A 4TB Samsung 850 EVO SSD can now be yours: for a cool $1,500.
The 850 EVO, first introduced in 2014, popped up for sale last week in a 4TB configuration at some online retailers with no official announcement from Samsung. Today, however as per PCMag, the Korean electronics giant updated its EVO product page with the larger drive. It also comes in 500GB, 250GB, 120GB, 1TB, and 2TB versions.
There are few consumers for whom the drive's capacity and speed will offset its astronomical price, but if you are one of them, you can pre-order yours now and expect it to ship on July 31. Just make sure you're home for the delivery guy; Amazon understandably requires a signature.
There are larger SSDs, of course. Samsung claims that a 16TB model it began shipping in March is actually the world's highest-capacity SSD, though that one uses a 12Gb/s SAS interface designed for use in enterprise storage systems, not consumer desktops or portables.
There are also faster SSDs: the 850 EVO and its Pro version both use SATA interfaces, whose throughput can't match the likes of M.2 or PCIe.
Nevertheless, Samsung positions its 850 EVO series as premium consumer SSDs with premium prices to match, though the smallest 120GB model is available for around $70 on Amazon. The drives feature Samsung's Triple Layer Cell NAND memory-chip technology, along with V-NAND technology, which uses 3D cell stacking to fit more memory into a smaller space.
They also come with a five-year warranty, beating most other drive warranties by a year or more. Ultimately, though, hard drive warranties should be a minor factor in the buying decision since they'll replace the drive if it fails, but they can't replace your valuable data.