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Samsung is rumoured to launch a 960 Evo SSD next month

Samsung are rumoured to launch a 960 Evo SSD next month

Samsung are rumoured to launch a 960 Evo SSD next month

Samsung is rumoured to launch a 960 Evo SSD next month

 

Samsung is rumoured to be launching their new 960 Evo SSD next month, using 48-layer TLC V-NAND and their new Polaris NVMe memory controller. 

This SSD will come in the M.2 form factor and is rumoured to come in capacities of 128GB, 256GB, 512GB and 1TB, making this drive very similar to their new PM961 series M.2 NVMe SSD. In the past, Samsung has already released consumer oriented of their enterprise/OEM SSDs with their 950 Pro, which was a consumer grade version of their highly successful SP951 SSD. 

In the past, Samsung has already released consumer oriented of their enterprise/OEM SSDs with their 950 Pro, which was a consumer grade version of their highly successful SP951 SSD. As such this 960 Evo is expected to deliver performance that is similar to Samsung's existing PM961, which uses the same TLC V-NAND and Polaris memory controller. 

  Samsung are rumoured to launch a 960 Evo SSD next month  

Below are the specifications of Samsung's current lineup of M.2 SSDs, including the consumer-grade Samsung 950 Pro and the recently released SM961 and PM961 OEM drives. 

With TLC NAND this new consumer drive is expected to come in at a lower price than Samsung's current 950 Pro and will likely ditch the ugly green PCBs of their OEM drives for a gamer friendly black PCB. 

 

 SM961PM961950 ProSM951PM951
ControllerSamsung Polaris   Samsung Polaris   Samsung UBX   Samsung UBX   Samsung UBX   
NANDMLC V-NANDTLC V-NANDMLC V-NANDMLC V-NANDTLC V-NAND
Sequential Read3200 MB/s3000MB/s2500MB/s2150MB/s1050MB/s
Sequential Write1800MB/s1150MB/s1500MB/s1550MB/s560MB/s
4K Random Read450K IOPS360K IOPS300K IOPS300K IOPS250K IOPS
4K Random Write400K IOPS280K IOPS110K IOPS100K IOPS144K IOPS
Release Mid 2016Mid 2016October-2015June-20152015

 

Right now the Samsung 961 series of SSDs are intended for OEM system builders only, though they are on retail shelves on some online storefronts. 

 

You can join the discussion on the Samsung 960 Evo SSD on the OC3D Forums

 

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Most Recent Comments

13-09-2016, 19:21:26

Kushiro
If only AMDs polaris would come to notebooks faster.... Nice that they are ditching the Green PCB for black. Long overdue.Quote

13-09-2016, 19:40:59

Chrazey
The SM691, when will it be released and will it come with an black PCB really?...Quote

14-09-2016, 10:08:40

JohnTango
Tom's actually already has an article up with the OEM version of this SSD, which is the same thing.Quote

14-09-2016, 12:10:06

Mike-Irish
Quote:
Originally Posted by JohnTango View Post
Tom's actually already has an article up with the OEM version of this SSD, which is the same thing.
Please post a link to it then?
Cheers.
MikeQuote

14-09-2016, 12:18:59

Chrazey
Quote:
Originally Posted by JohnTango View Post
Tom's actually already has an article up with the OEM version of this SSD, which is the same thing.
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mike-Irish View Post
Please post a link to it then?
Cheers.
Mike
Yes, if you know there's an article to it already, why not link it in your post? Quote
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