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Samsung SSD 960 Pro 2 TB & Evo 1 TB in Comparative Review

Last year in September, Samsung presented its latest generation of SSDs at the Samsung SSD Global Summit 2016. Last year we published a test of the Samsung SSD 960 Pro 1 TB. Now we looked at the two top models again and compared them with each other.

The Samsung SSDs 960 Pro and 960 Evo rely on the NVMe M.2 standard. This protocol offers transfer rates of up to 4,000 MB/s. The SSD 960 Pro offers read rates of up to 3,500 MB/s and write rates of 2,100 MB/s. The SSD 960 Evo is a little slower, but still faster than the competition. We have let both SSDs compete against each other with the latest Samsung NVM Express driver 2.1.

Compare Technical Data

960 EVO 1 TB 960 PRO 2 TB
Sequential reading speed Up to 3,200 MB/s Up to 3,500 MB/s
Sequential write speed Up to 1,900 MB/s Up to 2,100 MB/s
4 KB Random Read (QD32, 4 Threads) Up to 380,000 IOPS Up to 440,000 IOPS
4 KB Random Write (QD32, 4 Threads) Up to 360,000 IOPS
4 KB Random Read (QD1, 1 thread) Up to 14,000 IOPS
4 KB Random Read (QD1, 1 thread) Up to 50,000 IOPS
Interface PCIe 3.0 x4, NVMe 1.1
Form factor M.2
Controller Samsung Polaris Controller
NAND Flash memory Samsung V-NAND
DRAM cache memory Samsung 1 GB Low Power DDR3 Samsung 2 GB Low Power DDR3
Data security AES 256-bit encryption
Reliability MTBF: 1.5 million hours
Energy consumption Active Average: 5.7 W
Idle: 1.2 W
Active Average: 5.8 W
Idle: 1.2 W
Functions TRIM (operating system support required), Garbage Collection, S.M.A.R.T, Dynamic Thermal Guard temperature monitoring
Temperature operating temperature 0 °C to +70 °C
Humidity 5 % to 95 %, not condensing
Vibration Non-Operating: 20-2,000 Hz, 20 G
Strokes Non-Operating: 1,500 G , duration 0.5 ms,
3 axes
TBW 400 TB 1,200 TB
Price € 1,735.80 Price not available
Guarantee 3 years limited manufacturer warranty 5 years limited manufacturer’s warranty
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Simon Lüthje

I am co-founder of this blog and am very interested in everything that has to do with technology, but I also like to play games. I was born in Hamburg, but now I live in Berlin.

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