Samsung has announced their 960 Pro and 960 Evo NVMe M.2 SSDs

Up to 2TB of storage on an M.2 SSD

Samsung has announced their 960 Pro and 960 Evo NVMe M.2 SSDs

Samsung has announced their 960 Pro and 960 Evo NVMe M.2 SSDs


Samsung has announced their 960 Pro and 960 Evo NVMe M.2 SSDs at the global SSD summit, with the 960 Pro containing up to 2TB of storage and the 960 Evo containing up to 1TB of storage. 

While Samsung's official announcement will be tomorrow, the company has already shown off the below image, which confirms the existence of these SSDs and their storage capacities. 

In the past, Samsung has already released consumer oriented of their enterprise/OEM SSDs with their 950 Pro, which was a consumer grade version of their highly successful SP951 SSD. As such this 960 Evo is expected to deliver performance that is similar to Samsung's existing PM961, which uses the same TLC V-NAND and Polaris memory controller.   


Samsung has announced their 960 Pro and 960 Evo NVMe M.2 SSDs


The 960 Pro will be a consumer version of their SM961, and the 960 Evo will be a consumer version of their PM961, the specifications for these SSDs are in the table below.   

With TLC NAND this new consumer drive is expected to come in at a lower price than Samsung's current 950 Pro and will ditch the ugly green PCBs of their OEM drives for a gamer friendly black PCB. 


 SM961PM961950 ProSM951PM951
ControllerSamsung Polaris   Samsung Polaris   Samsung UBX   Samsung UBX   Samsung UBX   
Sequential Read3200 MB/s3000MB/s2500MB/s2150MB/s1050MB/s
Sequential Write1800MB/s1150MB/s1500MB/s1550MB/s560MB/s
4K Random Read450K IOPS360K IOPS300K IOPS300K IOPS250K IOPS
4K Random Write400K IOPS280K IOPS110K IOPS100K IOPS144K IOPS
Release Mid 2016Mid 2016October-2015June-20152015


The official announcements of these SSDs will come tomorrow alongside their full specifications. 


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Most Recent Comments

20-09-2016, 14:34:57

Seems like an upgrade for me is near

In the image charts, it doesn't say which is which capacity though... Or maybe it's just me that is dumb? Quote

20-09-2016, 16:24:15

I nearly bought a 500Gb Pro 950 for my new X99 Deluxe II build.

That was until I read there was no real-world benefit if your already using say an 850 evo SSD.

It's rather annoying there simply has to be some kind of performance increase to justify these products, else what is the point?

Anyone care to comment?

Please please I need any excuse so I can snap up even a humble 128 Gb pro 960 LoL. Quote

20-09-2016, 18:34:08

So my 512GB 950 Pro is already outdated? ...

Hope there will be a 2TB 960 Evo eventuallyQuote

20-09-2016, 19:54:33

960 2tb SOLD!

Finally will no longer have to uninstall and reinstall my steam games library.
Still rocking a Samsung XP941 512gb.Quote

20-09-2016, 20:16:12

Imagine only needing 1 M.2 SSD on either 1TB or 2TB and no other drive... Mhm ...Quote

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