Samsung Electronics has launched two new 2TB solid state drives (SSDs), with the premium 850 PRO version priced at £749.99 including VAT.
There’s also an 850 EVO version priced at £636.99 including VAT.
This means that Samsung’s 3D Vertical NAND (V-NAND) based retail SSD line-up now features 20 different products, ranging from 120GB to 2TB versions.
Available in 50 countries, Samsung says the launch of the 2TB drives addresses strong consumer demand for high-performance and high-capacity memory solutions.
The new 2TB 850 SSD PRO and EVO drives remain in the same 7-millimeter, 2.5-inch aluminum case as their predecessors do.
"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," said Samsung in a statement.
"With added capacity, professionals and consumers can experience a smoother computing environment prepared for the intense demands of rich content such as 4K UHD video editing and viewing."
Samsung guarantees the 2TB 850 PRO for 10 years or 300 terabytes written (TBW), and the 2TB 850 EVO for five years or 150 TBW.
"Samsung experienced a surge in demand for 500GB 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,” said Un-Soo Kim, Senior VP of Branded Product Marketing, Memory Business at Samsung Electronics.
“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.”
Following the launch of the 2TB 850 drives, Samsung will also expand high capacity 3D V-NAND SSD lineups to include mSATA and M.2 form factors to address the gaming PC, laptop PC and high performance SSD markets.