Samsung has announced two new PC SSD drives, the 960 Pro and 960 Evo. The 960 Pro will be available with up to 2TB of storage will have ultra-fast peak sequential read and write transfer speeds of 3,500 MB/s and 2,100 MB/s, respectively.
The 960 PRO's high density was made possible by Samsung V-NAND technology and the uniquely restructured package design. As user capacity demand trends continue to rise, the high-density 960 PRO capacities are poised to conveniently meet the needs of personal data and information storage. The 960 PRO promises additional reliability and endurance with the five-year limited warranty and up to 1.2 petabytes written (PBW), whichever occurs first, for the 2TB capacity.
The cheaper 960 Evo will offer solid performance as well for a lower price:
The 960 EVO is available in 250GB, 500GB and 1TB capacities and provide users with next-generation personal computing performance. The new Samsung Intelligent TurboWrite technology makes its debut in the 960 EVO and accelerates sequential read and write speeds, that reach peaks of 3,200 MB/s and 1,900 MB/s respectively. The 960 EVO's random read speed reaches up to 380,000 IOPS and random write speed up to 360,000 IOPS.
The 960 Evo will have a starting price of $129.99, while the 960 Pro will be sold starting at $329.99. Both will be released sometime in October.