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Samsung 500GB 960 Evo PCIe NVMe Solid State Drive/SSD MZ-V6E500BW

500GB Samsung 960 Evo, V-NAND, M.2 NVMe PCIe Gen 3.0 x4, 3200MB/s Read, 1800MB/s Write, 330K/330K IOPS

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Product Overview Discover the next advancement in SSD technology with our high-performance, highly reliable 960 EVO Series NVMe M.2 SSDs. Non-Volatile Memory Express (NVMe) with a new Polaris controller outperforms our SATA SSDs with exceptionally fast read/write speeds, and Samsung TurboWrite technology accelerates write speeds even further. Samsung's Magician software solution provides advanced functionality to manage, monitor and optimize drive performance.
Features Raise your performance expectations
Enhanced bandwidth beyond the SATA interface provided by the NVMe interface, combined with the new Polaris controller facilitates sequential Read/Write speeds up to 3,200 MB/s and 1,900 MB/s respectively. Plus, the new Intelligent TurboWrite technology accelerates write speeds even further.

Rest easy with solid reliability
The 960 EVO holds its own by boasting up to 400 TBW* for the 1TB capacity model and is backed by a 3-year limited warranty. Dynamic Thermal Guard prevents overheating, protecting your data and ensuring optimal performance.
*TBW : Terabytes Written

Manage your drive like magic
The 960 EVO comes with the newly upgraded Magician—an advanced software solution for users to monitor, manage and maintain the drive. Magician provides personalized firmware checking and additional functions tailored for individual user's drives. It even updates the firmware automatically to make sure that the drive's performance stays up to date.
Capacity 500GB
Edition 960 EVO
Form Factor M.2 (2280)
Height 2.38 mm
Interface M.2 (2280) PCIe 3.0 x4
Host Controller Interface NVMe 1.2
Controller Samsung Polaris
Flash Memory Type 3-bit MLC V-NAND
Max. Read 3200 MB/s
Max. Write 1800 MB/s
DRAM Cache Memory 512MB
DRAM Cache Memory Type DDR3
Max. Random Read 4K 330,000 IOPS
Max. Random Write 4K 330,000 IOPS
Latency N/A
Special Features
  • Advanced Garbage Collection
  • AES 256-bit Encryption Support
  • TRIM Support
Power Consumption (active) 5.4
Max. Endurance Rating 200
MTBF 1.5 million Hours
Max. Operating Vibration  
Max. Non-operating Vibration 20 - 20,000Hz
Max. Operating Shock  
Max. Non-operating Shock  
Connectivity 1 x M.2 (PCIe)
OS Support  
Bracket N/A
Package Type Retail

