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Samsung adds high-capacity version to SSD lineup

July 6, 2015 - 23:14 By 신현희

South Korean tech giant Samsung Electronics Co. said Monday it has added a high capacity version to its solid state drive line-up to meet various demands in the fast-growing market.

The new SSD version with 2 terabyte capacity will lead its 850 PRO & EVO lineup, Samsung Electronics said.

A SSD is a data storage device made with a NAND flash memory chip that saves data without power present and is more durable and faster than a hard disk drive. 

"Samsung Electronics rolled out vertical NAND-based SSDs for consumers last year, which sparked the growth of high-capacity SSDs with capacities over 500 gigabytes," the company said. "The release of 2 TB models will now allow TB-level models to become the mainstay products of the industry."

Launched in July 2014, the 850 PRO lineup consists of editions with capacities of 128 gigabytes, 256GB, 512GB and 1 terabyte.

The 850 PRO lineup boasts a data storage and read speed of 520 megabytes and 550 megabytes per second, respectively, allowing users to handle large-scale files such as Ultra HD videos in a better environment. 

The company said the latest 2TB SSD boasts the industry's top performance and power efficiency. (Yonhap)