Samsung 970 EVO SSD Review

👤by Matthew Hodgson Comments 📅24-04-18
Packaging, Bundle & Closer Look
The packaging will be no shock to anyone familiar with Samsung’s lineup of solid state solutions. A black box, arty image and orange writing are the theme here.

Flipping the box over doesn’t really give much more information, though a link to their website is provided where you can find anything you need.

The front of the SSD, as you would see it on the motherboard, has a sticker across the entire front. This sticker also acts as a way of dissipating heat from the flash chips and controller, through a thin layer of copper within the sticker and a nickel plated controller cap.

The black PCB will look good in most systems, with most motherboard manufacturers now using black PCBs. The 970 EVO conforms to the M.2 2280 form factor.

The reverse side of the SSD is flat with information all over.

Samsung claim read and write figures around the 3400MB/s and 1500MB/s region, on this particular capacity, as well random reads and writes at 200k and 350k respectively. Read on to see how those numbers compare to our results.

We have the 250GB model for testing, therefore some of the read and write figures aren't truly comparable to the previous generation that was tested. The 960 EVO was a 500GB model, with 3200MB/s and 1900MB/s quoted speeds, and 330,000 IOPS, both read and write.

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