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SAMSUNG 970 EVO PLUS 500GB Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) MZ-V7S500B/AM

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  • M.2 2280
  • 500GB
  • PCIe Gen 3.0 x4, NVMe 1.3

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  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 5 years
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Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
Verified Owner
2/ 5
Very fast. Very hot. Too hot. 1/20/2020 11:34:30 AM

Pros: - 2x faster than a comparable SATA 2.5" SSD under performance testing
- Very easy to install. Beats the heck out of SATA cables.

Cons: - Heats from 35C idle to 84C in less than 15 minutes under load in a well-ventilated case.
- Rated for 70C max, but didn't adequately manage its own temperature through auto-throttle

Overall Review: I really, really wanted to get this drive to work for me. After my jaw hit the floor while monitoring temperature under stress during burn-in, I purchased a heat sink with fan for this drive. That only took 4C off the top end, getting it down to 80C. So I decided to back off of the extreme tests and focus on actual usage tests. This is a build machine, so I ran a full software build for my company on the NVMe compared to a 2.5" SSD. The NVMe wasn't faster, but did suffer a temperature swing of 20-30C, while the 2.5" SSD barely registered a 4C swing. This is a really well-ventilated case with good airflow across both drives.

Bottom line - this thing gets hotter faster than my CPU ever does. Drives aren't supposed to do that.

Given that the drive is rated max 70C, I returned it. Even then, a 40 to 50 degree C temperature swing for any component is going to wipe out its MTBF. The chips on this drive are simply not designed to get the heat off of them fast enough. Simple tests showed that it heats up about 1.5 times faster than it cools down with a dedicated heatsink and fan. It's probably worse for the naked chip.

I think these drives are the future, but the manufacturers need to seriously pay attention to heat management issues. I'd be curious to see what numbers are like for smaller 500G drives, or other manufacturers. Perhaps this is a storage density issue? I expect I'll be purchasing these drives in my next build, after they've ironed out the heat management. They are crazy-easy to install, take up very little space, and are very fast. They just need to run cooler with smoother temperature curves.

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Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
Verified Owner
5/ 5
Fast and dependable drive 1/19/2020 4:19:59 PM

Pros: Fast
Alot of storage 1tb
Worth the upgrade from sata style ssd
Samsung quality drive
Samsung magician free software is nice for monitoring drive status

Cons: None

Overall Review: I was concerned that this drive would not work with my Asus x99a usb3.1 mobo because I found people had problems with it but it worked on mine perfectly
I was able to install my win 10 os on it and use it as my boot drive with no problems
I went a little crazy doing a bunch of benchmarks on the drive when I first installed it and I noticed that the temp was a little high on this drive during the benchmarking, but I had my case open and was not running all my fans
I monitored the temp for a couple weeks once I closed up my case and it has been running within the normal temp since. I did not install a heat sink on it, pretty sure it does not need it.
If you are considering upgrading your sata ssd with an nvme pcie lane drive like this just do it. It's worth the money.
Also try to get the 1tb model minimum, if u can afford. I had a 500gb drive for my os and had to keep uninstalling programs.

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Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
Verified Owner
5/ 5
Fast 1/18/2020 1:36:55 PM

Pros: It showed up on my Windows 10 install without issues...

Cons: Tiny screw!!

Overall Review: Installed the Samsung driver right away. Definite speed boost.. Overall I was skiddish of the new standard. But I went to Samsung and that put my mind at ease.

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Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
Verified Owner
4/ 5
Great M.2 SSD Drive 1/17/2020 4:39:27 AM

Pros: Fast an reliable.

Cons: None so far.

Overall Review: A solid choice for its price tag.

I'm using it as S/O drive, so 250Gb is more than enough for that purpose. Otherwise, you might consider more convenient buying a 500Gb SSD.

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Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
Verified Owner
5/ 5
Blazing Fast @ a great price. Worked as Advertised 1/16/2020 4:58:47 PM

Pros: Reliable internal controller
Extremely Fast.
Gen 3.0 x 4
Amazing storage @ 1000 Gigs

Cons: none that I am aware of.

Overall Review: I would recommend this
Best Controller in the industry

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Anonymous
Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
Verified Owner
5/ 5
love it 1/16/2020 2:52:48 PM

Overall Review: nothing to complain about.

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Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
Verified Owner
5/ 5
So far so great 1/15/2020 12:00:07 PM

Overall Review: I upgraded the factory 128 ssd on my Alienware area-51m laptop to the 500 970 Samsung 970 Evo plus. This is the boot drive. I am not noticing faster boot up times, but I do feel like my games load faster. It could just be my imagination, cause I already had an SSD. Load time are more than twice as fast on my ssd vs my backup hdd.

I have only had this installed for a few weeks, but everything seems great and have no concerns or issues as of yet.

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Anonymous
Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
Verified Owner
5/ 5
Works great 1/14/2020 1:45:52 PM

Pros: Used this as c drive for a new build. No problems, so easy to install compared to regular drives. Performs great!

Cons: Absolutely nothing

Overall Review: If you have a newer motherboard just get this, i underestimated how much easier this would be than a standard drive. Way easier, no cables to connect.

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