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Samsung 970 EVO Plus 500GB SSD Review (Page 4)

Chris Ramseyer | Jan 30, 2019 at 01:25 pm CST - 0 mins, 53 secs reading time for this page
Rating: 92%Manufacturer: Samsung

Final Thoughts

The Samsung 970 EVO Plus is a strong SSD, but it doesn't dominate the consumer market segment like the series once did for many consecutive years.

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We've tested the two mid capacity models now in our lab, the 1TB, and 500GB, and can make some general statements about the series as we see it now. The 970 EVO Plus doesn't deliver the same general computing "snappiness" as the competitor's NVMe offerings using the Silicon Motion SM2262/SM2262EN controllers paired with IMFT 64L TLC memory. What it lacks in general computing, it makes up for under heavier workloads.

The 970 EVO Plus is the closest flash-based NVMe SSD to the powerful 970 Pro under heavy write conditions. Samsung's competitors have yet to master this art. The company likely sees the EVO Plus's random performance under light workloads sufficient while focusing on workloads that are more complex.

The 970 EVO Plus certainly carries a higher price over the other consumer NVMe SSDs. When you need higher performance for intensive workloads, it's a small price to pay.

Last updated: Nov 15, 2019 at 01:16 pm CST

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Overall Rating92%

The Bottom Line: Samsung's proven reliability keeps the EVO Plus intresting but we feel the company could have done more to improve the user experience.

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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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