Samsung 960 PRO Series 512GB Review & Specifications

Samsung 960 PRO Series - 512GB PCIe NVMe - M.2 Internal SSD (MZ-V6P512BW)

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M.2 (2280) - PCIe 3.0 x4 NVM Express SSD for Client PCs
V-NAND Client SSD ideal for GAMING, high-performance tower desktops and small form factor PC's
Sequential Read Speeds up to 3500MB/s and Sequential Write Speeds up to 2100MB/s
Samsung magician software delivers SSD management and automatic firmware updates
5 year limited warranty
Performance may vary based on system hardware & configuration

Specs Overview

Model
  • MZ-V6P512BW
  • MZ-V6P512
Release Date November 2016
Series 960 PRO
Capacity 512GB
Interface M.2 (M)
Form Factor M.2-2280
SSD Controller Samsung Polaris
NAND Flash Type 3D V-NAND
Cache 512MB
Max Sequential Read Up to 3500 MB/s
Max Sequential Write Up to 2100 MB/s
MTBF 1,500,000 hours

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Critic Reviews

90

Where the 960 Pro is truly unique is in offering 2TB of storage on a single 2,280mm stick - a huge plus for deep-pocket users dealing with lots of data. But for PCs, or laptops with two drive bays, it's nearly as effective to get a smaller NVMe SSD f ...

90

Samsung's latest SSD moves its technology forward to deliver superb benchmark results. That stupendous performance does come with a high price, though, so only really makes sense if you need its extreme level of speed.

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Model Code (Capacity)1)

  • MZ-V6P512 (512 GB)

  • MZ-V6P1T0 (1024 GB)

  • MZ-V6P2T0 (2048 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

    512 GB: Max 8.3g
    1024 GB: Max 8.5g
    2048 GB: Max 9g

  • STORAGE MEMORY

    Samsung V-NAND

  • CONTROLLER

    Samsung Polaris controller

  • CACHE MEMORY

    512 MB Low Power DDR3 (512 GB)
    1 GB Low Power DDR3 (1024 GB)
    2 GB Low Power DDR3 (2048 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

    512 GB: 5 mW (L1.2)
    1024 GB: 5 mW (L1.2)
    2048 GB: 8 mW (L1.8)

Performance2)

  • SEQUENTIAL READ

    Up to 3,500 MB/sec

  • SEQUENTIAL WRITE

    Up to 2,100 MB/sec

  • RANDOM READ (4KB, QD32)

    512 GB: Up to 330,000 IOPS (Thread 4)
    1024 GB: Up to 440,000 IOPS (Thread 4)
    2048 GB: Up to 440,000 IOPS (Thread 4)

  • RANDOM WRITE (4KB, QD32)

    512 GB: Up to 330,000 IOPS (Thread 4)
    1024 GB: Up to 360,000 IOPS (Thread 4)
    2048 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. 5.1 Watts (512 GB)
    Typ. 5.3 Watts (1024 GB)
    Typ. 5.8 Watts (2048 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-V6P512 (512 GB)

    5 Years or 400 TBW

  • MZ-V6P1T0 (1024 GB)

    5 Years or 800 TBW

  • MZ-V6P2T0 (2048 GB)

    5 Years or 1200 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

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