Recently, I bought a new NVMe M.2 SSD, Samsung  970 EVO Plus 1TB on I ordered it on Nov. 16. The price is good at $69.97. They put a small label, “black friday price protection”. So, I believe it is the best price I can get this year. The total I paid is $78.37.  Now, the price is back to $117.

M.2 1tb 970 EVO Plus
M.2 1tb 970 EVO Plus



The highlight part of the back is 5 YEAR LIMITED WARRANTY. I like it.


970 EVO Plus 1TB stick


It looks the same as the 250GB one I bought 5 years ago.

Here are a few features of the SAMSUNG 970 EVO PLUS M.2 2280 1TB.

  • PCIe Gen 3.0 x 4, NVMe 1.3 (My PC interface is PCIe Gen 3.)
  • Cache: Samsung 1GB Low Power DDR4 SDRAM
  • Garbage Collection: Auto Garbage Collection Algorithm
  • Warranty: 5-Year Limited Warrantyor 600 TBW Limited Warranty

And the performance is announced as below:

Sequential Read
Up to 3,500 MB/s
Sequential Write
Up to 3,300 MB/s
Random Read (4KB, QD32)
Up to 600,000 IOPS
Random Write (4KB, QD32)
Up to 550,000 IOPS
Random Read (4KB, QD1)
Up to 19,000 IOPS
Random Write (4KB, QD1)
Up to 60,000 IOPS

I just did a test with AS SSD software.

AS SSD test result

The result is based on Windows 11 Pro 23H2, and Samsung SSD Driver.

Another test is based on CrystalDiskMark 8.0.4c.

Result of CrystalDiskMark

This result looks more match to the official performance info.


I will have another post about how to replace the M.2 SSD on a single M.2 slot motherboard without reinstalling the OS.

David Yin

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