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Samsung 960 Pro M.2 NVMe SSD Review Discussion

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Samsung continues to set a high bar with its storage products. The company has released the highest capacity M.2 drive for consumers, for the second year in a row (last year they were the first to release a 1TB M.2 and this year they are the first to release a 2TB M.2 for consumers). On top of that, the drive has record setting sequential performance, the highest we've yet to test on the consumer side. The 960 PRO's form factor is ideal for where the market is heading. The only real downside to the drive, is the same downside to all new technology, early adopters will pay the price penalty, with the 2TB MRSP of $1,299.

Samsung 960 Pro M.2 NVMe SSD Review

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Is this leaderboard worthy? It does seem to be overall, an improvement over the last generation.

 

Any word on if there will be enterprise versions? The SM951 for example had the SM953, which was an enterprise variant with power loss protection. There are typically enterprise versions, like the 850 Pro having the Samsung SV843 and  Samsung SM863.

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Good point elf, we'll make some updates on that page. 

They haven't said anything that I know of, but Samsung isn't always the most forthcoming with timely info. 

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It looks like they already have one.

 

The Samsung SM961 (MLC version) and PM961 (TLC version):

http://www.anandtech.com/show/10168/samsung-shows-off-sm961-and-pm961-ssds-oem-drives-get-a-boost

 

The Anandtech article mentions that both have the Polaris controller; not sure if it is the same one as before.

 

Here's a review too:

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/samsung-sm961-ssd,4608.html

 

For sale 512 GB SM961:

https://www.amazon.com/Samsung-Genuine-Eluktronics-Eluktro-MZVKW512HMJP-00000/dp/B01N2IRIDV/ref=sr_1_2?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1482178679&sr=1-2&keywords=sm961

 

1TB PM961

https://www.amazon.com/Samsung-Genuine-Eluktronics-Eluktro-MZVLW1T0HMLH-00000/dp/B01MSO0S39/ref=sr_1_9?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1482178679&sr=1-9&keywords=sm961

 

Let me know what you think. There are probably reviews of the PM961 somewhere on the web.

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