RIDGEFIELD PARK, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Samsung Electronics America, today introduced the Samsung 970 EVO Plus, the newest enhancement in its Non-Volatile Memory Express (NVMe) SSD portfolio. With industry-leading performance and up to two terabytes in capacity, Samsung’s 970 EVO Plus sets a new bar for high-performance storage, enabling IT professionals, tech enthusiasts and gamers to handle intensive workloads on PCs and workstations with more ease.

“Since introducing the first NVMe SSDs to the consumer market in 2015, Samsung has continued to challenge technical barriers in SSD design and performance,” said Dr. Mike Mang, vice president of Brand Product Marketing, Memory Business at Samsung Electronics. “The new 970 EVO Plus powered by Samsung’s latest fifth-generation V-NAND technology will now offer unrivaled performance in its class when taking on demanding tasks like 4K content editing, 3D modeling and simulation as well as heavy gaming.”

By integrating the company’s most advanced V-NAND chips with optimized firmware, the 970 EVO Plus achieves significant performance improvements – up to 53 percent in write speed1 – as well as increased power efficiency over its predecessor, the 970 EVO. 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 operations2.

Users can easily 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 warranty3 or up to 1,200 terabytes written4.

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 information, including warranty details, please visit samsung.com/SSD or samsungssd.com.

Key Specifications

                 

Category

     

970 EVO Plus

     

970 EVO

Interface

     

PCIe Gen 3.0 x4, NVMe 1.3

     

PCIe Gen 3.0 x4, NVMe 1.3

Form Factor

     

M.2 (2280)

     

M.2 (2280)

Storage Memory

     

Samsung 9x-layer V-NAND 3-bit
MLC

     

Samsung 64-layer V-NAND 3-bit
MLC

Controller

     

Samsung Phoenix Controller

     

Samsung Phoenix Controller

DRAM

     

2GB LPDDR4 DRAM (2TB)
1GB LPDDR4 DRAM (1TB)
512MB LPDDR4 DRAM
(250GB/500GB)

     

2GB LPDDR4 DRAM (2TB)
1GB LPDDR4 DRAM (1TB)
512MB LPDDR4 DRAM
(250GB/500GB)

Capacity5

     

2TB, 1TB, 500GB, 250GB

     

2TB, 1TB, 500GB, 250GB

Sequential Read/Write
Speed

     

Up to 3,500/3,300 MB/s

     

Up to 3,500/2,500 MB/s

Random Read/Write Speed
(QD32)

     

Up to 620,000/560,000 IOPS

     

Up to 500,000/480,000 IOPS

Management Software

     

Samsung Magician Software

     

Samsung Magician Software

Data Encryption

     

Class 0 (AES 256), TCG/Opal
v2.0, MS eDrive (IEEE1667)

     

Class 0 (AES 256), TCG/Opal
v2.0, MS eDrive (IEEE1667)

Total Bytes Written

     

1,200TB (2TB)
600TB (1TB)
300TB (500GB)
150TB (250GB)

     

1,200TB (2TB)
600TB (1TB)
300TB (500GB)
150TB (250GB)

Warranty6

     

Five-year Limited Warranty

     

Five-year Limited Warranty

                 

About Samsung Electronics America, Inc.

Headquartered in Ridgefield Park, N.J., Samsung Electronics America, Inc. (SEA), is a recognized innovative leader in consumer electronics, mobile devices and enterprise solutions. A wholly owned subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., SEA is pushing beyond the limits of today’s technology and providing consumers and organizations with a portfolio of groundbreaking products in appliances, home entertainment, Internet of Things, mobile computing, smartphones, virtual reality, wireless infrastructure and wearables, in addition to offering leading content and services related to mobile payments, 360-degree VR video, customer support and more. Samsung is a pioneering leader in smartphones and HDTVs in the U.S. and one of America’s fastest growing home appliance brands. To discover more about Samsung, please visit www.samsung.com. For the latest Samsung news, please visit news.samsung.com/us and follow us @SamsungNewsUS.

About Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

Samsung inspires the world and shapes the future with transformative ideas and technologies. The company is redefining the worlds of TVs, smartphones, wearable devices, tablets, digital appliances, network systems, and memory, system LSI, foundry and LED solutions. For the latest news, please visit the Samsung Newsroom at http://news.samsung.com.

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