Samsung’s powerful Solid State Drives 860 PRO and 860 EVO launched in India
>>Faster and Reliable for Heavy Workloads and Graphic Intense’ Operations
Samsung India, the country’s biggest and most trusted consumer electronics brand, today announced the launch of 860 PRO and 860 EVO solid state drives (SSDs), the most up-to-date additions to the company’s SATA interface lineup.
860 PRO and 860 EVO are aimed at consumers who require fast, reliable performance across various applications, from everyday computing to heavy workloads and graphic-intensive operations. Building on the successful launch of the 850 PRO and 850 EVO – the industry’s first consumer SSDs with Vertical-NAND technology – the 860 PRO and 860 EVO achieve industry-leading performance for SATA SSDs, offering enhancements in speed, reliability, compatibility and capacity.
“The products offer unmatched solid state flash storage experience for both consumers and business professionals alike. The fast, enduring performance of the 860 PRO is designed for creators, IT professionals, and gamers using workstations, NAS, or high-end computing. The 860 EVO boosts everyday computing with speed, endurance, and worry-free reliability ideal for mainstream PCs and laptops. These latest SSD offerings further reinforce our commitment towards bringing in meaningful innovations in the SSD space and drive growth of the overall memory industry for years to come,” said Mr. Sukesh Jain, Vice President, IT & Mobile Enterprise Business, Samsung India.
As file sizes continue to increase with high-resolution photos and 4K videos, the need for faster data transfers and sustainable high performance over a longer period of time has become paramount for users. To address this need, Samsung’s 860 PRO and 860 EVO support up to 560 MB/s read and 530 MB/s write speeds and offer unmatched reliability with an upgraded five-year limited warranty, or up to 4,800 terabytes written (TBW) for the 860 PRO and up to 2,400 TBW for the 860 EVO. The new MJX controller also enables faster communication with the host system. The controller is powerful enough to handle workstation storage, while improving Linux operating system compatibility.
The 860 PRO is 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.
The 860 EVO come 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 and write speeds of up to 550 MB/s and 520 MB/s, respectively.
The 860 PRO and 860 EVO SSDs are available from this month with manufacturer’s suggested retail prices starting at INR 12,200 and INR 8,750, respectively.
 Performance may vary based on SSD’s firmware version, system hardware and configuration. Performance measurements based on CrystalDiskMark v.5.0.2 and IOmeter 1.1.0. *Test system configuration: Intel Core i5-3550 CPU @ 3.3 GHz, DDR3 1333 MHz 4GB, OS – Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Chipset: ASUS P8H77-V
 Five years or TBW, whichever comes first. For more information on the warranty, please find the enclosed warranty document in the package.
Warrantied TBW for 860 EVO: 150 TBW for 250GB model, 300 TBW for 500GB model, 600 TBW for 1TB model, 1,200 TBW for 2TB model and 2,400 TBW for 4TB model.
 The TurboWrite buffer size varies based on the capacity of the SSD; 12GB for 250GB model, 22GB for 500GB model, 42GB for 1TB model and 78GB for 2/4TB. For more information on the TurboWrite, please visit www.samsungssd.com.
 Performance may vary based on SSD’s firmware version, system hardware & configuration. Sequential write performance measurements are based on Intelligent TurboWrite technology. Performance measurements based on CrystalDiskMark v.5.0.2 and IOmeter 1.1.0. The sequential write performances after Intelligent TurboWrite region are 300 MB/s for 250/500 GB and 500 MB/s for 1TB.