Increasing file size demands an utmost reliability on the storage solution and Samsung answers this with 860 Pro and 860 Evo solid-state drives packed with V-NAND technology.
Designed for everyday use by both power and professional users with the solid assurance of consistent performance, the latest SSD offerings from Samsung are the direct sequel to the 850 Evo line that hit the market in 2014.
It might be that the devices are the same breed but according to its maker, the newest SSDs are the industry's first consumer SSDs with V-NAND technology. This specific feature will ensure that users will get a huge bump in the crucial areas of "speed, reliability, compatibility, and capacity.
"The new 860 Pro and 860 Evo SSDs combine the latest 512GB and 256GB 64-layer V-NAND, up to 4GB LPDDR4 mobile DRAM and a new MJX controller to elevate the user experience for both consumers and businesses," Samsung said in a press release.
The Korean tech company added that with the prevalence of high-density files such as Full HD pictures and 4K videos, both 860 Pro and 860 Evo SSDs fit the bill in terms of consumers' expectation of superfast data processing and sustainable performance.
The Specs And Features
A quick comparison of the latest models to their immediate predecessor makes it easy to see that the 860 Pro and 860 Evo are not exactly jaw-dropping. It means there are no compelling reasons to jump from the 850 Evo.
However, buying into the latest iterations can be justified by Samsung's decision to deploy the products with the 64-layer 3D NAND technology. It shows a vast improvement from the 48-layer 3D NAND seen in the previous models.
The switch also meant the use of LPDDR4 DRAM and a notable update on the MJX SSD controller. The foremost benefit is the huge gain in power and speed for extensive data processing.
Release Date And Price
Samsung said the 860 Pro and 860 Evo SSDs will begin selling by the end of January and prices start at $95 for the 860 Evo 256GB variant. The same will come out in 4TB edition but with a hefty sticker price of $1,400.
It's no surprise that the 860 Pro line will not come cheap as the asking price starts at $140. To get hold of the 4TB variant, one must be willing to fork out a whopping $1,900.
Both the 860 Pro and 860 Evo will hit the market in 2.5-inch form-factor while the latter will be offered in mSATA and M.2 designs for ultra-portable laptops. For buyers looking to exact top-notch performance, the clear choice is the 860 Pro, however, it's quite obvious that the best bang for the buck is the 860 Evo.