Samsung’s is renowned as a beast when it comes to flash storage. They’re speedy, yet impressively reliable SSDs. Their reign on in the PC storage market could not be overlooked as well.
Recently, Samsung has announced two new SSDs into their lineup of M.2 NVMe SSDs. According to Samsung, these two new SSDs come with a bunch of new features and some new bells and whistles too.
These bells and whistles include Samsung’s newly designed Phoenix Controller that along in tandem boosts the read and write speeds by 30%, according to Samsung. This, in real-life translates upto 3500MB/s reads and upto 2700MB/s in writes. These numbers refer to the 970 PRO by the way.
These new SSDs are simply beasts for video content creators and for people who move files here and there.
|Name||970 PRO||970 EVO|
|Interface||PCIe Gen 3.0 x4, NVMe 1.3||PCIe Gen 3.0 x4, NVMe 1.3|
|Form Factor||M.2 (2280)||M.2 (2280)|
|Storage Memory||Samsung 64L V-NAND 2-bit MLC||Samsung 64L V-NAND 3-bit MLC|
|Controller||Samsung Phoenix 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|
|Data Encryption||Class 0 (AES 256), TCG/Opal v2.0, MS eDrive (IEEE1667)|
|Total Byte Written||1,200TB (1TB)|