Samsung 970 Pro 512GB M.2 SSD

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Samsung's 970 Pro line of solid-state drives is their third generation of retail M.2 form factor SSDs. These drives run at a full PCI-Express 3.0 x4 speed, which provides lots bandwidth and results in performance that is several times what a SATA III based SSD can provide. This 512GB model has sequential read speeds of up to 3.5GB/s with write speeds up to 2.3GB/s.

Please note that some M.2 slots, especially on older motherboards, may not run at the full PCIe x4 this SSD is capable of. In such cases, performance will be limited by the speed of the slot. These drives can also get hot during extended read / write operations - moving data in the hundreds of gigabytes range. That is an extreme scenario, and most users will never run into it, but if the drive does get too hot it will throttle down to prevent overheating. That will reduce drive speeds until it cools off, but even in that situation performance is still well above what SATA-based SSDs offer.

Model: Samsung MZ-V7P512E


Capacity 512 GB
Interface PCIe 3.0 x4
Form Factor M.2 2280
Endurance (TBW) 1,200 TBW
Peak Power Draw 8.5 Watts
Sequential Read (Peak) 3,500 MB/s
Sequential Write (Peak) 2,300 MB/s
Random 4KB Read 370,000 IOPS
Random 4KB Write 500,000 IOPS