As the importance of data in our lives increases, so does the importance of data reliability and security. Samsung has been an industry leader in SSD technology for more than two decades, and their innovations are safeguarding data all over the world. Their cutting edge storage solutions deliver more capacity, more speed, more endurance, and more power efficiency. As technology evolves, so too will SSD technology, and you can trust that Samsung will always be at the forefront.

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SSDs boot up faster — within seconds rather than minutes — and speeds are consistent and sustained, even under heavy workloads and multitasking.

Keeping Data Safe

Samsung SSDs help agencies protect data because the encryption is hardware-based, meaning encryption keys are built into the drive controller rather than its system memory.

Reliability You Can Count On

Because SSDs have no moving parts, they’re more reliable and less likely to fail if jostled or dropped – a great feature for users who move their laptops around throughout the day.

Secure Data Transfer and Storage

You can count on Samsung’s storage solutions to handle and enable secure data transfer, data encryption, storage, sharing and archiving.

SSD as a Backup Vehicle

SSDs change everything. Writing to an SSD is fast — exponentially faster than writing to tape or a cloud resource. Restoring from an SSD is fast, too.

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Do Samsung NVMe M.2 SSDs work with AMD Ryzen?

Yes. Samsung NVMe M.2 SSDs will work with standard Ryzen chipsets.

What is NVMe?

NVMe (Non-Volatile Memory Express) is a new storage protocol designed to leverage the full performance potential of SSDs and the underlying NAND Flash technology, by eliminating the performance bottleneck imposed by the previous storage protocol – SATA – which had been optimized for far slower hard disk drives.

Utilizing this new protocol, NVMe SSDs currently outperform SATA based SSDs by a factor of 6-7, with significant upward potential in the future.

What is PCIe?

PCIe (Peripheral Component Interconnect Express) is a well-established and versatile interface. Because of its prevalence (used for Graphic Cards etc.) and high data throughput capability PCIe was adopted by the storage industry to replace the much older and constrained SATA interface for the next generation of SSDs.

Adoption of PCIe, combined with other factors, enable NVMe SSDs to outperform SATA based SSDs by a factor of 6-7, with significant upward potential in the future thanks to the scalability of PCIe.

What is M.2?

M.2 is a form-factor describing the physical dimensions and connector used for M.2 SSDs. It was primarily designed to incorporate the new PCIe interface and NVMe protocol in SSDs, and to reduce the overall footprint of storage media from the former HDD based 2.5 inch standard dimension.

What is the difference between a Samsung NVMe M.2 SSD and a regular SSD?

NVMe SSDs leverage a new type of interface and protocol – Non-Volatile Memory Express – to break through the bottleneck limitations of SATA based systems. Concretely, this means that whereas SATA SSDs’ maximal performance does not exceed 550MB/s, NVMe SSDs can achieve transfer speeds of about 3,500MB/s when connected via PCIe Gen.3 x4 lanes.

Do Samsung NVMe M.2 SSDs have hardware encryption?

Samsung NVMe SSDs provide internal hardware encryption of all data stored on the SSD, including the operating system. Data is decrypted through a pre-boot authentication process.
Because all user data is encrypted, private information is protected against loss or theft.
Encryption is done by hardware, which provides a safer environment without sacrificing performance.

The encryption methods provided by each Samsung NVMe SSD are: AES (Advanced Encryption Standard, Class0 SED) TCG/OPAL, and eDrive

Please note that you cannot use more than one encryption method simultaneously.

Why does my Samsung NVMe M.2 SSD not achieve its performance specs in benchmark tests?

Benchmark test results may differ depending upon the system environment, host software and hardware configuration. Please see the data sheet for more information on the test conditions used by Samsung.

Do I need a heat sink for optimal performance of the Samsung NVMe M.2 SSD?

Samsung NVMe SSDs rarely require a heat sink, yet maintain optimal performance thanks to Samsung’s advanced design and manufacturing capabilities coupled with an integrated, heat dissipating thermal label. In rare instances of extreme workloads (transfer of several hundreds of GB), performance may be throttled through Samsung’s dynamic thermal throttling algorithm to protect the SSDs integrity.

Please be aware, however, that an external heat source such as a high-powered graphics card, or CPU placed in close proximity to a Samsung NVMe SSD, can adversely affect airflow around a Samsung NVMe SSD which may lead to performance degradation. Therefore, please ensure there is appropriate airflow around your Samsung NVMe SSD.

How do I know Samsung NVMe M.2 SSDs are compatible with my PC?

Please check whether your system satisfies the minimum system requirements specified below, or contact ByteSpeed support with questions: 877-553-0777:

CategoryMinimum Requirements
Intel Haswell Refresh or later client chipset based mainboard with an unallocated M.2 PCIe Gen3 x4 lane connector
Processor64-bit processor (recommended) single, dual or higher number of processors can be used
MemoryMore than 2 GB DRAM
ConnectorM.2 (‘M’ Key) or third party adapter (AIC) for use with PCIe connector
Form-FactorSpace for a single sided M.2 2280 (SSD with dimensions 22 mm x 80 mm), or use third party adapter (AIC) to connect to PCIe connector
Power25 W compatible PCIe slot


Please check whether your operating system is supported and note that some OS need installation of the proprietary Samsung NVMe driver:

Windows 7 32/64 bitSamsung NVMe driver required
Windows 8 32/64 bitSamsung NVMe driver required
Windows 8.1 32/64 bitSamsung NVMe driver recommended*
Windows 10 32/64 bitSamsung NVMe driver recommended*

* The Samsung NVMe driver ensures maximum compatibility between host and Samsung NVMe PCIe M.2 SSDs, and optimizes system performance.