Samsung SSD 970 EVO Plus 2TB Review: Burly, Speedy NVMe Storage

Samsung SSD 970 EVO Plus 2TB - PCMark Storage Tests

We like PCMark's Storage 2.0 benchmark module for its real-world application measurement approach to testing. PCMark offers a trace-based measurement of system response times under various scripted workloads of traditional client / desktop system operation. From simple application start-up performance, to data streaming from a drive in a game engine, and video and photo editing with Adobe applications, we are comfortable that these tests reasonably illustrate the performance profile of SSDs in an end-user / consumer PC usage model, more so than a purely synthetic transfer test.
Futuremark's PCMark Storage 2.0




In the trace-based PCMark benchmarks, the 2TB Samsung SSD 970 EVO Plus finished about in the middle of the middle of the pack. The deltas separating the fastest of the drives are relatively small, however -- any of today's higher-end SSDs provide a good experience with day-to-day computing workloads.

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