Release date ≈ Q2 2018.

Release date ≈ Q2 2018.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 113,434 user samples
26,326 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 402% 701GB free
Worst Bench: 209% 190GB free
Poor: 209% Great: 402%
SPEED RANK: 5th / 1003
87,108 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 322% 174GB free
Worst Bench: 185% 139GB free (System drive)
Poor: 185% Great: 322%
SPEED RANK: 25th / 1003
Effective Speed
Effective SSD Speed
337 % Faster effective speed.
267 %
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
2384 MB/s Slightly faster read speed.
2268 MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
1964 MB/s 2032 MB/s +3%
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
55.5 MB/s 61.5 MB/s Slightly faster random read.
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
154 MB/s Slightly faster random write.
143 MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
1289 MB/s 1423 MB/s Slightly faster mixed IO speed.
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
75.7 MB/s 80.5 MB/s Slightly faster random mixed IO.
Avg. Sustained Write Speed
1839 MB/s Hugely faster sustained write speed.
712 MB/s
Peak Sequential Read Speed
2835 MB/s Slightly faster peak read speed.
2592 MB/s
Peak Sequential Write Speed
2220 MB/s 2387 MB/s Slightly faster peak write speed.
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
63.3 MB/s 71.4 MB/s Slightly faster peak random read.
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
218 MB/s Slightly faster peak random write.
205 MB/s
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
1554 MB/s 1738 MB/s Slightly faster peak mixed IO speed.
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
91 MB/s 99.9 MB/s Slightly faster peak random mixed IO.
Peak Sequential Sustained Write 60s Average
2196 MB/s Hugely faster peak sustained write speed.
993 MB/s
Market Share
Based on 15,240,497 SSDs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.77 % 1.48 % Hugely higher market share.
Value For Money
430 % 431 % +0%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
62 % 66 % Slightly more popular.
Price (score)
$140 $100 Cheaper.
13+ Months 13+ Months
DQ Read
Peak 4K-64Thread Read Speed
1473 MB/s 1766 MB/s Faster peak deep queue read.
DQ Write
Peak 4K-64Thread Write Speed
1510 MB/s +0% 1507 MB/s
AS-SSD Total
AS-SSD Total Score
4,681 Pts 5,121 Pts Slightly stronger server IO.
DQ Mixed
Peak 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
1554 MB/s 1583 MB/s +2%
ADQ Read
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed
1154 MB/s 1185 MB/s +3%
ADQ Write
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed
1007 MB/s +1% 1001 MB/s
ADQ Mixed
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
1077 MB/s 1077 MB/s
512GB 500GB

The Samsung 970 Pro is a third generation NVMe PCIe SSD which replaces the 960 Pro. It comes in a M.2. form factor and features Samsung’s latest Phoenix controller and 64 layer proprietary 3D MLC NAND. MLC NAND has better write consistency but is more expensive than the TLC NAND found in the 970 Evo. The 970 Pro demonstrates a 16% increase in peak sequential write speed over the 960 Pro. There are also improvements in random read and write speeds. Interestingly this iteration of Pro SSDs come with a price cut, with the 512GB retailing at just $250 and the 1TB at $500, whilst at the time of writing, the 512GB 960 Pro is $315. The 970 Pro targets professionals who may rely on Samsung’s 5 year or 600TBW warranty and who may need its extended write performance. But, for most users who rarely transfer more than 22 GB at a time (this is the size of the SLC cache the 500GB 970 Evo), the cheaper 970 Evo may represent better value for money[May '18 SSDrivePro]


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