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Samsung SSD 950 Pro

Samsung SSD 950 Pro
alaScore 98

370 reviews

Oct, 2017

alaTest has collected and analyzed 370 reviews of Samsung SSD 950 Pro. The average rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.5/5 for other Solid-state drive for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Solid-state drive the Samsung SSD 950 Pro is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 98/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Samsung SSD 950 Pro

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1 user review of Samsung SSD 950 Pro from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.5/5 for other Solid-state drive on Amazon.co.uk.

100% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Samsung 950 PROSamsung 950 PRO

Oct, 2017

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Samsung SSD 950 Pro

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 111 user reviews of Samsung SSD 950 Pro from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.5/5 for other Solid-state drive on Amazon.com.

93% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Samsung 950 PRO -Series 512GB PCIe NVMe - M.2 Internal SSD 2-Inch MZ-V5P512BWSamsung 950 PRO -Series 512GB PCIe NVMe - M.2 Internal SSD 2-Inch MZ-V5P512BW

Oct, 2017

Expert review by: EZ Bardeguez (techradar.com)

Samsung SSD Pro 950 M.2 review

 

Speed in a new dimension

Decent price ; Excellent performance ; Low power usage

Software/hardware incompatibility issues ; Max 512GB

The Samsung Pro 950 M.2 SSD is an amazing SSD. It's speedy, affordable and incredibly energy efficient. However, if your motherboard doesn't support connectivity you will have to get an adapter, which can be a headache, especially in the case of a...

Oct, 2015

Expert Reviews Recommended

Expert review by: Tom Morgan (expertreviews.co.uk)

Samsung 950 Pro review - NVMe reaches the mainstream

 

The 950 PRO is a true sign of things to come; it's the fastest, most affordable NVMe SSD yet

Anyone with an older PC will have to hold off for now, but those investing in Intel’s Skylake CPUs or a top-end Haswell-E system have a new must-have component to add to their shopping list.

Oct, 2015

Recommended by TR

Expert review by: Edward Chester (trustedreviews.com)

Samsung 950 Pro M.2 SSD

 

Samsung's latest SSDs combine the company's high-speed V-NAND memory, the new NVMe standard, an ultra-small M.2 form factor and a PCI Express interface to provide a fast and capacious storage upgrade.

Incredibly fast read and write performance ; Competitively priced ; Tiny M.2 form factor ; 5yr warranty

Limited motherboard/laptop compatibility ; Overkill for many users ; May not be bootable on some systems

Oct, 2015

Expert review by: Kenny Yeo (hardwarezone.com.sg)

Samsung SSD 950 Pro unleashed!

 

You asked for it, and we are giving it to you. We unleash the full fury of Samsung's new SSD 950 Pro SSD by testing it over PCIe 3.0 x4 and contrasted that with PCIe 2.0 x4. How fast can it go with the right hardware? Find out right here.

Blazing performance; Incredibly small M.2 form factor; High endurance rating; Supports latest interface and NVMe protocol; Easy-to-use Samsung Magician utility

Requires a motherboard with PCIe 3.0 x4 M.2 slots or appropriate PCIe 3.0 adapter; NVMe drivers still need work; Shorter warranty compared to predecessor; Pricey compared to SATA-based drives

Nov, 2015

Expert review by: Jarred Walton (maximumpc.com)

Samsung 950 Pro 512GB Review

 

When we first looked at Samsung's 950 Pro, we only had the 256GB model for testing; it's time to rectify that omission and see what the additional capacity brings to the party

Jan, 2016

Expert review by: Michael Nguyen (ubergizmo.com)

Samsung SSD 950 PRO Review

 

Every year Samsung releases a brand new SSD product and this year is no exception. For 2015, Samsung introduces the world's first (another one) NVMe PCIe SSD the Samsung 950 PRO [official 950 Pro page].

Will it replace the Samsung SSD 850 series? I think not. The SATA 3, especially the 850 EVO version is still “the best bang for the buck”.

Oct, 2015

Expert review by: Jarred Walton (maximumpc.com)

Samsung 950 Pro 256GB Review

 

The 950 Pro is Samsung's first retail NVMe drive, delivering gobs of performance in a chewy gum stick form factor

Oct, 2015

Expert review by: Billy Tallis (anandtech.com)

The Samsung 950 Pro PCIe SSD Review (256GB and 512GB)

 

After shipping two generations of M.2 drives with PCIe interfaces for OEM customers, Samsung is releasing a PCIe drive to the retail market which has the added benefit of including the latest features Samsung offers. The Samsung 950 Pro is the new...

So far, Intel is the only manufacturer that has produced an enthusiast drive using the U.2 connector to provide PCIe x4 to a 2.5" drives. U.2 support is far less common than M.2, but the next time Samsung wants to introduce a major performance boost,...

Oct, 2015

Expert review by: Chris Ramseyer (tomshardware.com)

Samsung 950 Pro 256GB RAID Report

 

When it comes to flash capacity, more is better. The question is whether two are better than one. Today, we look at the Samsung 950 Pro 256GB SSD again, but with a focus on pairing two drives in a RAID 0 array. This option costs a little more than a...

Doubling capacity and increasing data integrity are still good use cases for RAID in the home

Increasing performance through RAID 0 no longer has the same shine it once had. NVMe SSDs are fast enough to satisfy the most demanding user needs. We've hit a point where RAID 0 run off of a chipset gives diminishing returns

The NVMe protocol certainly delivered all it promised. The technology has reduced flash latency to the host system, and that has freed up access times as well as throughput ceilings. The 950 Pro has leveraged the technology so well that running two...

Mar, 2016

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Expert review by: Ben Mansill (pcauthority.com.au)

Review: Samsung 950 Pro M.2 SSD

 

The fastest consumer M.2 SSD, and the dawn of a new generation.

If your system is M.2-compatible, then this is the storage solution to have for maximum performance.

Jan, 2016