Samsung SSD 970 Pro And 970 EVO Review: Faster, More Endurance Than 960

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Samsung SSD 970 EVO & PRO: The Verdict

Performance Summary: The Samsung SSD 970 Pro and 970 EVO are a couple of the highest-performing NAND-based solid state drives we’ve tested. The drives led the pack in most of the sequential transfer tests and they put up some of the strongest 4K transfers, with the lowest latencies as well. The Samsung SSD 970 Pro outpaced the previous-gen 960 Pro across the board, and the 970 EVO nudged past it on a few occasions as well, though the 960 Pro and the WD Black NVMe put up better write scores in a few tests. Overall though, the Samsung SSD 970 Pro and 970 EVO are strong performers in terms of throughput and latency, with a variety of workloads.

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Samsung SSD 970 Pro And 970 EVO - Find Them At Amazon

Samsung expects the SSD 970 Pro and the SSD 970 EVO to be available worldwide on May 7.  The Samsung SSD 970 Pro will hit store shelves in two capacities -- 512GB and 1TB -- while the SSD 970 EVO will come in four capacities, ranging from 250GB all the way on up to a hefty 2TB.  The expected price breakdown for the drives is as follows:
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Samsung 970 Series Pricing
  • Samsung 970 PRO (512GB) - $329.99
  • Samsung 970 PRO (1TB) - $629.99
  • Samsung 970 EVO (250GB) - $119.99
  • Samsung 970 EVO (500GB) - $229.99
  • Samsung 970 EVO (1TB) - $449.99
  • Samsung 970 EVO (2TB) - $849.99
At Samsung's expected retail pricing, the SSD 970 PRO series carries a bit of a premium and comes in around $0.61 per gigabyte. The SSD 970 EVO, however, is more aggressively prices at approximates $0.43 per gigabyte, give or take a few cents depending on the capacity.  Considering its class-leading performance, we understand exactly why the 970 Pro would command a premium and expect enthusiasts that want the best of the best will have no problem shelling out a few extra bucks. The Samsung SSD 970 EVO was a heck of a strong performer was well though, and at its expected prices we suspect it will be extremely popular with performance conscious, but more budget constrained users. In either case, Samsung has some strong products on its hands.


  • Strong Performance
  • High Endurance
  • Long Warranty
  • Low Latency
  • 970 Pro Carries A Premium
  • 970 EVO Occasionally Trails 960 Pro

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