Samsung (MZ-V7E1T0BW) 970 EVO VS. Samsung 970 EVO Plus SSD 500GB

Both Samsung 970 EVO and 970 EVO Plus are Samsung’s recent and latest flagship sold state drives for high-level performance for desktop and mobile applications.

They comprise of new controllers, the latest TLC Nand technology, updated and optimized firmware, and some fine- Samsung (MZ-V7E1T0BW) 970 EVO SSD 1TB drawn new features, all designed to enhance the performance and reliability of your device. We have got both drives in hand and have applied them through their paces on the newly and freshly updated testbed, alongside a quartet of competing commodities.

Memory Size

Besides its theoretical performance, 970 EVO series is almost identical to its predecessor Samsung 970 EVO Plus is available in 250 GB, 500 GB, and 1 TB capacities. While another version of Samsung 970 EVO Plus will be available in a few months in 2 TB. If we talk about Samsung 970 EVO, we will get to know that its 2 TB version is already available in the market having the reliability of up to 1200 TBW.

Samsung relies on TLC Nand as a flash memory type and is very common nowadays. Per memory cell, it holds 3 bits of data for both Samsung 970 EVO and Samsung 970 EVO Plus. The in-house Samsung phoenix controller handles the internal control of SSD, but the firmware is optimized with the Samsung 970 EVO Plus.

Name: Memory size Technology
Samsung 970 EVO 250 GB to 2 TB 250 GB to 1 TB
Samsung 970 EVO Plus TLC Nand TLC Nand

 

Performance and Speed

Samsung 970 EVO and Samsung 970 EVO Plus performance are on a very high level but if we talk about the EVO Plus version, it achieves the goal of 3500 MB/s in sequential reading in all sizes of memory. But the sequential writing values still depend on the capacity of the drive and Samsung is increasing and improving them relative to previous generations. In random operations, Samsung 970 EVO plus never fails to impress its consumers with better and improved performance and 53% faster than the Samsung 970 EVO.

Samsung 970 EVO is perfect for use for normal users due to the reasonable price-performance ratio but Samsung 970 EVO Plus is ideal for professional users because of the per-gigabyte higher costs but its performance is strong relative to Samsung 970 EVO.

Performance and Speed

Samsung 970 EVO and Samsung 970 EVO Plus performance are on a very high level but if we talk about the EVO  Samsung 970 EVO Plus SSD 500GB Plus version, it achieves the goal of 3500 MB/s in sequential reading in all sizes of memory. But the sequential writing values still depend on the capacity of the drive and Samsung is increasing and improving them relative to previous generations. In random operations, Samsung 970 EVO plus never fails to impress its consumers with better and improved performance and 53% faster than the Samsung 970 EVO.

Samsung 970 EVO is perfect for use for normal users due to the reasonable price-performance ratio but Samsung 970 EVO Plus is ideal for professional users because of the per-gigabyte higher costs but its performance is strong relative to Samsung 970 EVO.

The 970 EVO Plus accomplishes sequential read or writes speed up to 3,500 or 3,300 MB/s, up to 53%* faster and speedier than the 970 EVO drive. Powered by the latest V NAND technology that brings greater NAND performance and higher power efficiency together with optimized firmware, a Samsung proven Phoenix controller, and Intelligent TurboWrite enhance speed.

The Samsung 970 EVO Plus is no doubt quite a lot faster and speedier than the Samsung 970 EVO in different ways, more specifically with sustained writes to the main body of NAND and 4K writes when a lot of processions is in play. The test times of plain copy will change according to capacity, because of various cache sizes and several other related factors.

Samsung 970 EVO Samsung 970 EVO Plus
Max sequential read speed Max sequential read speed
Up to 3500 MB/s Up to 3500 MB/s
Max sequential write speed Max sequential write speed
Up to 2500 MB/s Up to 2700 MB/s

TurboWrite

The writing acceleration technology known as TurboWrite has been used by Samsung for 970 EVO and 970 EVO Plus for the convincing performance values. In a designated area of SSD, the written data was first stored having one bit per memory cell. This SCL cache size remains the same for 970 EVO plus relative to 970 EVO having 13 GB for 250 GB model and 42 GB for 1 TB variant, but if the buffer is not adequate then Samsung upgrades the new SSD generation.

Samsung 970 EVO is perfect for use for normal users due to the reasonable price-performance ratio but Samsung 970 EVO Plus is ideal for professional users because of the per-gigabyte higher costs but its performance is strong relative to Samsung 970 EVO.

