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Samsung Announces 950 Pro M.2 NVMe SSDs with V-NAND

Korean manufacturer Samsung has just announced their new 950 Pro M.2 NVMe SSD’s featuring Vertical NAND (V-NAND) technology. A 256GB and 512GB version will be available come October 15, sporting an M.2 2280 form factor. Samsung offers a 5-year limited warranty up to 200 terabytes written (TBW) for the 256GB and 400TBW for the 512GB. The 512GB version delivers sequential read/write speeds of up to 2500 MB/s and 1500 MB/s. Random read performance is up to 300,000 IOPS, with write speeds of up to 110,000 IOPS. It features Samsung’s second generation MLC V-NAND 32-layer 128Gb die with UBX controller and magician software.

samsung950pro

 

Specifications:

MZ-V5P256BW MZ-V5P512BW
General Feature Application Client PCs
Capacity 256 GB (1 GB=1 Billionbyte by IDEMA)* 512 GB (1 GB=1 Billionbyte by IDEMA) *
Form Factor M.2
Interface PCIe 3.0 x4 (up to 32 GB/s) NVMe 1.1
Dimension (WxHxD) Max. 80.15 x 22.15 x 2.38 (mm)
Weight Max. 10g
Storage Memory Samsung V-NAND
Controller Samsung UBX controller
Cache Memory Samsung 512 MB Low Power DDR3 SDRAM
Special Feature TRIM Support TRIM Supported
S.M.A.R.T Support S.M.A.R.T Supported
GC (Garbage Collection) Auto Garbage Collection Algorithm
Encryption Support AES 256-bit for User Data Encryption
TCG Opal Family Spec and eDrive(IEEE1667) to be supported by FW update
WWN Support N/A
Device Sleep Mode Support Yes
Performance Sequential Read Up to 2,200 MB/sec** Up to 2,500 MB/sec**
Sequential Write Up to 900 MB/sec** Up to 1,500 MB/sec**
Random Read (4KB, QD32) Up to 270,000 IOPS** Up to 300,000 IOPS**
Random Write (4KB, QD32) Up to 85,000 IOPS** Up to 110,000 IOPS**
Random Read (4KB, QD1) Up to 11,000 IOPS** Up to 12,000 IOPS**
Random Write (4KB, QD1) Up to 43,000 IOPS** Up to 43,000 IOPS**
Environment Average Power Consumption (system level) Average: 5.1 Watts*
Watts Maximum: 6.4 Watts (Burst mode)*
Average: 5.7 Watts*
Maximum: 7.0 Watts (Burst mode)*
Power consumption (Idle) Max. 1.7 Watts* Max. 1.7 Watts*
TRIM Support 1.5 Million Hours Reliability (MTBF)
Operating Temperature 0 °C to 70 °C (Measured by SMART Temperature. Proper airflow recommended)
Shock 1500G , duration 0.5m sec, 3 axis
Software Management SW Magician Software for SSD management
Accessories Installation Kit Not Available
Warranty 5 Year Limited Warranty or 200 TBW Limited Warranty 5 Year Limited Warranty or 400 TBW Limited Warranty
  • *    Actual usable capacity may be less (due to formatting, partitioning, operating system, applications or otherwise)
  • **  Performance may vary based on system hardware & configuration

Product landing page: http://www.samsung.com/global/business/semiconductor/minisite/SSD/global/html/ssd950pro/overview.html

 

Ron Perillo

Ron is a non-binary tech writer that presently identifies as a reviewer but is currently transitioning toward modding.
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