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Samsung 970 EVO Plus SSD 500GB - M.2 NVMe Interface Internal Solid State Drive with V-NAND Technology (MZ-V7S500B/AM)
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- INNOVATIVE V-NAND TECHNOLOGY: Powered by Samsung V-NAND Technology, the 970 EVO Plus SSD’s NVMe interface (PCIe Gen 3.0 x4 NVMe 1.3) offers enhanced bandwidth, low latency, and power efficiency ideal for tech enthusiasts, high end gamers, and 4K & 3D content designers
- BREAKTHROUGH READ WRITE SPEEDS: Sequential read and write performance levels of up to 3,500MB/s and 3,300MB/s, respectively; Random Read (4KB, QD32): Up to 600,000 IOPS Random Read
- PERFORMANCE OPTIMIZATION AND DATA SECURITY: Seamless cloning and file transfers with Samsung Magician Software, the ideal SSD management solution for performance optimization and data security with automatic firmware updates
- SUPERIOR HEAT DISSIPATION: Samsung’s Dynamic Thermal Guard automatically monitors and maintains optimal operating temperatures to minimize performance drops
- 5-YEAR LIMITED WARRANTY: 5-year limited warranty or 600 TBW (Terabytes Written)
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It's also very convenient having it on the motherboard for space saving and cleanliness inside the case if that's something that concerns you.
Boot time 4 secs...
Omg this is a highperforming ssd I've ever used... Speeds upto 2800mbps read and 2400mbps write speed.
Adobe Photoshop cc open in 2 secs on this...
Just loved this ssd.
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To give a quick overview of my current spec;
16GB ddr4 HyperX RAM
2x Samsung 850 Evo 2.5” SATA 500GB
MSI GTX1060 6GB
ASUS Prime z270-a
This is a great upgrade if you are happy with your spec with video editing & graphics performance. I am not a heavy gamer nor I edit videos (thus my storage) but with lots of file transfer, new NVMe storage solution was the next go-to upgrade. @ $0.74 per GB and with NVMe m.2 form factor being the next generation storage solution, the price will be going down and already has. I purchased the current two SATA 500GB for about $170 so this was a no brainer for me. With read and write speed being about 5x faster (your mileage may vary explained below) you will instantly see an improvement in your quality of life when spending time transferring files or opening an application are now painless.
This is a hard part for most people. If you currently have an m.2 ssd as a boot drive you already should know how to install/migrate the old boot drive to this one. Samsung Migration App is very straight forward and easy to use. But there are few hurdles. First initalize the drive first, I’m a total novice and didn’t realize I had to initialize the drive (SATA is easier as it has its own connection) as NVMe is read through PCIe slot so don’t fret if you don’t see the drive not being read on first boot.
Check your mobo if the support is there for newest gen m.2. I have z270 and boy was I glad I didn’t cheap out on mobo when I first bought it.
And finally check if you have the m.2 slot enabled to x4 speed in your BIOS. (Usually x2 or x4 as an option) and newest drivers installed both for Mobo and m.2.
Pretty simple, no BS packaging. I however personally don’t like excessive packaging but with electronics becoming smaller and more delicate I understand.. comes with manual and the m.2 stick. No screws, most mobo will include m.2 screws if they support it.
Very happy with the purchase, again it’s a no brainer upgrade if you are content with cpu/gpu performance at the moment and looking to make your pc have a bit more snap. Definitely consider purchasing if you are in the market, Samsung has always made a quality product and this one (to issues with fakes going around from microSDs to SSDs) was made in Korea and with benchmark tests, was a legit piece. If you are looking for a long term and massive storage solution I suggest you instead go for Barracudas 4TB-8TBs with your favourite RAID settings, much more effective and cost efficient
So, when I got the 500GB Samsung EVO PLUS 970, I popped it in the same slot that the ADATA was just in and not only did it surpass the specs of the CrystalDisk Mark bench, but the real world file copies (using the same file as before), were steadily around 2000MB/s. Not as fast as the benchmark, but leaps and bounds better than the ADATA and the other PCIE NVME drives I've had the ability to test with. Also, those speeds stayed constant for the entire file copy, where most other drives fluctuate up and down. I know that even larger file copies will eventually slow down when the cache runs out, but that's the same for all PCIe NVME drives that are using TLC (or anything other than MLC flash). And, Samsung is upfront with not just the benchmark read/write performance of the drives when using TurboBoost with the cache, but also the performance speeds you can expect when the cache runs out. No other manufacturer is showing that and that shows Samsung's confidence int their drives.
This drive blew me away, so much, I just ordered another one. I honestly don't think other "similar" drives are even in the ballpark on performance (The WD N750 might be the closest, but it's still not on the level of this drive in REAL-WORLD performance for file copies). If you're considering saving a few bucks on a cheaper PCIe NVME drive, I'd highly suggest you do your own large file copies and see if your "cheaper" drive really handles how it says it will based off of the superficial benchmark tests. Otherwise, save yourself the disappointment and just get the Samsung EVO PLUS to begin with and you'll be happy that you did.
Attaching the performance testing on day 1 FYI.
I am happy with this purchase and would recommend, however being that it is fairly new tech, it is pricey!
Como primer punto llego muy rapido; lo pedi el dia 5 de abril y llego hoy 11 de abril, relativamente rapido considerando que viene de USA y pago premium.
El SSD le quedo perfecto a mi laptop ACER A515-51-51NZ, ya que cuenta con un puerto M.2.
