Samsung Electronics America has introduced the Samsung 970 EVO Plus, the newest enhancement in its Non-Volatile Memory Express (NVMe) SSD portfolio. With up to two terabytes in capacity, it’s designed to allow IT professionals, tech enthusiasts and gamers to handle intensive workloads on PCs and workstations with more ease.
By integrating the company’s most advanced V-NAND chips with optimized firmware, the 970 EVO Plus achieves significant performance improvements – up to 53% in write speed, as well as increased power efficiency over its predecessor, the 970 EVO, according to Mike Mang, vice president of Brand Product Marketing, Memory Business at Samsung Electronics.
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 read and up to 560,000 IOPS for write operations.
Users can 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 warranty or up to 1,200 terabytes written.
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 info go to samsung.com/SSD or samsungssd.com.