Samsung Electronics will officially introduce the V-NAND Brand Solid State Drive (SSD) “850 PRO” in 53 countries on July 21. The 850 PRO is the very first SSD with V-NAND Flash that Samsung Electronics developed for individual consumers with its vertical layer method.
Samsung Electronics publicly showed the new SSD at its “2014 Samsung SSD Global Summit” held in Hotel Shilla on July 1. There were four variants of the model on display with different storage capacities of 128 GB, 256 GB, 512 GB, and 1 TB.
The new 850 PRO has reduced power usage with automatic temperature control in order to protect data. The warranty expiration has also been expanded to ten years from five years.
Samsung Electronics aims to lead the SSD market through V-NAND SSDs not only for existing servers but also for individual consumers. SSDs for individual users currently account for 25 to 30 percent of the entire SSD market worldwide, and this is similar to how much individual SSD sales account for the total SSD sales of Samsung Electronics.
Kim Un-soo, senior vice president of Samsung Electronics' Memory Business Division, said, “V-NAND SSDs will lead the large capacity SSD market with strong durability, high quality, and low power requirements, and this will be a quantum jump in the brand SSD business.”
On the other hand, Gartner, a market research institute, predicted that the SSD market worldwide will grow to US$23.5 billion in 2017 from the US$11 billion of the previous year.