Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Samsung's NVMe SSD Boasts Read Speed of 2,500 MB/s

Samsung introduced the first consumer-ready, Non-Volatile Memory Express (NVMe) M.2 form factor SSD with vertical NAND (V-NAND) technology and supporting the Peripheral Component Interconnect Express (PCIe) 3.0 interface.

The 950 PRO, which will be available in 512 GB and 256GB storage capacities, boasts sequential read/write speeds of up to 2,500 MB/s and 1,500 MB/s. Random read performance is up to 300,000 IOPS, with write speeds of up to 110,000 IOPS. It features Samsung's second generation MLC V-NAND 32-layer 128Gb die with UBX controller and magician software.

The drive features AES 256-bit Full Disk Encryption to protect data and Dynamic Thermal Guard, which can protect the device and data in inclement weather from 0 to 70 degrees Celsius. It can also withstand physical shock of up to 1500G/0.5ms and vibrations up to 20G.

Pricing starts at $199.99 for the 256GB capacity and $349.99 for the 512GB capacity.