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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
TweakTown Rating: 100%Manufacturer: Samsung

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




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.





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.




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




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.




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




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.




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




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




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

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