Samsung 970 EVO Plus 500Gb NVMe SSD technical specs

Posted on November 07, 2022 by Raymond Chen

What memory type installed in 970 EVO Plus (500Gb) produced by Samsung and extra specifications watch in our article.

Samsung 970 EVO Plus 500Gb NVMe SSD technical specs

Samsung's 500Gb 970 EVO Plus internal SSD works on Samsung Phoenix. This SSD has Dynamic-Random Access Memory Samsung 512MB - 2GB LPDDR4 for mapping data, located on the storage. The 970 EVO Plus comes equipped with Samsung MLC memory. This drive besides, available in 3 capacities: 1 Tb, 2 Tb and 250 Gb.

Performance and benchmarks

Samsung 970 EVO Plus works on PCIe M.2 3.0 x 4 expansion standard with maximum read speeds 3500 Mbps, and sequential write speeds 3300 Mbps. It also has IOPS 560000 on writing and 620000 on reading operations per second.

Endurance and warranty

Manufacturer provide 5 years warranty limited by 413 TBW. As well it has 1.5 million hours MTBF.


Category Value
Capacity 500 Gb
Interface M.2 3.0 x 4
Controller Samsung Phoenix
Memory type Samsung MLC
DRAM Samsung 512MB - 2GB LPDDR4
Read speed (Mb/s) 3500
Write speed (Mb/s) 3300
Read IOPS 620000
Write IOPS 560000
Endurance (TBW) 413
MTBF (million hours) 1.5
Warranty (years) 5


Samsung 970 EVO Plus 500Gb use PCIe Gen3 that is undoubtedly slower than PCIe Gen4. The write speed is 3300 Mb/s, that is faster than has other rivals. The Samsung 970 EVO Plus can write 413 TBW, that is quite well in comparison with competitors. After evaluating all the facts, Samsung 970 EVO Plus 500Gb is a well-balanced SSD.

+ Pros

  • Excellent writing speed
  • Endurance

- Cons

  • PCIe 3.0
  • Capacity

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Video Review

Samsung 970 EVO Plus 500GB M.2 Review


The Samsung 970 EVO Plus has Samsung 512MB - 2GB LPDDR4. DRAM makes drive faster, but more expensive.

The 970 EVO Plus 500Gb due to the low density of memory chips able to last without extra cooling systems. Some motherboards or laptops from the factory has thermal pads above and below the drive to improve performance during heavy loads.

The Samsung 970 EVO Plus 500Gb has maximum write speed 3300 Mb/s, maximum read speed 3500 Mb/s. It run on Samsung Phoenix controller and M.2 3.0 x 4 high-speed serial computer expansion bus standard. The memory type is Samsung MLC.
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