Subject: Storage | January 22, 2019 - 03:27 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Tagged: storage, ssd, Samsung, NVMe, M.2 2280, M.2, IOPS, EVO, 970 EVO, 3d nand
Jim was not the only one who completed benchmarking Samsung's new 970 EVO Plus, The Tech Report also chewed on the new gum stick for a while. Whereas we had the 1TB model, it was the 500GB model which they reviewed and while many of the specifications are the same there are some slight differences worth investigating. Their custom RoboBench tests real performance and shows just how impressive this drives performance is. Not only is this drive faster than the previous generations, the price is also much more attractive as we are supposed to see this 500GB drive sell for $130 and the 1TB for $250; let's hope that is the case!
"Samsung's 900-series EVO drives have been mainstays since NVMe went mainstream. The company has released a newly refreshed version of the 970 EVO that's so good they gave it a "Plus" suffix. We take it apart to see if it's as good as it sounds."
Here are some more Storage reviews from around the web:
- Samsung 970 EVO Plus NVMe SSD @ Guru of 3D
- Intel SSD DC P4510 8TB @ Kitguru
- HyperX FURY RGB 480GB SSD Review @ NikKTech
- WD Black NVME SSD (1TB) @ Guru of 3D
- QNAP TS-251B-2G 2-bay NAS @ Kitguru
- SECUREDATA SECUREDRIVE BT 2TB USB 3.0 Bluetooth Authenticated Portable SSD Review @ NikKTech
Samsung today is launching a new member of its consumer-targeted family of NVMe SSDs, the Samsung 970 EVO Plus. Thanks to the upgrade from 64-layer to 96-layer V-NAND, this new drive promises significantly better write performance, a slight bump to overall responsiveness, and improved efficiency all in the same single-sided package at capacities up to 2TB.
This new drive, a mid-cycle refresh that keeps the well-regarded 970-series on the market, looks impressive on paper. But do those soaring advertised IOPS and insane write speeds hold up in reality? Check out our initial review of the Samsung 970 EVO Plus.
Subject: Storage | May 3, 2018 - 07:00 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Tagged: Samsung, 970 EVO, 970 PRO
We have 970 EVO and PRO reviews for you to peruse, as you patiently await them being in stock or perhaps you have one on the way. Start out with The Tech Report's look at the 970 EVO as their RoboBench test is a bit different that the tests Allyn presented and they've included more drives for comparison. Their test notes page also includes a long list of SSD models with controllers and NAND flavours listed out, which may help you make sense of the current SSD market and why some drives shine at certain benchmarks while falling behind on others. Assuming you've already seen Al's review, start with The Tech Report and then head below the fold.
"Samsung has taken the wraps off the successor to its trailblazing 960 EVO SSD. Join us as we put the 970 EVO through our test suite to find out whether it carries the EVO legacy forward."
Here are some more Storage reviews from around the web:
- Samsung 970 PRO M.2 NVMe @ Guru of 3D
- Samsung 970 EVO M.2 NVMe @ The SSD Review
- Samsung 970 Pro M.2 NVMe @ The SSD Review
- Samsung 970 EVO M.2 @ Guru of 3D
- WD Black NVMe 1TB @ The SSD Review
- Kingston A1000 480GB NVMe @ Kitguru
- QNAP TS-877 (TS-877-1700-16G) 8-bay NAS @ Kitguru
Subject: General Tech | April 26, 2018 - 11:35 AM | Alex Lustenberg
Tagged: Samsung, ryzen, rtx, podcast, philips, nvidia, logitech, K95, Intel, Hydro PTM, fsp, craft, corsair, Cannon Lake-U, battletech, amd, 970 PRO, 970 EVO, 8086K
PC Perspective Podcast #497 - 04/26/18
Join us this week for discussion on Ryzen X470 NVMe performance, Samsung 970 performance, and more!
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Hosts:Allyn Malventano, Jeremy Hellstrom, Josh Walrath, Ken Addison,
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Introduction, Specifications and Packaging
We have been overdue for a Samsung NVMe SSD refresh, and with the launch of their 860 PRO and EVO back in January, folks have been itching for the 970's to come out. The 950 and 960 (PRO) lines were separated by about a year, but we are going on 18 months since the most recent 960 EVO launch. Samsung could afford to wait a bit longer since the 960 line already offered outstanding performance that remained unmatched at the top of our performance charts for a very long time. Recently, drives like the WD Black have started catching up, so it is naturally time for Samsung to keep the competition on their toes:
Today we will look at most of the Samsung 970 PRO and EVO lineup. We have a bit of a capacity spread for the EVO, and a single PRO. Samples are hard to come by so far since Samsung opted to launch both lines at the same time, but we tried to get the more common capacities represented. EVO 2TB and PRO 1TB data will have to come at a later date.
Specs come in at just slightly higher than the 960 lines, with some welcome additions like OPAL and encrypted drive (IEEE1667) support, the latter being suggested but never making it into the 960 products. Another welcome addition is that the 970 EVO now carries a 5-year warranty (up from 3).
The 970 EVO includes 'Intelligent TurboWrite', which was introduced with the 960 line. This setup maintains a static SLC area and an additional 'Intelligent' cache that exists if sufficient free space is available in the TLC area.
Packaging is in line with the previous 960 series parts. Nice packaging. If it ain't broke, don't fix it.