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Samsung Electronics Sets New Performance Levels for Consumer NVMe SSDs with 970 EVO Plus

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Samsung Electronics Sets New Performance Levels for Consumer NVMe SSDs with 970 EVO Plus
RIDGEFIELD PARK, N.J. – Jan. 22, 2019 – Samsung Electronics America, 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 53 percent in write speed1– 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 reading and up to 560,000 IOPS for write operations2.

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 warranty3 or up to 1,200 terabytes written4.

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 or

Key Specifications

  • 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
  • Capacity -- 2TB, 1TB, 500GB, 250GB
  • Sequential Read/Write Speed -- Up to 3,500/3,300 MB/s
  • Random Read/Write Speed (QD32) -- 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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