Saturday September 17, 2016

Samsung Rumored To Launch 960 EVO SSD Next Month

If you’re in the market for a new M.2 drive, you might want to wait a little, as Samsung may be launching their 960 EVO in as little as a few weeks. It will reportedly be cheaper than the 950 Pro and have a black PCB.

Samsung is rumoured to be launching their new 960 Evo SSD next month, using 48-layer TLC V-NAND and their new Polaris NVMe memory controller. This SSD will come in the M.2 form factor and is rumoured to come in capacities of 128GB, 256GB, 512GB and 1TB, making this drive very similar to their new PM961 series M.2 NVMe SSD. In the past, Samsung has already released consumer oriented of their enterprise/OEM SSDs with their 950 Pro, which was a consumer grade version of their highly successful SP951 SSD. As such this 960 Evo is expected to deliver performance that is similar to Samsung's existing PM961, which uses the same TLC V-NAND and Polaris memory controller.