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Samsung announces new 970 Pro and 970 Evo PCIe NVMe SSDs (Updated with local pricing!)
By Kenny Yeo - on 25 Apr 2018, 12:04pm

Samsung announces new 970 Pro and 970 Evo PCIe NVMe SSDs (Updated with local pricing!)

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Samsung has just announced the latest generation of their high-end consumer PCIe-based NVMe SSDs.

Dubbed the 970 Pro and 970 Evo, these SSDs feature Samsung's newest 3D NAND and a brand new controller called Phoenix.

Both will only be available in the M.2 2280 form factor.

The 970 Pro supports the PCIe 3.0 x4 interface and also NVMe 1.3.

It is fitted with Samsung's 64-layer 3D MLC V-NAND and offers sequential read and write performance of up to 3.5GB/s and 2.7GB/s respectively.

It can also achieve random 4k read and write speeds of up to 500,000 IOPs.

The SSD 970 Pro will only be available in 512GB and 1TB capacities.

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The 970 Evo also supports the PCIe 3.0 x4 interface and NVMe 1.3. However, it is fitted with higher density 3D TLC NAND.

Performance remains impressive, with sequential read and write speeds of up to 3.5GB/s and 2.5GB/s respectively. This is achieved using Samsung's SLC cache technology.

Random 4K read and write speeds are expected to be in the region of around 500,000 and 480,000 IOPs respectively.

As is the case for all TLC NAND-based drives, the performance of the 970 Evo drive will vary quite greatly depending on capacity.

The 970 Evo will be available in 250GB, 500GB, 1TB, and 2TB capacities.

Both drives will come with 5-year long warranties and will be available from April 26 onwards.

Here is a table summarizing their specifications:

Samsung 970 Pro Specifications
Capacity 512GB 1TB
Interface Samsung Phoenix
Controller PCIe 3.0 x4 NVMe 1.3
NAND Samsung 64-layer 3D MLC V-NAND
DRAM 512MB 1GB
Sequential read 3,500MB/s 3,500MB/s
Sequential write 2,300MB/s 2,700MB/s
Random 4K read 370k IOPS 500k IOPS
Random 4k write 500k IOPS 500k IOPS
Endurance 600TBW 1200TBW
Warranty 5 years
Price S$449 S$849

 

Samsung 970 Evo Specifications
Capacity 250GB 500GB 1TB 2TB
Interface Samsung Phoenix
Controller PCIe 3.0 x4 NVMe 1.3
NAND Samsung 64-layer 3D TLC V-NAND
DRAM 512MB 1GB 2GB
Sequential read 3,400MB/s 3,500MB/s
Sequential write 1,500MB/s 2,300MB/s 2,500MB/s 2,500MB/s
Random 4K read 200k IOPS 370k IOPS 500k IOPS 500k IOPS
Random 4k write 350k IOPS 450k IOPS 450k IOPS 480k IOPS
Endurance 150TBW 300TBW 600TBW 1200TBW
Warranty 5 years
Price S$169 S$309 S$599 S$1,209

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