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  • SSD 960 EVO

    SSD 960 EVO A smart choice in
    NVMe SSDs

960 EVO

Overview

The smart choice in NVMe SSDs

If you're looking for the next great advance in PC performance, the Samsung 960 EVO is a smart choice. An NVMe™ interface provides enhanced bandwidth, and a new controller and Samsung's intelligent TurboWrite technology deliver next-generation performance. Included are an advanced maintenance software solution and a 3-year limited warranty, which increase its value.
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960 EVO
960 EVO

Raise your performance expectations

The 960 EVO offers the next level of performance in storage for smart consumers who want an experience beyond what the SATA interface can provide. An enhanced bandwidth, provided by the NVMe interface, combined with the new Polaris controller, facilitates sequential R/W speeds up to 3,200/1,900 MB/s and random R/W speeds up to 380/360K IOPS, respectively. Plus, the new Intelligent TurboWrite technology accelerates write speeds even further*.
*Sequential performance measurements based on CrystalDiskMark 5.0.2/IOmeter 1.1.0 and random performance measurements based on IOmeter 1.1.0.Performance may vary based on the SSD`s firmware version,system hardware and configuration.Test system configuration: Intel® Core i7-6700K CPU@4.0 GHz,DDR4 1700MHz 16GB,OS-Window 10 Pro x64,Chipset-ASROCK Z170 EXTREME 7. *Sequential Write performance measurements based on Intelligent TurboWrite technology.The sequential write performances after Intelligent TurboWrite region are 300 MB/s(250GB),600 MB/s(500GB) and 1200 MB/s(1TB).
Sequential read up to 3,300 MB/s,Sequential write up to 1,900 MB/s, nvme
Sequential read up to 3,300 MB/s,Sequential write up to 1,900 MB/s, nvme

Rest easy with solid reliability

Great performance is not measured by speed alone. How long the performance can be sustained is also important. The 960 EVO holds its own by boasting up to 400 TBW* for the 1TB model. Dynamic Thermal Guard prevents overheating, protecting the data and ensuring optimal responsiveness. It's all backed by a 3-year limited warranty**.
*TBW : Terabytes Written **Samsung's warranty does not cover any costs and expenses relating to SSDs' overhaul/assembly and data recovery for repairs or replacements.
TBW 400 Terabytes, Dynamic Thermal Guard
TBW 400 Terabytes, Dynamic Thermal Guard

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.
Magician software solution
Magician software solution

Specifications

Form Factor

M.2

Capacity

250 GB, 500 GB, 1000 GB

Sequential Read Speed

Max 3,200 MB/sec

Sequential Write Speed

Max 1,900 MB/sec

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MORE SPECS

Model Code (Capacity)1)

  • MZ-V6E250 (250 GB)

  • MZ-V6E500 (500 GB)

  • MZ-V6E1T0 (1000 GB)

General Feature

  • Application

    Client PCs

  • FORM FACTOR

    M.2

  • INTERFACE

    PCIe 3.0 x4, NVMe 1.2 (partial)

  • DIMENSION (WxHxD)

    Max. 80.15 x 22.15 x 2.38 (mm)

  • WEIGHT

    250 GB: Max 7.7g
    500 GB: Max 8g
    1000 GB: Max 8g

  • STORAGE MEMORY

    Samsung V-NAND

  • CONTROLLER

    Samsung Polaris controller

  • CACHE MEMORY

    512 MB Low Power DDR3 (250 GB, 500 GB)
    1 GB Low Power DDR3 (1000 GB)

Special Feature

  • TRIM Support

    TRIM Supported

  • S.M.A.R.T Support

    S.M.A.R.T Supported

  • GC (GARBAGE COLLECTION)

    Auto Garbage Collection Algorithm

  • ENCRYPTION SUPPORT

    AES 256-bit for User Data Encryption,
    TCG Opal

  • WWN SUPPORT

    N/A

  • DEVICE SLEEP MODE SUPPORT

    5mW (L1.2)

Performance2)

  • SEQUENTIAL READ

    Up to 3,200 MB/sec

  • SEQUENTIAL WRITE

    250 GB: Up to 1,500 MB/sec
    500 GB: Up to 1,800 MB/sec
    1000 GB: Up to 1,900 MB/sec

  • RANDOM READ (4KB, QD32)

    250 GB: Up to 330,000 IOPS (Thread 4)
    500 GB: Up to 330,000 IOPS (Thread 4)
    1000 GB: Up to 380,000 IOPS (Thread 4)

  • RANDOM WRITE (4KB, QD32)

    250 GB: Up to 300,000 IOPS (Thread 4)
    500 GB: Up to 330,000 IOPS (Thread 4)
    1000 GB: Up to 360,000 IOPS (Thread 4)

  • RANDOM READ (4KB, QD1)

    Up to 14,000 IOPS (Thread 1)

  • RANDOM WRITE (4KB, QD1)

    Up to 50,000 IOPS (Thread 1)

Environment

  • AVERAGE POWER CONSUMPTION
    (System Level)3)

    Typ. 5.3 Watts (250 GB)
    Typ. 5.4 Watts (500 GB)
    Typ. 5.7 Watts (1000 GB)

  • POWER CONSUMPTION (IDLE)3)

    40mW

  • RELIABILITY (MTBF)

    1.5 Million Hours Reliability (MTBF)

  • OPERATING TEMPERATURE

    0°C to 70°C (Measured by SMART Temperature. Proper airflow recommended)

  • Shock

    1500G, duration 0.5m sec, 3 axis

Accessories

  • INSTALLATION KIT

    N/A

Software

  • MANAGEMENT SW

    Magician Software for SSD management

Warranty

  • MZ-V6E250 (250 GB)

    3 Years or 100 TBW

  • MZ-V6E500 (500 GB)

    3 Years or 200 TBW

  • MZ-V6E1T0 (1000 GB)

    3 Years or 400 TBW

  • 1) 1 GB=1 Billionbyte by IDEMA. Actual usable capacity may be less (due to formatting, partitioning, operating system, applications or otherwise).
  • 2) Performance may vary based on system hardware & configuration
  • 3) Actual power consumption may vary depending on system hardware & configuration

Download files

NVMe Driver

Magician Software

960 EVO Data Sheet

NVMe Driver - Installation Guide

Magician Software - Installation Guide

960 EVO Brochure