Samsung | MZ-V6E1T0 | Samsung 960 PRO V-NAND NVMe PCIE M.2 NVMe Flyer-Introduction

Introduction to
Samsung
NVMe SSDs
The solution to storage protocol and
Interface bottleneck
When it comes to a PC’s system “responsiveness”, storage is
one of the most crucial hardware components. The faster
the drive, the faster the system boots, the faster apps launch,
and the faster files save. The introduction of SSDs a number of
years ago was a major step forward from traditional spinning
HDDs, but SSDs recently hit a performance wall in the existing
SATA 3 protocol, and they simply cannot run any faster.
NVMe is built for SSDs
Currently using 4 lanes, PCI Gen. 3 can
transfer data at up to 3,940 MB/s.
1,969 MB/s
Per Lane
SSD technology grew enormously alongside advances
in CPU and GPU. With a significant boost in storage
capacity and performance, NAND Flash - the technology
985 MB/s
behind Solid State Drives - possesses the capability to
Per Lane
150 MB/s
Per Lane
300 MB/s
1 LANE
1 LANE
1 LANE
SATA 1
SATA 2
SATA 3
do far more. The Non-Volatile Memory Express (NVMe)
500 MB/s
600 MB/s
protocol was specially created for NAND Flash storage
up to
16 LANES
up to
16 LANES
up to
16 LANES
PCle Gen. 2
PCle Gen. 3
PCle Gen. 4 *
SATA Transfers up to.
PCle Transfers up to.
solutions to accelerate transfer speeds by overcoming
legacy constraints in existing storage interfaces and
protocols. SATA was optimized for mechanical Hard
Disk Drive Storage, but even with revisions over time,
the current SATA 3 interface bandwidth does not
accommodate the full potential of NAND Flash based
Fastest in-class storage performance
& max. theoretical interface speeds
Sequential Read
Sequential Write
[MB/s] 4,000
NVMe
3,500
6-7x
3,000
1,000
600
300
0
especially designed for NAND Flash storage solutions
3-4x
to unleash a new dimension of data transfer speed.
560
150
It allows SSDs to achieve peak performance, 6-7 times
550
SATA 3
SATA 2
130
HDD
Transfer faster with NVMe SSDs
Non-Volatile Memory Express (NVMe) protocol was
2,100
2,000
SSDs.
SATA SSD
the sequential read/write speeds of SATA.
NVMe SSD
* In the future, using PCIe 4.0 can be scaled to 16 lanes for a theoretical max. of 32 GB/s.
NVMe SSD - Flyer
More gains from NVMe SSDs
100 mm
80.15 mm
66 g
size of internal storage devices. Standard M.2 cards are just 22 mm wide, allowing
7g
22.15 mm
efficient, and easier to install (no cables). The M.2 form-factor reduces the overall
69.85 mm
Besides providing a leap in performance, NVMe SSDs are smaller, lighter, more
dramatically expanded capacity without messy cables, power wires, or bulky disk
[2.5-inch SSD]
housing.
[M.2 SSD]
The next generation of storage
With the faster data transfer speeds of the PCIe interface and the NVMe protocol, the SSD of the future is scalable with a theoretical transfer
speed of up to 31,504 MB/s (using PCIe 4.0). NVMe SSDs unlock a new level in speed, capacity, and form.
Samsung NVMe SSD Lineup
Samsung accelerated the NVMe era in 2015 with the launch of the 950 PRO and continues to accelerate the innovation to address the
evolving PC environment across laptops and desktops. These hardware options have fully matured for NVMe adoption with chipset,
operating system, as well as motherboard support for PCI Express (PCIe) Gen. 3 x 4 lanes in an M.2 slot. Samsung is expanding the
NVMe SSD market with the development of the 4th-generation V-NAND and two tier lineup.
960 PRO
Designed for tech enthusiasts and professionals seeking unprecedented workstation and
PC performance for CAD engineering or data simulations.
960 EVO
The smart choice for entry-level NVMe SSD users who want to discover next-generation
PC performance for gaming and graphics.
For more information
For more information about the Samsung NVMe SSD, visit www.samsungssd.com.
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weights and measurements are approximate. All data were deemed correct at time of creation. Samsung is not liable for errors or omissions. All brand, product, service names and logos are trademarks and/or
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2017-07
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