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Samsung announces new SSD 860 Pro and SSD 860 Evo SSDs

By Kenny Yeo - on 24 Jan 2018, 8:44am

Samsung announces new SSD 860 Pro and SSD 860 Evo SSDs

The Samsung SSD 860 Pro. (Image source: Samsung)

Samsung has just announced the successor's to the SSD 850 Pro and SSD 850 Evo. Meet the new SSD 860 Pro and SSD 860 Evo.

The SSD 860 Pro and SSD 860 Evo will use Samsung's newest 64-layer 512Gb and 256Gb V-NAND and also the company's newest MJX controller.

The SSD 860 Pro and Evo are targeted at mainstream and budget-conscious users will therefore only support the SATA 6Gbps interface.

The SSD 860 Pro will only be available as 2.5-inch drive, but the SSD 860 Evo will be available in 2.5-inch, mSATA, and M.2 form factors.

In terms of capacity, both drives will be available in capacities from 250GB to 4TB.

Samsung SSD 860 Evo (Image source: Samsung)

As for performance, the SSD 860 Pro will offer sequential read and write speeds of up to 560MB/s and 530MB/s respectively.

As for the SSD 860 Evo, users can expect to achieve sequential read and write speeds of up to 550MB/s and 520MB/s respectively.

The SSD 860 Pro has claimed random read and write performance figures of up to 100k and 90k IOPS respectively.

The SSD 860 Evo is slightly slower with claimed random read and write performance figures of up to 98 and 90k IOPS repectively.

Perhaps more importantly, the rated endurance of these drives have been greatly improved over their predecessors. As a result, Samsung is able to offer 5-year warranties on these drives.

Here a table summarizing their performance.

Specifications
Drive SSD 860 Pro SSD 860 Evo
Controller Samsung MJX
Interface SATA 6Gbps
Sequential Read/Write

560MB/s, 530MB/s

550MB/s, 520MB/s
Random Read/Write  Up to 100K / 90K IOPS Up to 98K / 90K IOPS
Endurance

256GB: 300TBW
512GB: 600TBW
1TB: 1,200TBW
2TB: 2,400TBW
4TB: 4,800TBW

250GB: 150TBW
500GB: 300TBW
1TB: 600TBW
2TB: 1,200TBW
4TB: 2,400TBW

The SSD 860 Evo will be available from 24 January 2018, whereas the SSD 860 Pro will be available from the first week of February onwards.

Prices for the drives are as follows:

Samsung SSD 860 Pro Price
Capacity Price Price per GB
256GB S$199 ~S$0.78
512GB S$359 ~S$0.70
1TB S$689 ~S$0.69
2TB S$1,359 ~S$0.68

 

Samsung SSD 860 Evo 2.5" Price
Capacity Price Price per GB
250GB S$149 ~S$0.60
500GB S$259 ~S$0.52
1TB S$499 ~S$0.50
2TB S$999 ~S$0.50
4TB S$1,979 ~S$0.49

 

Samsung SSD 860 Evo mSATA Price
Capacity Price Price per GB
250GB S$149 ~S$0.60
500GB S$269 ~S$0.54
1TB S$519 ~S$0.52

 

Samsung SSD 860 Evo M.2 Price
Capacity Price Price per GB
250GB S$149 ~S$0.60
500GB S$259 ~S$0.52
1TB S$499 ~S$0.50
2TB S$959 ~S$0.48