3,200MB/s Seq. Read
1,800MB/s Seq. Write
About This Product
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.
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 1,800 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 200 TBW* for the 500GB capacity model and is backed by a 3-year limited warranty. Dynamic Thermal Guard prevents overheating, protecting your data and ensuring optimal performance.
Samsung Magician software is designed to help you manage your SSD with a simple and intuitive user interface.
Get notifications when new firmware is released, and easily install updates for enhanced performance, stability, and compatibility.
Check your SSD's sequential and random read/write speeds, so you can maintain superb performance.
Protect data by selecting security options. The 960 EVO supports AES 256-bit hardware-based encryption and is compliant with TCG Opal and IEEE 1667.
PCIe 3.0 x4, NVMe 1.2
500 GB (1GB=1 Billionbyte by IDEMA)*
Sequential Read Speed
Up to 3,200 MB/sec**
Sequential Write Speed
Up to 1,800 MB/sec**
Random Read Speed
Random Read (4KB, QD32):
Up to 330,000 IOPS (Thread 4)**
Random Read (4KB, QD1):
Up to 14,000 IOPS (Thread 1)**
Random Write Speed
Random Write (4KB, QD32):
Up to 330,000 IOPS (Thread 4)**
Random Write (4KB, QD1):
Up to 50,000 IOPS (Thread 1)**
Samsung Polaris controller
AES 256-bit for User Data Encryption, TCG Opal
GC (Garbage Collection)
Auto Garbage Collection Algorithm
Device Sleep Mode Support
Power Consumption (W)
*Average: Typ. 5.4 Watts, Idle : 40mW *Actual power consumption may vary depending on system hardware & configuration
1.5 Million Hours Reliability (MTBF)
32ºF - 158ºF
1500G , duration 0.5m sec, 3 axis
Dimensions (W x D x H)
3.15" x 0.87" x 0.09"
Magician Software for SSD management
3 Year Limited Warranty or 200TBW Limited Warranty
32 User Reviews
"I recently scraped my FX system, and built a Ryzen system. I opted for this drive after researching many NVME offerings. I am biased towards Samsung a bit, as I have used so many of their products, an..."
Master0382 October 15, 2017
"A bit pricey but its a little faster than the others. And it looks really good aesthetically sitting on the motherboard. I would recommend this to others"
humanbean May 12, 2017
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Features and specifications are subject to change without prior notification.
*Actual usable capacity may be less (due to formatting, partitioning, operating system, applications or otherwise)
**Performance may vary based on system hardware & configuration
***Actual power consumption may vary depending on system hardware & configuration