What is V-NAND and how does it differ from existing technology?
Samsung's flash memory is fabricated using an innovative 3D V-NAND architecture, which stacks cell layers on top of one another rather than trying to decrease the cells' length and width to fit today's shrinking form factors. The result is higher density and higher performance using a smaller footprint and a breakthrough in overcoming the density limits of conventional planar NAND architecture.
Boost performance with an industry-leading 3D V-NAND SSD
Powered by Samsung's cutting-edge 3D V-NAND technology, the NAND flash memory delivers the ultimate in read and write performance in both sequential and random aspects.
Shift into high gear with the enhanced RAPID mode
You can kick up the read / write performance on every capacity when you need it with the RAPID mode. Just like shifting gears in a car, Magician software gives you the option to enhance performance by processing data on a system level using free PC memory (DRAM) as a cache, providing 1.8 times faster performance in the RAPID mode*. * PCMark Vantage score (512 GB): 53 K > 97 K (in RAPID mode)
An SSD that won't quit before you do
With twice the endurance of the previous model*, the 850 PRO will keep working as long as you do. Samsung's V-NAND technology is built to handle 300 Terabytes Written (TBW)** which equates to a 40 GB daily read / write workload over a 10-year period. Plus, it comes with the industry's top-level ten-year limited warranty. * 840 PRO: 73 TBW < 850 PRO: 150 TBW ** 850 PRO 120 / 250 GB: 150 TBW, 500 / 1 TB(1,024 GB): 300 TBW
Work longer with high-efficiency innovation
The efficient, power management components in the 850 PRO enable you work more productively. Boasting low power consumption when in full use, the 850 PRO expends less energy while maintaining market-leading performance. The 850 PRO fully supports the sleep mode on the Ultrabook™, consuming only 2 m watts of power. Plus, its LPDDR2 cache memory provides higher performance while consuming 30 percent less power when active and 93 percent less power when idle than typical DDR2 or DDR3 memory.
Safeguard precious data without sacrificing performance
The 850 PRO's SED technology includes an AES-256-bit hardware-based, full disk encryption engine that secures your data without the usual performance degradation and complies with the TCG™ Opal v2.0 standards, protecting PSID, and is compatible with the Microsoft® eDrive IEEE® 1667 protocol.
Protect your PC from overheating with Dynamic Thermal Guard protection
The 850 PRO’ss Dynamic Thermal Guard monitors and maintains the drive's optimal operating temperature that automatically drops the SSD's temperature when necessary to protect your data and ensure responsiveness.
Level up to the 850 PRO simply without any hassle
One-stop Install Navigator software allows you to migrate all the data from your SSD or HDD to the 850 PRO easily using simple three-steps. Plus, you can maximise performance with the Samsung Magician software for convenient management.
Ensure each component works together seamlessly
Unlike most manufacturers, Samsung designs all SSD components in-house allowing complete optimisation. The result – enhanced performance, lower power consumption with an up to 1 GB LPDDR2 DRAM cache memory and improved energy-efficiency with the 3-core MEX controller.
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