Samsung Delivers Boosted Performance with New 970 EVO Plus SSDs

Samsung Delivers Boosted Performance with New 970 EVO Plus SSDs

Samsung Delivers Boosted Performance with New 970 EVO Plus SSDs

Technology must march forward, especially in times of competition. Yes, Samsung is one of the leaders of the M.2 NVMe SSD market, but as things start heating up, the company needs to respond with newer, faster products.

Samsung is reasserting their dominance within the NVMe SSD market with their new 970 EVO Plus series of SSDs; promising performance boosts that can be as high as 57% on their low capacity drives. This more extreme case is with their 250GB model, which delivers a staggering increase to random read I/O performance, a weak-point of low capacity NVMe SSDs. 

The 970 EVO Plus’ primary improvement comes in the form of Samsung’s latest V-NAND technology, what Samsung calls 9x-layer 3-bit V-NAND. This new NAND moves from the 64-layers seen in standard 970 EVO SSDs to 90 layers, offering increase sequential speeds, random read/write IOPS and lower levels of power consumption. In short, Samsung’s new NAND increases the performance of their SSDs in every possible way.    

Samsung Delivers Boosted Performance with New 970 EVO Plus SSDs

The table below showcases the performance boost offered by Samsung’s new 970 EVO Plus drives, boosting the maximum sequential write performance of their SSDs from 2,500MB/s to 3,300MB/s while also increasing their Random Read/Write performance of their drives from 500,000/480,000 IOPS to 620,000/560,000 IOPS. This is a staggering increase given the simplicity of the upgrade, as the controller and DRAM cache sizes of each M.2 SSD remain unchanged. 

Samsung Delivers Boosted Performance with New 970 EVO Plus SSDs  

Starting today Samsung’s 970 EVO Plus SSDs will be available in 250GB, 500GB and 1TB models, with the drive’s 2TB version releasing in April. Samsung has suggested an MSRP price of $89.99 in the USA for the 250GB model. Samsung’s 970 EVO Plus SSDs will ship with a 5-year Limited Warranty.  

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