Samsung 970 Evo 500GB NVMe M.2 PCIe SSD £187.90 Dispatched & sold by Amazon
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Samsung 970 Evo 500GB NVMe M.2 PCIe SSD £187.90 Dispatched & sold by Amazon

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Found 9th May
RRP 200The just announced 970 Evo boasts better performance than the 960 Pro, and only slightly lags behind the 970 Pro for roughly 70% of the price. 5 Year warranty now on all Evo models

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n00bftw24 m ago

Sorry but i don't care how fast this is, nearly £200 for 500GB is nuts, …Sorry but i don't care how fast this is, nearly £200 for 500GB is nuts, unless you desperately need the speed i would stick with the SATA SSD variants.


cool so you're not the target market

high end is high price

they're not giving this, the 1080ti, threadripper, etc for free
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Samsung announced price cuts on these recently, in the USA, they have a recommended price of $200. Add VAT of 20% and these should cost $240, about £180. Article link: tomshardware.co.uk/sam…tml
Ordered the 250GB before launch and arriving tomorrow.

I am tempted to send back for this, but only use as a boot drive so space isn’t a big deal.
You guys think this will reduce further?
Also anyone know why the 960 drives are still the same price, thought they would go down... But even the 970 drives are being sold cheaper than the 960 by Amazon.
i2pm13 m ago

You guys think this will reduce further?Also anyone know why the 960 …You guys think this will reduce further?Also anyone know why the 960 drives are still the same price, thought they would go down... But even the 970 drives are being sold cheaper than the 960 by Amazon.


Any further price cuts are likely to be marginal unless competitors react by reducing their prices in response to Samsung. Possibly up to £20 cheaper but not worth losing sleep over.
Sorry but i don't care how fast this is, nearly £200 for 500GB is nuts, unless you desperately need the speed i would stick with the SATA SSD variants.
n00bftw24 m ago

Sorry but i don't care how fast this is, nearly £200 for 500GB is nuts, …Sorry but i don't care how fast this is, nearly £200 for 500GB is nuts, unless you desperately need the speed i would stick with the SATA SSD variants.


cool so you're not the target market

high end is high price

they're not giving this, the 1080ti, threadripper, etc for free
Whatever you say it is still a joke price
Better than the 960 Pro’s?
n00bftw31 m ago

Whatever you say it is still a joke price


I agree you should buy two 100 pound 500GB SATA SSDs, run them in RAID0, and still get only half of the performance of one of these for 187
Thanks for posting and heat added. I am looking at one of these or the new WD Blacks which should be out soon.
i2pm2 h, 32 m ago

You guys think this will reduce further?Also anyone know why the 960 …You guys think this will reduce further?Also anyone know why the 960 drives are still the same price, thought they would go down... But even the 970 drives are being sold cheaper than the 960 by Amazon.


48 layer nand for the 960s and 64 layer nand for the 970 - ie majorly cheaper. Plus die shrink.

n00bftw2 h, 8 m ago

Sorry but i don't care how fast this is, nearly £200 for 500GB is nuts, …Sorry but i don't care how fast this is, nearly £200 for 500GB is nuts, unless you desperately need the speed i would stick with the SATA SSD variants.

Depends on your usage, for the average user then yes a standard sata ssd is more than fine.
n00bftw2 h, 57 m ago

Sorry but i don't care how fast this is, nearly £200 for 500GB is nuts, …Sorry but i don't care how fast this is, nearly £200 for 500GB is nuts, unless you desperately need the speed i would stick with the SATA SSD variants.


Whilst the benchmarks for real world consumer workloads usually look underwhelming, I'm curious if the overall responsiveness is noticeably snappier. Anybody?

robodan9181 h, 45 m ago

I agree you should buy two 100 pound 500GB SATA SSDs, run them in RAID0, …I agree you should buy two 100 pound 500GB SATA SSDs, run them in RAID0, and still get only half of the performance of one of these for 187


Which is only true for certain workloads and as consumer SSDs generally lose performance as they become very full having twice the capacity is of practical use.
Agharta2 h, 32 m ago

Whilst the benchmarks for real world consumer workloads usually look …Whilst the benchmarks for real world consumer workloads usually look underwhelming, I'm curious if the overall responsiveness is noticeably snappier. Anybody?Which is only true for certain workloads and as consumer SSDs generally lose performance as they become very full having twice the capacity is of practical use.


