Samsung 970 EVO Plus NVMe SSDs Sets a New Performance Level

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Today, Samsung announced their newest SSD lineup for their M.2 drives, the Samsung 970 EVO Plus; newest enhancement for their Non-Volatile Memory Express SSDs.

The new SSD uses the V-NAND chips together with their latest optimized firmware and the Samsung’s Phoenix controller. Setting a new records for performance improvements up to 53 percent in random write speed and increase power efficiency compare to its predecessor. The speed of these SSDs delivers a speed up to 3,500 MB/s for sequential read and 3,300 MB/s for write, while the random speeds are up to 620,000 IOPS for read and 560,000 IOPS for write.

The upgrades on the SSD are something to do between the controller and the NAND technology, where it can toggle the DDR 4.0 to increase the interface speed from 800 MB/s and up to 1.4 GB/s, while reducing the requires voltage to 1.2v – from the original 1.8v.

Here are the complete specs:

Category970 EVO Plus970 EVO
InterfacePCIe Gen 3.0 x4, NVMe 1.3PCIe Gen 3.0 x4, NVMe 1.3
Form FactorM.2 (2280)M.2 (2280)
Storage MemorySamsung 9x-layer V-NAND 3-bit MLCSamsung 64-layer V-NAND 3-bit MLC
ControllerSamsung Phoenix ControllerSamsung Phoenix Controller
512MB LPDDR4 DRAM (250/500GB)
512MB LPDDR4 DRAM (250/500GB)
Capacity2TB, 1TB, 500GB, 250GB2TB, 1TB, 500GB, 250GB
Sequential Read/Write SpeedUp to 3,500/3,300 MB/sUp to 3,500/2,500 MB/s
Random Read/Write Speed(QD32)Up to 620,000/560,000 IOPSUp to 500,000/480,000 IOPS
Management SoftwareSamsung Magician SoftwareSamsung Magician Software
Data EncryptionClass 0 (AES 256), TCG/Opal v2.0, MS eDrive (IEEE1667)Class 0 (AES 256), TCG/Opal v2.0, MS eDrive (IEEE1667)
Total Bytes Written1,200TB (2TB)
600TB (1TB)
300TB (500GB)
150TB (250GB)
1,200TB (2TB)
600TB (1TB)
300TB (500GB)
150TB (250GB)
WarrantyFive-year Limited WarrantyFive-year Limited Warranty

Samsung 970 EVO Plus will be available in April of 2019, with the following capacity: 250GB, 500GB and 1TB. Suggested retail price are $89.99 for 250GB, $129.99 for 500GB and $249.99 for 1TB.

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