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Samsung 960 Evo Nvme 250Gb SSD - £109.14 @ Misco
Samsung 960 Evo Nvme 250Gb SSD - £109.14 @ Misco

Samsung 960 Evo Nvme 250Gb SSD - £109.14 @ Misco

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General

Form Factor M.2 2280

Features TRIM support, sleep mode, Auto Garbage Collection Algorithm, TurboWrite Technology, V-NAND Technology, eDrive, NVM Express (NVMe) , S.M.A.R.T., 256-bit AES, IEEE 1667

Width 22.1 mm
Depth 80 mm
Height 2.28 mm
Weight 9 g

Device Type Solid state drive - internal

Capacity 250 GB

Encryption Algorithm 256-bit AES
Interface PCI Express 3.0 x4 (NVMe)
Hardware Encryption Yes

Manufacturer Warranty
Service & Support Limited warranty - 5 years / 100 TBW

Power
Power Consumption 1.2 Watt ( idle )
5.13 Watt ( average )
5 mW ( sleep )

Shock Tolerance (non-operating) 1500 g @ 0.5 ms

Performance
Internal Data Rate 3200 MBps (read) / 1500 MBps (write)
Maximum 4KB Random Write 330000 IOPS
Maximum 4KB Random Read 300000 IOPS

Reliability
MTBF 1,500,000 hours
Software & System Requirements
Software Included Samsung Magician Software
Expansion & Connectivity
Interfaces 1 x PCI Express 3.0 x4 (NVMe) - M.2 Card
Compatible Bay M.2 2280

26 Comments

Niceeee, been waiting for these.

Does anywhere in the channel have these in stock yet?

Only other place i can find these are scan for £139.99, hot

neebsk

Only other place i can find these are scan for £139.99, hot


it might be hot but the company does not receive good reviews uk.trustpilot.com/rev….uk

got price error all over it

Yeah that's going to be a miss price plus it's order on demand !.

Oh I want it, bit it's too close to Christmas. I must remain responsible oO

i think the delivery date on scan is 16th of december

ard these the same as ssd but plug into motherboards and are new baords compatible

Think this is going to be approx the going rate anyway (£115 after postage) as the RRP is $129USD.

Remember this is the EVO not the PRO (although still insanely fast ...3200MB read, 1500MB write !)

Ordered this, this afternoon, had a delay of shipping notification tonight - expected shipment date of 28th November.

Edited by: "azzintheclass" 16th Nov 2016

Keep in mind that the sustained write speed of the 250GB version is similar to a 5 year old SATA SSD.
Not an issue or not noticeable for many but neither are the headline speeds either in daily usage.
Don't believe the hype.

Drive Size - Sequential Write (sustained) - SLC cache size:

250GB - 300 MB/s - 13GB
500GB - 600 MB/s - 22GB
1TB - 1200 MB/s - 42GB
Edited by: "Agharta" 16th Nov 2016

I was really temped to get one of these a month ago when I built a new pc... in the end I got a Crucial MX3 SSD, and it's blazing fast (a lot faster faster than my previous Samsung 830). So be sure you have software that requires very high IOPS rather than use this to lower your windows boot from 2.5 to 3 seconds... but if .5 seconds from your boot are worth this much, then go for it ;).

Agharta

Keep in mind that the sustained write speed of the 250GB version is … Keep in mind that the sustained write speed of the 250GB version is similar to a 5 year old SATA SSD.Not an issue or not noticeable for many but neither are the headline speeds either in daily usage.Don't believe the hype.Drive Size - Sequential Write (sustained) - SLC cache size:250GB - 300 MB/s - 13GB500GB - 600 MB/s - 22GB1TB - 1200 MB/s - 42GB



Yeah but to be fair...

Samsung claims peak performance at 3,200MB/s sequential read and up to 1,900MB/s sequential write. The write performance decreases after the SLC buffer, which Samsung calls TurboWrite. The 960 EVO uses a new version called Intelligent TurboWrite, but we don't have much information on the differences. The latest iteration does increase the SLC size and starts at a massive 13GB for the 256GB model. The largest capacity size, 1TB, can fit nearly a full Blu-ray ISO transfer in SLC, a recommendation we often make in our SSD reviews. It's rare for end users to transfer a single file larger than a Blu-Ray ISO.
The 960 EVO delivers more random performance than the 950 Pro, Samsung's only shipping retail consumer SSD. Peak performance for the 960 EVO comes in the largest capacity size, and users get up to 380,000 read IOPS and 360,000 write IOPS (4KB block sizes). That makes the 960 EVO second only to the 960 Pro in performance for (announced) consumer SSDs.

Maybe I'm daft but it's hard to consider this a deal
I picked up the 950 pro 512gb when it first came out for 168 new. The 960 evo performs very similarly and the 256gb costs 109?

Misco sounds very familiar so i searched my mailbox and found two orders with misco, one back in 2004 and one got cancelled in 2012.

How does this fair with the Z97 board that does not support M.2 PCI Express v3?

Anyone tested it for boot times etc?

outstanding find !!!

SvenVA

How does this fair with the Z97 board that does not support M.2 PCI … How does this fair with the Z97 board that does not support M.2 PCI Express v3?Anyone tested it for boot times etc?


Can the board actually support booting from an NVMe device? Not all Z97 boards can. Asus for example issued a BIOS update to add support for most of their Z97 line.

if I put this in a USB 3 case, will it be faster than a standard USB 3 external drive?

maltikism

if I put this in a USB 3 case, will it be faster than a standard USB 3 … if I put this in a USB 3 case, will it be faster than a standard USB 3 external drive?



It depends what is inside your standard USB ext drive. Short answer, likely yes it will be slightly faster. Versus a fast SATA3 SSD inside a USB3.0 enclosure, no. It will be nowhere near the speed of internal though due to 5Gb/s limit of USB3.0 and the fastest SSD's out now already saturate SATA3 which is 6GB/s

SonicMR2

Can the board actually support booting from an NVMe device? Not all Z97 … Can the board actually support booting from an NVMe device? Not all Z97 boards can. Asus for example issued a BIOS update to add support for most of their Z97 line.



Yup, Z97 Ranger which got that update.

Agharta

Keep in mind that the sustained write speed of the 250GB version is … Keep in mind that the sustained write speed of the 250GB version is similar to a 5 year old SATA SSD.Not an issue or not noticeable for many but neither are the headline speeds either in daily usage.Don't believe the hype.Drive Size - Sequential Write (sustained) - SLC cache size:250GB - 300 MB/s - 13GB500GB - 600 MB/s - 22GB1TB - 1200 MB/s - 42GB




That's what the speeds drop down to after you've written 13gb! of seq data at 1800MB/s to the drive. Where are you getting that data from? The only time you will hit that cache is if you are transferring 13+gb from one samsung nvme to another, you can;t get that bandwidth from anywhere else on the system. You will never hit that write cache in a desktop.

I didn't even realise this was out...
is it an upgrade on the 950 pro?

mikem1989

I didn't even realise this was out...is it an upgrade on the 950 pro?



Every day use won't see much difference

Did this get shipped for anyone?
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