The Samsung 970 EVO Plus PCIe NMVe M.2 SSD has broken its previous speed records with 3500/3300MBps sequential read/write and 620,000/560,000 random read/write IOPS.
The Samsung E970 EVO Plus (website here) is for computing devices that support M.2 (2280) cards and have PCIe Gen 3.0 x4 lanes and NVMe 1.3 (or later). It is available in Australia in 250GB, 500GB, 1TB and 2TB capacity.
Speed and capacity come from using its new fifth-generation Samsung 9x-layer V-NAND 3-bit MLC. This enables up to 57% increase in write speed – as well as increased power efficiency – over its predecessor, the 970 EVO.
Dr Mike Mang, vice
president of Brand Product Marketing, Memory Business at Samsung Electronics,
“Since introducing the first NVMe SSDs to the consumer market in 2015, Samsung has continued to challenge technical barriers in SSD design and performance. The new 970 EVO Plus powered by Samsung’s latest fifth-generation V-NAND technology will now offer unrivalled performance in its class when taking on demanding tasks like 4K content editing, 3D modelling and simulation as well as heavy gaming.”
To better manage any heat issues the EVO 970 Plus uses a nickel-coated controller and heat spreader. A Dynamic Thermal Guard automatically monitors and maintains optimal operating temperatures to minimise performance.
Samsung 970 EVO Plus price
Samsung 970 EVO Plus
Price per GB
Five-year wty or TBW (TB)
As this is a new product,
there are no online deals yet. The 970 EVO (not Plus) may be better value and offers 3200/2500MBps
sequential read/write and 500,000/480,000 IOPS random
A new version of Samsung Magician 5.3 software (Windows
only) has a range of new management features. It is for firmware updates, performance
benchmarking, drive health and total bytes written check, secure erase, data
security/encryption and can implement a rapid mode.
A clean install always gives the best results. The downside
is that you must reinstall Windows and all your existing software.
With your existing system intact
Jelly Bean Finder (MJBF – there is a Mac version as well) and use it to
find the Windows 10 CD Key – it looks like this DA246-4VFG4-RBS8C-YRZYV-YY49C.
Write it down and also put a copy in a plain text file.
MJBF may also be able to find other installed software keys
like Office, Antivirus etc. Also, copy these down.
Next, go to Windows ISO downloader and download the ISO Tool to make a
bootable Windows install USB flash drive.
Power off and remove the existing boot hard disk. The new disk should plug straight into the cables – if
not you can’t proceed and will need to take the SSD back to the store
Put the bootable USB drive in the USB-A port and switch on. The
computer BIO should recognise it as a bootable device (if not you need to go
into the bios and set it accordingly)
Or clone it
To use this, you must have a
bootable, trouble-free hard disk or SSD
and a spare PCIe NVMe M.2 slot for the Samsung E970 EVO Plus. After cloning you
disable your HDD and boot from the Samsung. The old hard disk or SSD can either
become a slave drive.