En cuanto el embalaje perfecto aunque llego con una esquina doblada la caja.
Y en cuanto a lo que incluye la caja del SSD quede un poco decepcionada ya que no incluye el tornillo y tuve que usar uno de los que sujeta a mi HDD.
Como consejo primero verifiquen si su equipo detecta al SSD en la bios; cuando inicien el sistema y no les aparece en el apartado de EQUIPO primero tienen que entrar en ADMINISTRADOR DE DISCOS (Tecla WINDOWS + X) e inicializarlo.
Edit: Llevo una semana de uso y solo puedo decir maravillas, es mi primer SSD que utilizo y corrí los test de velocidad y en contraste con las de mi antiguo HDD son 10 veces mas rápidas (adjunto captura de test de velocidad de ambos).
El sistema lo instale desde cero con un usb booteable y no demoro mas de 5 minutos, el reinicio solo demora 20-25 segundos, las aplicaciones abren super rápido, de las mejores inversiones que he hecho.
En cuanto a las temperaturas del SSD rondan de 30°C - 55°C nada fuera de lo normal ya que las temperaturas donde recido están mayormente sobre los 30°C.
-Instalar el SSD en la laptop
-Descarga minitool partition wizard (MPW)
-Formatea tu SSD con MPW
-Copia todo tu HDD al SSD con MPW (para esto tienes que checar que a tu SSD tenga la capacidad en GB para copiar tu disco HDD)
-Una vez se haya hecho la copia, verifica que sea así en tu SSD desde tu explorador de archivos
-Formatea tu HDD y borra todo el SO y lo que tenga (no vas a perder tus cosas porque ya hiciste tu copia al SSD)
-Al iniciar tu computadora va a arrancar con el SSD
El problema va de que si tienes en los dos discos el SO siempre va a arrancar con el HDD aunque lo cambies en la BIOS por eso le tienes que eliminar el SO al HDD
Si tú actualmente cuentas con SSD conectado por SATA, quizá dudes un poco en comprar estas nuevas unidades, pero en realidad considero que sí valen la pena ya que van a acelerar por completo el rendimiento de tu equipo (dejo una imagen adjunta comparando la velocidad de un SSD Kingston con este nuevo m.2).
I recently got a new ASUS SCAR STRIX with came with an Intel SSD which is ok but it simply isn't as fast as the SamSung options. My old laptop had dual 512GB 950 EVO drives which are still running, I only updated the laptop to get better CPU and GPU performance.
The below screen shot of Crystal Mark shows the read/write speed while the laptop was in use streaming video and running other functions, this provides a more realistic and real world representation of its capabilities in a working environment than the SamSung bench mark tool.
Installation was simple enough, once I got access to the MOBO it only takes one small screw to release the installed drive and replace with this one. All told, it took me about 10 minutes from starting to access the MOBO till I was able to fire up the machine.
I didn't have to install Windows and go through that hole saga, I used Acronis to clone the working drive to this one beforehand. I purchased an external SSD enclosure here on AMZ (make sure you find one that specifies NVMe PCIe M.2, there are a few options) which held the new drive. It took about 20 minutes for the clone process on a USB C connection to complete compared to several hours rebuilding a new install with all the programs and data. I use Acronis on a regular basis and it my primary back up tool.
There are a lot of options from various manufacturers but I've had the best performance and longevity from SamSung drives. We use SamSung SATA SSD'd in production servers with millions of writes every week and have yet to see one crater. We do rotate them out every 3 years to be safe but other brands have crashed, fortunately everything is in at minimum RAID 1 (depending on the server).
I was slightly disappointed to see that Samsung are still following in the steps of standard HDDs and that the useable capacity is less than that advertised. Of the 500GB, once formatted, only 460GB is actually available due to the size being measured as 1000 bytes instead of the actual 1024 bytes as used by the filesystem. Ho hum.
It was easy to install and my only con lies in the fact that while the SSD slipped nicely in its slot, the back end rose sharply and necessitated a screw which wasn't supplied with the card to hold it down. There is a screw half moon place on the SSD and a screw hole on my MB just for that purpose. Luckily I had a very tiny screw provided with the left overs from my MB installation. My system (Asus Prime B250M-A Motherboard) recognized the drive without any problems. Just to make sure however I switched the particular Bios option from "Auto" to PCLe.
In Windows I used Disk Management to format the drive. After that I used Macrium Reflect (Free version) to clone my C drive to my new SSD. Booted up Windows 10 using the new drive and with some trepidation formatted my old C drive so that the system won't be confused as to which drive it is going to be required to boot up from. All went well.
My old bootup into Windows, from when I pressed the power button used to take 1 minute 18 secs. Now boot up is just under 30 secs (up to the time my desktop appears and everything is settled.) My favorite Flight Sim, X-Plane boots up in a quarter of the time it used to. I haven't measured copying speeds to or from the SSD but I am sure they're much faster than normal. (EDIT)Actually copying from and to the SSD to other drives is limited to the speed of the other drives, so no change there. But copying from the SSD to itself (not something I normally would do) is amazingly fast. I copied a 24 GB file from one folder into another on the same SSD in 17 seconds.
I am sure these drives will become the norm in less than 5 years and they will be as ubiquitous as the SATA ones and as cheap.
Para la Y720, no tiene tornillo, por lo cual es necesario conseguirle un tornillo M2 x 5.
Con este SSD la computadora se vuelve muy rapida. Muy buena inversion.