Samsung SSD 950 Pro (512GB)
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Samsung SSD 950 Pro (512GB)


8.5/10
Overall rating 8.5/10
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The Samsung SSD 950 Pro uses second-generation 128Gbit 32-layer 3D V-NAND architecture and is powered by Samsung's new UBX controller.

Performance:
9
Features:
8.5
Value:
8.5
THE GOOD
Blazing performance
Incredibly small M.2 form factor
High endurance rating
Supports latest interface and NVMe protocol
Easy-to-use Samsung Magician utility
Reasonably priced
THE BAD
Requires a motherboard with PCIe 3.0 x4 M.2 slots or appropriate PCIe 3.0 adapter
NVMe drivers still need work
Shorter warranty compared to predecessor
Pricey compared to SATA-based drives

Product Specification

SSD Capacity 512GB
Flash Memory Type 2nd generation 128Gbit 32-layer 3D V-NAND architecture
Controller Samsung UBX controller
Onboard Cache 512MB LPDDR3
Advertised Sequential Read/Write Speeds
  • Read: Up to 2500MB/s
  • Write: Up to 1500MB/s
Advertised Random Read/Write Speeds
  • Read: Up to 300,000 IOPS
  • Write: Up to 110,000 IOPS
SSD Format M.2 PCIe x4