Samsung 950 PRO 512GB M.2 Review & Specifications

Samsung 950 PRO 512GB M.2 2280 MZ-V5P512BW

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Level up to unmatched performance, power efficiency and endurance

If you're a heavy workload professional searching for an SSD with uncompromising power and performance, look no further. The next-generation Samsung 950 PRO delivers exceptional performance for professionals.
This cutting-edge V-NAND-based NVMe SSD supports PCI Express® Gen 3 x4 lanes, providing a higher bandwidth and lower latency to process a massive amount more data than SATA SSDs. Presented in a compact M.2 form factor, the future-oriented 950 PRO is ideal for professionals using high-end PCs and workstations.

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Specs Overview

Model MZ-V5P512BW
Release Date October 2015
Series 950 PRO
Capacity 512GB
Interface M.2 (M)
Form Factor M.2-2280
SSD Controller Samsung UBX
NAND Flash Type Samsung V-NAND
Cache 512MB
Max Sequential Read Up to 2500 MB/s
Max Sequential Write Up to 1500 MB/s
MTBF 1,500,000 hours

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95

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Critic Reviews

90

With the release of the 950 Pro series of Samsung SSDs, it's pretty clear that Samsung is clinching a victory not just for its experience in crafting fast memory, but essentially making itself a benchmark.Simply put, this is the fastest and most...

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In order to fairly evaluate the 950 Pro, we have to consider its cost in comparison to more run-of-the-mill drives. Below you'll find the price of each of the drives we tested as of our publication date, along with a $/GB figure:Samsung 850 ...

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Samsungs 950 Pro brings retail availability to high-performance M.2 NVMe...

Specifications

  MZ-V5P256BW MZ-V5P512BW
General Feature Application Client PCs
Capacity1) 256 GB (1GB=1 Billionbyte by IDEMA) 512 GB (1GB=1 Billionbyte by IDEMA)
Form Factor M.2 (2280)2)
Interface PCIe 3.0 x4 (up to 32 GB/s) NVMe 1.1
Dimension (LxWxH) Max. 80.15 x 22.15 x 2.38 (mm)
Weight Max. 10g (512GB)
NAND Type Samsung V-NAND
Controller Samsung UBX controller
Cache Memory Samsung 512 MB Low Power DDR3 SDRAM
Special Feature TRIM Support TRIM Supported (Required OS support)
S.M.A.R.T Support S.M.A.R.T Supported
GC (Garbage Collection) Auto Garbage Collection Algorithm
Data Security AES 256-bit for User Data Encryption
TCG Opal Family Spec and eDrive(IEEE1667) to be supported by FW update
WWN Support N/A
Performance3) Sequential Read Up to 2,200 MB/sec Up to 2,500 MB/sec
Sequential Write Up to 900 MB/sec Up to 1,500 MB/sec
Random Read
(4 KB, QD 32, Thread 4)
Up to 270,000 IOPS Up to 300,000 IOPS
Random Write
(4 KB, QD 32, Thread 4)
Up to 85,000 IOPS Up to 110,000 IOPS
Random Read
(4 KB, QD 1, Thread 1)
Up to 11,000 IOPS Up to 12,000 IOPS
Random Write
(4 KB, QD 1, Thread 1)
Up to 43,000 IOPS Up to 43,000 IOPS
Environment Power Consumption4) Active average 5.1W, Maximum 6.4W,
Idle : 70mW, Device Sleep Mode Support (L1.2 mode): 2.5mW
Active average 5.7W, Maximum 7.0W,
Idle : 70mW, Device Sleep Mode Support (L1.2 mode): 2.5mW
Reliability (MTBF) 1.5 Million Hours Reliability (MTBF)
Operating Temperature 0 °C to 70 °C (Measured by SMART Temperature. Proper airflow recommended)
Humidity 5% to 95%, non-condensing
Vibration 20~2000Hz, 20G
Shock 1500G , duration 0.5m sec, 3 axis
Software Management SW Magician Software for SSD management
Accessories Installation Kit Not Available
Warranty 5 Year Limited Warranty or 200 TBW Limited Warranty 5 Year Limited Warranty or 400 TBW Limited Warranty
  • 1) Actual usable capacity may be less (due to formatting, partitioning, operating system, applications or otherwise)
  • 2) M.2 is a specification of form factor for ultra-thin PCs, The M.2 standard allows widths 12, 16, 22 and 30mm and lengths of 16, 26, 30, 38, 42, 60, 80 and 110 mm, Commercially M.2 is popular with width 22mm and lengths 30, 42, 60 , 80 and 110mm. Samsung provides the most popular form factor with 22mm X 80mm model (i.e., 2280) to consider user convenience.
  • 3) Sequential performance measurements based on CrystalDiskMark 5.0.2, and Random performance measurements based on Iometer 1.1.0. Performance may vary based on SSD’s firmware version, system hardware & configuration. Test system configuration: Intel Core i5-6600K @ 3.5GHz, DDR3 1600MHz 8GB, OS – Windows10 x64, Mainboard: MSI (Skylake), Model : Z170 KRAIT Gaming
  • 4) Power consumption measured with IOmeter 1.1.0 with Intel i7-4770K(Haswell, 3.5GHz), DDR3 8GB, ASRock Z87 Extreme9/ac, APST on, OS- Windows7 Ultimate x64 SP1

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