(Used) Samsung 950 PRO 256GB M.2 PCIe 3.0 NVMe SSD
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• 256GB solid state drive (SSD), large capacity storage
• Compatible with motherboards that supports a M.2 connection
• 2,500MB/s sequential read and 1,500MB/s sequential write
• V-NAND-based NVMe SSD supporting PCIe Gen 3 x4 lanes, providing higher bandwidth and lower latency
• Great power efficiency while maintaining peak performance
• Dynamic thermal throttling protection technology reduces overheating
• Manufacturer product code: MZ-V5P256BWWhat is the M.2 SSD used for?
The M.2 design, also known as the next generation form factor (NGFF), is for internally mounted computer expansion cards but also for use in ultrabooks and tablets as internal memory. Some newer motherboards also come with up to four M.2 slots built into them, allowing you to plug straight in and making them easier to install.
How is this SSD different?
The Samsung 950 PRO SSD has unstoppable performance, power efficiency and endurance - making your heavy workload much more manageable without any extra effort. This V-NAND-based NVMe SSD supports PCI Express Gen 3 x4 lanes, providing higher bandwidth and lower latency - which processes much larger amounts of data than SATA SSDs. The M.2 form factor is perfect for professionals using high-end PCs. Delivering speeds of 2,500MB/s and 1,500MB/s respectively outperforming other SATA SSDs by over four and a half times in sequential read and two and a half times in sequential write.
What benefits does this SSD have?
The Samsung 950 PRO SSD has great power efficiency, saving power while maintaining peak performance. The 950 PRO is one and a half times more power efficient than SATA SSD power consumption (based on internal 10GB file power consumption), making your battery last longer while maintaining high performance levels. The 950 PRO also features dynamic thermal throttling protection technology, which controls the temperature of the device to reduce overheating and maintain a high level of sustained performance.
How will a V-NAND drive help me?
V-NAND technology is a step above other SSDs. Instead of making the cells smaller to squeeze more in, it stacks them on top of each other. Silicon nitride layers also aid in preventing corruption caused by cell to cell interference, providing up to twice the average life span of other SSDs.
V-NAND technology not only lasts longer, but it uses up to 45% less power and delivers writing speeds of up to two times faster.
What do I need to know about NVMe?
Traditional hard drives will use a protocol known as AHCI, which was originally designed and optimised for spinning discs. NVMe on the other hand is designed specifically with solid state drives in mind, allowing a substantial increase in both read and write performance.
If you are looking to use this drive as an operating system boot drive, you will need to ensure that your motherboard supports NVMe.
|Dimensions (H x W x D)||80.15 x 22.15 x 2.38mm|
|Compatibility||Windows: Vista, 7, 8, 10 or later|
|Mac: Mac OS X 10.4.8 or later|
|Drive form factor||M.2 (2280)|
|Sequential read speed||2200 MB/s|
|Sequential write speed||900 MB/s|
|Drive spin speed||N/A|
|IOPS Read (@QD32)||270,000|
|IOPS Write (@QD32)||85,000|