Release date ≈ Q2 2018.

Release date ≈ Q2 2018.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 103,970 user samples
22,646 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 397% 0GB free (System drive)
Worst Bench: 230% 323GB free (System drive)
Poor: 230% Great: 397%
SPEED RANK: 5th / 996
81,324 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 325% 466GB free
Worst Bench: 192% 318GB free (System drive)
Poor: 192% Great: 325%
SPEED RANK: 21st / 996
Effective Speed
Effective SSD Speed
336 % Faster effective speed.
268 %
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
2374 MB/s Slightly faster read speed.
2246 MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
1952 MB/s 2010 MB/s +3%
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
54.6 MB/s 60.8 MB/s Slightly faster random read.
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
156 MB/s Slightly faster random write.
143 MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
1284 MB/s 1391 MB/s Slightly faster mixed IO speed.
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
75.6 MB/s 80.9 MB/s Slightly faster random mixed IO.
Avg. Sustained Write Speed
1831 MB/s Hugely faster sustained write speed.
737 MB/s
Peak Sequential Read Speed
2833 MB/s Slightly faster peak read speed.
2579 MB/s
Peak Sequential Write Speed
2216 MB/s 2368 MB/s Slightly faster peak write speed.
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
63.3 MB/s 71 MB/s Slightly faster peak random read.
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
218 MB/s Slightly faster peak random write.
203 MB/s
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
1540 MB/s 1705 MB/s Slightly faster peak mixed IO speed.
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
91.5 MB/s 98.8 MB/s Slightly faster peak random mixed IO.
Peak Sequential Sustained Write 60s Average
2190 MB/s Hugely faster peak sustained write speed.
926 MB/s
Market Share
Based on 13,722,657 SSDs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.9 % 1.86 % Hugely higher market share.
Value For Money
389 % Slightly better value.
356 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
62 % 65 % +5%
Price (score)
$160 $130 Cheaper.
11+ Months 11+ Months
DQ Read
Peak 4K-64Thread Read Speed
1473 MB/s 1847 MB/s Faster peak deep queue read.
DQ Write
Peak 4K-64Thread Write Speed
1547 MB/s 1574 MB/s +2%
AS-SSD Total
AS-SSD Total Score
4,717 Pts 5,303 Pts Slightly stronger server IO.
DQ Mixed
Peak 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
1567 MB/s 1628 MB/s +4%
ADQ Read
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed
1166 MB/s 1191 MB/s +2%
ADQ Write
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed
1019 MB/s +2% 1002 MB/s
ADQ Mixed
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
1092 MB/s +2% 1069 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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