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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.




General FeatureApplicationClient PCs
Capacity256 GB (1 GB=1 Billionbyte by IDEMA)*512 GB (1 GB=1 Billionbyte by IDEMA) *
Form FactorM.2
InterfacePCIe 3.0 x4 (up to 32 GB/s) NVMe 1.1
Dimension (WxHxD)Max. 80.15 x 22.15 x 2.38 (mm)
WeightMax. 10g
Storage MemorySamsung V-NAND
ControllerSamsung UBX controller
Cache MemorySamsung 512 MB Low Power DDR3 SDRAM
Special FeatureTRIM SupportTRIM Supported
S.M.A.R.T SupportS.M.A.R.T Supported
GC (Garbage Collection)Auto Garbage Collection Algorithm
Encryption SupportAES 256-bit for User Data Encryption
TCG Opal Family Spec and eDrive(IEEE1667) to be supported by FW update
WWN SupportN/A
Device Sleep Mode SupportYes
PerformanceSequential ReadUp to 2,200 MB/sec**Up to 2,500 MB/sec**
Sequential WriteUp 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**
EnvironmentAverage 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 Support1.5 Million Hours Reliability (MTBF)
Operating Temperature0 °C to 70 °C (Measured by SMART Temperature. Proper airflow recommended)
Shock1500G , duration 0.5m sec, 3 axis
SoftwareManagement SWMagician Software for SSD management
AccessoriesInstallation KitNot Available
Warranty5 Year Limited Warranty or 200 TBW Limited Warranty5 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

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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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