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Samsung 950 PRO 512GB M.2 NVMe PCIe SSD SM950 Solid State Drive

512GB Samsung 950 PRO, M.2 (22x80) PCIe 3.0 (x4) NVMe 1.1 SSD, UBX, 3D V-NAND, Read 2500MB/s, Write 1500MB/s, 300k IOPS

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Product Overview Level up to unmatched performance, power efficiency and endurance
If you're a heavy workload professional searching for an SSD with uncompromising power and performance, look no further. The next-generation Samsung 950 PRO delivers exceptional performance for professionals.

This cutting-edge V-NAND-based NVMe SSD supports PCI Express® Gen 3 x4 lanes, providing a higher bandwidth and lower latency to process a massive amount more data than SATA SSDs. Presented in a compact M.2 form factor, the future-oriented 950 PRO is ideal for professionals using high-end PCs and workstations.
*PCI Express and PCIe are registered trademarks of PCI-SIG.

Experience a next-generation SSD today
Equipped with the enhanced bandwidth of the NVMe interface, the 950 PRO is ideal for intensive workloads, such as computer-aided design, data analysis and engineering simulations. It outperforms SATA SSDs by over 4.5 times in sequential read and by over 2.5 times in sequential write, delivering the speeds of 2,500 MB/s and 1,500 MB/s respectively.*
*This reflects the maximum performance of 950 PRO 512 GB compared to 850 PRO 512 GB. Results may vary based on the user environment.

Save power while maintaining peak performance
If you're in the midst of performing a complex data analysis or engineering simulation on your laptop, you surely don't want your battery to run out. Consuming just 5.7 W at peak workloads, the 950 PRO secures battery life while maintaining superior performance levels. In standby mode, the 950 PRO consumes only 2.0 milliwatts (mW) of power, less than half the power consumption of a SATA in Device Sleep Mode.*
*This reflects the maximum power consumption of 950 PRO 512 GB compared to 850 PRO 512 GB. Results may vary based on the user environment.

Maximize endurance under heavy workloads
The innovative V-NAND technology in the 950 PRO increases endurance and prolongs the lifespan with insulators that cause less stress and are more resistant to wear under heavy client workloads over a 5-year period.* The 950 PRO also features Dynamic Thermal Throttling (DTT) technology, which controls the temperature of the device to reduce overheating and maintain a high level of sustained performance.
*5 years or TBW (256 GB : 200 TB, 512 GB : 400 TB), whichever comes faster. Features Shedding light on a whole new standard of capacity and performance.
Samsung V-NAND technology overcomes the capacity limitations of traditional 2D NAND technology with its revolutionary vertical design.

V-NAND also applies innovative Charge Trap Flash (CTF) technology which prevents data corruption caused by cell-to-cell interference.

The synergy of both structural and material innovations leads to improved speed, power efficiency, and endurance.

Vertical expansion breaks through horizontal limit.
Samsung revolutionized the storage industry by shifting the planar NAND to a vertical structure. Samsung V-NAND technology features a unique design that stacks 48 layers on top of one another instead of trying to decrease the cells’ pitch size. Samsung used Channel Hole Technology (CHT) to enable cells to connect vertically with one another through a cylindrical channel that runs through stacked cells.

Material innovation that no one can match.
Samsung has shifted the paradigm of material used for NAND. Samsung applies the innovative CTF technology which uses a non-conductive layer of Silicon Nitride (SiN), temporarily trapping electrical charges to maintain cell integrity.

This non-conductive layer wraps around the control gate of the cell, acting as an insulator that holds charges to prevent data corruption caused by cell-to-cell interference.

Vertical architecture paves the way for amplified capacity.
Layering cells vertically in three-dimensional stacks provides much greater cell density. Samsung V-NAND technology lets heavy-workload users and data centers store and handle more data with greatly improved capacity.

Samsung V-NAND enables up to 100 layers of cells to be stacked with the potential to scale the density up to 1 Terabit. The 2D planar NAND density ceiling can only reach the minimum density of V-NAND.

Innovative algorithms equal faster performance
Traditional planar NAND memory requires the creation of sets of complex program algorithms to prevent data corruption caused by cell-to-cell interference. However, Samsung V-NAND is virtually immune to cell-to-cell interference.

