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World's fastest Samsung 2TB SSD rocks 2.1GB/sec writes

Samsung smashes the consumer SSD speed barrier with its new 960 Pro and 960 EVO VNAND-powered duo
By: Derek Strickland | Storage News | Posted: Sep 21, 2016 4:04 am

Samsung SSD Summit 2016 - Samsung has once again redefined consumer solid state drives with its new 960 EVO and 960 PRO M.2 SSD duo, offering lightning fast transfer rates with high-capacities and optimum reliability.




Samsung's new 960 PRO is now the world's fastest consumer SSD, hitting peak sequential reads of 3,500 MB/s and write speeds of 2,100 MB/s as well as random read and write IOPS of up to 440,000 and 360,000 respectively. The 960 PRO also packs in an amazing 2TB of data thanks to Samsung's vertically-stacked VNAND memory technique. The 960 PRO SSD is also available in 512GB and 1TB capacities along with the 2TB model.


Armed with Samsung's new Intelligent TurboWrite tech, the 960 EVO SSD blazes with peak read speeds of 3,200 MB/s and 1,900 MB/s write speeds, and comes in more diverse capacities like 250GB, 500GB, and 1TB. The 960 EVO also features random read speeds of 380,000 IOPS and random write speeds of up to 360,000 IOPs, and comes with a three-year limited warranty and up to 400 TBW (whichever occurs first) for the 1TB model.




Both the 960 PRO and 960 EVO are built on Samsung's high-performance V-NAND NVMe technology set in the M.2 form factor, and are designed for consumers who need "higher bandwidth and lower latency to process massive amounts of data," including 4K video footage.


"We were proud to erect the NVMe era last year with the introduction of our 950 PRO SSD. Now, with the introduction of the NVMe 960 PRO and 960 EVO SSDs, Samsung is once again taking the next step in the multi-terabyte SSD technology and the storage revolution, providing users higher capacities and speeds than ever before within an NVMe PCIe drive to create new possibilities for consumers and business professionals," said Un-Soo Kim, Senior Vice President of Branded Product Marketing, Memory Business at Samsung Electronics.


Samsung's new SSDs will be available globally next month in October, with the 960 PRO starting at $329 and the 960 EVO starting at $129.


For more info, be sure to check out Samsung's official SSD website.



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