Release date ≈ Q2 2018.

Release date ≈ Q2 2018.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 67,693 user samples
62,305 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 275% 676GB free
Worst Bench: 163% 39GB free (System drive)
Poor: 163% Great: 275%
SPEED RANK: 38th / 1003
5,388 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 345% 894GB free
Worst Bench: 181% 79GB free (System drive)
Poor: 181% Great: 345%
SPEED RANK: 15th / 1003
Effective Speed
Effective SSD Speed
232 % 289 % Faster effective speed.
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
2129 MB/s 2223 MB/s +4%
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
1395 MB/s +3% 1350 MB/s
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
57.8 MB/s 58.2 MB/s +1%
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
145 MB/s Slightly faster random write.
137 MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
1086 MB/s 1159 MB/s Slightly faster mixed IO speed.
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
77.2 MB/s 78.6 MB/s +2%
Avg. Sustained Write Speed
391 MB/s 1277 MB/s Hugely faster sustained write speed.
Peak Sequential Read Speed
2521 MB/s 2587 MB/s +3%
Peak Sequential Write Speed
1476 MB/s 1594 MB/s Slightly faster peak write speed.
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
67.6 MB/s 69.5 MB/s +3%
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
197 MB/s +3% 191 MB/s
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
1307 MB/s 1329 MB/s +2%
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
92 MB/s 98.6 MB/s Slightly faster peak random mixed IO.
Peak Sequential Sustained Write 60s Average
480 MB/s 1573 MB/s Hugely faster peak sustained write speed.
Market Share
Based on 15,080,495 SSDs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
1.11 % Hugely higher market share.
0.11 %
Value For Money
241 % 536 % Hugely better value.
User Rating
UBM User Rating
70 % More popular.
57 %
Price (score)
$90 $80 Slightly cheaper.
13+ Months Slightly more recent.
14+ Months
DQ Read
Peak 4K-64Thread Read Speed
982 MB/s 1338 MB/s Much faster peak deep queue read.
DQ Write
Peak 4K-64Thread Write Speed
1489 MB/s Much faster peak deep queue write.
1100 MB/s
AS-SSD Total
AS-SSD Total Score
3,768 Pts 3,935 Pts +4%
DQ Mixed
Peak 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
1014 MB/s 1117 MB/s Slightly faster peak deep queue mixed IO.
ADQ Read
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed
900 MB/s 1020 MB/s Slightly faster deep queue read.
ADQ Write
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed
970 MB/s Faster deep queue write.
833 MB/s
ADQ Mixed
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
889 MB/s +1% 880 MB/s
250GB 480GB

The 970 Evo is Samsung’s third generation NVMe PCIe SSD for high-end consumers and professionals alike. It employs the latest Samsung Phoenix controller and their latest version of TLC 3D NAND (now 64-layers) which is cheaper but with slightly lower endurance and weaker write consistency than the MLC NAND found in the 970 Pro. The 970 Evo comes in a M.2 form factor and four sizes: 250GB, 500GB, 1TB and 2TB. The $120 250GB 970 Evo has an advertised sequential read speed of up to 3400 MB/s (200MB/s faster than the 250GB 960 Evo) and a sequential write speed of 1500 MB/s which drops to 300 MB/s once the 13Gb of SLC cache has been exhausted (this is similar to the sustained write performance on the 960 Evo). Further benchmarks are required before we can attest to its overall performance in the real world. The anticipated modest performance improvement between generations is expected to maintain Samsung’s front running as the premium SSD brand. Samsung now offers a warranty of 5 years across the suite of 970 SSDs and specifically a generous write endurance of 150 TBW on the 250 GB 970 Evo, thereby challenging the need for the 970 Pro MLC variant. [May '18 SSDrivePro]


Faster and cheaper than the 970 evo [Aug '18 ChesterS]


Solid State Drive Rankings (Price vs Performance) June 2019 SSD Rankings.

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