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Review: Samsung 970 EVO M.2 500GB m.2.SSD

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  1. Hilbert Hagedoorn

    Hilbert Hagedoorn Don Vito Corleone Staff Member

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    Samsung today releases the new 970 EVO and PRO models M.2. SSDs, these offer even faster perf than the 960 series and come with increased TBW values as well. The new M.2 EVO units will be the most pop...

    Review: Samsung 970 EVO M.2 500GB m.2.SSD
     
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    heffeque Ancient Guru

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    Wonder why some results are so different from Anand's in respect to WD Black SSD / Sandisk Extreme Pro.
     
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    Just wondering about the launch dates on page 2, weren't the 970 EVO and PRO just released? The table says April 2017 though
    And yep, still reading to see if Samsung gets even more of my money...
     
  4. Ricepudding

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    This worth it over the 960 pro m.2?

    Or the difference that marginable that you wouldn’t notice the differences in a day to day world?
     

  5. Koniakki

    Koniakki Ancient Guru

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    The 960 EVO 1TB can be had for €356 which comes out to €0,35/GB vs €0,43/GB(€429).

    edit: The 960 EVO 500GB comes out €0,38/GB vs €0,44/GB for the 970 EVO 500GB.

    But obviously the 970 EVO was just released so it commands a 14%(€27) price premium for the 500GB model and 20%(€73) for the 1TB one.

    As I went from a 950 PRO 256GB to a 960 EVO 500GB recently, I'm inclined to say nill difference noticed in day to day usage.
     
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    And still no protection against data corruption/loss caused by power loss/issues.
    Not talking about AC power loss here,
    as a ups covers that.

    crucial/ocz/toshiba have it, sot is not rocket science and it doesn't cost billions to implement ...
     
  7. Khronikos

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    Like he said in review you aren't going to notice a difference in gaming at all really. You are going to notice slight differences in certain types of things that are already negligible for 99.9% of people.

    It's doing a bit better on some of the graphs. That's about it. More solid build too.

    For those that need it well the product is the best out there. But most people as he said do not even need more than SATA3 SSDs.
     
  8. wavetrex

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    It's funny, HDD's even with their fancy advanced technologies ... PMR, Helium, SMR, HAMR or whatever they want to do next... never caught up with interface speed.
    SATA3 (600MB/s) is still over 200% faster than the fastest harddrives.

    With SSDs it only took a few years to saturate the SATA3 speed.
    Now the same thing happens with NVMe... these new Sammys are basically hitting the limit of 4X PCI-e .

    PCI-e 4.0 can't come soon enough !
    (Or something else, beyond PCI-e...)
     
  9. insp1re2600

    insp1re2600 Master Guru

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    Prob not, especially if you're using ramcache too
     
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    Actually thats not true anymore.
    New Seagate dual actuator drives can double in certain situations throughput of normal drives, which is currently around 240MB/s, giving it teoreticaly up to 480 MB/s.
     

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    Agent-A01 Ancient Guru

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    Hey boss, did you get a newer NVMe driver for this review?

    Version 3.0.
    If so could you post it?
     
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  12. Hilbert Hagedoorn

    Hilbert Hagedoorn Don Vito Corleone Staff Member

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    Yes Sir, v3
     
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    Download link pls? :)
     
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    Hilbert Hagedoorn Don Vito Corleone Staff Member

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    It can go life once Samung has posted it on their website. Last time we posted the v2 software I jumped the gun and posted prior to their public release, and got a world of hurt from Samsung.
     
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    Would be interesting to retest a 960 EVO with the new driver.
    Perhaps some of the speed in the new model comes from lower driver overhead, and not just from the SSD itself.
     

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  17. Hilbert Hagedoorn

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    That was checked by me already. The answer is no, it makes no difference.
     
  18. Koniakki

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    Amazon has lowered the price of 960 EVO 500GB to €176 which brings it's cost per GB down to €0,35/GB which again comes out 24,3% cheaper vs €0,44/GB(€220) for the 970 EVO 500GB.

    Just for those interested. I would say €176 for a 500GB Samsung 960 EVO is a "great" deal.
     
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    Just because it's new, I really want a 970 Pro. But, my 960 Pro is a tad over a year old so I'll not upgrade and chalk it up to money wisely saved.
     
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    Well ive just bought a second Samsung 960 512gb but this time i got an evo to go next to my pro....£145, in the grand scheme of things a couple hundred mb/s is no biggy.
     

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