Samsung unveils monstrous 2TB SSD

Samsung 2TB SSD

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.

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It makes the new drive particularly enticing for desktop computers or existing laptops but less so for those with M.2 support.

Expensive bytes

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.