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Samsung 970 Evo

Samsung 970 Evo
alaScore 96

51 reviews

Apr, 2024

alaTest has collected and analyzed 51 reviews of Samsung 970 Evo. The average rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.5/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Views about the design and size are generally positive. The reliability and usability also get good feedback, but reviews are divided on the price.

usability, reliability, size, design

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Samsung 970 Evo is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 96/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : Tom Brant (

Samsung SSD 970 Pro


By several measures, the Samsung SSD 970 Pro is the fastest consumer-grade internal M.2 solid state drive you can buy, making it an excellent choice if you want the absolute best storage for your screaming PC build or upgrade.

Extremely fast read and write speeds, constant across capacity. Excellent reliability ratings. Five-year warranty. Low power consumption. Hardware encryption.

Expensive. Only two capacity options.

Bottom Line: By several measures, the Samsung SSD 970 Pro is the fastest consumer-grade internal M.2 solid state drive you can buy, making it an excellent choice if you want the absolute best storage for your screaming PC build or upgrade.

Aug, 2018

Expert review by : Jon L. Jacobi (

Samsung 970 EVO review: Strong competition for the best budget NVMe SSD


A great NVMe SSD unless you regularly copy very large files, then look into WD's Black NVMe.

Affordable (relatively) NVMe drive ; Very fast until off cache ; Available in up to 2TB capacity

Slows to just over 600MBps after cache is exceeded ; 250GB version is a much slower performer

This is a tough call that’s mostly dictated on the performance differences at each capacity. In the 250GB and 500GB capacities, the WD Black NVMe has a slight edge for performance overall.

Apr, 2018

Expert review by : Billy Tallis (

The Mainstream Phoenix Rises: Samsung's 970 EVO (500GB & 1TB) SSDs Reviewed


The new Samsung 970 EVO isn't their top of the line consumer SSD, but it might as well be. With their latest 3D TLC NAND flash memory and SSD controller, the 970 EVO offers almost all the performance of its PRO counterparts but without such a steep...

Read our Best SSDs: Q2 2018 Guide Here

Apr, 2018

Expert review by : Mike Jennings Mike Jennings (

Samsung 970 Pro Review


The Samsung 970 Pro is the latest SSD from the modern kings of solid-state storage. There aren't any bigger names in this part of the market than the Korean giant, and its latest drive refresh clearly aims to cement Samsung's position at the top of the...

The Samsung 970 Pro is one of the fastest SSDs we’ve ever tested. It’s record-breaking in numerous benchmarks and, even when other drives are quicker, it’s never far behind.

Jul, 2018

Expert review by : Mark Pickavance (

Samsung 970 Evo


The Samsung 970 Evo is the successor to the 960 Evo, an NVMe SSD that offers blistering speeds - at a price. If you want the fastest possible storage for your PC or laptop, this is what you need, but read our review before you buy one.

Nov, 2018

Expert review by : Ray Shaw (

Review: Samsung 970 EVO NVMe SSD – now that is fast (review)


The Samsung 970 EVO NVMe SSD is so fast that a full Windows 10 Pro install including massive updates, 20+ drivers and 20GB of software took about an hour.

The fastest NVMe SSD on the planet

You need NVMe M.2 slots to use it

May, 2018

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Samsung 970 PRO SSD Review


Samsung launch the 970 PRO NVMe SSD, available in 512GB and 1TB capacities. Is the 1TB model worth the £150 premium over the EVO model?...

Apr, 2018

Expert review by : Chris Ramseyer (

Samsung 970 EVO SSD Review: The 64-Layer Refresh


Samsung's new 970 Series comes with EVO models for the mainstream and Pro models for enthusiasts and professional users. Samsung's latest NVMe SSDs come as the company is facing renewed competition from companies armed with 64-layer flash. In recent...

Highest-capacity TLC NVMe SSD on the market ; Solid performance ; Excellent software package ; Workstation-grade endurance ; Strong performance ; Excellent software package ; Class-leading endurance

Slightly slower than the 1TB 970 EVO ; Expensive ; Not as fast as expected ; High pricing at launch

This is the only 2TB 970 Series model. The performance is slightly lower than the 1TB, but you won't notice the difference. The capacity alone makes this a standout NVMe SSD. The 2TB 960 Pro is the only competitor, but it costs nearly $500 more.

Apr, 2018

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Samsung 970 EVO SSD Review


The current king of the hill in the M.2 SSD market, Samsung, have today released the 970 EVO, offering better performance and longevity than the previous generation....

Apr, 2018

Consumer review (

Small and compact


If you have a motherboard that can fit one of these this makes loads of room for water cooling. Also runs as fast if not faster than other hard drives.

Mar, 2019

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