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950 PRO M.2 512GB NVMe SSD, MZ-V5P512BW
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950 PRO M.2 256GB NVMe SSD, MZ-V5P256BW
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Samsung 950 PRO NVMe M.2 Solid State Drives

- Replaced by the Samsung 960 Pro Polaris NVMe 1.2 M.2 Solid State Drives

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.

Samsung's new 950 Pro M.2 drives support the cutting-edge V-NAND-based NVMe and 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.


  1. Currently the fastest commercial M.2 SSD available
  2. NVMe Host Controller Interface
  3. Offers sequential read and write speeds of up to 2,500 and 1,500 MB/s
  4. Available in 256 and 512GB
  5. Five year warranty

Experience a next-generation SSD today

Equipped with the enhanced bandwidth of the NVMe interface, the 950 PRO is ideal for intensive workloads, such as computer-aided design, data analysis and engineering simulations. It outperforms SATA SSDs by over 4.5 times in sequential read and by over 2.5 times in sequential write, delivering the speeds of 2,500 MB/s and 1,500 MB/s respectively.

Save power while maintaining peak performance

If you're in the midst of performing a complex data analysis or engineering simulation on your laptop, you surely don't want to run out your battery. Compared to SATA SSD power consumption, the 950 PRO is up to 1.5 times more power efficient, so your battery will last longer and maintain superior performance levels.

Maximise endurance under heavy workloads

The innovative V-NAND technology in the 950 PRO increases endurance and prolongs the lifespan with insulators that cause less stress and are more resistant to wear under heavy client workloads over a 5-year period. The 950 PRO also features Dynamic Thermal Throttling Protection technology, which controls the temperature of the device to reduce overheating and maintain a high level of sustained performance.

Please Note: While numerous motherboards support M.2 drives, they often restrict the amount of data that can be moved to and from the drive via the M.2 interface resulting in slower than expected speeds (around 50%) due to running at only PCI-e 2 speeds. To enable these drives to work at full speed, the M.2 interface on your motherboard must support PCIe 3.0 and have four lanes (many only support two at this time). The new x170 chipset from Intel is able to accommodate these faster speeds.

PLEASE NOTE: These M.2 drives are compatible with Type M keys only. Please check your hardware is compatible with this type. There is also a Type B key which these drives will not connect to.

Windows 7 Users: Please note that Windows 7 users may experience difficulties installing a fresh copy of Windows 7 directly onto a NVMe M.2 SSD. This is due to Windows 7 not having a driver for the M.2 drive. Microsoft have provided a hotfix and instruction to help install Windows 7 on a NVMe drive. Please click this link for further information.

Specifications950 PRO M.2 256GB950 PRO M.2 512GB
Capacity256 GB 512 GB
Form FactorM.2 (22, 80)
InterfacePCIe 3.0 x4 (up to 32 Gb/s) NVMe 1.1
Dimension (LxWxH)Max. 80.15 x 22.15 x 2.38 (mm)
NAND TypeSamsung V-NAND
ControllerSamsung UBX controller
Cache MemorySamsung 512 MB Low Power DDR3 SDRAM
TRIM SupportYes (Required OS support)
S.M.A.R.T SupportYes
Garbage CollectionAuto Garbage Collection Algorithm
Data SecurityAES 256-bit for User Data Encryption
Sequential ReadUp to 2,500 MB/sec Up to 2,200 MB/sec
Sequential WriteUp to 1,500 MB/sec Up to 900 MB/sec
Random Read (4 KB, QD 32, Thread 4)Up to 300,000 IOPS Up to 270,000 IOPS
Random Write (4 KB, QD 32, Thread 4)Up to 110,000 IOPS Up to 85,000 IOPS
Random Read (4 KB, QD 1, Thread 1)Up to 12,000 IOPS Up to 11,000 IOPS
Random Write (4 KB, QD 1, Thread 1)Up to 43,000 IOPS
Power ConsumptionActive average 5.7W, Maximum 7.0W Active average 5.1W, Maximum 6.4W
Reliability (MTBF)1.5 Million Hours
Operating Temperature0 °C to 70 °C
Humidity5% to 95%, non-condensing
Vibration20~2000Hz, 20G
Shock1500G , duration 0.5m sec, 3 axis
SoftwareMagician Software for SSD management
Warranty60 months
EAN barcode8806086777513 8806086777575

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