Samsung’s 850 SSD series is one of the most popular solid-state drive solutions on the market. They’re popular because of their reliability and their price points. They’ve been around since 2014 and while Samsung has released incremental updates to increase storage capacity over the past few years, it hadn’t released a true successor to the 850 Evo and 850 Pro SSDs until now. Samsung has unveiled the 860 Evo and 860 Pro solid-state drives and they’re the true successors to the 850 series.
The new SSDs have shifted from the 48 layer 3D NAND to 64 layer 3D NAND. They also feature a new MJX controller and LPDDR4 DRAM. The 860 Evo and 860 Pro combine their 256Gb and 512Gb 64 layer V-NAND respectively with up to 4GB of LPDDR4 mobile DRAM.
The need for faster data transfers is paramount for users now as files sizes continue to increase and high-resolution photos/4K videos gain popularity. Samsung’s new SSDs address these needs as they support up to 560 MB/s read and 530 MB/s write speeds. Both offer an upgraded five year limited warranty.
Samsung is offering the 860 Evo and 860 Pro SSDs in up to 4TB capacities with the 4TB variant capable of storing up to 114 hours and 30 minutes of 4K Ultra HD video. The 860 Evo and 860 Pro will be available for purchase this month with prices starting at $94.99 and $139.99 respectively.