So we’ve covered the first graphics card with true desktop-like performance, the first water-cooled(ish) laptop, and the fastest consumer router yet. But we’re not finished!
In late September, Samsung revealed its new 950 Pro SSDs, which marry the company’s cutting-edge V-NAND memory tech with blazing fast NVMe speeds delivered over a PCIe 3.0 x4 interface, all on a cozy little M.2 SSD form factor.
That’s a lot of technical terms, but all you need to know is that it’s very small and ridiculously fast. The 512GB version of the 950 Pro hits sequential read speeds of up to 2.5GB/sec and write speeds up to 1.5GBps. Traditional SATA-based SSDs, by comparison, max out around 550 megabytes per second.
Here’s everything you need to know about Samsung’s 950 Pro SSDs. While we’re on the subject, you may also want to check out our review roundup of numerous M.2 SSDs. (Hint: They’re all fast.)