Samsung 970 EVO SSD 1TB MZ-V7E1T0BW – The BEST SDD

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Samsung 970 EVO SSD 1TB MZ-V7E1T0BW – The BEST SDD For your Computer

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Samsung SSD 970 EVO  delivers ultimate performance

For intensive workloads on PCs and workstations, the Samsung 970 EVO SSD 1TB MZ-V7E1T0BW delivers ultimate performance powered by Samsung’s NVMe SSD leadership. The ultimate in performance, the Samsung 970 EVO SSD 1TB MZ-V7E1T0BW is upgraded to be faster than the 970 EVO.

It maximizes the potential of NVMe bandwidth for unbeatable computing that meets the needs of the most demanding tech enthusiasts and professionals. For performance that puts you in command, the Samsung 970 EVO SSD 1TB MZ-V7E1T0BW combines the next-gen PCIe Gen 3.0 x4 NVMe interface with the latest V-NAND technology to achieve fearless read/write speeds up to 3,500/3,300MB/s, up to 53% faster than the 970 EVO. Samsung’s advanced nickel-coated controller and heat spreader on the Samsung 970 EVO SSD 1TB MZ-V7E1T0BW Solid State Drive enable superior heat dissipation.


The Dynamic Thermal Guard automatically monitors and maintains optimal operating temperatures to minimize performance drops. Advanced drive management made simple, Samsung Magician software will help you keep an eye on your drive. A suite of user-friendly tools helps keep your drive up to date, monitor drive health and speed, and even boost performance.

Troubleshooting steps:

1) Confirm that your computer/ motherboard supports the drive through the manufacturer. 2) Confirm that your computer Bios is up-to date and supports the drive. 3) Confirm your version and mfg. of Operating System supports the drive. 4) Refer to your computer/ motherboard manual as to how to upgrade/install the drive. 5) Take Anti-Static precautions prior to installing the drive.

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970 EVO Plus SSD 1TB  Highlights

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INNOVATIVE V-NAND TECHNOLOGY: Powered by Samsung V-NAND Technology, the Samsung 970 EVO SSD 1TB MZ-V7E1T0BW SSD’s NVMe interface (PCIe Gen 3.0 x4 NVMe 1.3) offers enhanced bandwidth, low latency, and power efficiency ideal for tech enthusiasts, high end gamers, and 4K & 3D content designers

BREAKTHROUGH READ WRITE SPEEDS: Sequential read and write performance levels of up to 3,500MB/s and 3,300MB/s, respectively; Random Read (4KB, QD32): Up to 600,000 IOPS Random Read. Operating Temperature: 0 – 70 ℃

PERFORMANCE OPTIMIZATION AND DATA SECURITY: Seamless cloning and file transfers with Samsung Magician Software, the ideal SSD management solution for performance optimization and data security with automatic firmware updates

SUPERIOR HEAT DISSIPATION: Samsung’s Dynamic Thermal Guard automatically monitors and maintains optimal operating temperatures to minimize performance drops

5-YEAR LIMITED WARRANTY: 5-year limited warranty or 600 TBW (Terabytes Written). Power consumption (Idle) – Max. 30 mW Actual power consumption may vary depending on system hardware & configuration. Voltage – 3.3 V ± 5 % Allowable voltage

Amazing technology

I wanted the 960 series so bad but kept waiting for a price drop that never came. Now with the newer and better 970 series, I pulled the trigger and purchased one. This is the first time I’ve actually got my hands on an NVMe drive. I always thought they were about the size of RAM, but they are closer to a stick of gum in size.

I can’t believe how small they are. Installation is easy as long as you can get to it. In my case it’s between PCIe slots so I had to remove my graphics card to install it. The BIOS saw it right away, then I simply used free partition-copying software to transfer the logical partitions and MBR to from my 750 EVO to my new Samsung 970 EVO SSD 1TB MZ-V7E1T0BW.

Then I set BIOS to boot from the new “stick of gum” and disabled the others. As a final step I removed drive letters from the two reserved partitions on the boot drive and reformatted the old boot drive to a blank GPT.

I can definitively tell a difference when loading applications with a large footprint compared to the SATA-based SSD. I was hoping to see a noticeable difference in boot-time-to-desktop, but it’s hard to tell. But when moving from Samsung SSD to faster Samsung SSD, trying to notice time savings is like splitting hairs. At this price point the Samsung 970 EVO SSD 1TB MZ-V7E1T0BW drive is worth every penny.


BenchMark of Samsung 970 EVO SSD 1TB MZ-V7E1T0BW

Edit: Included a benchmark. 2,759 MB/sec write, and 2,313 MB/sec read. If you remember 3.5″ floppies, this is like reading 1915 diskettes every second.

