Samsung's newest SSD drives will offer ultra-fast speeds with up to 2TB of storage

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.

Here's what Samsung has to say about the more expensive 960 Pro (via TechSpot):

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.

John Callaham