Samsung recently released a 2TB capacity for their Samsung 850 Pro and 850 Evo SSDs. Before, both the 850 Pro and 850 Evo were only available at 128GB (120GB), 256GB (250GB), 512GB (500GB) and 1TB capacities. But you can now enjoy a full 2TB if you think 1TB is not enough for you. Of course the new 2TB variant comes with a hefty price tag which could turn off most consumers. Nevertheless, Samsung’s 850 Pro and 850 Evo are one of the best SSDs currently available in the market. The Samsung 850 Pro 2TB SSD offers sequential speeds of up to 550MB/s read and 520MB/s write, while the Samsung 850 Evo 2TB SSD offers sequential speeds of up to 540MB/s read and 520MB/s write. Both capacities feature 256-bit AES encryption, 3D V-NAND Technology and many more. More details from the official news below.
2TB Samsung 850 Pro and 850 Evo Released
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., a market leader in advanced memory technology and an innovator in consumer electronics, today introduced the 2-terabyte (TB) 850 PRO and 850 EVO solid state drives (SSDs). Samsung’s 3D Vertical NAND (V-NAND) based retail SSD lineup now features 20 different products with a wide range of capacity options from 120 gigabyte (GB) to 2TB. Available in 50 countries, the launch of the 2TB drives addresses the ever-increasing consumer demand for high-performance and high-capacity memory solutions.
According to Un-Soo Kim, Senior Vice President of Branded Product Marketing, Memory Business at Samsung Electronics: “Samsung experienced a surge in demand for 500 gigabyte (GB) and higher capacity SSDs with the introduction of our V-NAND SSDs. The release of the 2TB SSD is a strong driver into the era of multi-terabyte SSD solutions,”. “We will continue to expand our ultra-high performance and large density SSD product portfolio and provide a new computing experience to users around the globe.”
The new 2TB 850 PRO and EVO SSD drives remain in the same 7-millimeter, 2.5-inch aluminum case as their predecessors did. Equipped with Samsung’s advanced chip solutions, including 128 individual Samsung 32-layer 128Gb 3D V-NAND flash chips, an upgraded high-performance MHX controller that supports 2TB capacity, and four 20nm-class process technology-based 4Gb LPDDR3 DRAM chips, the 2TB 850 family provides industry-leading performance and power efficiency. With added capacity, professionals and consumers can experience a smoother computing environment prepared for the intense demands of rich content such as 4K UHD video editing and viewing.
Following the launch of the 2TB 850 drives, Samsung will expand high capacity 3D V-NAND SSD lineups to include mSATA and M.2 form factors to address the gaming PC, laptop PC and high performance SSD markets.
Price and Availability
Samsung didn’t disclosed the manufacturer’s suggested retail prices of the 2TB 850 Pro and 850 Evo on the press release. But according to the reviews, the Samsung 850 Pro 2TB currently retails for $999 USD, and the Samsung 850 Evo 2TB retails for $799 USD. Samsung also guarantees the 2TB 850 PRO for 10 years or 300 terabytes written (TBW), and the 2TB 850 EVO for five years or 150 TBW.
Both the 2TB capacities are available for order now.
Samsung 850 Pro and 850 Pro 2TB Reviews
Reviews for both the 2TB capacities are also out as soon as the product was announced. You can check out the reviews below.