Edit2: After realizing that I wasn’t getting the rated speed (which no one will probably actually see), I started to look into it and I made sure that I had the latest BIOS update, the latest chipset and storage drivers, and the Samsung NVME driver. After doing all that, I re-ran the benchmark and now I’m over the 3000 MB/sec mark! It’s fast out of the box but with proper setup the Samsung 970 EVO SSD 1TB MZ-V7E1T0BW can be much faster!

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Samsung 970 EVO SSD 1TB MZ-V7E1T0BW M.2 NVMe SSD Review - Page 5 of 11 - The FPS Review

The SSD that goes further

Accelerate into next-gen computing. The Samsung 970 EVO SSD 1TB MZ-V7E1T0BW delivers breakthrough speeds, superb reliability, and a broad range of capacity options up to 2TB*. The latest V-NAND, new Phoenix controller, and Intelligent TurboWrite technology enhance high-end gaming and 4K & 3D graphic editing.

At a Glance:

  • Superior NVMe Read/Write performance
  • Samsung’s V-NAND reliability

Next level SSD speed

Feel the NVMe difference. The Samsung 970 EVO SSD 1TB MZ-V7E1T0BW transforms high-end gaming and streamlines graphic-intensive workflows with the new Phoenix controller and Intelligent TurboWrite technology. Get stunning sequential read/write speeds of 3,500/2,500 MB/s**, up to 32% faster writes than the previous generation.

Next level SSD speed Samsung 970 EVO SSD 1TB MZ-V7E1T0BW5

Design Flexibility

The next advancement in NVMe SSDs. The Samsung 970 EVO SSD 1TB MZ-V7E1T0BW fits up to 2TB onto the compact M.2 (2280) form factor, greatly expanding storage capacity and saving space for other components. Samsung’s innovative technology empowers you with the capacity to do more and accomplish more.

Design Flexibility Samsung 970 EVO SSD 1TB MZ-V7E1T0BW

Exceptional Endurance

The new standard in sustainable performance. Get up to 1,200 TBW†, achieving 50 percent higher than the previous generation. The EVO SSD 1TB provides exceptional endurance powered by the latest V-NAND technology and Samsung’s reputation for quality.

Exceptional Endurance Samsung 970 EVO SSD 1TB MZ-V7E1T0BW

EVO Plus SSD 1TB  Unparalleled Reliability

Achieve a new level of drive confidence. Samsung’s advanced nickel-coated controller and heat spreader on the EVO SSD 1TB enable superior heat dissipation. The Dynamic Thermal Guard automatically monitors and maintains optimal operating temperatures to minimize performance drops.

Unparalleled Reliability Samsung 970 EVO SSD 1TB MZ-V7E1T0BW

Samsung Magician

Advanced drive management made simple. Samsung Magician software will help you keep an eye on your drive. A suite of user-friendly tools helps keep your drive up to date, monitor drive health and speed, and even boost performance.

DIY  Samsung 970 EVO SSD 1TB MZ-V7E1T0BW

This article will solve most of your doubts (If not all) regarding Samsung 970 EVO SSD 1TB MZ-V7E1T0BW
and how to install it and DIY in the home without anyone’s help.

This is the best NVME SSD available in the market and if you have the money to spend on the Samsung 970 EVO SSD 1TB MZ-V7E1T0BW then go for it. It is the best.

Now talking about compatibility yes it is compatible with all laptops which are having M.2 NVME slot and having M keying. M keying means it will be having a single notch on the PCI-E slot as well as on the SSD.

For this review and youtube video, I am using the Asus FX553VD laptop which is beast and have the best configuration available in the market.

So talking about compatibility it is compatible with all modern laptop having M.2 PCI Express slot and the popular Laptop list is below.

Installation Part 2:

Well if you want you can even clone your older windows onto this Samsung 970 EVO SSD 1TB MZ-V7E1T0BW without losing anything ( every program and setting will work same as it was on the older HDD ) using Samsung Data Migration software which is free and It will work flawlessly, although if possible go for a clean install as it will improve system performance.

You can still use your previous HDD without any doubt as normal storage and this Samsung 970 EVO SSD 1TB MZ-V7E1T0BW is very well detected in bios so no issue on that.

Also talking about boot time it has reduced to one – third than my previous 7200 rpm hard disk which took around 16 seconds to boot.

Apart from that major changes, you will see when you open browsers like chrome and Mozilla which will open instantly and also if you are doing editing stuff then opening time of Programs like Premiere Pro, Lightroom, Photoshop, After effects take very less time and work very well.

The rendering time is really awesome earlier for a 5-minute full HD video was taking around 30 to 40 minutes which has been reduced to 5- 10 minutes which is a huge improvement and I really love that.

