Samsung 850 Evo SSD Series Now Available – See Features, Specs, Price and Where to Buy

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Finally, the much awaited Samsung 850 EVO SSD series is now official and up for the grabs. The 850 EVO is the successor of the popular 840 Evo, and hopefully the 850 Evo will be more popular than its predecessor. The Samsung 850 EVO features a 3-bit Vertical NAND (V-NAND) technology, providing significant boost in performance and endurance vs its predecessor. Check out more of its features, specifications, prices and where to buy below.

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Samsung 850 EVO Features

While the Samsung 850 PRO SSD that launched in July uses 2-bit 3D V-NAND for professional use in high-end client PCs and small- and medium-sized enterprise servers, the 850 EVO is built with 3-bit 3D V-NAND technology. This makes it more suitable for general consumer use in devices such as notebook and gaming PCs. With the introduction of the 850 EVO, Samsung launches the next iteration of its consumer SSD product line-up with new V-NAND-based SSDs.

The Samsung 850 EVO series comes in 1TB, 500GB, 250GB and 120GB capacity options, and boasts sequential read speeds of up to 540 megabytes per second (MB/s) and write speeds of up to 520 MB/s. With Samsung’s TurboWrite technology, the 1TB version of the 850 EVO offers random write speeds of up to 90K IOPS, which enables fast storage of high volume data and multi-tasking operations. Additionally, the drive features outstanding reliability with 80GB data writes per day for five years in the 500GB and 1TB models.

Next year, Samsung plans to introduce an extended line-up of the 850 EVO in mSATA and M.2 form factors, based on 3-bit V-NAND technology. Samsung also expects that the 850 EVO will drive the expansion of the high-density SSD market, while satisfying the increasing market need for SSDs over 500GB in storage capacity.

Features In a Gist:

  • 3D V-NAND Technology
  • 120GB, 250GB, 500GB, 1TB
  • SATA 6 Gb/s Interface
  • 2.5-inch Form Factor
  • Up to 540 MB/s Sequential Read Speed
  • Up to 520 MB/s Sequential Write Speed
  • Samsung MGX Controller and MEX for 1TB
  • 256-bit AES Encryption
  • TRIM Support
  • LPDDR2 DRAM Cache Memory
  • TurboWrite Technology
  • RAPID Mode via Magician software

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Samsung 850 EVO Specifications

Usage ApplicationClient PCs
Capacity120GB, 250GB, 500GB, 1TB(1,000GB)
Dimension (W x H x D)100 x 69.85 x 6.8 (mm)
InterfaceSATA 6Gb/s (compatible with SATA 3Gb/s and SATA 1.5Gb/s)
Form factor2.5 inch
Controller120/250/500GB : Samsung MGX controller
1TB: Samsung MEX controller
NAND Flash MemorySamsung 32 layer 3D V-NAND
DRAM Cache Memory256MB (120GB) or 512MB(250GB&500GB) or 1GB (1TB) LPDDR2
Sequential ReadMax. 540 MB/s
Sequential WriteMax. 520 MB/s
4KB Random Read (QD1)Max. 10,000 IOPS
4KB Random Write (QD1)Max. 40,000 IOPS
4KB Random Read (QD32)Max. 98,000 IOPS(500GB/1TB)
Max. 97,000 IOPS(250GB)
Max. 94,000 IOPS(120GB)
4KB Random Write (QD32)Max. 90,000 IOPS(500GB/1TB)
Max. 88,000 IOPS(120GB/250GB)
Data SecurityAES 256-bit Full Disk Encryption (FDE)
TCG/Opal V2.0, Encrypted Drive(IEEE1667)
WeightMax. 66g (1TB)
ReliabilityMTBF: 1.5 million hours
TBW (Total Bytes Written)120/250GB: 75TBW
500GB/1TB: 150 TBW
Power ConsumptionActive Read/Write (Average): Max. 3.7W(1TB) / Max. 4.4W(1TB)
Idle: Max. 50mW
Device Sleep: 2mW(120/250/500GB), 4mW(1TB)
Supporting featuresTRIM(Required OS support), Garbage Collection, S.M.A.R.T.
TemperatureOperating: 0°C to 70°C
Non-Operating: -40°C to 85°C
Humidity5% to 95%, non-condensing
VibrationNon-Operating: 20~2000Hz, 20G
ShockNon-Operating: 1500G, duration 0.5m sec, 3 axis
Warranty5 Years Limited More Information >>

Price and Where to Buy

addtocartThe Samsung 850 EVO SSD series is now available for (pre) order. The 120GB currently retails for $89.99 here, 250GB for $139.99 here, 500GB for $249.99 here, and the 1TB capacity retails for $469.99 here. Samsung offers a 5 year warranty for the new 850 EVO series.

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