Samsung Electronics today announced the launch of its two new high-end M.2 PCIe SSDs for the consumer market. The new Samsung 960 PRO and Samsung 960 EVO, both units come in a M.2 format to provide maximum V- NAND memory performance with the Non-Volatile Memory Express (NVMe) technology.

Samsung M.2 SSDs: 960 EVO and 960 EVO Pro Officially Launched


Samsung 960 PRO

The Samsung 960 PRO is the flagship model and it will be available in capacities of 512GB, 1TB and 2TB. These units use the best memory to deliver professional grade performance and high durability with sequential speeds of A-level result in up to 3,500 MB / s for reading and up to 2,100 MB / s in writing. The 2 TB model offers a lifetime of up to 1.2 Petabytes of written information with the use of Dynamic Thermal Guard technology to manage performance levels and avoid overheating of the unit. Its starting price would be around 330 euros  and offer a 5 year warranty.

Samsung 960 EVO

The Samsung 960 EVO is simply the little brother, available in three models of 250 GB, 512 GB and 1 TB of capacity with a sequential speed reaching up to 3,200 MB / s in reading and up to 1,900 MB / s in the writing by using a PCI-Express 3.0 x4 interface and be the first product to integrate Samsung Intelligent TurboWrite technology to increase performance. The 1TB model has a lifespan of 400 TB by written per year, make use of Dynamic Thermal Guard technology to prevent overheating problems. Samsung 960 EVO backed by a warranty of three years. The starting price would be around in 130 euros and like the PRO it will be available in October. Below you can see the detailed comparison.

Samsung SSD Comparison Chart

960 PRO960 EVOSM961PM961950 ProSM951- NVMePM951-NVMe
Form FactorM.2 2280
ControllerSamsung PolarisSamsung PolarisSamsung UBXUnknown
InterfacePCIe 3.0 x4
NANDSamsung 48-layer MLC V-NANDSamsung 48-layer TLC V-NANDSamsung MLC NANDSamsung
Samsung 32-layer MLC V-NANDSamsung 16nm MLCSamsung 16nm TLC
Capacity512GB, 1TB, 2TB250GB, 500GB, 1TB128GB, 256GB, 512GB, 1TB128GB, 256GB, 512GB, 1TB256GB, 512GB128GB, 256GB, 512GB128GB, 256GB, 512GB
Sequential Read3500 MB/s3200 MB/s3200 MB/s3000 MB/s2500 MB/s2150 MB/s1050 MB/s
Sequential Write2100 MB/s1900 MB/s1800 MB/s1150 MB/s1500 MB/s1550 MB/s560 MB/s
4KB Random Read (QD32)440k IOPS380k IOPS450k IOPS360k IOPS300k IOPS300k IOPS250k IOPS
4KB Random Write (QD32)360k IOPS360k IOPS400k IOPS280k IOPS110k IOPS100k IOPS144k IOPS
Launch DateOctober 20162H 2016October 2015~June 20152015

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