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Review: Samsung 850 PRO 512GB SATA SSD | Custom PC Review

CPCR: "Today we have the opportunity to be among the first to review the Samsung 850 PRO, Samsung’s latest flagship consumer SSD which like the Samsung 840 PRO is targeted towards media professionals, gamers, enthusiasts and business professionals. It’ll come in capacities of 128GB, 256GB, 512GB, and 1TB with the 1TB capacity being a first ever for the Samsung’s flagship line of consumer SSDs.

The Samsung 850 PRO is controlled by the same 8 channel Samsung MEX controller first introduced on the Samsung 840 EVO which we reviewed last year. While the controller is certainly new for the PRO line, the most exciting difference between the Samsung 840 PRO and the Samsung 850 PRO is the switch to Samsung’s latest 40nm 32-layer 3D V-NAND. Samsung claims that the new 3D V-NAND is capable of double the density, double the write performance, double the endurance, and 40% lower active write power consumption compared to current generation 20nm 2D planar NAND flash – a claim that almost sound...

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