Samsung has long been known as a leader in the electronics injury, and the new Samsung 950 Pro SSD stick is looking like another notch in the South Korean conglomerate’s belt. Set to hit shelves in October, these tiny storage drives are going to pack some truly impressive specs, and will surely have many computer enthusiasts licking their chops as they anticipate the nearing release of these powerful tools.
What Is The Samsung Pro 950 SSD?
SSD stands for Solid State Drive, and is a storage component that is essentially a more sophisticated version of a USB drive. The technology behind SSD has advanced quite rapidly in recent years, and the Samsung 950 Pro SSD is set to become a standard as the pinnacle in this evolution. Combining V-NAND and NVMe, the unit is capable of zipping along at what PC World describes as “ludicrously fast speeds.”
The Samsung 950 Pro SSD will come in two different size options: a 256 GB model ($200) and a 512 GB model ($350). The company claims that the units will boast read speeds as fast as 2.5 GB per second with writes speeds up to 1.5 GB/second. PC Magazine also notes that Samsung will be releasing a 1 TB SSD stick next year, and that one will be truly be a marvel to be hold, packing an incredible amount of storage and speed into a shockingly small package.
Samsung Pro 950 SSD Is The Next Step Up
The Samsung 950 Pro SSD is the first of its kind from the manufacturer to bring together V-NAND technology with NVMe protocol support. Experts say that the merging of the two will be the start of a new wave, leading to long-term performance improvements and cost reductions. This new stick hasn’t yet caught up with the previous iteration of Samsung’s line from a capacity standpoint, as the 850 Pro currently has a 2 TB option and there is supposedly a 4 TB version on the way soon. But we expect that those kinds of improvements will reach the 950 eventually.
At that point, the Samsung 950 Pro SSD should have no trouble establishing itself as the king of the hill.