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Samsung Introduces 960 PRO And 960 EVO Solid State Drives

Samsung has unveiled two new solid state drives in the form of its 960 PRO and 960 EVO, designed to deliver ever-more compact and fast storage.

The V-NAND based, M.2 form factor SSDs build on Samsung’s non-volatile memory express (NVMe) line-up as it “continues to accelerate the NVMe era”, with both models using the PCIe Gen.3 x4 lane interface.

samsung2“Packed with more technology and innovation than ever, the 960 PRO and 960 EVO are designed for users who seek smaller and faster storage solutions that deliver higher bandwidth and lower latency for processing massive amounts of data for everything from gaming and large file transfers to 4K video rendering, data analytics and more on their ultra-thin notebooks and PCs,” Samsung states.

The 960 PRO is capable of peak sequential read and write transfer speeds of 3,500 MB/s and 2,100 MB/s, respectively, delivering random read and write IOPS of up to 440,000 and 360,000, respectively.

Samsung states that it is the world’s fastest M.2 NVMe SSD, with it available in a 2 TB capacity, the highest capacity commercially available for M.2 NVMe SSDs, in addition to 512 GB and 1 TB versions.

Available in 250 GB, 500 GB and 1 TB capacities, the 960 EVO sees the debut of Samsung’s Intelligent TurboWrite technology, accelerating sequential read and write speeds, reaching 3,200 MB/s and 1,900 MB/s, respectively, with random read speed reaching up to 380,000 IOPS and random write speed up to 360,000 IOPS.

Samsung states that the 960 PRO and 960 EVO will be available worldwide starting in October.

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