Installed this SSD in an ASUS Z390-PRO Gaming mainboard, running an Intel i5-9600K CPU, on the NVMe compatible M.2_2 slot (PCIe 3.0 x4 mode), the one underneath the chipset heatsink(s). Downloaded and installed Samsung Support Tools software ("Data Migration") to clone my existing Windows 10 installation onto the new Samsung 970 SSD. The whole process took approx. 25 minutes, from unboxing the Samsung 970 SSD to having my existing installation of Windows 10 booting from it. A very easy, efficient and successful process indeed, facilitated by the Samsung software.
The speed of my system running the Samsung 970 SSD is quite unbelieveable, compared to the SSD I was running before, which was a Samsung 960 EVO 500GB SATA SSD. It was very fast then but now it is twice as fast (or more) using this 970 EVO Plus M.2 SSD. Windows 10 boots to the desktop from a cold start in approx. 6-7 seconds. You hardly have time to blink after clicking an icon to open a program (e.g. MS Word or Mozilla Firefox) before it appears. The data transfer rate of this SSD is super-fast and that's where your (quite large) amount of cash is being spent on. It features the latest in SSD technology and the 970 EVO Plus is faster than anything else on the planet at the moment, apart from the Samsung 970 EVO Pro M.2 SSD - it's bigger brother. For this extreme level of performace, value for money kind of gets thrown out of the window. So, my advice and conclusion is; if you can afford it then your money will be well spent on this SSD.