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Samsung 970 EVO Plus NVMe SSD Review

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Forget the load time with Samsung 970 EVO Plus Master of NVMe SSD

Samsung 970 EVO Plus Master of NVMe SSD

The Master in performance, upgraded. Faster than the 970 EVO, the Samsung 970 EVO Plus NVMe SSD is powered by the most recent V-NAND technology and firmware optimization. It maximizes the potential of NVMe transfer speed for top-notch computing. Using Samsung 970 EVO Plus NVMe SSD it will change your mind.


Real Experiences by User:

All I can say is Amazing! I returned an ADATA XPG SX8200 PRO 500GB for this and am so glad I did. All PCIe NVME drives are not created equal and benchmarks mean nothing because they are synthetic and the drives are built to show the “best” performance on the benchmarks, which may be a long way from how they originally perform. First off, the XPG SX8200 Pro website only gives you the best specs of the 1TB drive and it’s nearly impossible to find the slower performance information of the 512GB and 256GB drive on their website. Second, the benchmarks were pretty close to the Cyrstal disk mark, but when I was testing 9GB file copies to and from the XPG, it was often below 600MB / s (even as low as 150MB / s steadily). It performed better at times, but it was so spotty and didn’t get close to the benchmarks regularly, I got a dud or it’s just not quite as good as the real-world specs. Yes, it was about $ 30 cheaper than the new Samsung 970 EVO PLUS NVMe SSD, but in the end, the price difference was eclipsed by the real-world performance.

Samsung EVO Plus 970 Now!

So when I got the 500 GB Samsung EVO PLUS 970, I put it in the same slot the ADATA was just in and it exceeded not only the specifications of the Crystal Disk Mark bank but also the real file copies (with the same file as before ), were steadily around 2300MB / s. Not as fast because of the benchmark, but leaps and bounds better than the ADATA and the other PCIe NVME drives I’ve been able to test with. Those speeds also remained constant throughout the file copy with most other drives fluctuating up and down. I know even larger file copies will eventually slow down when the cache runs out, but that’s the same for all PCIe NVME drives using TLC. And Samsung leads the way with not only the benchmark read/write performance of the drives when using TurboBoost with the cache, but also the performance speeds you can expect when the cache runs out. No other manufacturer shows that it shows Samsung’s confidence in their drives.

As a result, This drive blew me away, so much, I just ordered another one. I honestly don’t think other “similar” drives are even within the ballpark on performance (The WD N750 could be the closest, but it’s still not on the extent of this drive-in REAL-WORLD performance for file copies). If you’re considering saving a couple of bucks on a less expensive PCIe NVME drive, I’d highly suggest you are doing your own large file copies and see if your “cheaper” drive really handles how it says it’ll be supported by the super official benchmark tests. Otherwise, save yourself the frustration and just get the Samsung 970 EVO Plus NVMe SSD to start with and you will be happy that you simply did.

Good Part to know about Samsung 970 EVO Plus SSD:

Super fast load times and cuts down on cables inside of a new build. Extremely fast, programs and files open quickly, and my computer starts up faster than I ever thought was possible. fantastic to play modern games and cad programs on. It’s great for video editing too.

Compare with other NVMe:

BrandCapacitySeq. ReadSeq. WriteBUY
Samsung 970 EVO Plus250GB, 500GB, 1TB, 2TB3,500MB/s3,300MB/sAMAZON
Corsair Force MP600 1TB4,900MB/s4,250MB/sAMAZON
Sabrent Rocket Q 4TB3,400MB/s3,200MB/sAMAZON
Addlink S70 512GB512GB3,400MB/s3,000MB/sAMAZON
WD Black SN7501TB3,430MB/s3,000MB/sAMAZON
HP EX9501TB3,500MB/s2,900MB/sAMAZON
Crucial P11TB2,000MB/s1,700MB/sAMAZON


What do you like best about it?

Really fast booting up the operating system and temperatures are cool. Super fast load times and cuts down on cables inside of a new build.

Is 970 EVO good for gaming?

If you do most of your gaming on your PC, the short answer is yes. 

What is the difference between Samsung 970 Evo and 970 Evo Plus?

The main difference is increased density, in terms of layers comprising the memory modules. Instead of the 64 layers of V-NAND in the SSD 970 EVO, the SSD 970 EVO Plus makes use of 96 layers.

Is the 970 Evo Plus worth it?

The 970 EVO Plus is one of the fastest SSDs we’ve tested, so it easily gains our recommendation. it’s an excellent drive and very worthy of your consideration.

How fast is the Samsung 970 Evo Plus?

The 970 EVO Plus reaches sequential read/write speeds up to 3,500/3,300 MB/s, up to 53% faster than the 970 EVO

Any Problems?

No issues so far.

Would you recommend it?

Definitely recommend Samsung 970 EVO Plus SSD NVMe for all, who loves gaming, editing and want to overclock.