www.theverge.com - 1 year ago

Samsung's SSD sets sick speed standard

Samsung's latest hard drive the 950 Pro SSD is the fastest consumer SSD its ever made. By incorporating V-NAND and NVMe technology (that's Non-Volatile Memory Host Controller Interface for the non-acronym crowd), the 950 Pro can offer sequential read speeds of up to 2,500 MB/s and sequential write speeds as fast as 1,500 MB/s. That's hellishly good, more than four times the read speed of its predecessor, the 850 Pro, and three times the write speed. It even beats Samsung's previous top performer, the OEM-only SM951, in terms of read speed. The 950 Pro will be available in retailers this October, with prices for the 256GB version starting at $199.99, and $349.99 for the 512GB model.

As Ars Technica points out, the 950 Pro's...

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