As useful as cloud storage is for a whole lot of things, it just doesn’t beat having your data on a local drive. Whether it’s speed, security, or the amount of gigabytes you’ll exceed your data cap, there’s a good load of reasons for keeping your files local. And if you want the fastest and largest portable storage in your pocket, regardless of price, Samsung’s 4TB 850 EVO SSD just may be what your daily stash has been waiting for.
Using Samsung’s V-NAND flash memory architecture (the same one found in their 16TB SSD), the new external drive crams a whopping 4TB of SSD storage in a 2.5-inch form factor. That’s a heck of a lot of lossless music, a big wad of 4K TV episodes, and a few actual files for work, allowing you to carry a good load of digital content in your pocket wherever you go.
The Samsung 4TB 850 EVO SSD comes in an enclosure measuring just 3.9 x 2.8 x 0.3 inches and weighing 1.9 ounces, so it’s just as compact and lightweight as whatever portable drive you currently travel with. Because it’s an SSD, you get a maximum sequential read speed of 540MB/s and a maximum sequential write speed of 520MB/s, making it a whole lot more suitable for applications requiring high-speed drive access. It comes with a 6Gb/s SATA controller interface. Features include AES 256-bit hardware-based encryption, a couple of Samsung’s proprietary apps (SSD management and data migration), efficient power management, and twice the endurance of a standard NAND-based flash SSD.