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Samsung 970 EVO Plus 500GB SSD Review (Page 3)

Chris Ramseyer | Jan 30, 2019 at 01:25 pm CST - 1 min, 33 secs reading time for this page
Rating: 92%Manufacturer: Samsung

Game Load Time

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The lower random read performance pushes the 500GB Samsung 970 EVO Plus down the Game Load Time performance chart. It takes nearly 1 second longer to load the Final Fantasy: Stormblood levels compared to the best on the chart today. That one second split contains six strong SSDs.

PCMark 8 Total Storage Bandwidth

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Moving to a wider range of applications, the 500GB EVO Plus fairs much better thanks to higher sequential performance. The EVO Plus still trails the MyDigitalSSD BPX Pro and ADATA SX8200 Pro in the same 512GB capacity class.

PCMark 8 Extended Storage Test

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The performance looks much different under heavy workloads and right after a healthy dose of data writes. Samsung usually has superior background and predictive garbage collection to keep performance high even under stressful workloads. The new 970 EVO Plus improves on the original 970 EVO and even gets very close to the performance on tap from the 970 Pro (not in the charts today but you can see it in the 1TB EVO Plus review).

SYSmark 2014 SE System Responsiveness and Power Tests

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The Responsiveness Test comes from BAPCo's SYSmark 2014 SE suite. The test measures overall system responsiveness (latency) and presents it as a weighted score. The base score is 1,000, and it comes from an OEM variant of the Samsung 850 EVO.

The 970 EVO Plus performs well in the test that focuses on office workloads.

Notebook Battery Life

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The 500GB EVO Plus scored just 308 minutes in our Lenovo Y700-17 gaming notebook in the BAPCo MobileMark test. The time is ten minutes less than the previous generation EVO and at the bottom of the list for the drives tested.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR - Chris Ramseyer

Chris Ramseyer started his career as a LAN Party organizer in Midwest USA. After working with several computer companies he was asked to join the team at The Adrenaline Vault by fellow Midwest LAN Party legend Sean Aikins. After a series of shake ups at AVault, Chris eventually took over as Editor-in-Chief before leaving to start Real World Entertainment. Look for Chris to bring his unique methods of testing Hard Disk Drives, Solid State Drives as well as RAID controller and NAS boxes to TweakTown as he looks to provide an accurate test bed to make your purchasing decisions easier.

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