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Samsung 970 EVO vs Samsung 970 PRO

Samsung 970 EVO vs 970 PRO

What are the differences between Samsung 970 EVO SSD and Samsung 970 PRO SSD NVMe 1.3, PCI Express M.2, solid state sticks. They come in sizes ranging from 250GB to 2TB.

Samsung 970 EVO

Samsung 970 PRO

Form Factor

Interface

Controller

Power Consumption

Data Encryption

MTBF Lifetime

Warranty

M.2 (2280)

PCIe Gen 3.0 x4, NVMe 1.3

Samsung Phoenix Controller

0.03W idle / 5.2 W active

Class 0 (AES 256), TSG Opal v2.0, MS eDrive (IEEE 1667)

1.5 Million Hours Reliability

5 Year Limited Warranty*

Storage Memory

 

Cache Memory

 

 

Capacity

 

Sequential Read / Write Speed

 

Random Read / Write Speed

 

Total Bytes Written (TBW)

Samsung 64L V-NAND 3-bit MLC

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

250 GB, 500GB, 1TB and 2TB

 


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

 

Up to 500k / 480k IOPS

 

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

Samsung 64L V-NAND 2-bit MLC

512MB LPDDR4 DRAM (512GB)
1GB LPDDR4 DRAM (1TB)

 

512GB and 1TB

 

 

Up to 3,500/2,700 MB/s.

 

Up to 500k / 500k IOPS

 

600TB (512GB), 1,200 TB (1TB)

As you can see, there are not many differences between the EVO and the PRO models. The PRO model have slightly better performance, and double lifetime TBW for the same capacity.

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