PC builders looking to upgrade their storage will be pleased to know that Samsung’s 860 range of solid state drives are available in South Africa.

The 860 range follows on the success of the 850 range which used V-NAND technology which allowed consumers to get more storage for a cheaper price.

This continues with the 860 range which offers storage in a variety of form factors.

The 860 Pro range is where you will find the 2.5inch drives many of us are used to while the 860 Evo range will feature drives in the 2.5inch, mSATA and M.2 form factors.

The full specifications as well as recommended pricing for each drive in the 860 range follows below.

860 PRO 860 EVO
Interface SATA 6 Gbps
Form Factor 2.5-inch 2.5-inch, mSATA, M.2
Storage Memory Samsung V-NAND 2bit MLC Samsung V-NAND 3bit MLC
Controller Samsung MJX Controller
Cache Memory 4GB LPDDR4 (4TB)
2GB LPDDR4 (2TB)
1GB LPDDR4 (1TB)
512MB LPDDR4 (256/512GB)
4GB LPDDR4 (4TB)
2GB LPDDR4 (2TB)
1GB LPDDR4 (1TB)
512MB LPDDR4 (250/500GB)
Capacity 4TB, 2TB, 1TB, 512GB, 256GB [2.5-inch] 4TB, 2TB,1TB,500GB, 250GB
[M.2] 2TB, 1TB, 500GB, 250GB [mSATA] 1TB, 500GB, 250GB
Seq.Read/Write Speed Up to 560/530 MB/s Up to 550/520 MB/s
Ran.Read/Write Speed (QD32) Max. 100K IOPS / 90K IOPS Max. 98K IOPS / 90K IOPS
Device Sleep 2.5 mW for 1TB
(Up to 7 mW for 4TB)
2.6 mW for 1TB
(Up to 8 mW for 4TB)
Management SW Magician Software for SSD management
Total Byte Written 4TB: 4,800TB
2TB: 2,400TB
1TB: 1,200TB
512GB: 600TB
256GB: 300TB
4TB: 2,400TB
2TB: 1,200TB
1TB: 600TB
500GB: 300TB
250GB: 150TB
Warranty 5 years or up to 4,800 TBW 5 years or up to 2,400 TBW

 

Recommended Pricing

860 PRO 2.5inch RRP
256GB R2 299
512GB R4 099
1TB R7 899
2TB R15 699
4TB Price on Request
860 EVO 2.5inch
250GB R1 599
500GB R2 899
1TB R5 499
2TB R10 999
4TB Price on Request
860 EVO mSATA
250GB R1 599
500GB R2 899
1TB R5 499
860 EVO M.2
250GB R1 599
500GB R2 899
1TB R5 499
2TB R10 999