Samsung 970 EVO Plus - 1TB - M.2 NVMe - V-NAND SSD
Second time buying: March 26, 2022
I purchased this drive for my wife’s new PC. Check out the full build with parts list here: PC Build - Wifes New Alder Lake Gaming System.
The main reasons I picked this drive for this build are:
- High quality
- Available for quick picup at MicroCenter
It doesn’t hurt that I had already picked the exact same model 2 years before this.
You can pick it up HERE on Amazon.
First time buying: August 22, 2020
I had actually first purchased this drive back in 2020 and it was great. This is the NVMe x4 drive that I’ve ordered for my Linux workstation.
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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