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Samsung 950 Pro M.2 PCIe Gen 3x4 NVMe SSD RAID 0 Report

By: Jon Coulter | RAID in Storage | Posted: Feb 17, 2016 2:15 pm

Samsung 950 Pro M.2 PCIe Gen 3x4 NVMe SSD

 

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Samsung's 950 Pro retails in small black box with a picture of the drive on front. The drive's capacity is given on the top right corner of the box. The rear of the packaging informs us that the 950 Pro will deliver future performance today and that the 950 Pro is the world's first V-NAND-based NVMe SSD.

 

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Inside the box, the drive is cradled in a clear plastic enclosure for protection.

 

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The front of the tiny black PCB is covered with a manufacturer's label. The label lists the drive's capacity, serial number, model number and other relevant information. The back half of the PCB is devoid of components.

 

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A tri-core ARM-based 8-channel Samsung UBX controller powers the 950 Pro. One core is dedicated to read operations, one to write operations, and one for host interaction.

 

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One of the drive's two V-NAND flash packages.

 

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Finally, a close-in view of the drive's 512MB LPDDR3 Samsung DRAM cache package.

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