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500GB Samsung 960 Evo, V-NAND, M.2 NVMe PCIe Gen 3.0 x4, 3200MB/s Read, 1800MB/s Write, 330K/330K IOPS is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 8.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fast No issues, very fast - what more can be said! A bit pricey but Scan's prices compare well.
Date published: 2017-12-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Lightning fast and a free game code This tiny little speed demon lives under a nice sized removable heatspeader on my asus z370f mobo out of sight and works magic. Great for editing and video work and it came with a free copy of assassins creed origins to boot which is a nice addition for distractions from my work! The z370 bios has 0 issues from the get go of identifying it and using it as the boot drive also.
Date published: 2017-11-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best value against performance for an NVMe drive Just wanted to get the speed for writing smaller files, rather than very large ones. Would need the PRO version for that. Excellent drive for ASUS ROG STRIX X99 motherboard. Detected right from the off, once the latest firmware was installed.
Date published: 2017-10-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fast and easy to install So easy to install this with only a small config change in the bios. Use it for a game install location and performs very well!
Date published: 2017-09-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from fantastic speeds This product is a massive upgrade to my system but i was a little bit worried till i did my research on why i was only getting 800Mb transfer in the samsung software with my asus z97 board. 1. samsung software said it was only running it at PCIe gen 2 x2 2. bought a PCIe M.2 card 3. BIOS set to PCIe x4 (in a x16 slot) 4. enjoy the 3000Mb read 1800Mb write speeds so now i am very happy with the drive indeed and works great as a game drive. PCI Express version Transfer Rate = TR PCIe 1.0 TR = 2.5 GT/s x1 = 250 MB/s x4 = 1 GB/s x8 = 2 GB/s x16 = 4 GB/s PCIe 2.0 TR = 5 GT/s x1 = 500 MB/s x4 = 2 GB/s x8 = 4 GB/s x16 = 8 GB/s PCIe 3.0 TR = 8 GT/s x1 = 984.6 MB/s x4 = 3.94 GB/s x8 = 7.9 GB/s x16 = 15.8 GB/s PCIe 4.0 (expected in 2017) TR = 16 GT/s x1 = 1969 MB/s x4 = 7.9 GB/s x8 = 15.8 GB/s x16 = 31.5 GB/s With the speeds of PCIe at the speeds that they are increasing to the expectation of M.2 drives are only going to get faster in time but will have to wait for the technology to utilise it.
Date published: 2017-05-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Super fast but do you notice it? I bought this to be the boot drive on a new build. I moved two 1TB SATA SSD's over from my old build which contain my games libraries and just move the game I'm currently playing to this drive. The first thing I couldn't get over is how small it is. My first mechanical drive was 500GB and it was the size of a couple of sardine tins. This fits into a tiny M.2 slot under my graphics card and I hardly notice it. The drive feels very responsive. I benchmarked it using Samsung's own Magician software and it is close to the advertised speeds. My sequential read is over five times faster than my previous SSD's. However I don't really notice it being that much faster in practice. When booting it can only go as fast as the BIOS allows and then has to open my suite of start up apps before I can get to work. I have been monitoring the temperatures using Hardware Monitor and heat doesn't seem to be an issue. I am a water cooler so my case has low airflow and it doesn't cause the drive any problems. In conclusion this is a great product and I love its miniature size. However it doesn't really feel much faster than a conventional SSD. I suspect once you get past a certain speed these thing have diminishing returns. Hope this helps
Date published: 2017-04-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very very fast! I typically do a lot of gaming and development, this makes gaming and compiling so MUCH quicker, its amazing! I am getting 1700 write and 2800 read, which is just shy of the advertised specs.
Date published: 2017-04-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Even better than an upgrade from an HDD to SSD If you thought the upgrade from an HDD to an SSD was a huge jump in performance, then you would be shocked at the difference between a SATA SSD and a NVMe M.2 PCIe SSD. Lightning fast startup and general Windows speeds, the only thing slowing my PC startup now is the external mechanical HDDs slow rev-up speeds on bootup. The Samsung Sticker itself is a metal strip for cooling if you wondered why it didn't come with a clear heatsink. You can get the performance benchmarks from the professional reviewers, and they are quite spectacular. Almost double the price of standard SATA SSDs, but you get so much more performance for your pound. Otherwise, it looks good and performs amazingly for quick game loads and everything else. It is quite something to load a BF1 multiplayer map in 10 seconds and be the first into the match. Single player games the same. The Pro version is faster but it's cost it a bit too much to justify it compared to this Evo version. Considering the Evo is already double the £/GB of SATA SSDs, at the moment the Pro is a bit too much (150%ish over the Evo for the same capacity) but it's up to you if you want to go all the way considering it is already high end.
Date published: 2017-04-07
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Questions & Answers

Can i boot from this drive Samsung 500GB 960 Evo PCIe Solid State Drive/SSD MZ-V6E500BW when using on m.2 slot on ASUS Z170M-PLUS Motherboard matx

Asked by: Russdb7
Hello, This should be compatible with the Asus Z170M-Plus as long as the bios is updated and you have the latest drivers available. Regards,
Answered by: LizN
Date published: 2016-11-15

Will a samsung 960 evo m.2 nvme ssd work in an old asus amd am3+ m5a99x evo motherboard if i use a m.2 to pcie card

its not going to be the win 7 boot drive just a data drive for my games.
Asked by: Brett40
Hello, This should be okay providing the appropriate drivers and updates are installed. We cannot guarantee compatibility however when using PCIe cards. Regards,
Answered by: JackB
Date published: 2017-11-29
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Samsung 500GB 960 Evo PCIe NVMe Solid State Drive/SSD MZ-V6E500BW
Samsung 500GB 960 Evo PCIe NVMe Solid State Drive/SSD MZ-V6E500BW