Samsung 970 EVO 250Gb NVMe specifications

Posted on November 07, 2022 by Raymond Chen

Samsung's 970 EVO SSD works on PCIe M.2 3.0 x 4 interface. Read below about this NVMe on our page.

Samsung 970 EVO 250Gb NVMe specifications

970 EVO (250Gb) produced by Samsung is powered by Samsung Phoenix controller. The 970 EVO comes equipped with Samsung TLC flash memory. NVMe SSD besides, available in 3 capacities, including 2 Tb, 500 Gb and 1 Tb volume sizes.

Performance and benchmarks

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

Endurance and warranty

Samsung provide 5 years warranty period limited by endurance 150 TBW. The 970 EVO has 1.5 million hours MTBF.


Category Value
Capacity 250 Gb
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) 150
MTBF (million hours) 1.5
Warranty (years) 5


Samsung 970 EVO 250Gb support PCIe Gen3 that is significantly slower than PCIe 4.0. The maximum write speed is 2500 Mbps, that is average value for this interface. The SSD can write 150 TBW, that is not much compared to competitors. On balance, Samsung 970 EVO 250Gb has more disadvantages and we strongly do not recommend to have it.

+ Pros

  • Good writing speed

- Cons

  • PCIe 3.0
  • Capacity
  • Writing speed

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Video Review

Samsung 970 EVO NVMe M.2 SSD Review


The Samsung 970 EVO 250Gb is DRAMless SSD or data about it is not known. Dynamic random-access memory (DRAM) in their controller help to increase endurance and input/output performance.

The Samsung 970 EVO 250Gb due to the low density of memory chips can last without further cooling systems. Some laptops or motherboards designed with thermal pads above and below the storage for improving productivity during heavy loads.

The Samsung 970 EVO 250Gb has sequential write speed 2500 Mbps, sequential read speed 3500 Mb/s. SSD run on Samsung Phoenix controller and M.2 3.0 x 4 high-speed serial computer expansion bus standard. The NAND flash memory type is Samsung TLC.
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