The smartphones of Samsung are not comparable with Apple iPhone. Yet, this Korean tech giant has already started a solid-state drive (SSD) revolution. The SSD 970 series (Samsung 970 EVO and Samsung 970 PRO) are said to be the fastest M.2 SSD with high performance. Now, I’ll introduce them to you in brief.
The Samsung SSD 970 is regarded as one of the cheaper options of M.2 SSD. People who have high demands in throughput and IOPS will be attracted by it. As the speedy storage drives with no moving parts, the 970 series have been applied to the mainstream laptops and expensive workstations.
Samsung SSD 970 Product Intro
Samsung 970 EVO and Samsung 970 PRO are the main products of the Samsung 970 SSD series. As a PCI Express NVMe drive, Samsung 970 EVO is near the top of the SSD pyramid; it has fast speed & reasonable price and provides some of the fastest throughput you can afford by making use of the expertise of Samsung in non-volatile memory design. Well, the Samsung SSD 970 PRO is only a little bit faster than the 970 EVO, but is much more expensive.
As a result, the Samsung 970 EVO is the best high-end M.2 SSD for common people to build a PC for use at home. Providing the best performance certainly, the Samsung 970 PRO is a better choice for users who have high requirements for speed.
Both the gumstick-shaped M.2 variety and the larger 2.5-inch Serial ATA (SATA) type give support to the EVO- and Pro-family drives.
Samsung 970 EVO
Provided with many merits, the Samsung 970 EVO is said to be designed for accelerating into next-gen computing.
- Extremely fast speed
- Best-in-class reliability
- Wide capacity options (up to 2TB)
Besides, many new products and technologies have been applied to the SSD 970 EVO.
All of these factors have contributed to the fantastic high-end gaming and 4K & 3D graphic editing.
As I have mentioned, the Phoenix controller and Intelligent TurboWrite technology are integrated into the Samsung SSD 970 EVO. This helps to change the high-end gaming and simplify the graphic intensive workflows. As a result, it gains an amazing sequential read and write speeds - 3,500 MB/s and 2,500 MB/s respectively. (The write speed is up to 32% faster than that of the previous generation.)
The advanced nickel-coated controller and heat spreader are adopted on the 970 EVO to achieve wonderful heat dissipation. The Dynamic Thermal Guard was integrated to supervise and maintain a proper operating temperature automatically so as to minimize the possibility of performance drops.
The capacity of 970 EVO is up to 2TB, which is allocated onto the compact M.2 (2280) form factor. This benefits the storage capacity expanding and space saving (for other components).
Actually, the innovative technology of Samsung makes it possible for you to do more and accomplish more.
With the 970 EVO, you can get up to 1,200 TBW* with a 5-year limited warranty, which is 50% higher than that of the previous product. Besides, the latest V-NAND technology and the high quality of Samsung play an important role in the exceptional endurance.
Samsung 970 PRO
The 970 PRO provides the utmost performance for intensive workloads on both PCs and workstations by taking advantage of the NVMe™ SSD leadership of Samsung.
Both the latest V-NAND technology and the new Phoenix controller are integrated into a compact M.2 (2280) form factor, which are good enough (even better) for professionals as well as tech enthusiasts.
In the 970 PRO, the latest V-NAND technology, the next-gen PCIe Gen 3x4 NVMe interface and a newly improved Phoenix controller are combined together to achieve fast read and write speed – up to 3,500 MB/s and 2,700 MB/s respectively. And they are about 30% faster than that of the previous generation.
The reliability, flexibility, and endurance are the same with Samsung 970 EVO.