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  • SSD 950 PRO

    SSD 950 PRO THE NVMe EFFECT.

    Sparkling new possibilities.

950 PRO

Overview

Level up to unmatched
performance

If you're a heavy workload professional searching for an SSD, 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 than SATA SSDs. Presented in a compact M.2 form factor, the 950 PRO is ideal for professionals using high-end PCs and workstations.

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 to run out your battery. Compared to SATA SSD power consumption, the 950 PRO is up to 1.5 times* more power efficient, so your battery will last longer and maintain superior performance levels. * Based on internal 10GB file power consumption tests using a 512GB capacity 850 PRO and 950 PRO.
Results may vary based on the user environment.

Maximize endurance

Samsung V-NAND technology in the 950 PRO increases endurance to withstand heavy client workloads over a 5-year period.* The 950 PRO also features Dynamic Thermal Throttling Protection technology, preventing overheating and maintaining a high level of performance. * 5 years or TBW (256GB: 200 TB, 512GB: 400 TB), whichever comes faster.

Specifications

Form Factor

M.2

Capacity

256 GB, 512 GB

Sequential Read Speed

Max 2,500 MB/sec

Sequential Write Speed

Max 1,500 MB/sec

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MORE SPECS

Model Code (Capacity)1)

  • MZ-VKV256 (256 GB)

  • MZ-VKV512 (512 GB)

General Feature

  • Application

    Client PCs

  • FORM FACTOR

    M.2 (2280)

  • INTERFACE

    PCIe 3.0 x4 (up to 32 Gb/s) NVMe 1.1

  • DIMENSION (WxHxD)

    Max. 80.15 x 22.15 x 2.38 (mm)

  • WEIGHT

    Max. 10g

  • STORAGE MEMORY

    Samsung V-NAND

  • CONTROLLER

    Samsung UBX controller

  • CACHE MEMORY

    512 MB LPDDR3

Special Feature

  • TRIM Support

    Yes

  • S.M.A.R.T Support

    Yes

  • GC (GARBAGE COLLECTION)

    Auto Garbage Collection Algorithm

  • ENCRIPTION SUPPORT

    AES 256-bit for User Data Encryption

  • WWN SUPPORT

    N/A

  • DEVICE SLEEP MODE SUPPORT

    Yes

Performance2)

  • SEQUENTIAL READ

    256 GB: Up to 2,200 MB/sec
    512 GB: Up to 2,500 MB/sec

  • SEQUENTIAL WRITE

    256 GB: Up to 900 MB/sec
    512 GB: Up to 1,500 MB/sec

  • RANDOM READ (4KB, QD32)

    256 GB: Up to 270,000 IOPS (Thread 4)
    512 GB: Up to 300,000 IOPS (Thread 4)

  • RANDOM WRITE (4KB, QD32)

    256 GB: Up to 85,000 IOPS (Thread 4)
    512 GB: Up to 110,000 IOPS (Thread 4)

  • RANDOM READ (4KB, QD1)

    256 GB: Up to 11,000 IOPS (Thread 1)
    512 GB: Up to 12,000 IOPS (Thread 1)

  • RANDOM WRITE (4KB, QD1)

    256 GB: Up to 43,000 IOPS (Thread 1)
    512 GB: Up to 43,000 IOPS (Thread 1)

Environment

  • AVERAGE POWER CONSUMPTION
    (System Level)3)

    Average: 5.1 W (256 GB), 5.7 W (512 GB)

  • POWER CONSUMPTION (IDLE)3)

    Max. 70mW

  • ALLOWABLE VOLTAGE

    N/A

  • RELIABILITY (MTBF)

    1.5 Million Hours

  • OPERATING TEMPERATURE

    1 - 70 ℃

  • Shock

    1500G , duration 0.5ms, 3 axis

Accessories

  • INSTALLATION KIT

    N/A

Software

Warranty

  • MZ-VKV256 (256 GB)

    5 Year or 200TBW

  • MZ-VKV512 (512 GB)

    5 Year or 400TBW

  • * Whichever comes first

  • 1) 1 GB=1 Billionbyte by IDEMA. Actual usable capacity may be less (due to formatting, partitioning, operating system, applications or otherwise).
  • 2) Sequential performance measurements based on CrystalDiskMark 5.0.2, and Random performance measurements based on Iometer 1.1.0. Performance may vary based on SSD’s firmware version, system hardware & configuration. Test system configuration: Intel Core i5-6600K @ 3.5GHz, DDR3 1600MHz 8GB, OS – Windows10 x64, Mainboard: MSI (Skylake), Model : Z170 KRAIT Gaming
  • 3) Power consumption measured with IOmeter 1.1.0 with Intel i7-4770K(Haswell, 3.5GHz), DDR3 8GB, ASRock Z87 Extreme9/ac, APST on, OS- Windows7 Ultimate x64 SP1

Download files

950 PRO Data Sheet

950 PRO Brochure

950 PRO White Paper

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