Samsung introduces the Samsung 970 PRO and EVO NVMe M.2 SSDs

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  1. Brink's Avatar
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       24 Apr 2018 #1

    Samsung introduces the Samsung 970 PRO and EVO NVMe M.2 SSDs


    New 970 series enables high-performance computing through enhanced speed, exceptional endurance and system design flexibility





    Samsung Electronics, today introduced the Samsung 970 PRO and EVO, the third generation of its industry-leading consumer solid state drive (SSD) lineup. Having led the market with the first consumer-focused NVMe SSD in 2015, Samsung continues to push the performance barriers with this latest generation of SSDs that are built for tech enthusiasts and professionals so that they can enjoy higher bandwidth for intensive workloads on PCs and workstations.

    “Samsung has led the NVMe SSD industry since its inception, and the company continues to define the latest standards of consumer storage with unprecedented performance of the 970 PRO and EVO SSDs,” said Un-Soo Kim, senior vice president of Brand Product Marketing, Memory Business at Samsung Electronics. “The 970 series sets a new bar in all aspects for the NVMe SSD market with groundbreaking performance, superior reliability and best-in-class capacity.”

    The Samsung 970 PRO and EVO are designed based on the M.2 form factor standard and with the latest PCIe Gen 3×4 lane interface. The 970 series maximizes the potential of NVMe bandwidth, delivering unparalleled performance for processing large volumes of data, including 3D, 4K graphics work, high-end games and data analytics.

    The 970 PRO enables sequential read speed of up to 3,500 MB/s and sequential write speed of up to 2,700 MB/s1, while the EVO features sequential read speed of up to 3,500 MB/s and sequential write speed of up to 2,500 MB/s2. The sequential write speeds represent an enhancement of up to 30 percent over the previous generation3, thanks to Samsung’s latest V-NAND technology and the newly designed Phoenix controller. The 970 EVO, in particular, utilizes the Intelligent TurboWrite technology, which uses a large buffer size of up to 78GB4 to enable faster write speeds.

    In addition to the advancements in performance levels, the 970 PRO and EVO deliver exceptional endurance and reliability. Featuring a five-year warranty5, or up to 1,200 terabytes written6 – 50 percent higher than those provided for the previous generation7 – the 970 PRO and EVO are built to last. The Dynamic Thermal Guard technology safeguards against overheating by automatically monitoring and maintaining optimal operating temperatures, while a heat spreader and new nickel-coated controller further lower the SSD temperatures.

    The 970 PRO and EVO also provide greater system design flexibility for the high-performance computing systems. Offering a variety of high capacity options in a compact M.2 form factor – including the single-sided 2TB EVO model – the 970 series enables convenient storage expansion across a wide range of computing devices.

    The 970 EVO will be offered in 250GB, 500GB, 1TB and 2TB8 capacities, and the 970 PRO in 512GB and 1TB capacities. The 970 PRO and EVO will be available for purchase worldwide starting May 7, 2018, with manufacturer’s suggested retail prices starting at $329.99 and $119.99 USD, respectively. For more information, including warranty details, please visit www.samsung.com/SSD, www.samsungssd.com.

    Key Specifications

    Category 970 PRO 970 EVO
    Interface PCIe Gen 3.0 x4, NVMe 1.3
    Form Factor M.2 (2280)
    Storage Memory Samsung 64L V-NAND 2-bit MLC Samsung 64L V-NAND 3-bit MLC
    Controller Samsung Phoenix Controller
    Cache Memory
    1GB LPDDR DRAM (1TB)
    512MB LPDDR4 DRAM (512GB)
    2GB LPDDR4 DRAM (2TB)
    1GB LPDDR4 DRAM (1TB)
    512MB LPDDR4 DRAM (250GB/500GB)
    Capacity 512GB and 1TB 250GB, 500GB, 1TB and 2TB
    Sequential Read/Write Speed Up to 3,500/2,700 MB/s Up to 3,500/2,500 MB/s
    Random Read/Write Speed Up to 500,000/500,000 IOPS Up to 500,000/480,000 IOPS
    Device Sleep 5mW
    Management Software Samsung Magician Software
    Data Encryption Class 0 (AES 256), TCG/Opal v2.0, MS eDrive (IEEE1667)
    Total Byte Written 1,200TB (1TB)
    600TB (512GB)
    1,200TB (2TB)
    600TB (1TB)
    300TB (500GB)
    150TB (250GB)
    Warranty Five-year Limited Warranty*

