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Samsung's 960 EVO SSD is now available for Pre-Order in the US

Samsung's 960 EVO SSD is now available for Pre-Order in the US

Samsung has announced their 960 Pro and 960 Evo NVMe M.2 SSDs

Samsung's 960 EVO SSD is now available for Pre-Order in the US

 
Samsung's 960 EVO SSD is now available for Pre-Order in the US, offering sequential read speeds of up to 3.2GB/s and capacities of up to 1TB. 
 
Right now Samsung's 1TB model is priced at $479.99, with the 500GB priced at $249.99 and the 250GB model priced at $129.99
 

Samsung announced both their 960 Pro and 960 Evo SSDs in late September at the global SSD summit. The 960 Pro will come in capacities of 512GB, 1TB and 2TB, with the 960 Evo coming in 250GB, 500GB and 1TB, with the Pro offering sequential read and write speeds of 3.5GB/s and 2.1GB/s and the Evo offering read and write speeds of 3.2GB/s and 1.9GB/s

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's 960 EVO SSD is now available for Pre-Order in the US

 

The 960 Pro will be a consumer version of their SM961, and the 960 Evo will be a consumer version of their PM961, the specifications for these SSDs are in the table below.   

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

 

 960 Pro960 EvoSM961PM961950 Pro
ControllerSamsung PolarisSamsung PolarisSamsung Polaris   Samsung Polaris   Samsung UBX   
NANDMLC V-NANDTLC V-NANDMLC V-NANDTLC V-NANDMLC V-NAND
Sequential Read3.5GB/s3.2GB/s3200 MB/s3000MB/s2500MB/s
Sequential Write2.1GB/s1.9GB/s1800MB/s1150MB/s1500MB/s
4K Random Read450K IOPS380K IOPS450K IOPS360K IOPS300K IOPS
4K Random Write360K IOPS360K IOPS400K IOPS280K IOPS110K IOPS
Release --Mid 2016Mid 2016October-2015

 

It is expected that the Samsung SSD 960 Pro and 960 Evo will become available at retailers within the next month or so, though exact details on retail availability remain unknown. 

 

You can join the discussion on Samsung's 960 Evo SSDs on the OC3D Forums

 

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Most Recent Comments

17-10-2016, 16:45:15

Kushiro
That price for the 1TB is actually not too bad. Expensive compared to some of the 2.5" SSDs, but hey this is M.2!Quote

17-10-2016, 16:46:04

Dicehunter
Until this 1TB spec and size comes down to the price of a 256GB model I'll be sticking to what I have.Quote

18-10-2016, 01:42:00

tolagarf
Still got my trusty Samsung 850 Pro 512 GB. I also have a SM951 128 GB as boot drive, but I'm not really impressed with these M.2 due to the amount of heat they produce. I actually put heat sinks on mine to prevent damaging it over time.Quote

18-10-2016, 08:09:27

Chrazey
Quote:
Originally Posted by tolagarf View Post
Still got my trusty Samsung 850 Pro 512 GB. I also have a SM951 128 GB as boot drive, but I'm not really impressed with these M.2 due to the amount of heat they produce. I actually put heat sinks on mine to prevent damaging it over time.
Really?... I've never thought of it to be honest and I also have the 850 Pro 512GB.Quote

18-10-2016, 22:38:21

King of Old Old School
At least it's a black PCBQuote
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