Although the Samsung Evo 970 entered the market at a high price, it makes us forgive by offering incredible performance. Samsung Evo 970 seems to be indispensable for SSD gamers, which provides high write and read speed. Here is the Samsung Evo 970 Review.
Last year we were testing what was then the new Samsung 970 Evo SSD, one of the fastest drives we’ve ever tested. Samsung has now provided us with its Samsung 970 Evo Plus. The South Korean maker says the new drive is expected to achieve random write speeds 53% faster than the Samsung 970 Evo.
The Evo series stands for good value for money. Three versions currently exist, but Samsung is expected to offer a 2TB model in mid-April or May.
We have listed the recommended prices for the Samsung 970 Evo SSD Evo Plus below to compare them to the Samsung 970 Evo and 970 Pro prices. The 970 Evo is currently around $ 20 cheaper than Samsung’s new drive, but the Pro is still significantly more expensive. But entry-level prices are likely to fall, following the downward trend in the price of flash memory.
All Plus models use NVMe v1.3 protocol and access up to 4 PCIe (Gen. 3) lanes. Samsung used advanced 3-bit NAND V5 (TLC) MLC memory, reserving its 2-bit cells for the more expensive Pro series. More bits per cell allow greater storage capacity at a low price, but this impacts durability and performance.
Additionally, Samsung has optimized the Phoenix controller a bit more and added a nickel coating around the controller, which should provide optimal heat dissipation. Samsung also incorporates its TurboWrite technology, which reserves a faster SLC cache and intelligently expands when needed. This functionality remains unchanged from the standard version of the Evo.
Unlike SATA SSDs, M.2 2280 drives produce less heat loss; keeping temperatures low is even more important to avoid performance degradation or reduced drive life. Samsung has upgraded its Dynamic Thermal Guard firmware, which should give the Plus an edge over the standard EVO. The manufacturer claims that this should also help achieve more stable performance under heavy loads.
According to Samsung, the Samsung 970 Evo SSD should consume only 30 mW at idle and rise to 5 W in writing requests for the 250 GB model and to 6 W for the 1 TB model. The SSD should consume between 5 and 5.5 W reading.
Guarantee and durability
The Samsung 970 Evo SSD comes with a 5-year limited warranty. The limit applies to the total GB the disc has written. Samsung sets a limit of 150 TB of writing for the 250 GB model, 300 GB for the 500 GB model, and 600 GB for the 1 TB model. The warranty expires prematurely if you exceed the limit before 5 years, but it won’t last until you hit it!