Two of the highest capacity SSD’s based on the M.2 gumstick form factor are been released by Samsung today for its customers. The gumstick form factor has been adopted by the industry in the recent PCs and ultra-thin notebooks. Based on the NVMe (Non-Volatile Memory express) the new 960 Pro and 960 EVO SSDs are ever more popular and description and Peripheral Component Interconnect Express (PCIe) Gen.3 x4 lane motherboard interface.
Fast sequential read/write speeds of up to 3.5Gbps and 2.1Gbps, respectively are incorporated in the 960 Pro whereas the EVO has a sequential read and write speed of 3.2Gbps and 1.9Gbps respectively. Engineering simulation and gaming, computer-aided design and data analysis can be accomplished with the 9960 series. The 960 PRO will have 512GB, 1TB and 2TB at a price point of $329, $629 and $1299 respectively. Similarly, the EVO will be available in capacities of 250GB, 500GB and 1TB at a price point of $129, $249 and $479 respectively.
Samsung’s TurboWrite technology is incorporated into both the SSD models. The company first unveiled this technology in the year 2013 for its 840EVO internal 2.5 in SSD. New data is moved to the MLC (Multi-Level-Cell) Flash once it was written to the high-performance write buffer SLC (Single-Level-Cell) NAND Flash created by the TurboWrite.