Samsung pulling a dodgy on customers?


  1. Posts : 303
    Windows 10 x64 1809 LTSC
       #1

    Samsung pulling a dodgy on customers?


    Did Samsung just pull a dirty on customers?
    Originally Samsung used to advertise their NVMe drives are 3500/3300 for the 1tb and 2tb drives. In fact, every retail site I've checked still shows the specs from Samsung as 3500/3300.

    But when I look on the Samsung site they now say 3500/2500.
    Samsung SSD 970 EVO | Samsung V-NAND Consumer SSD | Samsung Semiconductor Global Website

    Reference sites:
    Samsung 970 EVO Plus 2TB NVMe PCIe SSD - MZ-V7S2T0BW (MZ-V7S2T0BW) | Centre Com : Best PC Hardware Prices!
    Buy Samsung 970 EVO Plus 2TB M.2 NVMe SSD | Hard Drives & SSDs | Scorptec Computers
    Samsung 970 EVO Plus 2TB 22x80mm PCIe Gen 3 x4 M.2 NVMe SSD -Brand New, Refurbished and Used Desktop, Notebooks, Custom Built PC, Computer Parts
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    So people who bought them based on their previously advertised speeds and who subsequently couldn't get anywhere near those speeds got sucked in. They quietly dropped their speeds (I expect they got caught out). As a premium priced product I don't think Samsung is top dog any longer.

    What a despicable thing to do. Seems endemic in the storage arena, with both Seagate and Western Digital recently being caught out selling slower drives too.
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  2. Posts : 2,317
    Windows 10
       #2

    So what, people have known about manufacturers specmanship for a very long time.
    The * gives you more details and the test conditions they use.

    Most people are well aware in real world usage terms speeds are very different.

    "So people who bought them based on their previously advertised speeds and who subsequently couldn't get anywhere near those speeds got sucked in."
    No, I suspect most bought Samsung because they are known to produce some of the best SSDs.

    Most people do not understand the inner workings of SSDs, read about it, quite a complex subject.
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  3. Posts : 7,711
    3-Win-7Prox64 3-Win10Prox64 3-LinuxMint20.2
       #3

    Hi,
    Evo and evo plus have always had different read/ write spec's I haven't noticed any changes
    Sometimes different sizes will have different read/ write spec's on multiple ssd's brands.

    Could just be simple misprint website to website.
    Might go directly to the horses mouth for spec's instead of third party.
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  4. Posts : 25,076
    10 Home x64 (21H2) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       #4

    Wobitancrawfodi said:
    Did Samsung just pull a dirty on customers?
    Originally Samsung used to advertise their NVMe drives are 3500/3300 for the 1tb and 2tb drives. In fact, every retail site I've checked still shows the specs from Samsung as 3500/3300.

    But when I look on the Samsung site they now say 3500/2500.
    Samsung SSD 970 EVO | Samsung V-NAND Consumer SSD | Samsung Semiconductor Global Website

    All the retail site you quote are for the 970 EVO Plus, not the 970 EVO you show in that Samsung link. Check the specs Samsung quote for the 970 EVO Plus and you'll still find it says 3500/3300.

    Samsung pulling a dodgy on customers?-image.png
    Samsung SSD 970 EVO Plus | Samsung V-NAND Consumer SSD | Samsung Semiconductor Global Website
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