Product Comparison: Samsung 960 EVO (MZ-V6E500BW) vs Samsung 970 EVO

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General Specifications
960 EVO Series (MZ-V6E500BW)
970 EVO
About the Product
Give your desktop PC or laptop a performance boost with the Samsung 960 EVO NVMe M.2 SSD. Featuring Samsung V-NAND technology and Dynamic Thermal Guard protection, the 960 EVO ensures the integrity of your data even under heavy workloads. Its NVMe interface and Polaris controller enable exceptionally fast read/write speeds. TurboWrite technology adds a performance boost, making the 960 EVO ideal for high-intensity tasks such as video editing, data analysis, and gaming. And it comes with Samsung's Magician software, which makes it easy to to manage, monitor and optimize drive performance.
Featuring our latest V-NAND technology and a newly enhanced Phoenix controller, Samsung 970 EVO Series NVMe M.2 SSDs deliver outstanding performance in Non-Volatile Memory Express (NVMe), with exceptionally fast sequential speeds outperforming our previous 960 EVO models.
Key Specs
500 GB
1000 GB
Read Speed
3200 Mb/s
500 Mb/s
Write Speed
1800 Mb/s
450 Mb/s
What customers say about "Key Specs"
Samsung 970 EVO V-NAND M.2 PCI Express Solid State Drive
  • The only thing I can objectively tell is different than my prior ssd is I can move and delete huge files instantly.
  • It is very effective and fast for me coz i rec 4K video.
  • Better then expected! Very high speed!
  • I had processed a batch of photos with the old drive and it had taken roughly 5 minutes to finish. I processed the same batch with the 970 EVO and it blew my mind, 45 seconds from import to batch adjustment and export.
  • If you're a gamer or just average user, just buy a regular SSD. Trust me.
Size & Weight
0.09 in.
0.07 in.
3.15 in.
3.14 in.
0.87 in.
0.86 in.
0.32 oz.
0.28 oz.
Form Factor
NVMe M.2
M.2 2280
PCIe 3.0 x4, NVMe 1.2
PCle 3.0 x4
Memory Chip Type
Encryption Algorithm
AES 256-bit, TCG Opal
AES 256-bit, TCG Opal, IEEE-1667
Auto Garbage Collection Algorithm, S.M.A.R.T. Support, Trim Support, Device Sleep Mode Support, Temperature proof, 1.5 Million Hours Reliability (MTBF)
Dynamic Thermal Guard Protection, Professional Quality Drive Management
What customers say about "Features"
Samsung 970 EVO V-NAND M.2 PCI Express Solid State Drive
  • The NVMe interface (PCIe M.2 2280) offers enhanced bandwidth, low latency, and power efficiency, perfect for tech enthusiasts, high end gamers, and 4K & 3D content designers. Superb SSD!
  • Can't beat the speed of the nvme interface. Fastest i/o currently available.
  • I would definitely recommend this product as Samsung has an excellent reputation in solid state memory and the upgrade is well worth it if you have an M.2 NVMe socket available.
  • The 970 Pro has no components on the back side of the card, so it should fit in even the lowest-clearance applications
  • You can benchmark all you want, but there is 0 perceivable difference between an NVMe and a Sata3 SSD.
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
3 year(s)
5 year(s)
Other Information
229.99 $
399.99 $

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