At CES 2017, one of the many star attractions at the Samsung booth will be the 4TB variant of the company’s 850 Pro SSD line. The 4TB 850 Pro has been rumored in the past and even spotted on Samsung’s website in the firmware update section.
While there are still 38 days left for the show floor to open, Samsung has issued a new press release that talks about the company winning 35 CES 2017 Innovation Awards. Among the 35 products is the list is the Samsung 850 Pro 4TB solid state drive. Samsung’s 960 Pro 2TB and the PM971 512GB NVMe BGA were the other SSDs from the company that won the same award. The 960 Pro 2TB is not only the highest performing but also the highest capacity NVMe-based consumer SSD in the M.2 form-factor with V-NAND technology from Samsung to date.
The Samsung 850 Pro 4TB will be the world’s first 2-bit MLC 4TB consumer SSD, aimed at high data consumption users such as content creators, gaming and PC enthusiasts. For consumers, the Samsung 850 Pro lineup is widely regarded as the best both in terms of performance as well as long term endurance and reliability. If you don’t mind compromising on long term performance slightly and save some cash as well, you do have the option of going with the 850 Evo 4TB SSD from Samsung, which is already on sale for around $1,399.