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Samsung 960 PRO and 960 EVO SSDs coming next month

Samsung 960 PRO and 960 EVO NVMe SSDs available in in 250 GB, 500 GB and 1 TB variants
Samsung 960 PRO and 960 EVO
These two new drives offer capacities between 250 GB and 1 TB (960 EVO) and 2 TB (960 PRO), being expected to hit the market next month starting at $129.99 USD and $329.99 USD.

Samsung Electronics has just unveiled two new V-NAND-based solid state drives for the consumer market. Simply dubbed Samsung 960 PRO and 960 EVO, these drives use the M.2 form factor and provide "powerful performance, endurance and capacity topped with all new and more robust Samsung Magician software package."

These are the highlights of the two new drives:

  • Capacity: 250 GB, 500 GB, 1 TB (both), 2 TB (only 960 PRO)
  • Sequential read speed: up to 3,200 MB/s (960 EVO), 3,500 MB/s (960 PRO)
  • Sequential write speed: up to 1,900 MB/s (960 EVO), 2,100 MB/s (960 PRO)
  • Random read speed: up to 380,000 IOPS (960 EVO), 440,000 IOPS (960 PRO)
  • Random write speed: up to 360,000 IOPS (both)
  • Samsung features: Dynamic Thermal Guard, Intelligent TurboWrite
  • Warranty: Three-year limited warranty up to 400 TBW for 1 TB capacity (960 EVO), Five-year limited warranty up to 1.2 Petabytes for 2 TB capacity (960 PRO)

The starting manufacturer suggested retail prices are $129.99 USD and $329.99 USD (250 GB versions of the 960 EVO and the 960 PRO). Both drives are expected to hit the market in October. 

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Codrut Nistor, 2016-09-21 (Update: 2016-09-21)
Codrut Nistor
Codrut Nistor - News Editor
Although I have been writing about new software and hardware for almost a decade, I consider myself to be old school. I always enjoy listening to music on CD or tape instead of digital files and I will not even get into the touchscreen vs physical keys debate. However, I also enjoy new technology, as I now have the chance to take a look at the future every day. I joined the Notebookcheck crew back in 2013 and I have no plans to leave the ship anytime soon.