For some time now, Samsung has used a marketing approach with respect to flash media that accommodates both business and the consumer. They produce the Pro M.2 NVMe SSD series for business and media needs and the EVO M.2 NVMe family for consumer use, and at a relatively modest price point. One has top performance and the other…is a bit more value conscious. The Pro line uses their 2-Bit V-NAND MLC memory while the EVO line combines 3-Bit V-NAND MLC (TLC really) with Samsung’ TurboWrite technology. Both the Pro and EVO lines have seen a great deal of success and are easily recognized as a staple in the SSD community.
We just published a Samsung 970 Pro NVMe SSD review right along side this report and the 970 Pro is destined to stand beside that 960 Pro as an industry leader. My peers may hang me for using these words but I believe the 970 Pro to be the worlds best. So what about the Samsung 970 EVO? Traditionally, it has been priced well and has seen great sales and, as much as we aren’t able to pinpoint any specific attribute that makes it a champion, its combination of build, speed, pricing and warranty have generally carried it very well.