The 960 PRO SSD features an enhanced bandwidth and lower latency when compared to SATA SSDs

Solid State Drives or SSDs are very popular due, in part, to their ability to dramatically increase the speed in which programs and applications open up. You will experience a significantly reduction on waiting time for data and games will load when they are stored on an SSD. SSDs are able to hit sequential read speeds of 10-100 times faster than traditional hard drives.

The introduction of M.2 NVME modules push the achievements of SSDs even further. The best disk-oriented SSDs on the market offer read and write speeds of over 500 MB/s. In comparison, top M2 NVME SSDs offer read speeds over 3000MB/s and write speeds over 2000MB/s.

M.2 NVME modules have a comparable price to SSDs and can greatly enhance load times. However, you do need to make sure that your motherboard has an M.2 port before you purchase one.

Samsung’s 960 PRO SSD is an M.2 with a capacity of 2TB.  The 960 PRO features a cutting-edge 48-layer Samsung V-NAND-based architecture that delivers next-generation performance in a compact M.2 form factor. This results in superior performance designed for heavy workloads and demanding applications with high-capacity and high reliability. It is ideal for high-end PCs and workstations.

The 960 PRO comes with the newly upgraded Magician—an advanced software solution for users to monitor, manage and maintain the drive. Magician provides personalized firmware checking and additional functions tailored for individual user's drives. It even updates the firmware automatically to make sure that the drive's performance stays up to date.

The 960 PRO holds its own by boasting up to 1.2 PBW* for the 2TB capacity model and is backed by a 5-year limited warranty. Dynamic Thermal Guard prevents overheating, protecting your data and ensuring optimal performance.


Here are the SPECS:
Form Factor NVMe M.2
Interface PCIe 3.0 x4, NMME 1.2
Storage 2048 GB (1GB = 1 Billionbyte by IDEMA)
Key Features Sequential Read Speed – Up to 3,500 MB/sec
Sequential Write Speed – Up to 2,100 MB/sec
Random Read Speed – (4KB, QD32): Up to 14,000 IOPS (Thread 4)
Random Write Speed
Random Write (4KB, QD32): up to 360,000IOPS (Thread 4)
Random Write (4KB, QD1):Up to 50,000 IOPS (Thread 1)**
Controller - Samsung Polaris controller
AES Encryption - AES 256-bit for User Data Encryption, TCG Opal
Software Magician Software for SSD management
Operating Temperature 32ºF - 158ºF
Shock 1500G , duration 0.5m sec, 3 axis
Reliability (MTBR) 1.5 Million Hours Reliability (MTBF)
Dimensions (W x D x H) §  3.15" x 0.87" x 0.09"
Weight 0.02 lb.

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