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Review: Samsung 970 EVO Plus NVMe SSD

Discussion in 'Frontpage news' started by Hilbert Hagedoorn, Jan 22, 2019.

  1. Hilbert Hagedoorn

    Hilbert Hagedoorn Don Vito Corleone Staff Member

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    Samsung is back with the 970 EVO NVMe SSD, this round they release the Plus edition which makes use of new vertically stacked NAND and a tweaked controller. The end result is a faster writing EVO seri...

    Review: Samsung 970 EVO Plus NVMe SSD
     
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    spajdrik Ancient Guru

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    Would be nice to review also Adata XPG SX8200 Pro.
     
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    tunejunky Master Guru

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    great review. really nice M.2
    as much as i love tech, i hate buying something and 3 months later....
    lolz
     
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    thanks for the review

    Manufacturers should include a heatsink like the one mentioned in the "New WD Black: SN750 NVMe SSD"
     

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    Incredible Lama Member Guru

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    I think you just reviewed my future main drive :).
    Now I'm just wondering whether I should go with a single 1000GB drive or two seperate 500GB drives (one for OS and programs, and one for games)
     
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    DeskStar Master Guru

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    @Hilbert

    Just noticed on page ten of the real world trace testing you mentioned...

    "It seems the SSD is a trace test wonder, definitely offering extraordinary performance, look at how these storage units put the traditional HDD to shame"

    should it state traditional SSD?
     
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    The Goose Ancient Guru

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    this should of been given the same 1200tb endurance as the 970 pro.
     
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    valentyn0 Member Guru

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    Pro uses MLC not TLC, that's why EVO wont get that much endurance.
     
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    Good and extensive review!

    However, in the page of AS-SSD results, the screenshot is from 970 EVO 500GB drive.

    Herbert,if possible, upload the correct from 970 EVO Plus 1TB drive.

    Thank you
     

  11. Hilbert Hagedoorn

    Hilbert Hagedoorn Don Vito Corleone Staff Member

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    Well, that had me confused for a minute. I rechecked and it is the new Plus SSD.

    [​IMG]

    AS SSD is listing the drive as EVO 500GB, it, in fact, is the EVO Plus 1TB as you can see from the 1B2Q device name. I guess Samsung re-used a firmware. You'll notice similar behaviour in the Anvil benchmark.
     
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    Clawedge Ancient Guru

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    The Samsung website mentions ram cache as ddr4 instead of ddr3 as stated in the review
     
  13. Hilbert Hagedoorn

    Hilbert Hagedoorn Don Vito Corleone Staff Member

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    Thanks, I've been able to confirm that it indeed is LPDDR4. The entry has been updated to reflect that.
     
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    Hilbert Hagedoorn Don Vito Corleone Staff Member

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    Clawedge Ancient Guru

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    Still says ddr3 on page one in the table
     

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    Yep, although I wanted to see some competition out of the traditional HDD makers, doesn't look as if that's going to happen. Currently, the HDD is still king for raw capacity and price per GB, but HDDs are sort of sitting at the bottom of their pricing ramp while the price of NVMe continues on a sharp downward slope even as capacities and performance and longevity continue to rise! I saw an ad the other day for a 500GB 970 EVO NVMe for ~$120--'bout what I paid for me 250GB 960 EVO NVMe boot drive. (Drat, lost the link as I was hunting for something else when I saw it! Hope I wasn't "seeing things"...;))

    Well-done, informative review, HH--as usual! 14 comment(s)
     
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    Sata4 gets brought up a couple times here. So is sata dead? Sata-express has been around for a good while now, and has almost no adoption. Is sata 4 in the works? 3.3 is the newest sata revision i was aware of, but have not looked in quite some time.
     
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    To be honest. I have seen sata3 drives corrupted because high quality data cable went too close to power delivery cable. I can't imagine how badly will sata4 work if it has to deliver competitive speeds. For me, it would have to move from theoretical 600MB/s to 2400MB/s to be somehow competitive. And doing that on just 2 data channels (4 data wires) seems rather difficult.
     
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    SAS is doing the trick :)
     
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    Please elaborate on number of data pins required to achieve such bandwidth with SAS. Please add number of joined cables and images of solutions.
    Calculate bandwidth per data pin and compare to SATA.
     

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