Product Comparison: Samsung 950 PRO vs Samsung 960 EVO (MZ-V6E500BW)

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General Specifications
950 PRO Series (MZ-V5P512BW)
960 EVO Series (MZ-V6E500BW)
About the Product
Ideal for consumers and professionals who use the most demanding applications, the Samsung 950 PRO SSD boosts your PC's endurance, performance, and efficiency. The 950 PRO features V-NAND technology and NVMe interface, so it can handle intensive workloads while remaining extremely energy efficient. Presented in a compact M.2 form factor, the Samsung 950 PRO offers ultra-fast sequential read and write speeds and ample storage capacity of 512 GB.
Give your desktop PC or laptop a performance boost with the Samsung 960 EVO NVMe M.2 SSD. Featuring Samsung V-NAND technology and Dynamic Thermal Guard protection, the 960 EVO ensures the integrity of your data even under heavy workloads. Its NVMe interface and Polaris controller enable exceptionally fast read/write speeds. TurboWrite technology adds a performance boost, making the 960 EVO ideal for high-intensity tasks such as video editing, data analysis, and gaming. And it comes with Samsung's Magician software, which makes it easy to to manage, monitor and optimize drive performance.
Key Specs
512 GB
500 GB
Read Speed
2500 Mb/s
3200 Mb/s
Write Speed
1500 Mb/s
1800 Mb/s
What customers say about "Key Specs"
Samsung 950 PRO 512GB PCIe NVMe - M.2 Internal SSD (MZ-V5P512BW)
  • It loads programs fast (not much more notable speed compared to the standard SSD that connects like the original hard drives)
  • Unbelievably fast. 2500+ MB/s read speed in synthetic benchmarks and unfathomably shorter load times in real world applications.
  • Capacity to physical size ratio. Considering how tiny this thing is on the outside, the fact that you can get 512GB out of this (with Samsung releasing a 1TB version later this year) is incredible. This may be the reason I move purely to solid state storage in all of my computers.
  • This Drive is amazing! Faster than I expected, load times are a thing in the past with these drives. Most of my games open nearly instantly, maybe a second or two delay then boom I am at the main game menu.
  • I'm so glad I decided to install these just because of the lightning fast read/write speeds. You wont need any benchmark software, you WILL notice the difference right away.
  • The drive is listed at 512Gb, but only 476Gb of that is usable. However, the magician software from Samsung allows you to change this, but its not recommended... It would have been nice to get a cool badge with it for your case....
Samsung 960 EVO (MZ-V6E500BW) 500GB NVMe - M.2 Internal SSD (MZ-V6E500BW)
  • The load times for games and applications is insane. I have used SSD's for several years, but I'm still blown away with how well this drive performs. I can't recommend this enough.
  • This thing smokes every other SSD I have ever used. My motherboard takes 5x as long to post as this SSD takes to load Windows 10. I have never even seen the Windows loading screen.
  • The device meets all of the speeds it advertises and works well.
  • My computer basically boots in less than one second now. This product is fast and I would highly recommend going forward.
  • It is great and runs great. My notebook spin from samsung now boots in less than 10 seconds! Meets performance from school work to military assignments. I only regret not buying a bigger capacity.
  • Real-world performance not much different in comparison to SATA SSDs
Size & Weight
0.09 in.
0.09 in.
3.15 in.
3.15 in.
0.87 in.
0.87 in.
0.32 oz.
0.32 oz.
Form Factor
NVMe M.2
NVMe M.2
PCIe 3.0 x4, NVMe 1.2
PCIe 3.0 x4, NVMe 1.2
Memory Chip Type
Encryption Algorithm
AES 256-bit, TCG Opal
AES 256-bit, TCG Opal
Auto Garbage Collection Algorithm, S.M.A.R.T. Support, Trim Support, Device Sleep Mode Support, Temperature proof, 1.5 Million Hours Reliability (MTBF)
Auto Garbage Collection Algorithm, S.M.A.R.T. Support, Trim Support, Device Sleep Mode Support, Temperature proof, 1.5 Million Hours Reliability (MTBF)
What customers say about "Features"
Samsung 950 PRO 512GB PCIe NVMe - M.2 Internal SSD (MZ-V5P512BW)
  • This thing is tiny! Never had a m.2 before, but the fact that it sits on the board and doesn't need a bay drive or needs to be placed somewhere on the case Is great, not to mention the speed of this thing.
  • Consistent performance. My drive does not ever thermally throttle. Now, this may possibly be because of the fact that I have a radiator with 4 fans blowing a ton of air straight across the drive and graphics card, but the point still stands that it is very responsive to airflow.
  • Small form factor doesn't take up a lot of space
  • The performance is great -- I get close to or above advertised performance on these with a modern system and a PCIe g3 x4 connection.
  • The screw to hold the drive on to the motherboard is way too short to actually work. I ended up using a little super glue to make up for that at the end of the screw and that ended up working fine.
  • Was very difficult to install as an upgrade. Even now that everything is exactly as specified in the instructions, the system still occasionally crashes due to this device. Probably will be fixed in a firmware update.
Samsung 960 EVO (MZ-V6E500BW) 500GB NVMe - M.2 Internal SSD (MZ-V6E500BW)
  • Installation was quick and easy, and the performance is better than any Drive I've ever personally used. Boot times around 6 seconds, it loads games and apps like nobody's business
  • Intel's NVME drives pale in comparison to this guy. The drives are no longer bottle necking your system. Probably overkill for most people.
  • The crazy small form-factor and the fact that it mounts directly to the motherboard means that I don't have to worry about running any cables or factoring in an SSD cage/spot in the back of my case.
  • Did not come with a screw to secure the drive (I'm just being picky)
  • Not all games utilize the ssd for faster boot time.
  • This may be nit-picking, but Samsung does not include a mounting screw to attach to the MB.
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
5 year(s)
3 year(s)
Other Information
229.99 $

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