive
mSATA Drive
2.5″ SATA Drive
M.2 Drive
2.5″ SATA Drive
SSD ControllerSamsung MJXSamsung MJXSamsung MJXSamsung MJXSamsung MJX
NAND DieSamsung 64-layer 3D MLC V-NAND (3-bit MLC)Samsung 64-layer 3D MLC V-NAND (3-bit MLC)Samsung 64-layer 3D MLC V-NAND (3-bit MLC)Samsung 64-layer 3D MLC V-NAND (3-bit MLC)Samsung 64-layer 3D MLC V-NAND (3-bit MLC)
Cache Memory512 MB LPDDR4512 MB LPDDR41 GB LPDDR42 GB LPDDR44 GB LPDDR4
Sequential ReadUp To 550 MB/sUp To 550 MB/sUp To 550 MB/sUp To 550 MB/sUp To 550 MB/s
Sequential WriteUp To 520 MB/sUp To 520 MB/sUp To 520 MB/sUp To 520 MB/sUp To 520 MB/s
Random ReadMax 98K IOPsMax 98K IOPsMax 98K IOPsMax 98K IOPsMax 98K IOPs
Random WriteMax 90K IOPsMax 90K IOPsMax 90K IOPsMax 90K IOPsMax 90K IOPs
Endurance Rate150 TBW300 TBW600 TBW1200 TBW2400 TBW
Warranty5 Year5 Year5 Year5 Year5 Year
Price$100 US (2.5″)
$100 US (M.2)
$100 US (mSATA)
$170 US (2.5″)
$170 US (M.2)
$170 US (mSATA)
$330 US (2.5″)
$330 US (M.2)
$330 US (mSATA)
$650 US (2.5″)
$650 US (M.2)
$1400 US

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. More details can be seen in the tables provided above for both Samsung 860 PRO and 860 EVO SSD lineups.

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Adeel Younashttps://techwafer.com
Editor-in-Chief at TechWafer (previously The Tech) an Entrepreneur, Blogger, Developer, and Freelancer.

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