Samsung 970 evo plus vs 980 pro

Samsung 970 evo plus vs 980 pro

Samsung is a well-known manufacturer worldwide and has released a wide range of storage devices such as solid-state drives, USB flash drives, SD cards, etc. It has released many SSDs like Samsung 970 EVO, 970 EVO Plus, 980 PRO. What are the differences between them? This post will focus on Samsung 970 vs 980. Then, you can easily know what you should choose for your computer. Choosing between two options is never easy. Especially when both options are as excellent as the Samsung 970 Evo Plus and 980 Pro.

What exactly are the Samsung 970 Evo Plus vs 980 Pro?

The Samsung 980 Pro and 970 EVO Plus both come in a variety of capacities, including 250GB, 500GB, 1TB, and 2TB. It's important to note, however, that even when using the same SSD, the models represented by different capacities can change.

Samsung 970 evo plus Samsung 980 pro
Form Factor: M.2  Form Factor: M.2
Capacity: 250GB, 500GB, 1TB, 2TB Capacity: 250GB, 500GB, 1TB, 2TB
max Read Speed: Up to 3,500 MB/s Max Read Speed: Up to 7,000 MB/s
max Write Speed: Up to 3,300 MB/s Max Write Speed: Up to 5,100 MB/s

Samsung 970 Evo Plus vs. Samsung 980 Pro

Here is a comparison of the Samsung 970 Evo Plus vs 980 Pro so you can decide which one is better for you:

1. Metrics of the Samsung 980 Pro vs. the 970 EVO Plus

The Samsung 970 EVO Plus was announced in February 2019 and is in the top tier of PCIe 3.0 drives, having better sequential read and write and 4K random read and write speeds with a capacity of 2TB compared to the preceding Samsung 970 EVO. The Samsung 980 Pro was announced in January 2021 and supports the latest PCIe 4.0 interface as well as PCIe 3.0 interfaces, putting it in the top tier of all SSDs in terms of total performance.

2. Interfaces and Specifications

M.2 interface SSDs are classified as SATA or PCIe bus (channel), with the latter being more common and further subdivided into PCIe 3.0 and PCIe 4.0, with the Samsung 970 EVO Plus having a PCIe Gen 3.04 interface protocol and the Samsung 980 Pro having a PCIe Gen 4.04 interface protocol, which is one of the main differences.

Samsung 970 vs 980

in other hand, Samsung 970 Evo Plus Powered by Samsung V-NAND Technology, the 970 EVO SSD’s NVMe interface (PCIe M.2 2280) offers enhanced bandwidth, low latency, and power efficiency ideal for tech enthusiasts, high end gamers, and 4K & 3D content designers, and also video editors. only one thing that the Samsung 970 EVO Plus can only be used on motherboards with PCIe Gen 3.04 interfaces, whereas the Samsung 980 Pro can be used on both the latest PCIe Gen 4.04 interface motherboards and PCIe Gen 3.04 interface motherboards, with the latter delivering less than optimal performance. Aside from that, both SSDs use the M.2 spec (2280).


3. Price

The first and most important consideration for everyone would be the device's pricing. It should be priced in accordance with the features it offers, as pricing may be both a deal breaker and a deal maker.

Samsung EVO Plus 970: The cost varies depending on the capacity purchased. Here is a list of all the pricing based on the device's various capacities.

250 GB - $53.25
500 GB - $ 84.67
1 TB - $ 156.93
2 TB - $ 314.02
Samsung 980 PRO: The pricing is the same for this model as well. The price of the 980 Pro is listed below depending to the capacity it offers.

250 GB - $ 73.67
500 GB - $ 128.66
1 TB - $ 235.48
2TB - $ 455.40

I hope it is now clear to you which one is the better option for you. please watch following video for more update on this topic 

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