Samsung SSD 950 PRO 512GB M.2 NVMe PCIe SSD Review
Final Thoughts & Conclusions
The Samsung SSD 950 Pro 512GB M.2 PCIe NVMe SSD is the best performing M.2 SSD that we have ever tested! This is the first M.2 PCIe SSD with NVMe that is available to the consumer and this drive is going to very popular among gamers and power users that are looking for the latest and greatest storage drive out there. This is the drive that all other M.2 PCIe SSD manufactures will have to aim to beat as the performance is top notch! The key to getting the most out of this drive is to provide it enough airflow and if you do, you’ll be blessed with the best performing consumer M.2 SSD on the market bar none.
When it comes to pricing the you are looking at $199.99 for the 256GB drive and $349.99 for the 512GB drive that we reviewed today. The drives will be made available for purchase on October 29th and the 512GB drive is eligible for the recently announced Samsung Game Bundle that is good for an Assassins Creed Syndicate PC game key. Samsung said that a 1TB version of the SSD 950 Pro will be coming in 2016 that uses the newer 48-layer Samsung V-NAND. All of the Samsung SSD 950 Pro drives are backed by a 5-year warranty or 200 TeraBytes of data Written (TBW) to the 256GB drive or 400 TBW for the 512GB drive. Notice the or in there as it’s whichever comes first. If you write 500 TB of data to the 512GB drive in a month it is out of warranty as you went beyond the drives usage lifespan.
At the end of the day the Samsung SSD 950 Pro 512GB M.2 PCIe SSD with the NVMe protocol is the fastest M.2 drive that we have tested to date. We love the performance and are really glad that Samsung released their own NVMe driver to ensure the best possible user experience. If you are looking to buy an M.2 PCIe SSD this is the one we’d pick hands down.
Legit Bottom Line: The Samsung SSD 950 Pro 512GB M.2 NVMe PCIe SSD is the best performing M.2 drive that we have ever tested and it does everything we need!