Samsung has today announced the launch of some new solid-state drives, introducing two new 2-terabyte drives for PCs. These are the Samsung 850 PRO and the Samsung 850 EVO SSDs.

Un-Soo Kim, Senior Vice President of Branded Product Marketing, Memory Business at Samsung Electronics explained:

“Samsung experienced 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.”

Both of the drives are sized at 7 millimeters with a 2.5 inch aluminium case along with Samsung’s 128 individual 32-layer 128GB 3D V-NAND flash chips, a high-performance MHX controller that supports 2TB capacity and four 20nm-class process technology-based 4Gb LPDDR3 DRAM chips.

In basic terms, this should mean that the drives are perfect for 4K UHD video editing and viewing, or similarly intense activities.

The 2TB 850 Evo is priced at $800, while the slightly faster, longer-lasting 850 Pro is expected to be $1,000.

Source: Samsung Tomorrow

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