Samsung 970 Pro series 2TB models have begun being listed on online retailers, before their official launch. One of many highest performing drives on the market – and one of many only remaining MLC drives – a bigger 970 Pro will give high-efficiency customers reminiscent of content creators a choice for high-capability SSDs, eliminating the necessity to sacrifice efficiency for capacity which was the case before the listing of this product.
970 Evo vs. 970 Pro Performance
Launching of Samsung’s 970 Pro and 970 Evo SSDs last year received paradox scenario. On the one hand, the flagship 970 Pro drives provided superior efficiency and higher endurance since it was based on 3D MLC reminiscence, nevertheless it only went to 1 TB. Alternatively, its slightly slower 3D TLC-powered 970 Evo SSDs was obtainable in capacities as much as 2 TB. As a result, while efficiency-wise the 970 Pro was the king; however, you had to sacrifice some capability to get the most effective performance. This wasn’t what individuals wished as a result of they didn’t need to sacrifice the ability for pace.
Because it seems, Samsung is about to release a 2 TB model of the 970 Pro that may improve capability however have the same because of the 1 TB model of the 970 Professional efficiencies. The Samsung 970 Professional 2 TB (MZ-V7P2T0BW) drive will use Samsung’s Phoenix controller. I’m not anticipating the ability will probably be a lot different (for reference, the 1TB mannequin is as much as 3500/2700 MB/s for sequential reads/writes without SLC caching). Any efficiency gains would be marginal as the identical know-how was applied, however solely the capability of the drive modified. Otherwise, whereas the 970 Pro is going to be a 3D MLC-based SSD, it remains to be seen whether or not Samsung is utilizing the identical-era 64L NAND as on the unique models, or if they’re going to shift to 96L NAND for this drive.
Retailers That Have Listed it – Compuram and Nixiang
At current, Compuram, a retailer from Germany, and Nixiang, a retailer from China, both list the brand new drive. The listing even reveals its ‘official’ image. In the meantime, a salesman from Compuram confirmed that the corporate has half numbers and a datasheet listing specs of the Samsung 970 Pro 2 TB drive. Nonetheless, he couldn’t say when the machine is to acquire the market and how much it’s anticipated to cost.
I assume that he wouldn’t say as a result of Samsung has a policy about not commenting on unreleased merchandise which would also apply to the retailer. Nixiang lists the SSD for ¥8888 ($1,320), which implies that the worth of the drive in the US could be about $1,200.
Like other firms, Samsung doesn’t make a comment about unreleased merchandise so that we couldn’t confirm any of the information.