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Samsung SSD 950 Pro

Samsung SSD 950 Pro
alaScore 98

370 reviews

Oct, 2017

alaTest has collected and analyzed 370 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 Solid-state drive for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Solid-state drive the Samsung SSD 950 Pro is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 98/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review by: (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 Solid-state drive 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

Oct, 2017

Consumer review by: (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 Solid-state drive 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

Oct, 2017

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: Michael Nguyen (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 one) NVMe PCIe SSD the Samsung 950 PRO [official 950 Pro page].

Will it replace the Samsung SSD 850 series? I think not. The SATA 3, especially the 850 EVO version is still “the best bang for the buck”.

Oct, 2015

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: 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: 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: Steven Walton (techspot)

Samsung SSD 950 Pro 512GB PCIe Review

 

Since the arrival of the these initial M.2 SSD products, we've been waiting for a more affordable mainstream release, and that's exactly what the Samsung SSD 950 Pro delivers. Made exclusively in the M.2 2280 form factor, the SSD 950 Pro comes in 256GB...

Uber fast, NVMe support, excellent Samsung warranty, reliability is expected to be great given Samsung's history, suppository size.

Expect to pay a premium for the extreme performance. Compatibility could be an issue as it requires an M.2 PCIe 3.0 x4 interface.

Looking back at the performance it's clear Samsung's SSD 950 Pro series is taking the next step in mainstream SSD performance. For the most part, the 950 Pro was unbeatable, though oddly at times it did slip.

Dec, 2015

Expert review by: Matt Safford (computershopper.com)

Samsung SSD 950 Pro (512GB) Review and Ratings

 

With performance that blows away almost every other consumer SSD, a reasonable price, and a standard M.2 form factor, the SSD 950 Pro is easy to recommend for those who crave speed. But desktop users running very heavy workloads may still want to...

Crazy-fast ; Reasonably affordable ; Standard M.2 form factor

Capacity tops out at 512GB (for now) ; Intel SSD 750 Series still faster on some tests ; Shorter warranty than on Samsung's SSD 850 Pro

The Intel SSD 750 Series is arguably better equipped to handle server tasks than the SSD 950 Pro, so if that’s your aim, it’s worth paying extra for. But given that both of these drives are aimed at enthusiasts, professional content creators, and...

Dec, 2015

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: (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

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

Product Specifications

Design

SSD form factor:M.2

Performance

PCI Express interface data lanes:X4
TBW rating:400