Samsung SSD 850 Pro 256GB 2.5" SATA 6Gb/s MZ-7KE256BW

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  • Enhanced reliability and endurance; Ultrafast 5th-generation MEX Controller; Energy-efficiency
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  • May heat up at times

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Samsung 850 Pro 256GB 2.5" 7mm SATA III Internal SSD - MZ-7KE256BW
Samsung 850 Pro 256GB 2.5" 7mm SATA III Internal SSD - MZ-7KE256BW
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Samsung SSD 850 Pro 256GB 2.5" SATA 6Gb/s MZ-7KE256BW Review

Samsung SSD 850 Pro 256GB 2.5" SATA 6Gb/s is a premier 3D Vertical NAND SSD which provides outstanding performance, energy efficiency and endurance. The flash memory of Samsung is fabricated using innovative 3D V-NAND architecture that stacks 32 cell layers atop each other. The outcome is higher density plus performance, via smaller footprint, plus breakthrough overcoming conventional planar NAND density limits.

 

The 3D VNAND SSD helps to deliver great performance whether in terms of random or sequential workloads. The 850 PRO keeps functioning while in use. V-NAND technology is designed to handle 150 Terabytes Written minimum across the drive’s lifetime, equating to read/write workload of 40GB on daily basis across a period of 10 years. It comes along with the top-level warranty of 10 years.

 

The efficient design which 850 PRO utilizes gives you ability of working more productively for a longer time-duration. It boasts consumption power in amounts lower than for any SSD when utilized in full. The device supports Ultrabook’s Device Sleep mode and consumes just 2mw of power while in ultra-low power state. In addition, Samsung SSD 850 Pro 256GB 2.5" SATA 6GB/s features cache memory of low power that offers high performance. It consumes significantly less power in active mode and even better amounts when idle, in comparison to the typical DDR3 or DDR2 memory.

 

You can protect hardware of your PC plus personal data by taking your laptop on road with Self-Encrypting Drive technology of 850 PRO. The drive includes a hardware-based AES-256-bit full-disk encryption engine which secures data without losing performance as happens with encryption that is software-based. Advanced security of this device complies with TCG Opal version-2.0 standard being compatible with eDrive IEEE 1667 Microsoft protocol. As well, you can erase data fast or sanitize drive using crypto-erase feature.

 

Dynamic Thermal Guard protection is yet another feature of 850 PRO that sustains performance as it minimizes overheating risk. This feature is able to monitor and maintain optical operating temperature of the drive via throttle feature which automatically drops temperature of SSD, thereby protecting data while also providing the expected responsiveness.

 

This device measures 3.9 x 2.8 x 0.3 inches and weighs 2.1 ounces. It features a maximum of 550MB/s and 520MB/s in sequential speeds of read and write respectively. Input and Output operations-per-second, or IOPS maximums stand at 100,000 and 90,000 respectively. Expect to experience class-leading performance from this Internal Solid State Drive, which enables booting up of computer within as low as 15 seconds. Get to enjoy great energy-efficiency as well via the Device Sleep mode customized for Ultra-notebooks that improves life of battery by maximum of 45 minutes compared with standard hard drives.

 

Look forward to achieving foolproof data security via AES 256-bit encryption, TCG/Opal 2.0 support and Microsoft Bitlocker. The SSD Pro from Samsung incorporates genuine components from the manufacturer and utilizes 3-Core 5th-generation Samsung MEX Controller. It ensures sustained performance even under severely adverse conditions. Expect to experience enhanced reliability and endurance backed by a limited 10-year warranty once you acquire this product. 

  • The Good :
    Enhanced reliability and endurance; Ultrafast 5th-generation MEX Controller; Energy-efficiency
  • The Bad :
    May heat up at times
Our score:
4 / 5

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  • The Samsung SSD 850 Pro 256GB 2.5" SATA 6Gb/s MZ-7KE256BW is manufactured by Samsung and was added in December 2014 in the SSD section
  • This product has a rating of 4.0 out of 5
  • The best price of the Samsung SSD 850 Pro 256GB 2.5" SATA 6Gb/s MZ-7KE256BW in Australia is $157.95 at RamCity
  • In Australia this product is available in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane
  • You can find this product at RamCity

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