Samsung Introduces Samsung 970 EVO Plus

by January 23, 2019 0 comments

Samsung introduced the Samsung 970 EVO Plus, the newest enhancement in its Non-Volatile Memory Express (NVMe) SSD portfolio. The latest 970 EVO Plus sets a new bar for high-performance storage with industry-leading performance and up to two terabytes in capacity, enabling IT professionals, tech enthusiasts and gamers to handle intensive workloads on PCs and workstations with more ease.

Since the introduction of the first NVMe SSDs to the consumer market in 2015, Samsung has continued to challenge technical barriers in SSD design and performance. The new 970 EVO Plus powered by Samsung’s latest fifth-generation V-NAND technology will now offer unrivalled performance in its class when taking on demanding tasks like 4K content editing, 3D modelling and simulation as well as heavy gaming.

“With our commitment to bring the best, Samsung has raised the bar higher with its latest 970 EVO Plus Solid State Drives for power users, up for demanding tasks like 4K content editing, 3D modelling and simulation as well as heavy gaming. This upgraded version promises faster performance, exceptional endurance, unparalleled reliability as well as increased power efficiency,” said Mr Sukesh Jain, Senior Vice President, IT & Mobile Enterprise Business, Samsung India.

By integrating the company’s most advanced V-NAND chips with optimized firmware, the 970 EVO Plus achieves significant performance improvements as well as increased power efficiency over its predecessor, the 970 EVO. Users can also 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.

Level up Performance

The 970 EVO Plus delivers sequential read and write speeds of up to 3,500 megabytes per second (MB/s) and up to 3,300 MB/s, respectively, up to 53% faster than the 970 EVO while random speeds come in at up to 620,000 IOPS for reading and up to 560,000 IOPS for write operations[4]. The latest V-NAND – which brings greater NAND performance and higher power efficiency – along with optimized firmware, a proven Phoenix controller, and Intelligent TurboWrite boost speeds.

Design Flexibility

Samsung’s innovative technology empowers users with the capacity to do more and accomplish more. The next advancement in NVMe SSD, the 970 EVO Plus, fits up to 2TB onto the compact M.2 (2280) form factor, greatly expanding storage capacity and saving space for other components.

Exceptional Endurance

Powered by the latest V-NAND technology the 970 EVO Plus provides exceptional endurance and sets the new standard in sustainable performance delivering up to 1,200 TBW with a 5-year limited warranty for lasting performance.

Unparalleled Reliability

Samsung’s advanced nickel-coated controller and the 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 setting a new level of drive confidence for the users.

 Samsung Magician

The Samsung Magician software simplifies advanced drive management for the users by helping them keep an eye on the drive. A suite of user-friendly tools helps keep your drive up to date, monitor drive health and speed, and even boost performance.

The 970 EVO Plus in 250GB, 500GB and 1TB capacity will be available in February at INR 6,479, INR 9359, INR 17,999, respectively. The 2TB variant will be available in April at INR 35,999.

Key Specifications

Category 970 EVO Plus
Interface PCIe Gen 3.0 x4, NVMe 1.3
Form Factor M.2 (2280)
Storage Memory Samsung 9x-layer V-NAND 3-bit MLC
Controller Samsung Phoenix Controller


512MB LPDDR4 DRAM (250/500GB)

Capacity[8] 2TB, 1TB, 500GB, 250GB
Sequential Read/Write Speed Up to 3,500/3,300 MB/s
Random Read/Write Speed


Up to 620,000/560,000 IOPS
Management Software Samsung Magician Software
Data Encryption Class 0 (AES 256), TCG/Opal v2.0, MS eDrive (IEEE1667)
Total Bytes Written 1,200TB (2TB)

600TB (1TB)

300TB (500GB)

150TB (250GB)

Warranty Five-year Limited Warranty

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