|Item model number||MZ-V6E500BW|
|Item Weight||1.84 ounces|
|Product Dimensions||3.15 x 0.87 x 0.09 inches|
|Item Dimensions LxWxH||3.15 x 0.87 x 0.09 inches|
|Computer Memory Type||DDR3 SDRAM|
|Flash Memory Size||500 GB|
|Hard Drive Interface||ATA-4|
|Hard Drive Rotational Speed||3|
|Batteries||1 A batteries required. (included)|
|Is Discontinued By Manufacturer||No|
|Date First Available||October 6, 2016|
Samsung 960 EVO 500GB Solid State Drive (MZ-V6E500BW) m.2 NVMe
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|Digital Storage Capacity||500 GB|
|Hardware Interface||PCIE x 4|
|Read Speed||3200 Megabytes Per Second|
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- M.2 (2280) - PCIe 3.0 x4 NVM Express SSD for Client PCs
- V-NAND Client SSD ideal for high-performance tower desktops and small form factor PC’s
- Sequential Read Speeds up to 3200MB/s and Sequential Write Speeds up to 1800MB/s
- Samsung magician software delivers SSD management and automatic firmware updates
- COLOR: Black/Gray
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At a Glance:
- V-NAND technology for reliable and enhanced performance
- Read speeds of up to 3,200 MB/s and write speeds of up to 1,800 MB/s
- The NVMe interface offers enhanced bandwidth and lower latency than SATA SSDs
- Dynamic Thermal Guard reduces risk of overheating
- Compact M.2 form factor
Samsung 960 EVO NVMe M.2 SSD
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.
What's in the Box:
- Samsung 960 EVO NVMe M.2 SSD, 500GB
NVMe Interface Offers Unprecedented Performance for Heavy Workloads
Equipped with a high-performance NVMe interface and a Polaris controller, this SSD delivers blistering fast read/write speeds of up to 3,200 MB/s and 1,800 MB/s respectively. Plus, Samsung TurboWrite technology creates a high-performance write buffer area whenever a write operation is underway to accelerate write speeds even further, making the 960 EVO ideal for gaming, data analysis, graphic and sound design, and other demanding applications.
Data Security & Thermal Monitoring
Backed by a 3-year limited warranty, the 960 EVO offers exceptional lifespan and data security, boasting an endurance rating of up to 200 TBW (terabytes written). It also features Dynamic Thermal Guard, a technology that automatically throttles the drive's temperature when it approaches dangerous levels to reduce the risk of overheating.
Samsung Magician Software for Easy Drive Management
The 960 EVO comes with a free download of Samsung Magician software, an advanced software solution that allows you to easily monitor, manage, and maintain your SSD. Magician helps ensure that the SSD firmware stays up to date and offers a range of additional functions that allow you to tailor settings to best suit your usage.
Available in Capacities up to 1 TB
The Samsung 960 EVO NVMe M.2 SSD is available in a wide range of capacities and is equipped to store all your programs and media files. Choose the capacity that is right for you.
