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Samsung SM961 1TB M.2 NVMe PCIe SSD Review

By: Jon Coulter | m.2 SSDs in Storage | Posted: Jul 4, 2016 1:10 pm
TweakTown Rating: 97%Manufacturer: Samsung

Samsung SM961 1TB M.2 NVMe PCIe SSD

 

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RamCity ships the SM961 in a small brown cardboard flip top box.

 

 

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The drive is contained within a sealed anti-static envelope, sandwiched between two layers of foam padding.

 

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This side of the drive houses all of the drive's components. There is a manufacturer's label that lists the drive's part number, model number, serial number, shipping firmware, and date of manufacture.

 

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This side of the drive's PCB is completely blank.

 

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A shot of the drive with the manufacturer label removed.

 

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A detailed view of the drive's ARM-based Samsung Polaris controller.

 

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A detailed view of the drive's 1024MB (1GB) LPDDR3 1600MHz DRAM cache package.

 

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A detailed view of one of the drive's two 512GB Samsung VNAND flash packages.

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