Samsung Electronics launched the SSDs 970 PRO and EVO, the third generation of the top SSD consumer series
"Samsung has been at the top of the NVMe SSD industry from the start, and the company continues to define memory storage standards, delivering unprecedented performance through the 970 PRO and EVO SSD models. The 970 Series imposes new market standards on all aspects of NVMe SSD drives through impressive performance, superior reliability and best capability, "said Un-Soo Kim, senior vice president of Brand Product Marketing, Memory Business, Samsung Electronics.
The Samsung 970 PRO and EVO are based on the standard M.2 format and the PCle Gen 3 x4 interface
The Samsung 970 PRO allows a sequential readout of up to 3,500 MB / s and a sequential writing speed of 2,700 MB / s, and the EVO delivers a sequential readout of up to 3,500 MB / s and a sequential write speed of 2,500 MB / s. Writing speed is a 30% improvement over the previous generation, with new Samsung V-NAND chips and Phoenix controller. The SSD 970 EVO, in particular, uses TurboWrite intelligent technology, which involves the use of a buffer up to 78GB to allow faster writing
SSDs 970 PRO and EVO have a 5 year warranty, or up to 1,200 terabytes written - 50% higher than the warranty provided to previous generations. The 970 EVO will be available in the 250GB, 500GB, 1TB and 2TB versions, and the 970 PRO in the 512GB and 1TB versions. 970 EVO will be available for purchase starting in the second part of May