The title of ‘fastest consumer SSD’ has yet again been taken by Samsung, with their new flagship 970 PRO SSD. This drive delivers absolutely unprecedented performance, due to Samsung’s new 2bit MLC V-NAND and enhanced Phoenix controller. Specifically designed for the most intensive workloads, this piece of kit is sure to sate the performance requirements of professionals, hardcore gamers and tech enthusiasts.
All in the compact form factor of M.2 2280, you can be sure you’re on the cutting edge of latest storage technology with the new 970 PRO!
The 970 PRO arrives with far superior performance than the previous generation, making use of the potential of NVMe bandwidth. You can expect read/write speeds of up to an eye-watering 3500/2700 MB/s, combined with a truly exceptional random performance of up to 500,000 IOPS for not only read, but both read and write operations.
If you’re a user who needs reliable performance and a solution for data analytics, RAW video/photo editing, data processing and split-second loading times on the latest games, the 970 PRO is the best, period.
Outstanding Reliability & Exceptional Endurance
The 970 PRO boasts exceptional endurance with up to 1,200 TBW, which is 50 percent higher than that of the previous model, thanks to the latest Samsung V-NAND technology. Thermal control solutions enable enhanced performance with reduced heat risk. Dynamic Thermal Guard (DTG) technology proactively prevents overheating, and a heat spreader with an integrated thin copper film dissipates heat more efficiently. A new nickel coating on the Phoenix controller also helps to shed heat faster during heavy workload use in order to ensure the high levels of quality and reliability for which Samsung is known.
To backup Samsung’s endurance claims, they offer an outstanding 5-year limited warranty with every 970 PRO 1TB drive.
System Design Flexibility
The 970 PRO enables convenient storage expansion across many different devices. The 970 PRO comes in 512GB/1TB capacities in a compact M.2 2280 form factor. In addition, the 970 PRO offers high power efficiency as well as exceptional speed, making it the ideal solution to use with applications ranging from ultra-thin computing to high-performance computing systems.
Advanced Data Encryption
The 970 PRO provides multiple advanced data encryption features. Self-Encrypting Drive (SED) security technology will help keep data safe at all times. The 970 PRO includes an AES 256-bit hardware-based encryption engine to ensure that your personal files remain secure. Being hardware-based, the encryption engine secures your data without the performance degradation that you may experience with software-based encryption. Also, the 970 PRO is compliant with various advanced security management solutions (TCG Opal and Encrypted Drive-IEEE1667).
Samsung Data Migration and Magician Software
The 970 PRO comes with Samsung Data Migration and Magician software, which is easy to install and makes management of your SSD simple. Samsung Data Migration software is easy to use, yet provides a very powerful “Custom Cloning” feature that makes migration effortless even when the amount of source data is greater than the SSD’s capacity. Magician provides personalized firmware checks and additional functionality tailored to the drives of individual users. It even updates the firmware automatically to make sure that the drive’s performance stays up to date.