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The SM961 is the SSD that everyone is talking about because it provides up lớn 3,200 MB/s of sequential performance. No more rumors, today we chạy thử the new Samsung SM961 1TB NVMe SSD from the SSI group. Is this your next SSD?

ByChris Ramseyerpublished 27 June 16

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If I were lớn buy a new SSD for my notebook or desktop, it would be the SM961. I can"t give any greater praise than that. The drive leads the high-performance NVMe race in the price to lớn capacity ratio and delivers the performance goods, too. The only real issue is waiting for stock to lớn replenish. Get in line early if you want excellent NVMe performance at 50 cents per gigabyte.

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ForHighest NVMe performance for a consumer SSD in Four-Corner Tests • Excellent price per gigabyte • Good notebook battery life with excellent performance • Only a slight thermal throttle drop-off under heavy load
AgainstAvailability • Additional optimizations needed to increase light workload performance • No support for Samsung"s Magician • hãng intel RST issues in RAID 0 on Z170 (Intel"s Fault)

If I were to lớn buy a new SSD for my notebook or desktop, it would be the SM961. I can"t give any greater praise than that. The drive leads the high-performance NVMe race in the price to lớn capacity ratio and delivers the performance goods, too. The only real issue is waiting for stock khổng lồ replenish. Get in line early if you want excellent NVMe performance at 50 cents per gigabyte.


Pros+ Highest NVMe performance for a consumer SSD in Four-Corner Tests • Excellent price per gigabyte • Good notebook battery life with excellent performance • Only a slight thermal throttle drop-off under heavy load
Cons- Availability • Additional optimizations needed to lớn increase light workload performance • No support for Samsung"s Magician • hãng intel RST issues in RAID 0 on Z170 (Intel"s Fault)

Specifications, Pricing, Warranty và Accessories

Samsung informed the truyền thông last year that the 950 Pro would receive a capacity increase via its 3rd generation 48-layer MLC V-NAND. We believed the update would come last January, but CES came and went without a new 950 Pro. In the meantime, Samsung released the T3 Portable SSD và updated the larger capacity 850 EVO products with 48-layer TLC V-NAND, but the company remained silent about its MLC-based products. Now we know why.

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Samsung"s SSI group recently started shipping the successor khổng lồ the SM951 NVMe SSD (the 950 Pro"s OEM-equivalent) that captured our hearts in 2015. The OEM-specific SM961 features a new Polaris SSD controller & gets a NAND flash upgrade, as well. We currently know very little about the controller, but we should learn more in the coming weeks. The SM951 shipped with Samsung"s planar (2D) MLC flash & suffered an endurance disadvantage in comparison khổng lồ the retail 950 Pro NVMe SSD, but that changes in this round because the SM961 shifts to lớn the newest high-endurance 3d V-NAND that Samsung has to offer.

As mentioned, the SM961 is an OEM product. We first spotted what could have been the drive on Lenovo"s website last month. We keep an eye on two Lenovo notebook models, và suddenly the company offered storage upgrades under the generic name of 1TB SSD PCIe-NVMe. We inquired with Lenovo, but could not verify the mystery SSD. We know that Lenovo và Samsung have a close relationship, but the timing also fell in line with the Toshiba XG3 1TB release. We were poised to lớn purchase a new X1 Carbon gen 4 with the upgraded SSD option lớn investigate, but in the interim, we were informed that a pair of SM961s were on the way.