Samsung presents 950 Pro SSD line
Samsung Electronics has presented a new line of solid-state drives called Samsung 950 Pro. The new memory devices feature the M.2 form factor, target ultrabooks and notebooks and require a PCI-E 3.0 x4 slot.
The new line includes two models as of now with capacities of 256 GB and 512 GB with a 1 TB version in the works. The Samsung 950 Pro line is based on Non-Volatile Memory Express technology and includes MLC 3D V-NAND flash memory. As to performance expect up to 2500 MB/sec of read speed and up to 1500 MB/sec of write speed as well as up to 300 000 IOPS while reading and up to 111 000 IOPS while writing. The SSDs feature 256-bit AES encryption and the innovative Dynamic Thernal Guard technology which protects the SSDs from overheating and data loss due to high internal temperatures.
The Samsung 950 Pro SSDs cost USD 200 for the 256 GB version and USD 350 for the 512 GB version.