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Samsung Electronics 970 EVO Plus NVMe SSDs launched

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PRESS RELEASE

970 EVO Plus delivers significant performance improvements and power efficiency for high-bandwidth applications

SEOUL, Korea – Jan. 22, 2019 – Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., today introduced the Samsung 970 EVO Plus, the newest enhancement in its Non-Volatile Memory Express (NVMe) SSD portfolio. With industry-leading performance and up to two terabytes in capacity, Samsung’s 970 EVO Plus sets a new bar for high-performance storage, enabling IT professionals, tech enthusiasts and gamers to handle intensive workloads on PCs and workstations with more ease.

“Since introducing the first NVMe SSDs to the consumer market in 2015, Samsung has continued to challenge technical barriers in SSD design and performance,” said Dr. Mike Mang, vice president of Brand Product Marketing, Memory Business at Samsung Electronics. “The new 970 EVO Plus powered by Samsung’s latest fifth-generation V-NAND technology will now offer unrivaled performance in its class when taking on demanding tasks like 4K content editing, 3D modeling and simulation as well as heavy gaming.” 

By integrating the company’s most advanced V-NAND chips with optimized firmware, the 970 EVO Plus achieves significant performance improvements – up to 57 percent in write speed – as well as increased power efficiency over its predecessor, the 970 EVO. The new drive delivers sequential read and write speeds of up to 3,500 megabytes per second (MB/s) and up to 3,300 MB/s, respectively, while random speeds come in at up to 620,000 IOPS for read and up to 560,000 IOPS for write operations. 

Users can easily upgrade their devices as the 970 EVO Plus comes in a compact M.2 form factor using the PCIe Gen3 x4 interface found in most modern computers. The 970 EVO Plus also offers a five-year limited warranty or up to 1,200 terabytes written. 

The 970 EVO Plus comes in a variety of capacity options; the 250GB, 500GB and 1TB capacity versions are now available for purchase worldwide, and the 2TB capacity will become available in April. Manufacturer’s suggested retail prices start at $89.99. For more information, including warranty details, please visit samsung.com/SSD or samsungssd.com.

Key Specifications

 

Category

970 EVO Plus

970 EVO

Interface

PCIe Gen 3.0 x4, NVMe 1.3

PCIe Gen 3.0 x4, NVMe 1.3

Form Factor

M.2 (2280)

M.2 (2280)

Storage Memory

Samsung 9x-layer V-NAND 3-bit MLC

Samsung 64-layer V-NAND 3-bit MLC

Controller

Samsung Phoenix Controller

Samsung Phoenix Controller

DRAM

2GB LPDDR4 DRAM (2TB)

1GB LPDDR4 DRAM (1TB)

512MB LPDDR4 DRAM (250/500GB)

2GB LPDDR4 DRAM (2TB)

1GB LPDDR4 DRAM (1TB) 

512MB LPDDR4 DRAM (250GB/500GB)

Capacity

2TB, 1TB, 500GB, 250GB

2TB, 1TB, 500GB, 250GB

Sequential Read/Write Speed

Up to 3,500/3,300 MB/s

Up to 3,500/2,500 MB/s

Random Read/Write Speed

(QD32)

Up to 620,000/560,000 IOPS

Up to 500,000/480,000 IOPS

Management Software

Samsung Magician Software

Samsung Magician Software

Data Encryption

Class 0 (AES 256), TCG/Opal v2.0, MS eDrive (IEEE1667)

Class 0 (AES 256), TCG/Opal v2.0, MS eDrive (IEEE1667)

Total Bytes Written

1,200TB (2TB)

600TB (1TB)

300TB (500GB)

150TB (250GB)

1,200TB (2TB)

600TB (1TB)

300TB (500GB)

150TB (250GB)

Warranty

Five-year Limited Warranty

Five-year Limited Warranty

 

About Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

Samsung inspires the world and shapes the future with transformative ideas and technologies. The company is redefining the worlds of TVs, smartphones, wearable devices, tablets, digital appliances, network systems, and memory, system LSI, foundry and LED solutions. For the latest news, please visit the Samsung Newsroom at http://news.samsung.com.