    Source: https://news.samsung.com/global/sams...70-pro-and-evo

    See also:


    Order SSD 970 PRO NVMe M.2 512GB Memory & Storage - MZ-V7P512BW | Samsung US

    Order SSD 970 PRO NVMe M.2 1TB Memory & Storage - MZ-V7P1T0BW | Samsung US

    Order SSD 970 EVO NVMe M.2 250GB Memory & Storage - MZ-V7E250BW | Samsung US

    Order SSD 970 EVO NVMe M.2 500GB Memory & Storage - MZ-V7E500BW | Samsung US

    Order SSD 970 EVO NVMe M.2 1TB Memory & Storage - MZ-V7E1T0BW | Samsung US

    Order SSD 970 EVO NVMe M.2 2TB Memory & Storage - MZ-V7E2T0BW | Samsung US
    Last edited by Brink; 07 May 2018 at 16:35.
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  2. z31fanatic's Avatar
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       24 Apr 2018 #1

    Good stuff.
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  3.    24 Apr 2018 #2

    Will probably get the pro 500Gb some time.
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  4.    25 Apr 2018 #3

    Les Tokar, over at TheSSDReview.com does a great job of keeping up with new developments in this space. Not surprisingly, he's got reviews of the new Samsung devices up and ready for perusal. I know what I'm buying for my next build, for sure!

    Samsung 970 EVO M.2 NVMe SSD Review (500GB/1TB) Evo Becomes a Top Tier SSD | The SSD Review
    Samsung 970 Pro M.2 NVMe SSD Review (1TB) The Cost of Being The Worlds Best | The SSD Review

    Check 'em out: he's got all the "speeds and feeds" for read/write/IOPs and so forth.

    --Ed--
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       25 Apr 2018 #4

    How difficult is it to get Windows 10 to boot from an M2 SSD? I've read a bunch of posting that all include a lengthy # steps required to tweak BIOS settings, deal with UEFI mode, require using a Win10 USB boot device, etc. Apparently only the most recent versions of Win10 contain drivers that support booting from an M2 device - but is the really true?
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  6.    25 Apr 2018 #5

    bbinnard said: View Post
    How difficult is it to get Windows 10 to boot from an M2 SSD? I've read a bunch of posting that all include a lengthy # steps required to tweak BIOS settings, deal with UEFI mode, require using a Win10 USB boot device, etc. Apparently only the most recent versions of Win10 contain drivers that support booting from an M2 device - but is the really true?
    Nothing more dificult than with SATA SSD or HDD. I also cloned my SATA SSD to Samsung 960 evo few month ago without problems although there's newer driver on Samsung's site. Windows were RS2 at the time.
    970 doesn't seem to be much faster than 960.
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  7. Posts : 235
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       25 Apr 2018 #6

    Thanks - good to know. My system has a 950 Pro SSD boot drive now, but my motherboard (Asus P8-Z77) does not support M2 boot. I'm prepared to get a new Asus board & CPU, but really don't want to start with a Windows clean install. Cloning the 950 ==> M2 970 is what I'd like to do.
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  8.    25 Apr 2018 #7

    bbinnard said: View Post
    Thanks - good to know. My system has a 950 Pro SSD boot drive now, but my motherboard (Asus P8-Z77) does not support M2 boot. I'm prepared to get a new Asus board & CPU, but really don't want to start with a Windows clean install. Cloning the 950 ==> M2 970 is what I'd like to do.
    That may not go so well.
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  9.    25 Apr 2018 #8

    OilerNut said: View Post
    That may not go so well.
    Why not, I did it from a SATA drive ?
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  10. Posts : 235
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       25 Apr 2018 #9

    Oh? So are you saying a clean install is the only way to get M2 boot support?
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