Samsung today launched the flagship 970 PRO and 970 EVO SSDs, both these are designed based on the M.2 form factor standard and with the latest PCIe Gen 3×4 lane interface. The 970 series maximizes the potential of NVMe bandwidth.
The 970 PRO series brings an impeccable read speed of up to 3,500 MB/s and sequential write speed of up to 2,700 MB/s. The EVO, on the other hand, rocks sequential read speeds of up to 3,500 MB/s and sequential write speed of up to 2,500 MB/s. The sequential write speeds are up to 30% speeder compared to the previous generation, thanks to Samsung’s latest V-NAND technology and the newly designed Phoenix controller.
The 970 EVO utilizes the Intelligent TurboWrite technology, which uses a large buffer size of up to 78GB that enables faster write speeds. The 970 PRO and EVO offers up to 1,200 terabytes written which is 50% higher than the previous generation. The Dynamic Thermal Guard technology safeguards against overheating by automatically monitoring and maintaining optimal operating temperatures.
They also Offer a variety of high capacity options in a compact M.2 (2280) form factor including the single-sided 2TB EVO model. The 970 EVO will be available in 250GB, 500GB, 1TB, and 2TB capacities, and the 970 PRO in 512GB and 1TB capacities.
The 970 PRO and EVO will be available for purchase starting from May 2018, priced at Rs. 29,000 and Rs. 10,500, respectively.
Commenting on the launched, Sukesh Jain, Senior Vice President, IT & Mobile Enterprise Business, Samsung India said:
The new line up is aimed at consumers looking for groundbreaking performance, unparalleled speed, superior reliability, system design flexibilities and high power efficiency while processing massive volumes of data including 3D, 4K graphics work, high-end games, and data analytics. These latest SSD offerings further reinforce our commitment towards bringing in meaningful innovations in the SSD space and drive the growth of the overall memory industry for years to come.