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Samsung 950 PRO

Samsung 950 PRO
alaScore 89

112 reviews

Jan, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 112 reviews of Samsung 950 PRO. The average rating for this product is 4.7/5, 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 950 PRO is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 112 reviews)

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Consumer review by: Oleg F. (

Purchased for my alienware 17r3 and just love this drive.


I would absolutley recommend this product to someone looking for a new m.2 ssd there is a 512gb version but 256gb for a boot drive and a few minor programs is enough for me got a 2nd drive for the apps and stuff.

Super fast i've only owned this since May 19th but I love it. Super fast once you get the bios set the right way which i dont even know how i did lol its been a while since ive owned a new pc let alone pc (mac user) but everything went smooth after....

1. The only real con i have is that it didnt come with a screw to secure it in the laptop which isnt really a con being that most purchase this to replace an existing drive i did not but was able to find the right screw. 2. Initial setup was a little...

May, 2016

Consumer review by: Anonymous (

20 seconds from button press to desktop


Fast. Silly fast.


May, 2016

Consumer review by: Al P. (

Worked with my ASRock Extreme4, EVGA x99 micro2 mATX and ASRock x99e ITX/ac motherboards.


Fast Small Sexy No SATA data cables cluttering your face

Probably not worth the premium $$$ price honestly, more of a bragging rights and "because I could" purchase. Also, you might need to disable CSM in BIOS to get the drive to install Windows (through the USB and booting into UEFI off the USB, CDs might...

May, 2016

Consumer review by: CHRISTOPHER S. (

EVO + RAPID is faster


It is extremely unacceptable that Samsung Magician / RAPID software is incompatable with Samsung M.2 SSD drives. DDR4 2400 & faster can still speed up M.2 drives & Samsung must update its applications to support their newest & best M.2 SSDs.

Snap - in install to M.2 connector - couldn't be any easier. Rapid copies & installs. Good Speed for an SSD.

SAMSUNG EVO with its included RAPID RAM caching software runs significantly faster. RAPID software fails to work with Samsung M.2 Drives - incompatable with 3rd party RAM caching software also...

May, 2016

Consumer review by: Anonymous (

Speed Devil


My new build: MB: ASRock ASRock Fatal1ty Gaming Z170 Gaming K4 CPU: Intel Core i7-6700K SDRAM: G.SKILL TridentZ Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) 288-Pin DDR4 SDRAM DDR4 3200 (PC4 25600) Desktop Memory Model F4-3200C14D-16GTZ SSD: SAMSUNG 950 PRO M.2 256GB...

Speed, speed, speed! Magician and Transfer Software Low amps: cool running


May, 2016

Consumer review by: Anonymous (

i like it


would love to see a 1 TB this size for the same price and a cheaper 1TB+ 850 pro so people can phase out the old HDD and make these a new standard

awesome performance in an ssd the size of a stick of gum basically, takes up no extra real estate goes onto motherboard nice and easy, win 7 fresh install was funky so i put OS on the 850pro i figure let the cheaper one do most of the work and save...

price tag even on sale

May, 2016

Consumer review by: Tom T. (

Wow is this fast


This is my first SSD and wow does it speed things up. Installed Win10 quickly and had the most flawless PC build I have ever had.

Just plain stupid fast. Really quiet. Replaced my mechanical drive with this. Complete silence.

M.2 ports are hard to find. Making sure the MB bios supported NVMe was tricky. So I only looked at MB that claimed to support NVMe. I ended up getting the Asus Z170-A.

May, 2016

Consumer review by: Keith E. (

Dedicate 10 percent of the drive


Run Benchmarking program after you dedicate 10 percent of the drive

Very fast....Run Samsung magician to dedicate 10 percent of the drive for Cache


May, 2016

Consumer review by: Paul K. (

Stupid Fast!


-Great value, definitely worth the price! Would highly recommend this to anyone building a computer.

-Ludicrous speed SSD! Seriously, I cannot get over how snappy my computer is now -Fair price

-My BIOS doesn't natively support NVMe, but that's not the SSD's fault

May, 2016

Consumer review by: Anonymous (

So fast as OS drive!


Works great on z170x gaming 7 board! Use bottom m.2 slot though.

Fast as lightning compared to regular SSD!


May, 2016

Product Specifications


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

Energy Management

Power consumption (idle):0.07
Power consumption (read):5.1
Power consumption (sleep mode):0.0025
Power consumption (write):5.1

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


Data Transfer Rate:32
Drive device, buffer size:512
Mean time between failures (MTBF):1500000
PCI Express interface data lanes:X4
Random read (4KB):270000
Random write (4KB):85000
Read Speed:2200
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:256
Solid-state drive interface:PCI Express
Solid-state drive interfaces:M.2
TBW rating:200
TRIM support: Yes
Write Speed:900


Power consumption (idle):0.07
Power consumption (read):5.1
Power consumption (sleep):0.0025
Power consumption (write):5.1

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