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

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Samsung SSD 970 EVO Plus 2TB - Performance Summary And Verdict

Performance Summary: The 2TB Samsung SSD 970 EVO Plus SSD we tested offered strong performance across the board. As was the case with the first wave of drives we initially evaluated, the 2TB SSD 970 EVO Plus is among the fastest solid state drives currently on the market in terms of sequential transfers, especially sequential reads, which were among the best we've seen. Sequential writes are also strong, so long as the transfer size doesn’t exceed the capacity of the Turbowrite cache. Once the Turbowrite cache is exhausted, write performance tapers, but this shouldn't be an issue for the vast majority of consumer workloads. Latency was also very good, as was performance in the trace-based tests, and at low queue depth transfers.


The 2TB Samsung SSD 970 EVO Plus is available now and can be found for street prices hovering around $490. At that number, the cost per gigabyte works out to about $0.24, which makes the 2TB Samsung SSD 970 EVO Plus one of the more expensive consumer-class solid state drives currently on the market. As the numbers have shown, however, these drives are also among the best all-around performers, and they offer a long 5-year warranty and good endurance ratings, so the price premium can be justified.

If you're shopping for a high-capacity, high-performance solid state drive, and have the budget for a 2TB Samsung SSD 970 EVO Plus, we can easily recommend this SSD. There are more affordable solutions out there, but that can't match the strong all-around performance characteristics of the 2TB Samsung SSD 970 EVO Plus.


  • Strong Performance
  • High Endurance
  • Long 5 Year Warranty
  • Low Latency
  • Slight Price Premium
  • Long, Sustained Writes Saturate Cache

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