Samsung’s Newest 950 Pro Consumer M.2 SSD Capable of 2.5GB/s – 2015 Samsung SSD Global Summit Update

Samsung 950 Slide 1

Today at the 2015 Samsung Global SSD Summit in Seoul, South Korea, Samsung announced their newest consumer NVMe SSD, the 950 Pro.

Samsung 950 Pro M2 SSD Front

Utilizing Samsung’s 3D V-NAND memory and supporting PCIe 3.o x4, the 950 Pro is only available in M.2 form factor and promises to be the smallest, lightest and most powerful SSD platform available to the consumer today.

Samsung 950 pro m2 SSD Back

Available in capacities of 256 and 512GB, it comes with performance specs of 2.5GB/s read and 1.5GB/s write with up to 300,000 read and 110,000 write IOPS.

Samsung 950 Pro m2 SSD Components

It also features Samsung’s own MLC V-NAND 32-layer 128Gb die with a UBX controller and updated Samsung Magician software.

Samsung 950 Pro Throughput

The Samsung 950 Pro M.2 NVMe SSD has AES 256-bit encryption as well as Dynamic Thermal Guard, capable of protecting the drive in temperatures ranging from 0 to 70 degrees Celsius.  In addition, it is capable of withstanding shock up to 1.5G and vibrations to 20G.

950 Pro IOPS

It comes with a 5 year limited warranty with an endurance spec of up to 200 TBW for the 256GB size, and 400TBW for the 512GB capacity. It is expected to be available as of October 2015 with an MSRP of $199 (256GB) and $349 (512GB).

Samsung 950 Pro m2 SSD CDM

Last but not least, Samsung’s release of 256 and 512GB capacities is just a start and we will be seeing a 1TB version at some point in the future.  In fact, if you look closely at the 950 Pro, you will notice that all the components are located on its face, leaving the bottom completely empty for future capacity upgrades.  This is only possible through use of Samsung’s newest V-NAND memory.

Samsung 950 Pro M2 SSD on table

35 comments

  1. Does it have an option rom like the kingston hyperx predator or is
    it like the sm951 which needs motherboard support in order to boot?

    I suppose the latter but it would be nice if it has an option rom for booting.

  2. Is Samsung offering an adapter card to use this on a non-M.2 mobo?

  3. It will have a samsung native nvme driver like intel for the 750 series?

  4. “…updated Samsung Magician software.”
    With full Windows 10 functionality? If so, release it to the rest of us plebes who are getting really tired of the wait.

  5. Any news about 48 layers V-NAND SATA SSD?

  6. Abdulrhman Algilani

    dose it work withe the new macbook pro (macbook pro 2015)

  7. Can this work in my macbook pro mid 2014 model? It has 256gb flash currently.

  8. I tried installing the 950 in my Asus z97i and it doesn’t appear compatible. Says m.2 empty in bios, but detects it in boot override menu. Asus tech support said no Samsung M.2 works.

    Any ideas on how to make this work?

  9. Hi, can I install it (using an M2 to SATA adaptor) into my MacBook Pro 9,1 (mid 2012, NOT Retina display)? Thanks!
    Helen

  10. Hi,dose it work withe the new macbook pro 13″(macbook pro 13″ 2015).Thanks

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