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Samsung SSD 950 Pro

Samsung SSD 950 Pro
alaScore 96

372 reviews

Sep, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 372 reviews of Samsung SSD 950 Pro. The average rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.5/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Samsung SSD 950 Pro is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 96/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Samsung SSD 950 Pro

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1 user review of Samsung SSD 950 Pro from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.5/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.co.uk.

100% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Samsung 950 PROSamsung 950 PRO

Sep, 2018

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Samsung SSD 950 Pro

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 111 user reviews of Samsung SSD 950 Pro from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.5/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.com.

93% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Samsung 950 PRO -Series 512GB PCIe NVMe - M.2 Internal SSD 2-Inch MZ-V5P512BWSamsung 950 PRO -Series 512GB PCIe NVMe - M.2 Internal SSD 2-Inch MZ-V5P512BW

Sep, 2018

Expert review by : Billy Tallis (anandtech.com)

The Samsung 950 Pro PCIe SSD Review (256GB and 512GB)

 

After shipping two generations of M.2 drives with PCIe interfaces for OEM customers, Samsung is releasing a PCIe drive to the retail market which has the added benefit of including the latest features Samsung offers. The Samsung 950 Pro is the new...

So far, Intel is the only manufacturer that has produced an enthusiast drive using the U.2 connector to provide PCIe x4 to a 2.5" drives. U.2 support is far less common than M.2, but the next time Samsung wants to introduce a major performance boost,...

Oct, 2015

Expert review by (ubergizmo.com)

Samsung SSD 950 PRO Review

 

Every year Samsung releases a brand new SSD product and this year is no exception. For 2015, Samsung introduces the world’s first (another...

THE MOST COMPETITIVE NVME PCIE SSD

Oct, 2015

Expert review by : Jarred Walton (maximumpc.com)

Samsung 950 Pro 512GB Review

 

When we first looked at Samsung's 950 Pro, we only had the 256GB model for testing; it's time to rectify that omission and see what the additional capacity brings to the party

Jan, 2016

Expert review by : Jarred Walton (maximumpc.com)

Samsung 950 Pro 256GB Review

 

The 950 Pro is Samsung's first retail NVMe drive, delivering gobs of performance in a chewy gum stick form factor

Oct, 2015

Expert review by : Chris Ramseyer (tomshardware.com)

Samsung 950 Pro 256GB RAID Report

 

When it comes to flash capacity, more is better. The question is whether two are better than one. Today, we look at the Samsung 950 Pro 256GB SSD again, but with a focus on pairing two drives in a RAID 0 array. This option costs a little more than a...

Doubling capacity and increasing data integrity are still good use cases for RAID in the home

Increasing performance through RAID 0 no longer has the same shine it once had. NVMe SSDs are fast enough to satisfy the most demanding user needs. We've hit a point where RAID 0 run off of a chipset gives diminishing returns

The NVMe protocol certainly delivered all it promised. The technology has reduced flash latency to the host system, and that has freed up access times as well as throughput ceilings. The 950 Pro has leveraged the technology so well that running two...

Mar, 2016

Expert review by : Jon Coulter (tweaktown.com)

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

 

Samsung's newest SSD, the 950 Pro, is the world's first 3D V-NAND powered NVMe SSD. How does this tiny SSD perform? Let's take a close look.

Oct, 2015

Expert review by : Chris Ramseyer (tomshardware.com)

Samsung 950 Pro SSD Review

 

NVMe in the M.2 form factor is finally a reality for desktop enthusiasts. Retailers begin selling Samsung's 950 Pro today, and we already have three drives in-hand.

The 950 Pro delivers class leading performance at a good price point, thermal envelope and low power consumption. Advanced software features seal the deal but we're still waiting to see Rapid Mode for this product

The 950 Pro needs a 1TB model to satisfy power users and a 2TB model for gamers with large Steam / Origin libraries. Magician Software with Windows 10 support is lacking at this time but Samsung is working on it

The Samsung 950 Pro sets a new bar for high performance storage and brings it to market at a low price point. Samsung didn't need to lean on power hungry enterprise controllers or ridiculous adapters + cables either to enable NVMe technology in...

Oct, 2015

Expert review by (cdrinfo.com)

Samsung 950 Pro M.2 512GB NVMe review

 

Samsung has already released M.2 drives with PCIe interfaces for OEM customers, but now the company is bringing a PCIe drive to the retail market. The Samsung 950 Pro is Samsung's first consumer M.2 and NVMe drive that uses the full performance of four...

Samsung's debut consumer PCIe M.2 drive with NVMe is impressive, although Samsung is entering a market which includes only a few that currently have in their desktops the latest, high-end computers. But for a top of the line drive, the 950 Pro is...

Oct, 2015

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Expert review by : Edward Chester (trustedreviews.com)

Samsung 950 Pro M.2 SSD

 

Samsung's latest SSDs combine the company's high-speed V-NAND memory, the new NVMe standard, an ultra-small M.2 form factor and a PCI Express interface to provide a fast and capacious storage upgrade.

Incredibly fast read and write performance ; Competitively priced ; Tiny M.2 form factor ; 5yr warranty

Limited motherboard/laptop compatibility ; Overkill for many users ; May not be bootable on some systems

Oct, 2015

Expert review by : EZ Bardeguez (techradar.com)

Samsung SSD Pro 950 M.2 review

 

Speed in a new dimension

Decent price ; Excellent performance ; Low power usage

Software/hardware incompatibility issues ; Max 512GB

The Samsung Pro 950 M.2 SSD is an amazing SSD. It's speedy, affordable and incredibly energy efficient. However, if your motherboard doesn't support connectivity you will have to get an adapter, which can be a headache, especially in the case of a...

Oct, 2015

Product Specifications

Design

Color of product:Black
Internal: Yes
SSD form factor:M.2

Energy Management

Power consumption (idle):0.07
Power consumption (read):5.7
Power consumption (sleep mode):0.0025
Power consumption (write):5.7

Operational Conditions

Operating relative humidity range:5 - 95
Operating shock:1500
Operating temperature range (T-T):0 - 70
Operating vibration:20

Other Features

Internal: Yes

Performance

Data Transfer Rate:32
Mean time between failures (MTBF):1500000
PCI Express interface data lanes:X4
Random read (4KB):300000
Random write (4KB):110000
Read Speed:2500
S.M.A.R.T support: Yes
S.M.A.R.T. support: Yes
Security algorithms:256-bit AES
Sequential writing: Yes
Solid-state drive capacity:512
Solid-state drive interface:PCI Express
Solid-state drive interfaces:M.2
TBW rating:400
TRIM support: Yes
Write Speed:1500

Power

Power consumption (idle):0.07
Power consumption (read):5.7
Power consumption (sleep):0.0025
Power consumption (write):5.7

Technical Details

Form Factor:M.2
Operating relative humidity (H-H):5 - 95
Operating relative humidity range:5 - 95
Operating shock:1500
Operating temperature (T-T):0 - 70
Operating temperature range (T-T):0 - 70
Operating vibration:20

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:0.87
Height:0.0937
Weight:0.353
Width:3.16