It is a truth universally acknowledged that consumers only have two appreciations of speed. It is either "okay" or it is "slow". If you have to resort to benchmarking software to form an opinion, the speed is "okay".

Honestly, the business case for NVMe is 4K IOPS i.e. server workload, not desktop. - Oracle databases, Virtual Desktop Infrastruction and the like.

It's just bragging rights. I mean, most Ferrari owners don't drive the thing at it's top speed do they?
djonesuk9 h, 14 m ago

It is a truth universally acknowledged that consumers only have two …It is a truth universally acknowledged that consumers only have two appreciations of speed. It is either "okay" or it is "slow". If you have to resort to benchmarking software to form an opinion, the speed is "okay".Honestly, the business case for NVMe is 4K IOPS i.e. server workload, not desktop. - Oracle databases, Virtual Desktop Infrastruction and the like. It's just bragging rights. I mean, most Ferrari owners don't drive the thing at it's top speed do they?



4k opps .. Hopefully thats a typo .. Actually once we start to see x8 and x16 (probably be halved with pcie4) nvme drives, those iops will become very important, as you will start to have the bandwidth of ddr 3/4 .. which means you can use it as ram. Thats the future ..

100k+ mixed iops on large and small files is what the average user needs.

"Oracle databases, Virtual Desktop Infrastruction"

Badly badly worded but, sql dbs do need large mixed iops but drives for these are typically either directly sit on the pcie port (agp and pcie are serial thus aren't a bus but a port). or use the sff connector or sas even. The M.2 form factor is really only a consumer thing which i would love to see die..

I think you mean by "Virtual Desktop Infrastruction"; virtual machines, yes ssd drives do vastly help in those applications but its the same requirements as a normal os would require: High iops. VMs love cores (and more cores) lots of ram and a fast drive.
taras9 m ago

4k opps .. Hopefully thats a typo .. Actually once we start to see x8 and …4k opps .. Hopefully thats a typo .. Actually once we start to see x8 and x16 (probably be halved with pcie4) nvme drives, those iops will become very important, as you will start to have the bandwidth of ddr 3/4 .. which means you can use it as ram. Thats the future .. 100k+ mixed iops on large and small files is what the average user needs. "Oracle databases, Virtual Desktop Infrastruction"Badly badly worded but, sql dbs do need large mixed iops but drives for these are typically either directly sit on the pcie port (agp and pcie are serial thus aren't a bus but a port). or use the sff connector or sas even. The M.2 form factor is really only a consumer thing which i would love to see die.. I think you mean by "Virtual Desktop Infrastruction"; virtual machines, yes ssd drives do vastly help in those applications but its the same requirements as a normal os would require: High iops. VMs love cores (and more cores) lots of ram and a fast drive.



No it's not a typo. 4K IOPS means number of 4kb aligned random I/O per second. Virtual Desktop Infrastructure is googlable so I'll let you educate yourself on that one.
djonesuk1 h, 53 m ago

No it's not a typo. 4K IOPS means number of 4kb aligned random I/O per …No it's not a typo. 4K IOPS means number of 4kb aligned random I/O per second. Virtual Desktop Infrastructure is googlable so I'll let you educate yourself on that one.



"Virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) is virtualization technology that hosts a desktop operating system on a centralized server in a data center. VDI is a variation on the client-server computing model, sometimes referred to as server-based computing. The term was coined by VMware."


Coined by vmware thus is just branding than what it is; this is remote vm. And vdi on the client wouldn't need nvme, businesses need sata ssd's on client machines as that decreases load time. Less so on thin clients.


4k iops is slang and given that you already say 90k write iops or 100k read iops, 4k iops is missleading. High mixed iops on the 4k to 32k range, is needed for every boot drive, regardless one being a gamer or content creation. Sqls love this too but high high queue depths on 32+

Hi mixed iops on the 4k to 32k file size, allows a computer with a ssd as a boot drive to boot soo much faster than a hdd, even if you pegged the ssd to 150MB/s.
Edited by: "taras" 10th May
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