Difference: Samsung 960 EVO m.2 MZ-V6E250BW vs. MZ-V6E250B

What's the difference between the B and the BW for the Samsung 960 EVO m.2? MZ-V6E250BW and MZ-V6E250B
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  1. The BW is the Samsung EVO PRO and the B is for the Samsung EVO, the Samsung EVO PRO is slightly faster than the Samsung EVO non pro. The big difference between these drives is that Samsung is using 2bit MLC on the PRO and 3bit TLC on the EVO.
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  2. YoAndy said:
    The BW is the Samsung EVO PRO and the B is for the Samsung EVO, the Samsung EVO PRO is slightly faster than the Samsung EVO non pro. The big difference between these drives is that Samsung is using 2bit MLC on the PRO and 3bit TLC on the EVO.


    I had a feeling it was the pro because it was $100 more on newegg. They just had their descriptions wrong. Thank you sir!
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  3. chinitoh said:
    YoAndy said:
    The BW is the Samsung EVO PRO and the B is for the Samsung EVO, the Samsung EVO PRO is slightly faster than the Samsung EVO non pro. The big difference between these drives is that Samsung is using 2bit MLC on the PRO and 3bit TLC on the EVO.


    I had a feeling it was the pro because it was $100 more on newegg. They just had their descriptions wrong. Thank you sir!


    You are welcome.
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  4. YoAndy said:
    chinitoh said:
    YoAndy said:
    The BW is the Samsung EVO PRO and the B is for the Samsung EVO, the Samsung EVO PRO is slightly faster than the Samsung EVO non pro. The big difference between these drives is that Samsung is using 2bit MLC on the PRO and 3bit TLC on the EVO.


    I had a feeling it was the pro because it was $100 more on newegg. They just had their descriptions wrong. Thank you sir!


    You are welcome.


    Actually, hold up a second. Doesn't the Pro version start at 512gb? Non pro's are 250gb, 500gb and up. The non pro's have the B and the BW designation. I've been Googling around for it and I find no documentation on the difference other than what newegg is selling and the price difference is what's throwing me off.

    https://imgur.com/a/6Vj2U
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  5. The part number from the vendor is irrelevant, is really difficult to understand part numbers(vendors sometimes can get them mixed). Despite the part numbers, The real difference is between the Samsung EVO PRO and the Samsung EVO.

    Both the 960 Pro and 960 EVO SSDs use the M.2 2280 form factor, NVMe, a Gen.2 PCIe x4 interface and Samsung V-NAND.

    Samsung rate the 960 Pro at 3500 MB/s reading, and 2100 MB/s writing, which makes the SSD one of the fastest options available. As a comparison, the 950 Pro from 2015 clocks in at 2500 MB/s reading, and 1500 MB/s writing. The 960 Pro also manages 440,00 and 360,00 IOPS, reading and writing.

    The speedy SSD is backed up by a 5 year warranty, or up to a massive 1.2 Petabytes written for the 2TB capacity. The 1TB 960 Pro is good for 800 TBW and the 512GB does 400 TBW.


    The 960 Pro is available in 512GB, 1TB, and 2TB capacities - the latter the only consumer SSD available so large. And forget about 128GB or 256GB drives.

    The 2TB will set you back around $1700, while the 1TB costs $900, and the 512GB is $450.

    The 960 EVO plugs one gap in the lineup, with a 250GB model, as well as 500GB and 1TB. The EVO costs $190 for 250GB, $350 for 500GB, and around $680 for 1TB.

    It’s rated at up to 3200 MB/s reading, and from 1900 MB/s down to 1500 MB/s writing, depending on the capacity.

    http://www.samsung.com/semiconductor/minisite/ssd/product/consumer/ssd960.html

    https://www.gizmodo.com.au/2016/11/hands-on-samsung-960-pro-and-960-evo/
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