We are guessing most storage-hungry computer users probably rely on external hard drives to mitigate the storage crunch. It can be quite messy, you know, with all the cables and blocks sitting out on the desk but a necessary evil, nonetheless. That’s until now. Samsung has just announced 2 terabytes version of the company’s 3D V-NAND-powered solid state drive, the 850 EVO and PRO. Enclosed in the same 7 millimeters thin aluminum case, these new SSDs features Samsung’s advanced chip solutions, comprising of 128 individual Samsung 32-layer 128GB 3D V-NAND flash chips, upgraded high-performance MHX controller that supports up to 2TB capacity, and four 20nm-class process technology-based 4GB LPDDR3 DRAM.

However, these speed demons with generous storage will only be offered to desktop for now. Samsung said it will expand the lineup to include mSATA and M2 form factors for laptops, though no word on when exactly those will be released. As an assurance of the drives performance, Samsung is guaranteeing the Samsung 2TB 850 PRO for 10 years or 300 terabytes written (TBW) and the 2TB 859, five years or 150 TBW. As for their prices, expect them to take a chunk of your wallet with the 850 EVO and 850 PRO commanding $800 and $1,000, respectively.

Source: Samsung
via Engadget

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