RS Components introduces solid-state drives from Samsung

Solid state drive from Samsung are shipping now from distributor, RS Components. The 860 PRO and EVO drives are designed around flash memory technologies based on the manufacturer’s 3D vertical NAND (V-NAND) multi level cell (MLC) flash memory technology. The 860 range improves on Samsung’s SSD 850 range of SSDs to deliver enhanced speed, reliability and capacity for users, reports RS Components.

The PRO series targets use with high-end and enterprise computing devices, while the EVO series has been specially designed for general consumer computing applications.

The 860 PRO drives have been designed to achieve highly sustainable and dependable performance and handle heavy daily data-transfer workloads. Based on Samsung’s latest 64-layer two-bit V-NAND architecture, the series is equipped with the company’s newly designed MJX controller to deliver what is claimed to be best-in-class sequential read and write speeds of up to 560 and 530Mbyte per second respectively. This level of performance starts to approach the theoretical bandwidth limitation of 600Mbyte per second for the legacy serial-ATA (SATA) interface, which many SSD manufacturers have tried to reach over the years, says RS Components.

The series also offers guaranteed endurance and high reliability with the industry’s highest rating of 4800Tbyte total bytes written (TBW) – in compliance with JESD218 standards – which is approximately eight times higher than the 850 PRO series.

The SSD 860 EVO series targets use with mainstream desktops and laptops. It is also equipped with the MJX controller but is also the world’s first line of consumer SSDs to feature the manufacturer’s three-bit V-NAND MLC technology. The 860 EVO delivers up to 550Mbyte per second sequential read performance and 520Mbyte per second write speeds, along with highly sustainable performance for everyday computing applications, adds RS Components. The 860 EVO series also delivers a TBW rating of up to 2400Tbyte, which is up to six times higher than the 850 EVO series.

The 860 EVO series integrates Samsung’s Intelligent TurboWrite technology, which automatically decides how much space to allocate to the TurboWrite region in accordance with system workload. This enables the 860 EVO to provide significantly accelerated write performance that is up to six times longer than the previous version of TurboWrite, which was integrated into the 850 EVO series.

Available in a wide range of memory capacities, the SSD 860 PRO and EVO series of SSDs from Samsung are shipping now from RS Components in the EMEA and Asia Pacific regions.

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