Samsung 970 EVO Plus - 1TB - M.2 NVMe - V-NAND SSD
Here is the newer NVMe x4 drive that I’ve ordered: On Amazon.
It is the Samsung (MZ-V7S1T0B/AM) 970 EVO Plus SSD 1TB - M.2 NVMe Interface Internal Solid State Drive with V-NAND Technology. This was a replacement for my Samsung 860 EVO. I still have both connected to my system so that I could dual boot if needed. I’ll still have access to my older files until I copy them over.
This works great with Linux ( and Windows ). I have installed Ubuntu 20.04 on it and it is terrific.
This is an NVMe M.2 drive so it uses PCIe instead of SATA. It uses 4 PCIe lanes for higher speeds. It could be reffered to as “Ultra M.2”. I’m using this with my ROG Strix Z390-E Gaming LGA 1151 ATX Intel Motherboard. The system board has two M.2 slots that should both work with this drive.
- Solid overall performance
- Black PCB
- Excellent software package
- Could use further efficiency optimization
Samsung 970 EVO Plus - Details Table
|Product||Samsung 970 EVO Plus 250GB||Samsung 970 EVO Plus 500GB||Samsung 970 EVO Plus 1TB||Samsung 970 EVO Plus 2TB|
|Capacity (User / Raw)||250GB / 256GB||500GB / 512GB||1000GB / 1024GB||2000GB / 2048GB|
|Interface / Protocol||PCIe 3.0 x4 / NVMe 1.3||PCIe 3.0 x4 / NVMe 1.3||PCIe 3.0 x4 / NVMe 1.3||PCIe 3.0 x4 / NVMe 1.3|
|Form Factor||M.2 2280 Single-Sided||M.2 2280 Single-Sided||M.2 2280 Single-Sided||M.2 2280 Single-Sided|
|Endurance||150 TBW||300 TBW||600 TBW||1,200 TBW|
|Random Read||250,000 IOPS||480,000 IOPS||600,000 IOPS||620,000 IOPS|
|Random Write||550,000 IOPS||550,000 IOPS||550,000 IOPS||560,000 IOPS|
|Sequential Read||3,500 MB/s||3,500 MB/s||3,500 MB/s||3,500 MB/s|
|Sequential Write||2,300 MB/s||3,200 MB/s||3,300 MB/s||3,300 MB/s|
|Memory||Samsung 9x-layer V-NAND TLC||Samsung 9x-layer V-NAND TLC||Samsung 9x-layer V-NAND TLC||Samsung 9x-layer V-NAND TLC|
|DRAM||512MB Samsung LPDDR4||512MB Samsung LPDDR4||1GB Samsung LPDDR4||2GB Samsung LPDDR4|
|Controller||Samsung Phoenix||Samsung Phoenix||Samsung Phoenix||Samsung Phoenix|
|Encryption||Class 0 (256-bit FDE), TCG Opal 2.0, Microsoft eDrive||Class 0 (256-bit FDE), TCG Opal 2.0, Microsoft eDrive||Class 0 (256-bit FDE), TCG Opal 2.0, Microsoft eDrive||Class 0 (256-bit FDE), TCG Opal 2.0, Microsoft eDrive|
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