Gav returns from the dead to review the brand new Samsung 970 EVO Plus 250GB SSD. It’s NVMe which means it’s really fast and it looks to make V-Nand SSDs much more competitive with a global fall in SSD prices. The new 96-layer V-NAND revolution is here at last!
Samsung 970 EVO Plus SSD Video Review
The Samsung 970 EVO Plus SSD Review: The Verdict
So while the SSD market has been flooded with numerous drives of late, Samsung has a habit of taking something and reinventing it; sort of. This is the first consumer based SSD to feature a 96-layer V-Nand and combined with their Pheonix Controller, Samsung is looking to dominate the mid to high-end M.2 SSD market.
- Super fast; 250GB suffers a little on write speeds compared to the others
- Available in 250GB, 500GB, 1TB and soon, 2TB
- Looks good, performs even better
- Super fast PCIe 3.0 x4 M.2 storage
The Samsung 970 EVO Plus SSD is currently available in 250GB (£84), 500GB (£122), 1TB (£234) and from April 2019, in 2TB (£458) too. Focusing on the 250GB model, the performance overall is the best we have seen so far from our charts. With a huge shift in SSD prices globally over the last 6 months, it’s given manufacturers a push to create something even more dynamic and fast. Samsung has implemented its 96-layer V-NAND into a consumer drive and gone one better than their previous 970 EVO model.
All-in-all, if you’re looking for a solid state drive and you’ve got an M.2 slot free on your board, using a Samsung 970 EVO Plus as a boot drive will most certainly improve loading times and as we found in our data transfer test, it blitzes the competition!
Thanks to Samsung for sending a sample of the 970 EVO Plus in for review.