Personally, I think it’s great news that Eve are offering a 1TB upgrade. Looking at the reviews, the SM961 seems to beat the 600p both on performance and battery life. The only thing to note is that being an OEM drive (unlike the 600p), it’s not supported by Samsung, so there will be no firmware updates and it doesn’t work with Samsung’s SSD tool.
This review includes benchmark comparisons between the SM961 and 600p:
One question for @Konstantinos. When you know, would you be able to tell us the model number of the SM961? There are two variants of the drive:
MZVKW1T0HMLH-00007 (OPAL compliant)
MZVKW1T0HMLH-00000 (no encryption)
It would great to know which of these it is. Many thanks!
(SM 961 Datasheet: http://www.hammer-drive.com/assets/uploads/downloads/drive-selector/SM961.pdf)