Samsung Unveils Two New M.2 NVMe SSDs, The World’s Fastest Samsung 960 PRO & 960 EVO
Samsung has just announced two new solid state drives (SSDs), the Samsung 960 PRO and 960 EVO. Both M.2 form factor SSDs are built using the company’s V-NAND based Non-Volatile Memory Express (NVMe) technology, and promise robust performance, endurance and high capacity with the all-new Samsung Magician software package.
The 960 PRO and 960 EVO are designed to deliver higher bandwidth and lower latency for processing massive amounts of data for a variety of tasks relating gaming, 4K video rendering, data analysis and more. Both SSDs use PCIe Gen.3 x4 lane interface, as well as feature the Samsung Dynamic Thermal Guard technology to help execute during extreme workloads.
“For more than 30 years, Samsung has continued to push the boundaries of what is possible to deliver innovative consumer memory experiences,” said Un-Soo Kim, Senior Vice President of Branded Product Marketing, Memory Business at Samsung Electronics. “Our V-NAND technology for NVMe-based storage products is our most recent advancement in the NVMe era.”
The Samsung 960 PRO is the world’s fastest M.2 NVMe SSD. It sports 2 terabyte (TB) capacity, which also makes it the highest capacity M.2 NVMe SSD for commercial use. In addition, PRO is available in 512GB and 1TB versions, too. The SSD delivers peak sequential read and write transfer speeds of 3,500 MB/s and 2,100 MB/s, respectively. Its random read speed reach up to 440,000 IOPS and random write speed up to 360,000 IOPS.
As for the 960 EVO, this is the first one to feature the new Samsung Intelligent TurboWrite technology, and delivers sequential read and write speeds, that reach peaks of 3,200 MB/s and 1,900 MB/s respectively. The SSD has random read and write IOPS of up to 380,000 and 360,000. The 960 EVO is available in three capacities: 250GB, 500GB and 1TB.
The 960 PRO and 960 EVO SSDs will be hit shelves some time in October, with MSRPs starting at $329.99 and $129.99, respectively.