|960 PRO||960 EVO||850 PRO||850 EVO||T3 Portable SSD|
|Capacity||512GB, 1TB, 2TB||250GB, 500GB, 1TB||256GB, 512GB, 1TB, 2TB||250GB, 500GB, 1TB, 2TB, 4TB||250GB, 500GB, 1TB, 2TB|
|Form Factor||M.2 2280||M.2 2280||2.5 inch||2.5 inch, mSATA, M.2 2280||Portable|
|Interface||NVMe PCIe||NVMe PCIe||SATA III 6Gb/s||SATA III 6Gb/s||USB 3.1|
|Max. Sequential Read Speed (Speeds vary by system environment, form factor, and capacity)||Up to 3,500 MB/s||Up to 3,200 MB/s||Up to 550 MB/s||Up to 540 MB/s||Up to 450 MB/s|
|Max. Sequential Write Speed (Speeds vary by system environment, form factor, and capacity)||Up to 2,100 MB/s||Up to 1,900 MB/s||Up to 520 MB/s||Up to 520 MB/s||Up to 450 MB/s|
|NAND Type||Samsung V-NAND||Samsung V-NAND||Samsung V-NAND||Samsung V-NAND||Samsung V-NAND|
|Warranty (Limited warranty TBW varies by capacity)||Limited 5 Years||Limited 3 Years||Limited 10 Years||Limited 5 Years||Limited 3 Years|
|Recommended For||Ultimate Performance, Gaming and Professional Computing||Advanced Performance, Gaming and Professional Computing||Gaming and Professional Computing||Everyday Computing||Fast and Reliable External Storage|
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|Compatible Devices||Desktop||—||This drive is compatible with servers and arrays that accept M.2 2280 PCIe drives||mac, windows||Desktop||Desktop|
|Data Transfer Rate||3938 Gb per second||3500 Mb per second||550 Mb per second||6 Gb per second||8 Gb per second||3430 Mb per second|
|Device Type||Internal Solid State Drive||Solid State Drive, Solid State Drive||Internal Solid State Drive||Internal Solid State Drive||Solid State Drive, Internal Drive||—|
|Digital Storage Capacity||500 GB||1 TB||1 TB||500 GB||500 GB||1 TB|
|Hard Disk Form Factor||2.00 inches||—||3.50 inches||2.50 inches||—||—|
|Hardware Interface||PCIE x 4||PCI Express x4||Solid State Drive||SATA 6.0 Gb/s||PCIE x 4||PCI|
|Hardware Platform||PC||PC||—||PC, Mac||PC, Mac, Linux||PC|
|Item Dimensions||3.15 x 0.87 x 0.09 inches||0.87 x 0.90 x 3.15 inches||0.87 x 3.15 x 0.90 inches||3.94 x 2.76 x 0.27 inches||3.15 x 0.87 x 0.09 inches||0.87 x 3.15 x 0.09 inches|
|Item Weight||1.84 ounces||1.92 ounces||1.76 ounces||3.04 ounces||0.25 ounces||0.27 ounces|
Discover the next advancement in SSD technology with our high-performance, highly reliable 960 EVO Series NVMe M.2 SSDs. Non-Volatile Memory Express (NVMe) with a new Polaris controller outperforms our SATA SSDs with exceptionally fast read/write speeds, and Samsung TurboWrite technology accelerates write speeds even further. Samsung's Magician software solution provides advanced functionality to manage, monitor and optimize drive performance. Enhanced bandwidth beyond the SATA interface provided by the NVMe interface, combined with the new Polaris controller facilitates sequential Read/Write speeds up to 3,200 MB/s and 1,800 MB/s respectively. Plus, the new Intelligent TurboWrite technology accelerates write speeds even further. Operating Temperature 32 Degrees Fahrenheit - 158 Degrees Fahrenheit.
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I initially installed this on my MSI Z97 Gaming 7 motherboard, in the M.2 slot...Installed the Samsung NVME driver and Samsung Magician....Was getting around 500-600 MB/S Read speeds...Same as my 850 EVO 2.5" SATA SSD...Suck! SO, I did some research and found out that this Mboard only allows the card to run in PCIe Gen 2 x 2 mode...When installed in the M.2 slot that is...
So I bought the Vantec card-M.2 NVMe SSD PCIe X4....And just installed it and then ran Samsung Magician's performance benchmark and got a read speed of 2,998 MB/S..Sensing that SM is optimized for their own drives, I ran basic disk tests in HD Tune PRO-(1674.6 MB/S Read) and Performance Test-(14,597 Disk Mark)...
Only time will tell how useful this will be over time...So far, I've seen SOME performance improvements, but I feel that there's a limit to the performance of certain tasks, as the engine driving those tasks can only be pushed so fast...
ThumbsPlus is a good example..Thumbnailing video files on the C drive are only marginally faster than on my 7200 rpm Seagate 3TB drive..Simply because TP is 32 bit and it's kernel can only handle so much data so quickly..
The best performance improvement you can get is still lots of fast ram..and the fastest processor you can afford/justify....Storage is storage, and still has to travel across a bus to get to the CPU, get it's tasks, go back, perform the tasks, then return and let the CPU know it is done..
