In September, Samsung presented its new SSD generation at the Samsung SSD Global Summit 2016 in Seoul: The new 960 Evo and 960 Pro. Next month is the time and we can also buy the new models. We have already tested the new Samsung SSD 960 Pro with 1 TB.
The SSD 960 Pro uses the NVMe standard and is connected to an M.2 slot. This is also necessary, because this interface is already almost fully utilized. With SATA or mSATA you would never reach these speeds. Samsung promises up to 3,500 MB/s read and 2,100 MB/s write and 440,000 IOPS read and 360,000 IOPS write respectively. Since M.2 is connected via PCI-Express 3.0 with 4 lanes, a maximum of 4,000 MB/s is possible here. According to the technical specifications, the SSD is already nibbling on this. We have investigated whether this is really true for you.
Our test model is a pre-series drive with firmware version 1B6QCXP7. At the end of November/beginning of December a new software version will be released. Therefore, the test results may differ with the serial drive.
|960 PRO 512 GB||960 PRO 1 TB||960 PRO 2 TB|
|Sequential reading speed||Up to 3,500 MB/s|
|Sequential write speed||Up to 2.100 MB/s|
|4 KB Random Read (QD32, 4 Threads)||Up to 330,000 IOPS||Up to 440,000 IOPS|
|4 KB Random Write (QD32, 4 Threads)||Up to 330,000 IOPS||Up to 360,000 IOPS|
|4 KB Random Read (QD1, 1 thread)||Up to 14,000 IOPS|
|4 KB Random Read (QD1, 1 thread)||Up to 50,000 IOPS|
|Interface||PCIe 3.0 x4, NVMe 1.1|
|Controller||Samsung Polaris Controller|
|NAND Flash memory||Samsung V-NAND|
|DRAM cache memory||Samsung 512 MB Low Power DDR3||Samsung 1 GB Low Power DDR3||Samsung 2 GB Low Power DDR3|
|Data security||AES 256-bit encryption|
|Reliability||MTBF: 1.5 million hours|
|Energy consumption||Active Average: 5.1 W
Idle: 1.2 W
|Active Average: 5.3 W
Idle: 1.2 W
|Active Average: 5.8 W
Idle: 1.2 W
|Functions||TRIM (operating system support required), Garbage Collection, S.M.A.R.T, Dynamic Thermal Guard temperature monitoring|
|Temperature||operating temperature 0 °C to +70 °C|
|Humidity||5 % to 95 %, non condensing|
|Vibration||Non-Operating: 20-2.000 Hz, 20 G|
|Strokes||Non-Operating: 1,500 G , duration 0.5 ms,
|TBW||400 TB||800 TB||1,200 TB|
|Price||329,00 €||619,00 €||1.299,00 €|
|Guarantee||5 years limited manufacturer warranty|
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