Release date ≈ Q1 2019.

Controller: Marvell 88SS1074. Flash Memory: Micron 3D TLC. Release date: Q2 2016.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 232,609 user samples
170,014 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 333% 336GB free
Worst Bench: 215% 129GB free (System drive)
Poor: 215% Great: 333%
SPEED RANK: 25th / 1034
62,595 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 99% 80GB free
Worst Bench: 63% 58GB free (System drive)
Poor: 63% Great: 99%
SPEED RANK: 347th / 1034
Effective Speed
Effective SSD Speed
288 % Hugely faster effective speed.
86.4 %
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
2357 MB/s Hugely faster read speed.
403 MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
2133 MB/s Hugely faster write speed.
402 MB/s
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
63.1 MB/s Hugely faster random read.
24.5 MB/s
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
150 MB/s Much faster random write.
88 MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
1655 MB/s Hugely faster mixed IO speed.
348 MB/s
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
85.4 MB/s Hugely faster random mixed IO.
35.9 MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed
909 MB/s Hugely faster sustained write speed.
288 MB/s
Peak Sequential Read Speed
2709 MB/s Hugely faster peak read speed.
448 MB/s
Peak Sequential Write Speed
2576 MB/s Hugely faster peak write speed.
482 MB/s
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
71.7 MB/s Hugely faster peak random read.
28.1 MB/s
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
190 MB/s Much faster peak random write.
116 MB/s
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
1933 MB/s Hugely faster peak mixed IO speed.
389 MB/s
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
101 MB/s Hugely faster peak random mixed IO.
42.2 MB/s
Peak Sequential Sustained Write 60s Average
1071 MB/s Hugely faster peak sustained write speed.
331 MB/s
Market Share
Based on 31,490,274 SSDs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
1.8 % Hugely higher market share.
0.2 %
Value For Money
67.7 % Hugely better value.
8.54 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
87 % Much more popular.
65 %
Price (score)
$90 Much cheaper.
19+ Months Much more recent.
51 Months
DQ Read
Peak 4K-64Thread Read Speed
1620 MB/s Hugely faster peak deep queue read.
352 MB/s
DQ Write
Peak 4K-64Thread Write Speed
1394 MB/s Hugely faster peak deep queue write.
327 MB/s
AS-SSD Total
AS-SSD Total Score
4,815 Pts Hugely stronger server IO.
1,144 Pts
DQ Mixed
Peak 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
1454 MB/s Hugely faster peak deep queue mixed IO.
330 MB/s
ADQ Read
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed
1229 MB/s Hugely faster deep queue read.
300 MB/s
ADQ Write
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed
997 MB/s Hugely faster deep queue write.
269 MB/s
ADQ Mixed
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
1089 MB/s Hugely faster deep queue mixed IO.
274 MB/s
500GB 525GB

The 970 Evo Plus offers excellent sustained write performance both in and out of cache. This results in consistent performance even when the drive is nearly full. Samsung also have a great track record for reliability, this drive will likely last a lifetime. The larger capacity drives (1TB+) offer even better write performance and may be more appropriate for some users. We use this drive (and its larger siblings) extensively in our EFps Lab at UserBenchmark. [Feb '20 SSDrivePro]


Solid State Drive Rankings (Price vs Performance) September 2020 SSD Rankings.

Welcome to our 2.5" and M.2 SSD comparison. We calculate effective speed for both SATA and NVMe drives based on real world performance then adjust by current prices per GB to yield a value for money rating. Our calculated values are checked against thousands of individual user ratings. The customizable table below combines these factors to bring you the definitive list of top SSDs. [SSDrivePro]


Group Test Results

  • Best user rated - User sentiment trumps benchmarks for this comparison.
  • Best value for money - Value for money is based on real world performance.
  • Fastest real world speed - Real World Speed measures performance for typical consumers.
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