Samsung 970 EVO 500Gb NVMe SSD specs

Posted on November 07, 2022 by Raymond Chen

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

Samsung 970 EVO 500Gb NVMe SSD specs

Samsung's 500Gb 970 EVO internal SSD works on Samsung Phoenix. The 970 EVO comes equipped with Samsung TLC memory. This NVMe besides, available in three capacities: 1 Tb, 250 Gb and 2 Tb.

Performance and benchmarks

NVMe SSD works on PCIe M.2 3.0 x 4 bus with maximum write speeds equals to 2500 MB/s, and sequential read speeds 3500 Mbps. 970 EVO has IOPS 500000 on reading and 450000 on writing operations.

Endurance and warranty

Manufacturer give 5 years warranty limited by endurance 413 TBW. As well it has 1.5 million hours mean time between failure.


Category Value
Capacity 500 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) 413
MTBF (million hours) 1.5
Warranty (years) 5


Samsung 970 EVO 500Gb use PCIe 3.0 that is significantly slower than PCIe Gen4. The sequential write speed is 2500 Mb/s, that is pretty good for this computer expansion bus standard. The drive can write 413 TBW, that is quite well in comparison with closest rivals. When everything is weighed in the balance, Samsung 970 EVO 500Gb is a well-balanced drive.

+ Pros

  • Good writing speed
  • Endurance

- Cons

  • PCIe 3.0
  • Capacity

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Video Review

Samsung 970 EVO NVMe M.2 SSD Review


The Samsung 970 EVO has no Dynamic Random-Access Memory in their controller or data about it is not known. DRAM makes SSD work faster, but more expensive.

The Samsung 970 EVO 500Gb due to the low density of memory chips can function without extra heat sinks. Some motherboards or laptops from the factory has thermal pads below or above the drive for improving productivity during times of high loads.

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