V-NAND does not need to go through a complex program algorithm to write data, and this enables the memory to write data up to two times faster than traditional 2D planar NAND flash memory.

Unprecedented power efficiency
Since V-NAND technology has eliminated the issue of cell-to-cell interference, its programming steps are greatly reduced. As a result, power consumption is substantially lowered by up to 45 percent compared to planar NAND memory.

Embedded high endurance to store your valuable data
Samsung V-NAND provides up to twice the endurance of planar NAND. V-NAND decreases its electric field because its cells are slightly larger, and employs CTF-based insulators eliminating the risk of cell-to-cell interference, resulting in superior retention performance.
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Details
Duration:
60 months
Type:
Direct
DOA Period:
7 days
RTB Period:
1 months
Manufacturer Contact Details
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Reviews
Rated 5 out of 5 by 8 reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by blazing fast! this little chip is amazingly quick, good size and price is fair but you get what you pay for, 4x+ the speed of an ssd 12 May 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Blisteringly fast Lightning fast boot up times make this the one to beat. Highly recommended. 12 April 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Let the benchmark speak for itself. SiSoftware Sandra Benchmark Results Drive Score : 2.33GB/s Results Interpretation : Higher Scores mean Better Performance. Binary Numeral System (base 2) : 1GB(/s) = 1024MB(/s), 1MB(/s) = 1024kB(/s), 1kB(/s) = 1024 bytes(/s), etc. Benchmark Results Random Access Time : 7µs Results Interpretation : Lower Scores mean Better Performance. Decimal Numeral System (base 10) : 1s = 1000ms, 1ms = 1000µs, 1µs = 1000ns, etc. Benchmark Timings Time to Read Capacity : 3 minute(s), 34 second(s) Results Interpretation : Lower Scores mean Better Performance. Performance per Thread Drive Score : 18.66MB/s No. Threads : 128 Results Interpretation : Higher Scores mean Better Performance. Binary Numeral System (base 2) : 1GB(/s) = 1024MB(/s), 1MB(/s) = 1024kB(/s), 1kB(/s) = 1024 bytes(/s), etc. Detailed Results Speed at position 0% : 2.26GB/s (47.1MB/s - 2.26GB/s) (97%) Speed at position 3% : 2.07GB/s (39MB/s - 2.07GB/s) (89%) Speed at position 7% : 2.44GB/s (46.28MB/s - 2.44GB/s) (105%) Speed at position 10% : 1.9GB/s (35.19MB/s - 1.9GB/s) (81%) Speed at position 13% : 1.85GB/s (34.32MB/s - 1.85GB/s) (79%) Speed at position 17% : 2.3GB/s (43.56MB/s - 2.3GB/s) (98%) Speed at position 20% : 2.28GB/s (43MB/s - 2.28GB/s) (98%) Speed at position 23% : 2.29GB/s (43.16MB/s - 2.29GB/s) (98%) Speed at position 27% : 2.16GB/s (40.41MB/s - 2.16GB/s) (92%) Speed at position 30% : 2.17GB/s (40.52MB/s - 2.17GB/s) (93%) Speed at position 33% : 2.45GB/s (46.37MB/s - 2.45GB/s) (105%) Speed at position 37% : 2.45GB/s (46.49MB/s - 2.45GB/s) (105%) Speed at position 40% : 2.44GB/s (46.42MB/s - 2.44GB/s) (105%) Speed at position 43% : 2.45GB/s (46.82MB/s - 2.45GB/s) (105%) Speed at position 47% : 1.9GB/s (35.09MB/s - 1.9GB/s) (81%) Speed at position 50% : 2.17GB/s (40.66MB/s - 2.17GB/s) (93%) Speed at position 53% : 2.45GB/s (46.37MB/s - 2.45GB/s) (105%) Speed at position 57% : 2.45GB/s (46.41MB/s - 2.45GB/s) (105%) Speed at position 60% : 2.45GB/s (46.37MB/s - 2.45GB/s) (105%) Speed at position 63% : 2.44GB/s (46.66MB/s - 2.44GB/s) (105%) Speed at position 67% : 2.45GB/s (46.6MB/s - 2.45GB/s) (105%) Speed at position 70% : 2.45GB/s (46.6MB/s - 2.45GB/s) (105%) Speed at position 73% : 2.45GB/s (46.39MB/s - 2.45GB/s) (105%) Speed at position 77% : 2.44GB/s (46.64MB/s - 2.44GB/s) (105%) Speed at position 80% : 2.45GB/s (46.55MB/s - 2.45GB/s) (105%) Speed at position 83% : 2.44GB/s (46.28MB/s - 2.44GB/s) (105%) Speed at position 87% : 2.45GB/s (46.56MB/s - 2.45GB/s) (105%) Speed at position 90% : 2.45GB/s (46.5MB/s - 2.45GB/s) (105%) Speed at position 93% : 2.45GB/s (46.4MB/s - 2.45GB/s) (105%) Speed at position 97% : 2.44GB/s (46.3MB/s - 2.44GB/s) (105%) Speed at position 100% : 2.45GB/s (46.6MB/s - 2.45GB/s) (105%) Random Access Time : 7µs (7µs - 91µs) Full Stroke Access Time : 7µs (7µs - 133µs) Benchmark Status Result ID : NVMe Samsung SSD 950 (512.1GB, PCIe) Computer : ASUS All Series ASUS MB (ASUS X99-E WS/USB 3.1) Platform Compliance : x64 System Timer : 14.32MHz Use Overlapped I/O : Yes I/O Queue Depth : 128 request(s) Block Size : 1MB Bytes Per Sector : 512bytes Volume Information Capacity : 477GB Physical Disk Manufacturer : NVMe Model : Samsung SSD 950 Version : BXX7 Serial Number : B510B_60_1********** Interface : PCIe Removable Drive : No Queueing On : Yes 29 March 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Good upgrade for a heavily loaded workstation Installed in a Dell T7810 using a Lycom DT-125 as replacement for a Samsung Evo 850. Significant performance improvement for a reasonable cost. 18 March 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Whoosh! Added this as a boot drive to my Asus Maximus VIII and it flies! I thought traditional SSDs were fast but this thrashes them. Installation of Windows 10 was pretty easy but can only be done in UEFI mode. Scan delivery fast as always. 18 January 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by amazingly fast Boot up times not much faster than with conventional SSD, but programs load instantly and the system is extremely responsive 31 December 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Very fast and works well. This SSD is the fastest SSD I have used yet, and it works extremely well. Many people say that motherboards cannot detect it in the BIOS, but mine could. It is still very expensive for what it is - performance aside, £319 for a 512 GB SSD is pretty steep, and it can't really store that much apart from your operating system, additional software and a few games. I would recommend getting this solely as an OS drive, and use a 1TB SATA SSD for storage of games, as the speed benefit in this SSD does not really help with loading programs or games. I noticed that under de-fragmentation software, the SSD shows that it has a very high fragment percentage, but this is not actually true - it is just the software getting confused with the behaviour of the SSD. I realised this after talking with Samsung support. Great SSD, really fast - get it. 27 November 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Makes an excellent Win10 Boot drive I've popped one of these into the onboard M.2 slot on an Asus Z170-Deluxe mainboard and it's taken to Windows 10 like a duck to water. Note that it's important to update the BIOS for your mainboard to the very latest version, to ensure the drive is correctly recognised, but once you've done this the Windows install routine will recognise it just like any other hard drive. My main machine now boots from cold to a usable desktop in a smidge under 30 seconds. Admittedly this is for a fresh install, before any "bloatware" has been added to the system, but got to admit it's still pretty impressive. One thing I would add is, as you may have read elsewhere, the drive does run a little hot if you push it. Very glad I went for the Asus mainboard as the M.2 slot is well clear of most other things, to aid ventilation, and even comes with a separate PCI-e card if you want to add your drive totally clear of the mainboard (or feel flash enough to have two to these). I notice other board manufacturers, such as MSI, have implemented their M.2 slots directly under where your graphics card is likely to go. Temperature is key to these SSDs as they have a built in throttling mechanism for when they start to get too hot - I really wouldn't want to put one directly under an already toasty GPU card. 09 November 2015
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This is the UK one until the year end: http://www.samsung.com/uk/offer/claimyourfreegame
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Samsung 950 PRO 512GB M.2 NVMe PCIe SSD SM950 Solid State Drive
Samsung 950 PRO 512GB M.2 NVMe PCIe SSD SM950 Solid State Drive