Samsung officially launches the new SSD 860 PRO and 860 EVO SSD, thus confirming the rumors of recent days and expanding its already very large catalog. Let’s talk about the direct successors of the famous Samsung 850 PRO / EVO, characterized by the use of the SATA 6 Gbps interface, capacity up to 4TB, but above all the new proprietary Samsung MJX controller.
According to the first information available, the new Samsung MJX controller operates with a frequency of 1 GHz, a clear step forward compared to the previous generation that stopped at 550 MHz. The Samsung 860 PRO / EVO SSDs use 64-layer V-NAND MLC and a cache memory of LPDDR4 (up to 4GB), all to optimize the performance (especially when talking about 4K read/write speeds).
The Samsung 860 PRO series is available only with 2.5″ form-factor, while for the Samsung 860 EVO there are also the M.2 2280 and mSATA variants. Other data to report is the figure related to the endurance that in the top model 860 PRO 4TB reaches 4800 TBW (the Samsung 850 PRO 4TB stopped at 600 TBW).
Samsung 860 PRO / 860 EVO Specifications