Samsung 970 EVO 2Tb NVMe specs

Posted on November 07, 2022 by Raymond Chen

Samsung's 970 EVO SSD use PCIe M.2 3.0 x 4 computer expansion bus standard. Detailed characteristics of this NVMe SSD here.

Samsung 970 EVO 2Tb NVMe specs

970 EVO (2Tb) produced by Samsung is powered by Samsung Phoenix. The 970 EVO comes equipped with Samsung TLC memory. SSD is offered also in 3 capacities: 1 Tb, 500 Gb and 250 Gb.

Performance and benchmarks

Storage use PCIe M.2 3.0 x 4 expansion standard with read speeds 3500 Mbps, and maximum write speeds equals to 2500 MB/s. 970 EVO has IOPS 450000 on writing and 500000 on reading operations.

Endurance and warranty

Samsung provide 5 years warranty period limited by 938 Total Bytes Written. As well it has 1.5 million hours MTBF.


Category Value
Capacity 2 Tb
Interface M.2 3.0 x 4
Controller Samsung Phoenix
Memory type Samsung TLC
DRAM n/a
Read speed (Mb/s) 3500
Write speed (Mb/s) 2500
Read IOPS 500000
Write IOPS 450000
Endurance (TBW) 938
MTBF (million hours) 1.5
Warranty (years) 5


Samsung 970 EVO 2Tb support previous bus standard that is undoubtedly slower than PCIe 4. The maximum write speed is 2500 Mbps, that is average value for this expansion standard. The SSD can write 938 TBW, that is poor in comparison with competitors. Overall, Samsung 970 EVO 2Tb is a well-rounded drive.

+ Pros

  • Good writing speed
  • Capacity

- Cons

  • PCIe 3.0
  • Writing speed

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Video Review

Samsung 970 Evo 2TB M.2 NVME SSD Review


The 970 EVO 2Tb is DRAMless SSD or data about it is not known. Dynamic Random-Access Memory in their controller help to improve endurance and input/output performance.

The Samsung 970 EVO due to the high density of memory chips requires installation of extra heat sink. It would decrease temperature of the controller and memory. Some motherboards or laptops designed with thermal pads below and above the drive for improving productivity during times of heavy loads.

The 970 EVO 2Tb has write speed 2500 Mbps, read speed 3500 Mbps. SSD works on Samsung Phoenix controller and M.2 3.0 x 4 interface standard. The NAND memory type is Samsung TLC.
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