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    Samsung 850 Pro (2TB)

    Massive capacity from a quality SSD.
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    Re: Samsung 850 Pro (2TB)

    Oh Great, Next time, while going for a lptop/pc purchase I have a choice between pc/laptop or a 2TB SSD.

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    Re: Samsung 850 Pro (2TB)

    Interesting insofar as the technology uses an older, more mature process in a stacked formation,
    I don't think that's strictly true; 3D NAND is assembled very differently to planar, it's not just a case of stacking layers of planar on top of each other. So while they're using 'older' i.e. larger lithography, that's pretty much where the similarity ends as the construction method is very different.

    This drive uses a different controller to the other drives; it needs it for interleaving for the higher capacity but I wonder if anything else changes besides? From what I can see the performance is largely the same as the existing models anyway.
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    Re: Samsung 850 Pro (2TB)

    Maybe it's me but I'd have liked to seen it compared with the 512GB versions (both pro and evo) as well as the other brands to see if the extra cache makes any real difference to performance.

    Yes I know the specs say it performs the same but it's a spec sheet and we all know never to fully trust them lol

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    Re: Samsung 850 Pro (2TB)

    Price tag could have been little lesser focusing on wide range of consumers.

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    Re: Samsung 850 Pro (2TB)

    Quote Originally Posted by mud_z View Post
    Oh Great, Next time, while going for a lptop/pc purchase I have a choice between pc/laptop or a 2TB SSD.
    Well, NAND prices are meant to be falling. 1TB might be the sweet spot in the not too distant future.
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    Re: Samsung 850 Pro (2TB)

    As soon as SSD's fall into line with Mechanical Drive GB-per-(Currency of choice), then I shall buy one.

    Until then I'll stick to using stored Ramdrives for Games & Applications that are limited by HDD load times.

    Although to be honest, I'll probably still stick to using Ramdrives even after switching to SSD's as Ramdrives are multiple GB/s faster at the 4k level, let alone with larger block sizes. With my triple channel X58-1600 memory I'm getting read/write speeds as high as 24GB/s.

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    Re: Samsung 850 Pro (2TB)

    LOL back in 2008 I paid £750 for a 64GB SSD (SLC and still use it). Still nice to see capacities go up and this is another death knell for 2.5" HDD's.

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    Re: Samsung 850 Pro (2TB)

    Y0 Scan please can I have x4 of they bad boys asap. put it on the tab.

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    Re: Samsung 850 Pro (2TB)

    Slightly OT: I wonder if the Samsung Magician software still throws a hissy fit when confronted with RAID mode, even though RAID mode is a superset of AHCI mode.

    Quote Originally Posted by Arulmani View Post
    Price tag could have been little lesser focusing on wide range of consumers.
    The 850 EVO is for that. The 2 TB 850 EVO is somewhat cheaper, although no SSD > 500 GB can be called cheap by anyone's imagination. At least for now.

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    Re: Samsung 850 Pro (2TB)

    Quote Originally Posted by zaph0d View Post
    As soon as SSD's fall into line with Mechanical Drive GB-per-(Currency of choice), then I shall buy one.

    Until then I'll stick to using stored Ramdrives for Games & Applications that are limited by HDD load times.

    Although to be honest, I'll probably still stick to using Ramdrives even after switching to SSD's as Ramdrives are multiple GB/s faster at the 4k level, let alone with larger block sizes. With my triple channel X58-1600 memory I'm getting read/write speeds as high as 24GB/s.
    Whilst good in a few respects, still too much of a risk on volatility imo. Nice to speed up the opening of the odd photshop file though. Cordoning off some ram for it as well is a bug bear as well - Fine if you overbought ram, but then again you could have just bought a cheap sub £100 SSD.

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    Re: Samsung 850 Pro (2TB)

    Quote Originally Posted by The Hand View Post
    Well, NAND prices are meant to be falling. 1TB might be the sweet spot in the not too distant future.
    Looks to me like Toshiba won't have completed construction of their new fab until sometime in first half 2016. So although they may be sampling chips now I can't see any significant competition to Samsung V-NAND and price drops until this time next year at the earliest. In any case the price drops will most likely occur gradually over time and if there is any performance or endurance advantage with newer types of 3D NAND you can expect to be paying a premium.

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    Re: Samsung 850 Pro (2TB)

    Huge capacity is welcome of course. But as a user, my concern is always the life of a SSD because I now have some SSDs with very low remaining life, such as 31%, and I have no idea about how to prepare for their possible sudden death.

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