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TweakTown Compares 1TB Samsung PM961 and 960 EVO NVMe PCIe SSDs

TweakTown Compares 1TB Samsung PM961 and 960 EVO NVMe PCIe SSDs
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Synopsis: TweakTown recommended, the OEM 1TB Samsung PM961 NVMe earns Editor's Choice after “flexing some muscle” in comparison testing alongside the 960 EVO.
TweakTown Editor's Choice Award

In this review, TweakTown Storage Editor Jon Coulter takes on the task of comparing two 1TB Samsung NVMe PCIe solid state drives, their best-selling 960 EVO and the OEM PM961, to see how each SSD stacks up.

The first thing Coulter mentions? Value. "The Samsung 960 EVO 1TB is currently selling at Newegg.com for $507, which is a whopping $85 more than you will pay for a 1TB PM961 from MyDigitalDiscount.com. Right now, we believe this is the best deal going for a super-fast high capacity M.2 NVMe SSD," reaching outstanding marks for this particular drive and others in and above it's price range.

Looking beyond cost, Coulter says, "The Samsung PM961 delivers virtually the same performance as the wildly popular 960 EVO. The PM961 also has the advantage of an additional 22GB of usable storage space over the 960 EVO."

Clocking in at speeds up to 3332 MB/s read and 1768 MB/s write, Coulter notes, "The PM961 is flexing some muscle and giving us a glimpse of why we believe it to be the best value in flash-based NVMe SSDs". This is backed up by demanding AS SSD testing where the PM961 "eats it alive" by scoring over double our minimum of 2,000 on both platforms.

Available in four capacities, 128GB, 256GB, 512GB and 1TB, Jon observes, "The PM961 will deliver performance that is equivalent to the much more expensive 960 EVO. In fact, the PM961 manages to deliver a higher score."

In conclusion, Coulter says, "Samsung's second generation NVMe SSDs are clearly the best performing full-size SSDs on the market, and if you haven't yet experienced the earth shattering performance they bring to the table first-hand, then you are missing out on the best game in town. There is no question that the 1TB Samsung PM961 is an elite performing SSD, and with a full 1TB of capacity, it offers plenty of space for your super-fast storage needs."

With an a 96% overall rating , including a 100% rating for value, the 1TB Samsung PM961 M.2 NVMe PCIe SSD earns TweakTown's Editor's Choice Award and this glowing recommendation, "We encourage you to go big and fast with the 1TB Samsung PM961 from MyDigitalDiscount; you will be glad you did."


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