If you’re a fan of Samsung’s 850 EVO SSD series (and we here at HotHardware are definitely big fans), you’ll be happy to know that the family is growing in size yet again. After announcing 2TB capacities a year ago, Samsung has seized on the opportunity to double the maximum storage capacity of the 850 EVO to a capacious 4TB — large enough to hold 1,000 two-hour-long compressed full-length 1080p movies.
Under the hood, you’ll still find Samsung’s 48-layer 256Gbit TLC V-NAND, which the company says “delivers unsurpassed performance, reliability and capacity.” With TurboWrite enabled, the new 4TB 850 EVO is capable of 540 MB/s sequential reads and 525 MB/s writes. 4KB random reads (QD1) are listed at 10,000 IOPS, while 4K random reads (QD1) are rated for 40,000 IOPS. The SSD comes with 4GB of DRAM cache memory, and has active read/write power consumption of 3.1W and 3.6W respectively. The drive is backed with a five-year limited warranty like other members of the 850 EVO family, but its 300 terabytes written (TBW) warranty matches that of the 850 Pro series.
At this point, the 4TB 850 EVO is only available in a 2.5-inch form-factor. However, given Samsung’s propensity to propagate its SSD lineup with mSATA and M.2 form-factors variants, we should see products using those interfaces in the coming months.
And as you might expect, mixing fast SSDs with large storage densities doesn’t make for bargain basement pricing. The Samsung 4TB 850 EVO is priced at $1,499 (roughly 0.56/GB) with availability in the United States, South Korea, China, Europe and over 50 additional countries and regions. The SSD has already popped up for sale over at Adorama, but the online retailer is showing that it is currently on backorder.