Samsung has announced the release of the new Solid State Units which will be replacing the 840 series and with the new generation of 3D V-AND memories used for the first time on the 850 PRO. Some chips that can surpass the density limit that the flat NAND architecture is currently facing in conventional flash memories, producing some speed, endurance and energy efficiency improvements.
The 850 EVO SDD’s are available in sizes of 120 GB, 250 GB, 500 GB, 750 GB and 1.000 GB and with prices starting going from $100 up to $500 for the 1TB model.
They use a 2.5 inches standard format, with a 7mm thickness and a 6 Gbps SATA-III interface connection. They offer a data transfer speed of 540 / 520 MB per second and random 4k access of 98.000 /90.000 IOPS in read/write mode. The smallest unit has a 256 MB cache, while the others have 512 MB.
The SDD sector will start strong the year, as it is one of the big series intended for the general consumer. They will be displayed at the CES electronic fair which will take place in Las Vegas next January and its commercialization will be imminent in the international channel.
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AnandTech (Great results, although the media thinks the prices are high and too close to the 850 Pro’s. They also think prices will go down in the retail channel