Samsung unveiled its 950 Pro SSD in Seoul, Korea at the annual Global Summit SSD company. Pro 950 drive uses a slim form factor M.2 portability and energy efficiency, designed for notebook computers and mobile workstations.

Samsung claims that the 950 Pro SSD is the first non-volatile memory Express (NVMe) M form factor of 0.2 with the vertical NAND technology (vNAND) is designed for consumers who supports PCIe interface 3.0.

950 Pro is available in 512 GB, or 256 GB or capacity. The larger 512GB drive delivers up to 2,500MB and 1500 read and write speeds, respectively. Random read performance to 300,000 IOPS, and write speeds up to 110,000 IOPS. The drive uses the second generation of Samsung, MLC NAND flash V-32 architecture-Layter 128GB matrix.

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This reading speed increased 4.5 times, with a write speed increased 2.8 times, according to the tests Samsung.

NVMe driver will support Windows 7, 8 and 10.1. Drivers will be available soon for Linux and Windows Server, Samsung said in a presentation.

Samsung announced that it will make the 1TB capacity in a format M.2, but did not give a timeframe. 850 Pro M.2 will be available in capacities of 1 TB, starting in 2016


is designed for business applications, Samsung offers a limited warranty of five years. Actuators can be used in extreme temperature of from 0 to 70 degrees Celsius.

In addition, the drive can handle shock to 1,500G / 0,5 ms and vibration up to 20G.

drives will be available in October. Version 256GB, is expected to cost $ 199 (£ 128, $ 279 Australian) and the version of 512 GB will cost $ 349 (£ 224, $ 489 AU). Samsung said the new drives deliver the performance, capacity and cost.

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