Samsung’s New 970 PRO/EVO NVMe SSDs Are Beasts

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.

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These new SSDs are simply beasts for video content creators and for people who move files here and there.

Name970 PRO970 EVO
InterfacePCIe Gen 3.0 x4, NVMe 1.3PCIe Gen 3.0 x4, NVMe 1.3
Form FactorM.2 (2280)M.2 (2280)
Storage MemorySamsung 64L V-NAND 2-bit MLCSamsung 64L V-NAND 3-bit MLC
ControllerSamsung Phoenix ControllerSamsung Phoenix Controller
Cache Memory1GB LPDDR DRAM (1TB)
512MB LPDDR4 DRAM (512GB)
2GB LPDDR4 DRAM (2TB)
1GB LPDDR4 DRAM (1TB)
512MB LPDDR4 DRAM (250GB/500GB)
Capacity512GB and 1TB250GB, 500GB, 1TB and 2TB
Sequential Read/Write SpeedUp to 3,500/2,700 MB/sUp to 3,500/2,500 MB/s
Random Read/Write SpeedUp to 500,000/500,000 IOPSUp to 500,000/480,000 IOPS
Data EncryptionClass 0 (AES 256), TCG/Opal v2.0, MS eDrive (IEEE1667)
Total Byte Written1,200TB (1TB)
600TB (512GB)
1,200TB (2TB)
600TB (1TB)
300TB (500GB)
150TB (250GB)
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