Samsung adds 2TB SSDs to its 850 Evo and 850 Pro ranges

Cloud storage is becoming ever more popular these days, particularly with the arrival of unlimited storage options. But local storage hasn't gone the way of the dinosaur just yet, and there are still plenty of choices to pick from.

For those who feel the need for speed - along with the need for massive amounts of storage - Samsung has just added two new options to its range. The company has unveiled new 2TB versions of its 850 Evo and 850 Pro solid state drives (SSDs), joining the existing 120GB, 250GB, 500GB and 1TB models.

As Samsung explains:

The new 2TB 850 SSD PRO and EVO 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.

One key difference between the 850 Evo and Pro models is their life expectancy. Samsung guarantees the Evo for five years or 150 terabytes written (TBW); and the Pro for ten years or 300 TBW.

The other big difference between them is price - and you'll need some fairly deep pockets to be able to afford either SSD: the 850 Evo will cost $800, while the Pro model will set you back $1000.

Source: Samsung Tomorrow via Engadget

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