Had been using the Samsung Evo Plus 970 NVMe 250GB SSD for the past month. Got it to add as a boot drive for my new PC build. The box came packaged well, and doesnt have any chance of slipping from its slot while shipping. For the first week, havent finished the build yet, so started using the EVO Plus using the external Samsung X5 SSD shell, by replacing the existing hardrive that came with the package. The speeds are much better on the Evo Plus, compared to the default drive that is in the X5 with speeds over 30% to the default drive. When testing the read-speeds, it was over 2GBPS, which is the highest I had seen on all the SSD devices that I have including the NVMe SSDs. Tested the speeds with Macbook Pro 15 with TBT3 and Alienware M15 with TBT3. Mac harddrive is over 20% slower than the Evo Plus 970 NVMe SSD. With Alienware M15, the write speeds of Alienware default NVMe drive is over 600Mbps for a 16GB file while the Evo Plus stayed at around 400Mbps. But the Read speeds for the same file is over 2.6Gbps for 970 Evo Plus, but around 1.7Gbps for the default NVME on M15(but also to consider is that the 970 Evo Plus is connected via TBT3 whereas the internal drive is connected to the motherboard directly, so expect that the 970 Evo Plus will have probably higher speeds when replaced the existing NVMe on M15. When plugged into desktop, on MSI Z370-A Pro, was able to get seq read speeds almost reaching 3000Mbps and seq write speeds around 2400Mbps, which is awesome as a basic boot drive and to have games load from the drive. I also have 2 secondary drives that use Samsung 860 QVO which have good speeds for data storage and read. Only thing I missed out on when getting the drive is that I didnt consider the size of games, so since I have only 250GB drive, restricted, but planning on upgrading the motherboard to be able to get two NVMe ports to allow plugging in another 970 EVO Plus The harddrive helps with quick and fast boot of the desktop, with under 2 seconds to boot and had no issues playing AAA games on high settings(Config is i7-8700K and 16GB 3000MHZ RAM and 2070 RTX) Pros: Fast Read speeds and Write speeds Cons: Could have some better heat sink to prevent it getting a bit hot, but going to get a new MOBO with heatsink to prevent this [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
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- The 970 EVO Plus reaches sequential read/write speeds up to 3,500/3,300 MB/s, up to 53% faster than the 970 EVO. Powered by the latest V-NAND technology—which brings greater NAND performance and higher power efficiency—along with optimized firmware, a proven Phoenix controller, and Intelligent TurboWrite boost speed.
- The next advancement in NVMe SSDs. The 970 EVO Plus fits up to 1TB onto the compact M.2 (2280) form factor, greatly expanding storage capacity and saving space for other components. Samsung's innovative technology empowers you with the capacity to do more and accomplish more.
- The new standard in sustainable performance. Get up to 600 TBW with a 5-year limited warranty for lasting performance. The 970 EVO Plus provides exceptional endurance powered by the latest V-NAND technology and Samsung's reputation for quality.
- Achieve a new level of drive confidence. Samsung's advanced nickel-coated controller and heat spreader on the 970 EVO Plus enable superior heat dissipation. The Dynamic Thermal Guard automatically monitors and maintains optimal operating temperatures to minimize performance drops.
- Advanced drive management made simple. The Samsung Magician software will help you keep an eye on your drive. A suite of user-friendly tools helps keep your drive up to date, monitor drive health and speed, and even boost performance.
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Customer reviews & ratings
Fast SSD to help with gaming and productivity
My computer is fairly new, with latest processor and motherboard. I added more RAM, but I only observed minimal improvement in the performance. I never thought my SSD could be the bottleneck. After I added the Samsung 970 EVO plus M2 drive, the performance improved significantly. My computer boots way too fast, programs open lot quicker now, and switching programs are almost instantaneous. Just to experiment, I cut down the RAM to half size, and I did not notice any performance degradation. This is amazing. I will go ahead and switch harddrives in my other laptops with the Samsung 970 EVO plus. I would surely recommend this to anyone who wants to improve their laptop or desktop performance. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
Omg I love
If you want faster speeds this is definitely what you want this is the Samsung 970 Evo plus . Very happy easy product to install I recommend this to everyone that wants their computer to do faster loads I put this is my dell tower which made a big difference [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
Samsung 970 EVO Plus 250 GB
The Samsung 970 EVO Plus 250 GB has been an interesting review. I have been using the little drive as a super fast USB-C portable drive. This V-NAND Drive really is the ultimate performance champ. The physical drive Design is no larger than a stick of gum, yet has an amazing speed and storage capacity. Since it is a solid state memory storage with no moving parts, the durability is also very high. The enclosure I used is an aluminum enclosure I can hide my pocket or bad. The enclosure I am using allows me to use this drive on both OSX and Windows. I have not had any errors or slowdowns with this drive and it has performed stable and trouble free. I use is mostly to transfer large video files for editing and works flawlessly. The Samsung Magician software was helpful in getting my firmware updated and allows me to see my other internal SSD drives on my computer at the same time. I have only used about half of the 256GB of the drive yet it has shown no slowdowns or delays. Although the drive can achieve sequential read/write speeds up to 3,500/3,300 MB/s, my USB-C portable system has only allowed me to get slightly over 1100MB/s. This is not the drives fault, it is the way I am using the drive. Overall I love this drive for the small size and slim slender profile. I would highly recommend it. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
Super fast plenty of storage
My computer has so much stored on it from music to pictures and games. I have been taking all the pics from my cell and my husbands cell and just uploading them onto our computer hard-drive forever now. It was running slow, taking forever to complete new actions and switch between programs until I installed this bad boy. We now have plenty of memory and the speed at which it runs is super fast. Like its brand new and has nothing on it. It's so awesome. Our computer boots up so fast now and we are no longer waiting for files to upload forever like before and I dont have to choose what I want to keep and not keep to make room! [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
Super fast SSD for productivity and video editing
Super fast SSD for productivity and video editing
I wanted to add this Samsumg SSD to my new Dell XPS 15 laptop computer. The factory SSD installed on the laptop was fairly quick, but the Samsung 970 EVO Plus is blazing fast! No other SSD can compare. With 500MB/s Seq. Read speeds and 2,300MB/s Seq. Write speeds, it makes multitasking and video editing a breeze. On my laptop, the read speeds were well over 2 gbps! My computer booted a lot faster, applications and programs loaded way quicker, and video post processing was almost 50% faster! I was so amazed by the performance. The only downside for me would be the storage capacity. I wish I had a 500gb or 1tb SSD. My laptop only has one slot on the motherboard so if I want more storage, I would need an external harddrive or upgrade this SSD to a bigger capacity. However all in all, this is the best SSD on the market today!
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Upgrading OMEN 880-160
Bought barebones OMEN then did my own upgrades,the 970 EVO + 1TB was one of the upgrades, boots in 6secs. and programs load fast.
Samsung 970 evo plus 250 GB
Samsung 970 evo plus 250 GB it's a great product for gaming this is perfect for someone who a big gamer this is something you want [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
i dont know what else to say other than see crystaldiskmark.
970 Evo Plus 1tb getting low speeds
Every thing updated, samsung drivers 3.1, Magician etc. After doing some speed tests with both Magician and CrystakDisk, I am getting in 1st test 1834 speed, I think we can go up to 3500+ but I am going half. Any suggestios would be appreciated
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