Samsung knows a thing or two about solid state drives as it produces the components that go in there - and it sells quite a lot of them.
The company just unveiled a 2TB model, the 850 Pro, which uses Samsung's 3D V-NAND technology and opts for a bog standard SATA interface rather than PCI Express-based ones like M.2.
It makes the new drive particularly enticing for desktop computers or existing laptops but less so for those with M.2 support.
The drive costs about £750 (around US$1,166, or AUS$ 1,554), which is roughly 50% more than what you'd pay per GB for a 1TB model.
The new drive, which offers up to 100K IOPS with read/write performance hitting 559MBps/543MBps, is backed by a 10-year warranty with a guaranteed 300TB write.
While it compares very poorly against M.2 drives, it is fast enough for SATA drives although the question of whether it is not a better choice to grab two cheaper 1TB models and RAID-0 them together doesn't become evident.
- Check out our review of the Samsung 850 Pro