Samsung V-NAND powered 860 PRO and 860 EVO SSDs now available in Canada

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The 860 PRO and 860 EVO SSDs are available now in Canada, starting at an MSRP of $179.99CAD and $129.99CAD respectively.

While SSDs are much faster than their HDD counterparts, companies are constantly trying to make SSDs even faster. Samsung is one such company and has just improved upon their previous SSDs with the new 860 PRO and 860 EVO SSDs with V-NAND technology. The new drives are now available in Canada and should make a nice upgrade to business and consumer computers.

“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,” said Mary Peterson, Vice President, IT & Enterprise Solutions, Samsung Canada. “Samsung continues to fuel meaningful innovations in the consumer SSD space intended to drive growth in the memory industry.”

With faster read/write speed, the new Samsung 860 series SSDs are better able to handle 4K videos and high-resolution pictures. The drives even come with a five-year limited warranty and are rated for up to 4,800 terabytes written on the PRO and 2,400 on the EVO. The 860 PRO SSDs are available in 256GB, 512GB, 1TB, 2TB and 4TB capacities, with the 4TB memory storage holding up to 114 hours and 30 minutes of 4K Ultra HD video. The 860 PRO is available in a widely compatible 2.5-inch form factor, which is ideal for PCs, laptops, workstations, and NAS applications.

Key specifications of the Samsung 860 PRO SSD include:

  • Interface: SATA 6 Gbps, compatible with SATA 3 Gbps & 1.5 Gbps interfaces
  • Form Factor: 2.5-inch
  • Storage Memory: Samsung V-NAND 2bit MLC
  • Controller: Samsung MJX Controller
  • Cache Memory
    • 4GB LPDDR4 (4TB)
    • 2GB LPDDR4 (2TB)
    • 1GB LPDDR4 (1TB)
    • 512MB LPDDR4 (256/512GB)
  • Capacity: 4TB, 2TB, 1TB, 512GB, 256GB
  • Seq.Read/Write Speed: Up to 560/530 MB/s
  • Ran.Read/Write Speed (QD32): Max. 100K IOPS / 90K IOPS
  • Device Sleep: 2.5 mW for 1TB (Up to 7 mW for 4TB)
  • Management SW: Magician Software for SSD management
  • Warranty Coverage (Total Byte Written)
    • 5 years or up to:
      • 4TB: 4,800TBW
      • 2TB: 2,400TBW
      • 1TB: 1,200TBW
      • 512GB: 600TBW
      • 256GB: 300TBW

The 860 EVO comes in 250GB, 500GB, 1TB, 2TB and 4TB capacities, in a 2.5-inch for PCs and laptops, as well as mSATA and M.2 form factors for ultra-slim computing applications. The 860 EVO has up to six times longer sustained performance than its predecessor due to enhanced Intelligent TurboWrite technology, with read/write speeds of up to 550 MB/s and 520 MB/s, respectively.

Key specifications of the Samsung 860 EVO SSD include:

  • Interface: SATA 6 Gbps, compatible with SATA 3 Gbps & 1.5 Gbps interfaces
  • Form Factor: 2.5-inch, mSATA, M.2 2280
  • Storage Memory:  Samsung V-NAND 3bit MLC
  • Controller: Samsung MJX Controller Samsung MJX Controller
  • Cache Memory
    • 4GB LPDDR4 (4TB)
    • 2GB LPDDR4 (2TB)
    • 1GB LPDDR4 (1TB)
    • 512MB LPDDR4 (250/500GB)
  • Capacity
    • [2.5-inch] 4TB, 2TB,1TB,500GB, 250GB
    • [M.2] 2TB, 1TB, 500GB, 250GB
    • [mSATA] 1TB, 500GB, 250GB
  • Seq.Read/Write Speed: Up to 550/520 MB/s
  • Ran.Read/Write Speed (QD32): Max. 98K IOPS / 90K IOPS (2.5-inch)
  • Device Sleep: Up to 2.6 mW for 1TB (Up to 8 mW for 4TB)
  • Warranty Coverage (Total Byte Written)
    • 5 years or up to:
      • 4TB: 2,400TBW
      • 2TB: 1,200TBW
      • 1TB: 600TBW
      • 500GB: 300TBW
      • 250GB: 150TBW

The 860 PRO and 860 EVO SSDs are available now in Canada, starting at an MSRP of $179.99CAD and $129.99CAD respectively.

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