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Samsung PM961 256GB M.2 PCIe NVMe Performance SSD/Solid State Drive

256GB Samsung PM961 Polaris M.2 NVMe (22x80) PCIe 3.0 (x4) SSD, Polaris, Read 2800MB/s, Write 1100MB/s, 250k/180k IOPS

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Product Overview Based on the new Polaris controller features up to 3,000MB/s sequential reads and 1,150MB/s sequential writes, random reads up to 360,000 IOPS and random writes up to 280,000 IOPS. Features • M.2 PCIe SSD.
• 256GB Capacity.
• NVMe Technology.
• Up to 2800MB/s Read, 1100MB/s Write.
• 4K IOPS Read: 250000.
• 4K IOPS Write: 180000.
Capacity 256GB
Edition PM961
Form Factor M.2 (2280)
Height 3.7 mm
Interface PCIe 3.0 (x4)
Host Controller Interface NVMe 1.1
Controller Samsung Polaris
Flash Memory Type Samsung 40nm 3D TLC NAND
Max. Read 2800 MB/s
Max. Write 1100 MB/s
DRAM Cache Memory N/A
DRAM Cache Memory Type  
Max. Random Read 4K 250,000 IOPS
Max. Random Write 4K 180,000 IOPS
Latency N/A
Special Features  
Power Consumption (active) 6.1W
Max. Endurance Rating  
MTBF 1,500,000 hours
Max. Operating Vibration  
Max. Non-operating Vibration  
Max. Operating Shock  
Max. Non-operating Shock  
Connectivity 1 x M.2 (PCIe)
OS Support  
Bracket N/A
Package Type OEM

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256GB Samsung PM961 Polaris M.2 NVMe (22x80) PCIe 3.0 (x4) SSD, Polaris, Read 2800MB/s, Write 1100MB/s, 250k/180k IOPS is rated 4.9 out of 5 by 10.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Ulttra High speed for low £ Purchased this for my new Ryzen Build. * make sure to install the Samsung drivers before you do anything after windows install to get the most from this drive. Super fast gets very high bench marks on my system ([email protected]). Cheaper than their evo series with a very very small performance deficient. Recommended highly
Date published: 2017-04-09
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Not easy to instal I bought this along with a Stryx Z270 mobo and a i7 7700K for a new build, but could not for the life of me get Windows to see the drive when installing the OS. Ended up buying a standard SSD and everything went tickety boo. I imagine if you're installing this with the OS already in place then you won't encounter the issues i had.
Date published: 2017-04-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from very fast boots up win 10 in 6 seconds...very very fasttttttttttttt.
Date published: 2017-02-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Speedy Hard Disk Ordered this for a new pc I was building, this was to be the system boot drive. I can't criticize this ssd at all. The new pc boots lightening fast; well worth the outlay. Scan delivered the product safely and promptly.
Date published: 2017-02-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from It is a fast and (so far) reliable SSD Easy to install. Easy to use. Does what it says on the tin.
Date published: 2017-01-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fast!! I've just upgraded from a Corsair Force 3 SSD and the speed difference is absolutely phenomenal! I would recommend this Drive to anyone! I just wish they had used a black PCB for this product. Everything should use black PCBs now.
Date published: 2017-01-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fast OEM NVME SSD, MUST download the samsung 960 evo driver!! This ssd is a whisker away from the evo range speeds which makes it a great bang for buck choice. BUT I had a problem when i rebooted the pc the bios screen would stay on the settings option and not load windows automatically, after many tech workarounds I read on here with a review above to download the EVO 960 NVME driver from the Samsung website which sorted it straight away, so it is a must if you have this problem and maybe its needed anyway being an OEM buy with no driver disk with it. Hope this helps anyone!
Date published: 2017-01-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fast and affordable I have always had separate hard drives in my PC, one for Windows and another for everything else. This has served me well and since doing this i have never had to reinstall Windows due to problems or corrupted files. With my new PC i wanted the new NVMe format for my Windows drive now prices have come down to reasonable levels vs an SSD. This was spot on for me and for the price over smaller drives was worth going for for the extra space if needed. It is super fast, it takes me longer to type my password than it does for the screen to come up....
Date published: 2016-11-22
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Questions & Answers

Is this compatible with my Gigabyte 990X-Gaming series motherboard

Asked by: Sofala
It should be, the board has an M.2 socket
Answered by: Nutbox
Date published: 2017-04-01

How many of these can you install on a asus Z170-A board thankyou.

Asked by: Patty
I expect only 1 as it fits in the M.2 slot.
Answered by: Nutbox
Date published: 2017-04-01
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Samsung PM961 256GB M.2 PCIe NVMe Performance SSD/Solid State Drive
Samsung PM961 256GB M.2 PCIe NVMe Performance SSD/Solid State Drive