This will definitely speed up games though! Even the "allocating disk space" function on Steam is at least twice as fast as it was on the old 850 EVO SATA SSD
IDK if it's related, but I'm downloading Wolfenstein: The Old Blood at 36 MEGS/Second! I have an "up to" 200MB/s connection with Xfinity and a wired Ethernet connection directly to the modem, but I was only getting in the low 20s before...This may also be because I stopped using the "killer" ethernet port built into the motherboard and started using an Intel internal NIC...It's only in a 1x slot though...
Only downside so far is the TINY screw you need to install this "drive" as I hate to call it a drive since there are no moving parts....If you are a little bit spastic like me, you may drop it more than once...Be sure to have a magnetic retriever on hand...
I bought a computer repair kit to facilitate the install:
21pcs Precision Magnetic Screwdriver Repair Tools Kit Set for Phones/iphone, Computers/PC,Tablets/Pads/iPad Pro,Watch,and More Small Household Appliances Electronic Devices Pry Open DIY Tool Kits Set
The screw drivers fit easily into the access holes and are magnetized to save aggravation.
Also, for some reason the machine would not boot from the installed and cloned SSD even when I changed the boot order in the Bios. Removing the HDD fixed that problem. The HDD can then be reinstalled and reformatted for use as a storage device.
However, I do believe that The Samsung OEM drive - the PM961 is still a great choice for the price, as the speed difference is not that noticeable between it and the 960 Evo. For me, the capacity upgrade from 256GB to 500GB was the real goal. Also, at the time of purchase, the Samsung PM961 512GB and the Samsung 960 Evo 500GB were equally priced, hence I went with the EVO. Good purchase and I had same day delivery. Love Amazon! I am no expert, but I really like these Samsung drives and no matter which one you get, you can't go wrong. The are rock solid and state-of-the-art.
This M.2 is sooooo fast compared to my other samsung standard sad. Speeds are as advertised. I did have an issue trying to install windows 7 pro, make your life easy and just install windows 10. Windows 10 has the drivers needed for the M.2, win7 does not. You'll have to download the driver before and install it before the drive will even talk to Windows.
I use this drive for my OS and two of my most played games and at over 3000 read speeds, vs 500 ish on my Evo 850 ssd.
For those debating over the 960 pro vs, the Evo, if you have more money than friends, but the Pro. Those wanting best bang for the buck, get the Evo. There really is not that much of a difference in speed vs the Pro.
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Blew my sata ssd out of the water.
Sequential Write : 3089.754 MB/s
Sequential Read : 1628.219 MB/s
Sequential Write : 559.2 MB/s
Sequential Read : 511.2 MB/s
Either that or its now just learnt what i use lol
Useing as a boot drive on a ryzen build and bootup speed is incredible. Its takes longer to post then load win10.
Old ssd was a mx200 whick took 56.2 according to windows. This takes 23.9 seconds.
Recomend use this as boot only and have a fast mechanical drive for mass storeage.
Recommend useing samsungs own driver and not the stock microsoft one as the samsung is definitely more responsive.
None of the energy inefficiency, clicking of heads and spinning thrums of platters. No waste of energy through heat generation or loss compared to mechanical drives.
The old trusty mechanical drives are one step closer to the museum.
(Always keep a good backup routine.)
Good delivery timings and appropriate packaging.
The upgrade was easy and quick. I downloaded the NVMe driver and migration tool from Samsung and the migration was complete in less than 30 mins - the actual migration of about 70GB took about 5 minutes to move the entire boot/system/programs drive onto the new card!
Comparing the new NVMe card to my old AHCI card, and in addition to the added capacity of the new card, CrystalDiskMark 6.0.0 x64 reported the following speed improvements: Sequential Read 3126MB/s up from 2021MB/s, Sequential Write 1843MB/s up from 661MB/s, and all the 4KiB results greatly improved too. Windows already booted up fast enough to be no issue. The new card should be great for 1080HD video editing with lots of SSD<->RAM data transfers. The write speeds in particular look to be at least twice the speed of the AHCI device I have upgraded from.