Samsung 970 Pro 512Gb SSD technical review

Posted on November 07, 2022 by Raymond Chen

Samsung's 970 Pro internal SSD use PCIe M.2 3.0 x 4. Detailed characteristics of this SSD here.

Samsung 970 Pro 512Gb SSD technical review

Samsung's 512Gb 970 Pro internal SSD works on Samsung Phoenix. The 970 Pro comes equipped with Samsung MLC memory. This NVMe also available in 1 Tb volume sizes.

Performance and benchmarks

Drive works on PCIe M.2 3.0 x 4 interface with sequential read speeds 3500 MB/s, and maximum write speeds equals to 2700 MB/s. 970 Pro has IOPS 500000 on writing and 500000 on reading operations per second.

Endurance and warranty

Samsung give 5 years of warranty limited by 600 Total Bytes Written. The 970 Pro has 1.5 million hours MTBF.


Category Value
Capacity 512 Gb
Interface M.2 3.0 x 4
Controller Samsung Phoenix
Memory type Samsung MLC
DRAM n/a
Read speed (Mb/s) 3500
Write speed (Mb/s) 2700
Read IOPS 500000
Write IOPS 500000
Endurance (TBW) 600
MTBF (million hours) 1.5
Warranty (years) 5


Samsung 970 Pro 512Gb may work on previous bus standard that is significantly slower than PCIe Gen4. The sequential write speed is 2700 Mbps, that is pretty good for this computer expansion bus standard. The drive can write 600 TBW, that is pretty good against competitors. When everything is weighed in the balance, Samsung 970 Pro 512Gb is a well-rounded drive.

+ Pros

  • Good writing speed
  • Endurance

- Cons

  • PCIe 3.0
  • Capacity

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Video Review

Samsung SSD 970 PRO 512GB M.2 Review


The Samsung 970 Pro has no Dynamic Random-Access Memory or information about it is unknown. Dynamic Random-Access Memory makes SSD faster, but also more expensive.

The 970 Pro 512Gb due to the low density of memory chips may operate with no extra cooling systems. Some motherboards or laptops designed with thermal pads above and below the SSD for improving productivity during heavy loads.

The 970 Pro 512Gb has sequential write speed 2700 Mb per second, read speed 3500 Mb/s. SSD operate 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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