Samsung 850 Pro Price Drop - VNAND Now More Affordable

By Published July 08, 2014 at 7:24 pm

Samsung's recent 850 Pro SSD launch debuted VNAND, a new approach to Flash memory that aims to improve overall capacity in a small space. The 850 Pro SSD is targeted at professional users, as evidenced by a focus on encryption, endurance (at 150 TBW), and high speeds across the board.

Samsung launched its new SSD at fairly high (though expected) prices -- $130 for 128GB,  $230 for 256GB, $430 for 512GB, and $730 for 1TB. With some distance from its launch a week ago, the company has issued a price reduction on all its new 850 Pro SSDs.

Samsung 850 Pro SSD Specs

Spec Samsung 850 Pro
Form Factor 2.5"
Capacity 128GB, 256GB, 512GB, 1TB
Interface SATA III
Controller Samsung MEX Controller
Sequential Read: Up to 550MB/s
Write: Up to 520MB/s
4K Random Read: Up to 100k IOPS
Write: Up to 90k IOPS

The 850 Pro's prices are found in the table below:

  New Price Old Price
128GB $130 $130
256GB $200 $230
512GB $400 $430
1TB $700 $730

The 850 Pro can be found on Newegg here or Amazon here.

- Steve "Lelldorianx" Burke.

Steve Burke

Steve started GamersNexus back when it was just a cool name, and now it's grown into an expansive website with an overwhelming amount of features. He recalls his first difficult decision with GN's direction: "I didn't know whether or not I wanted 'Gamers' to have a possessive apostrophe -- I mean, grammatically it should, but I didn't like it in the name. It was ugly. I also had people who were typing apostrophes into the address bar - sigh. It made sense to just leave it as 'Gamers.'"

First world problems, Steve. First world problems.

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