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Samsung 960 PROFESSIONAL 512GB M.2 NVMe PCIe Solid State Drive
Samsung 960 PROFESSIONAL 512GB M.2 NVMe PCIe Solid State Drive

Samsung 960 PROFESSIONAL 512GB M.2 NVMe PCIe Solid State Drive

Samsung Electronics has been a frontrunner in the electronics business for greater than 30 years. Because the introduction of their first television in 1970, this Korean company has grown to change into one of many world's leading electronics producers, providing everything from tiny semiconductors to massive house appliances. Samsung is not any stranger to the storage industry either. Together with an assortment of DVD and Blu-ray Disc drives, the corporate affords each laborious drive and flash primarily based storage solutions for the moveable and desktop pc markets.

Greater than merely the uncooked efficiency the Samsung 960 Pro is able to, what we really needed to see was if Samsung was able to address the thermal throttling points that NVMe M.2 drives (especially PCI-E x4 drives) have been plagued with since their conception. To see how the 960 Pro in comparison with the 950 Pro, we used IOMeter to continuously benchmark the performance of both drives while logging the efficiency over time. Remember that this is putting the drive beneath a hundred% load for extended periods which is actually extremely rare for many workstations.

This can be a drive that's additionally constructed to last, with the 1TB model of the Samsung NVMe SSD 960 Pro M.2 having a assured lifespan of a minimum of 800TB, while the 2TB is even longer at 1.2PB (which is 1200TB). It has a mean time between failures (MTBF) of 1.5 million hours, whereas a guaranty of samsung 960 pro 512gb 5 years additionally backs up the drive. Energy consumption is low at around 5.eight watts when idle.

Besides the retail branded version of SM961 the 960 Pro is clearly more than that. The capacity goes to be > 2TB as opposed to 1TB for SM961. The minimal capacity shall be 512GB and 960 Professional will not are available 256GB. 960's power ranking is 1.0A at three.three as opposed to samsung 960 pro 512gb's previsous M.2 PCIe SSDs which had the power score of two.4-2.7A. The warranty, however, has been diminished from 10 years to 5 years.samsung 960 pro ssd review


We first mentioned these two new drives final week, doubtlessly as an evolution of their present, OEM-onlly, PM961 and SM961 SSDs. But the consumer versions have turned up sporting much more spectacular specs. The unique PM961 is rated at 3,000MB/s and 1,150MB/s for sequential read/write speeds, however the equivalent SSD 960 EVO is able to speeds of three,200MB/s and 1,900MB/s respectively.