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Samsung new SSD prices drop as they hit the shops

by on08 May 2018

Price war

Samsung's new 970 PRO and 970 EVO NVMe SSDs are hitting the shelves at lower prices than first expected as the outfit appears hell bent on undercutting its rivals.

The original suggested retail prices of the 970 PRO were  $630 for the 1TB model and $330 for the 512GB version. Over at Newegg, they're now available at $500 and $250. That is $130 off the 1TB model and $80 off the 512GB model.

Meanwhile, the 2TB 970 EVO is now going for $800 (instead of $850), the 1TB model for $400 (instead of $450), the 500GB for $200 (instead of $230), and the 250GB for $110 (instead of $120). While these cuts are not as big as the 970 PRO lineup, the price drops are a sign of how far Samsung is going to reduce its prices.

These are pretty good SSDs too Samsung promises "unparalleled performance" when it comes to processes such as 3D and 4K graphics work, gaming, and data analytics. It touts the 970 PRO to be capable of offering a sequential read speed of up to 3,500 MB/s and a sequential write speed of up to 2,700 MB/s.

As for the 970 EVO, it can also reach a sequential read speed of 3,500 MB/s, while its sequential write speed can go up to 2,500 MB/s. These performances have been made possible thanks to the company's newest V-NAND technology and Phoenix controller.


Last modified on 08 May 2018
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