Newegg on Thursday began taking orders for Samsung's most advanced solid-state drive (SSD), a model that uses stacked, or 3D, NAND flash to offer better performance and endurance than previous models that were based on conventional NAND flash.
Samsung's new 850 Pro SSD is designed for workstations and high-end PCs.
Built on Samsung's V-NAND, 3D NAND flash technology, the SSD is capable of handling up to a 40GB daily workload, which equates to 150TB written to it over 10 years. Because of that lifespan, the 850 Pro SSD comes with a 10-year limited warranty, which is unprecedented among Samsung SSDs.
The 256GB version of the SSD 850 Pro is available from Newegg now for $199; the rest of the lineup will be available by the end of July. Samsung's prices for the other versions of the 850 Pro are $130 for a model with storage capacity of 128GB, $400 for a 512GB model and $700 for a 1TB model.
Samsung claims the 3D V-NAND flash chip technology offers better performance and efficiency, reducing power consumption by 20%.
Computerworld reviewed the Samsung SSD Pro 850 earlier this month and found it offered better read and write performance than similar models from Seagate and OCZ.
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