So if you really want blazing fast speed then this Samsung 970 EVO SSD 1TB MZ-V7E1T0BW is for you and is worth for every paise you spent.

Also, the benchmark test results can be found in photos.



Question 1:

How does the 500gb 970 Evo compare to the 500gv 960 Evo in regards to gaming?

No difference at all. From the 960 to the 970 there were some big improvements in sequential write speeds and some small improvements in random write speeds, which will barely affect games. Beyond a certain point, what matters most in games is the read speed (sequential and random), which didn’t change much. You won’t notice any difference

What’s the difference between this one and the 960 pro?

The 960 Pro is from the previous generation. The newer one is the 970 Pro. Comparing the 960 Pro to the newer Samsung 970 EVO SSD 1TB MZ-V7E1T0BW is a bit difficult because they aren’t in the same class.
The primary difference between the Pro and the EVO is the Pro uses MLC (Multi-Level Cell) whereas the EVO uses a Triple Level Cell.
Case and point with the EVO. You can get a 2tb EVO drive but the Pro tops out at 1tb. The silicon is able to get more storage space for the real estate with TLC. On the other hand MLC is more reliable and more hearty than TLC which is why the Pro is using the MLC.Maybe you want to know about write endurance. One thing to keep in mind about write endurance is you will probably never come close to hitting it’s limits unless you are using the drive all the time to save and load large files like a professional would. Also, the write endurance of the Samsung 970 EVO SSD 1TB MZ-V7E1T0BW is double the write endurance of the 512gb 970 Pro. hardware review sites and done tests of the actual write cycle longevity of these drives and these drives last longer than what they’re rated for. More than likely in your case, these drives will be long obsolete by the time they’re half worn out.


The write endurance of the 500gb Samsung 970 EVO SSD 1TB MZ-V7E1T0BW is 300TB write cycles. Sequential R/W of the Samsung 970 EVO SSD 1TB MZ-V7E1T0BW is 3400MB/s read and 2300MB/s write. I believe the 970 evo uses a Single Level Cell cache to boost write speeds.

The write endurance of the 512gb 960 Pro is 400TB/wc. Sequential R/W of the 960 Pro is 3500MB/s read and 2100MB/s write

The 970 series is more refined. Both use the updated Phoenix controller whereas the 960 series uses the Polaris controller.

Both the 960 Pro and 970 EVO have a 5 year warranty. The older 960 EVO only has a 3 year warranty.

The answer to this question between the 960 Pro and 970 Evo is simple……….. get whichever is cheaper.

Question 3 :

Hi i have questions on how the better Samsung 970 EVO SSD 1TB MZ-V7E1T0BW or wd black 250gb high-performance nvme PCIe gen3 8 Gb/s m.2 2280 ??


Reviews have suggested that the two drives are VERY close in performance (nearly within the margin of error of tests). The WD Black gen3 devices were the first ones to actually challenge the 960 EVO NVMe drives for dominance of the high-performance consumer-grade SSDs.

You can’t go wrong with either one, as far as I can tell, at least from reviews. They’ll provide insignificant differences in speed/performance between the two. Therefore, you should purchase based on price and (if it’s important to you) warranty. Note also that the WD drive caps at 1TB in size (vs. 2 TB for the 970 EVO), so if you wanted to go that route, there’s only one choice.

As far as “best high-performance consumer-level” NVMe drive, the Samsung 970 EVO SSD 1TB MZ-V7E1T0BW and the 3rd generation WD black are on an even playing field, and both at the top of the stack (this ignores the “prosumer” market devices like the 970 Pro where prices are much higher per gigabyte).

Note that it’s possible that you won’t notice any performance difference between these high-performance NVMe drives and, say, a high-quality SATA drive.

Question 4:

Does anyone know of an external enclosure for one of these?

TEKQ Cube 120G Thunderbolt 3 External NVMe SSD Support Thunderbolt 3 Bus-Powered, Portable (NOT Compatible with Device Without Thunderbolt 3 Interface) Easy Replace Other SSD (120G, Silver)
Question 5:

How do you format this and why is that necessary for new drives? What stops me from plugging it right into my system and getting started?

Depends on what you’re doing. You can connect this Samsung 970 EVO SSD 1TB MZ-V7E1T0BW to your system but new drives will not be functional until you initialize them and create a partition under Disk Management. Your other option (what I did with this drive) is to disconnect your existing drive and then install this (while the PC is off if that’s not obvious).
Then you have a blank drive in your system and can boot from an OS disc like Windows 10. A fresh Windows 10 installation will still recognize the drive and be able to initialize it properly as well as create the necessary partitions. Let me know if you have any follow up questions. 


Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5 stars

Most users will gain benefits over less expensive SSD.

Capacity: 500 GBVerified Purchase

I was super excited to get this Samsung 970 EVO SSD 1TB MZ-V7E1T0BW, I’m a mostly hardcore gamer with a 144Hz Gsync that is sensitive to input delay and refresh rates. I expected my socks to be knocked off the first time my PC booted and I did some general task stuff. Honestly? You can benchmark all you want, but there is 0 perceivable difference between a nvme and a Sata3 SSD outside of moving gigantic files.

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Your games will maybe load 1 second faster. OS maybe boots slightly faster, but who does that?

The only thing I can objectively tell is different is I can move and delete huge files instantly. Perhaps it is more effective for someone who is doing 4K video editing.

If you’re a gamer or just an average user, just buy a regular SSD. Trust me.

Better than expected for the Samsung 970 EVO SSD 1TB MZ-V7E1T0BW!

Capacity: 500 GBVerified Purchase

well, the usual Samsung witchcraft ensued after a few months of use. Contrary to what the benchmark test still says this drive is now as slow and unresponsive as the Kingston drive that I have since thrown away. it’s mojo and badassery disappeared after an update installed. It’s still a cool little drive but it looks like it’s been throttled back possibly due to faster drives being in the works.

Original review:

so far so good. I had a pre-installed Kingston m.2 SATA drive in my MSI gaming laptop and it did the job, just not very quickly. After cloning my system over to the Samsung 970 EVO SSD 1TB MZ-V7E1T0BW I was eager to see the difference in speed. To my surprise the boot time didn’t really change, it might be half a second faster, so little I began to wonder if the price was worth it.

I decided to open Adobe Lightroom as that is what I primarily use this computer for. I had processed a batch of photos with the old drive and it had taken roughly 5 minutes to finish. I processed the same batch with the Samsung 970 EVO SSD 1TB MZ-V7E1T0BW and it blew my mind, 45 seconds from import to batch adjustment and export. I am so happy with this drive, my photography work will happen so much quicker now.
Attaching the CrystalMark scores for both my old Kingston and the Samsung 970 EVO SSD 1TB MZ-V7E1T0BW. I was hesitant to spend this much on a drive but now I can’t wait to upgrade my desktop with one of these.
Breaths new life into old 2013-2014 MacBook Pros that need their SSDs replaced or upgraded
Capacity: 2 TBVerified Purchase
I have a 15″ Retina MacBook Pro that was purchased new (fully loaded) in June 2014 with a 1TB SSD. According to my About This Mac screen, Apple considers this machine a “MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Late 2013)” and the bottom is stamped Model A1398. A couple of months ago, a routine Disk Utility scan revealed corruption on the SSD that couldn’t be repaired.

I formatted the drive and reloaded macOS High Sierra 10.13.6. A few days after I did this, the factory SSD suddenly quit working completely, and I was unable to boot the machine because it couldn’t find a local drive. My neighborhood Mac repair shop couldn’t even get the drive to identify itself in a sled attached to another Mac, so something finally went wrong with it at the chip-level, and it failed.

Price Comparison:

Unfortunately, a 1TB replacement SSD from Apple was $600 plus $100 labor, and OWC’s after-market drives suffer terrible reviews about product quality and heat issues. Enter these two parts available on Amazon: the “Samsung 970 EVO 2TB – NVMe PCIe M.2 2280 SSD (Samsung 970 EVO SSD 1TB MZ-V7E1T0BW )” and the “JSER 12+16pin 2014 2015 Macbook to M.2 NGFF M-Key SSD Convert Card for A1493 A1502 A1465 A1466.”

With these two parts, I was able to upgrade to a MUCH FASTER *2TB* SSD for about $800. That’s DOUBLE the original storage space and over TRIPLE the speed of the factory Apple SSD for only about $200 more. I’ve been running this SSD for a few weeks now with no issues. Sleep mode works great, and everything seems to be perfect, just faster. The only thing I haven’t been able to test yet is hibernated, because that only kicks in during Sleep mode when the battery gets exceedingly low, and that hasn’t happened to my machine yet.

SSD For Macbook?

If your MacBook Pro SSD has failed and you’re looking at options, consider the parts I mentioned, because they represent much better value and performance capability than Apple’s factory SSD. As long as your MacBook Pro was upgraded to a recent version of High Sierra (10.13.x) or higher, your MacBook Pro will have the firmware update that is needed for this after-market SSD combination work. Check out the attached Black Magic speed results for evidence of the performance you’ll get with this combo! Very happy so far, and will post back if I find any issues as time goes on. I’m 3-4 weeks in and everything has been smooth!

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