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

By: Jon Coulter | m.2 SSDs in Storage | Posted: Oct 22, 2015 2:00 pm
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TweakTown Rating: 100%Manufacturer: Samsung

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

 

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The 950 Pro retails in a small black box with a picture of the drive on the front. The drives capacity is given on the top right corner of the box.

 

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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's IC's are covered with a manufacturer's label. The label lists the drives capacity, serial number, model number and other relevant information.

 

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The back half of the black PCB is devoid of components.

 

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The drives UBX tri-core 8-channel controller, 512MB LPDDR3 DRAM cache package and both of the drives 256GB flash packages are located on this side of the 22x80mm PCB.

 

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A close-in view of the ARM-based 8-channel Samsung UBX controller that powers the 950 Pro.

 

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A close-in view of one of the drive's two 256GB V-NAND flash packages.

 

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Finally, a close-in view of the drives 512MB LPDDR3 Samsung DRAM package.

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