The buffer size of TurboWrite zestfully adjusts based on the workload. With the model of 500 GB, for instance, if the dataset of the user is less than 4 GB, TurboWrite uses the TurboWrite region that is pre-allocated (default). If the dataset is more than 4 GB, however, an additional 18 GB dynamic buffer can be used by 970 EVO for a total of 22GB SLC buffer. Obviously, on the higher capacity drives, the buffer can be larger.

TurboWrite should permit the series of SSD 970 EVO to carry out very well in the wide majority of workloads of the consumer class. If you look at them and use them, you will get to know that the writes are very much faster when the TurboWrite buffer is being utilized, but the performance shatters down and becomes more erratic, once it is exhausted.

Warranty and Equipment

In Samsung 970 EVO and 970 EVO Plus, there are no differences in the interface. For high-level performance, Samsung relies on the PCI Express 3.0 connection having four lanes. In terms of external dimensions, their hard disks are also similar to around 22 mm in width, 80 mm in length, and 2.38 mm in height.  You can freely download the very beneficial and useful Samsung Magician software from the website and you will get the SSD drive from the packaging box. Samsung provides a warranty of five years 970 EVO and a double warranty for 970 EVO Plus.

Samsung 970 EVO Samsung 970 EVO Plus
Warranty Warranty
5 years 10 years
Interface Interface
PCIe Gen 3.0 x4, NVMe 1.3 PCIe Gen 3.0 x4, NVMe 1.3

Users

Samsung 970 EVO is more suitable for professionals and enthusiasts who do not look at pricing and budget while Samsung 970 EVO is ideal and more suitable for an average user due to its reasonable and fair price-performance ratio. But if you are given the opportunity of buying 970 EVO Plus with a good offer, you should prefer to buy 970 EVO Plus.

Both Samsung 970 EVO and 970 EVO Plus are Samsung’s recent and latest flagship sold state drives for high-level performance for desktop and mobile applications. They comprise of new controllers, the latest TLC Nand technology, updated and optimized firmware, and some fine-drawn new features, all designed to enhance the performance and reliability of your device. We have got both drives in hand and have applied them through their paces on the newly and freshly updated testbed, alongside a quartet of competing commodities.

Samsung 970 EVO Samsung 970 EVO Plus
Form Factor Form Factor
M.2 (2280) M.2 (2280)
Controller Controller
Samsung phoenix controller Samsung phoenix controller
Device sleep Device sleep
5mW 5mW
Storage Memory Storage Memory
64 L V-Nand 2-Bit MLC 64 L V-Nand 3-Bit MLC

One step to better writing

Samsung 970 EVO and 970 EVO Plus have the 2.5-inch drive or M.2 form factors. The 2.5-inch size drives linked through the serial ATA (SATA) interface and bus are reconcilable with virtually any motherboard, the M.2 size favors a stick of gum and needs a special slot found in the newer motherboards.

M.2 provides several merits over 2.5-inch drives. Along with taking up less space, many M.2 drives also push data over the PCI Express (PCIe) bus, and that is much speedier and faster than the older SATA interface that is used by almost all 2.5-inch drives. The 970 EVO Plus is one of the drives of PCIe drives, makes use of the NVMe transfer protocol to boost speed.

Design Flexibility

The recent advancement in NVMe SSDs is the flexibility of its design. The 970 EVO fits up to 2 TB onto the compact M.2 (2280) form factor whereas the 970 EVO Plus fits up to 1 TB onto the compact M.2 (2280), greatly extending the storage capacity and saving space for other devices. The innovative technology of Samsung accredits the consumers with the authority to do more and achieve more.

Pricing

The Samsung 970 EVO is available in 250 GB, 500 GB, and 1 TB worth for $90, $130, and $250 respectively. These are good and reasonable prices at  25 cents per gigabyte in the largest capacity and more than that in the lesser capacities. The 15 cent mark is being pushed by 1 TB PCIe x4 NVMe drives out there, though without offering the same performance level.

Conclusion

Deeply studying both the devices of Samsung in general, we concluded that the Samsung 970 EVO Plus is a better version than the Samsung 970 EVO but if we talk about its affordability, we will come to know that Samsung 970 EVO is most appropriate and highly affordable for average users who cannot afford a much pricing device like 970 EVO Plus or 970 EVO Pro and can run it like a champ the most of the time. Talking about Samsung 970 EVO, it is much better in functioning as compared to the former one and is highly recommendable for enthusiasts and professionals. If you want something much better than bargain-basement (which is still pretty fast in the grand storage scheme), the Samsung 970 EVO Plus is ideal for your use.