Samsung 960 EVO Series 500GB Review & Specs

Samsung 960 EVO Series - 500GB NVMe - M.2 Internal SSD (MZ-V6E500BW)

Samsung 960 EVO Series - 500GB NVMe - M.2 Internal SSD (MZ-V6E500BW)

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M.2 (2280) - PCIe 3.0 x4 NVM Express SSD for Client PCs
V-NAND Client SSD ideal for high-performance tower desktops and small form factor PC's
Sequential Read Speeds up to 3200MB/s and Sequential Write Speeds up to 1900MB/s
Samsung magician software delivers SSD management and automatic firmware updates
3 year limited warranty
Performance may vary based on system hardware & configuration

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Specs Overview

Model
  • MZ-V6E500
  • MZ-V6E500BW
Release Date December 2016

* First availability for purchase, it may not correspond to the actual market launch date.

Series 960 EVO
Capacity 500GB
Interface M.2 (M)
NVME
Form Factor M.2-2280
SSD Controller Samsung Polaris
NAND Flash Type 3D NAND
Cache 512MB
Max Sequential Read Up to 3200 MB/s
Max Sequential Write Up to 1800 MB/s
MTBF 1,500,000 hours

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Model Code (Capacity)1)

  • MZ-V6E250 (250 GB)

  • MZ-V6E500 (500 GB)

  • MZ-V6E1T0 (1000 GB)

General Feature

  • Application

    Client PCs

  • FORM FACTOR

    M.2

  • INTERFACE

    PCIe 3.0 x4, NVMe 1.2

  • DIMENSION (WxHxD)

    Max. 80.15 x 22.15 x 2.38 (mm)

  • WEIGHT

    250 GB: Max 7.7g
    500 GB: Max 8g
    1000 GB: Max 8g

  • STORAGE MEMORY

    Samsung V-NAND

  • CONTROLLER

    Samsung Polaris controller

  • CACHE MEMORY

    512 MB Low Power DDR3 (250 GB, 500 GB)
    1 GB Low Power DDR3 (1000 GB)

Special Feature

  • TRIM Support

    TRIM Supported

  • S.M.A.R.T Support

    S.M.A.R.T Supported

  • GC (GARBAGE COLLECTION)

    Auto Garbage Collection Algorithm

  • ENCRYPTION SUPPORT

    AES 256-bit for User Data Encryption,
    TCG Opal

  • WWN SUPPORT

    N/A

  • DEVICE SLEEP MODE SUPPORT

    5mW (L1.2)

Performance2)

  • SEQUENTIAL READ

    Up to 3,200 MB/sec

  • SEQUENTIAL WRITE

    250 GB: Up to 1,500 MB/sec
    500 GB: Up to 1,800 MB/sec
    1000 GB: Up to 1,900 MB/sec

  • RANDOM READ (4KB, QD32)

    250 GB: Up to 330,000 IOPS (Thread 4)
    500 GB: Up to 330,000 IOPS (Thread 4)
    1000 GB: Up to 380,000 IOPS (Thread 4)

  • RANDOM WRITE (4KB, QD32)

    250 GB: Up to 300,000 IOPS (Thread 4)
    500 GB: Up to 330,000 IOPS (Thread 4)
    1000 GB: Up to 360,000 IOPS (Thread 4)

  • RANDOM READ (4KB, QD1)

    Up to 14,000 IOPS (Thread 1)

  • RANDOM WRITE (4KB, QD1)

    Up to 50,000 IOPS (Thread 1)

Environment

  • AVERAGE POWER CONSUMPTION
    (System Level)3)

    Typ. 5.3 Watts (250 GB)
    Typ. 5.4 Watts (500 GB)
    Typ. 5.7 Watts (1000 GB)

  • POWER CONSUMPTION (IDLE)3)

    40mW

  • RELIABILITY (MTBF)

    1.5 Million Hours Reliability (MTBF)

  • OPERATING TEMPERATURE

    0°C to 70°C (Measured by SMART Temperature. Proper airflow recommended)

  • Shock

    1500G, duration 0.5m sec, 3 axis

Accessories

  • INSTALLATION KIT

    N/A

Software

  • MANAGEMENT SW

    Magician Software for SSD management

Warranty

  • MZ-V6E250 (250 GB)

    3 Years or 100 TBW

  • MZ-V6E500 (500 GB)

    3 Years or 200 TBW

  • MZ-V6E1T0 (1000 GB)

    3 Years or 400 TBW

  • 1) 1 GB=1 Billionbyte by IDEMA. Actual usable capacity may be less (due to formatting, partitioning, operating system, applications or otherwise).
  • 2) Performance may vary based on system hardware & configuration
  • 3) Actual power consumption may vary depending on system hardware & configuration

Critic Reviews

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These drives are absolutely amazing. They will run you around $50-$100 more than a SATA SSD of equivalent capacity, but will deliver a much great difference in transfer rate. The Evo Series seem to be our absolute favorite when it comes to...

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100

For most people, the 960 Evo is all the SSD you need. Performance is only a half-step behind its premium rivals, and the price is much easier to...

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Strikes a near-perfect balance of performance and price, while still maintaining decent capacity. The 960 Evo hits the current SSD sweet spot firmly on the...

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