Samsung 950 PRO M.2 NVM Express SSD
Written by Michael Larabel in Storage on 30 May 2016. Page 2 of 2. 26 Comments

Depending upon the benchmark, the performance offered by the Samsung 950 PRO M.2 NVMe drive can be much faster than traditional SATA 3.0 storage, like the popular Samsung 850 EVO drive.

To see how your own system(s) compare to the disk results in this article, simply install the Phoronix Test Suite and run phoronix-test-suite benchmark 1605286-HA-DISKTESTI75. It's that easy with our open-source, automated benchmarking software. If you are interested in learning more about this ~$180 USD NVMe SSD, it's available from and NewEgg. In a follow-up article I'll work on some tuning/optimization tests, file-system comparison on this NVMe drive, etc; these results were strictly out-of-the-box Linux performance.

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