Samsung 970 Pro SSD review: The fastest M.2 NVMe drive yet

The fastest M.2 NVMe drive available to the end-user–and one of the priciest

This is the fastest M.2 NVMe SSD available to the end-user, as well as the priciest. Based on fast-writing MLC (2-bit) NAND, it’s also long-lived. All things considered, it’s the one you want if you have the wherewithal.

Uneasy can be the head that wears a crown, and recently that’s been Samsung’s pate when it comes to fastest M.2 NVMe SSD on the planet. The company barely held onto its headgear after a challenge from the far-cheaper WD Black NVMe. A response was required.

The retort is the Samsung 970 Pro, which is indeed the fastest M.2 NVMe SSD we’ve ever tested. But while Samsung may rest bit easier, total relaxation isn’t in the cards; the margin of victory over the WD Black NVMe was hardly overwhelming. And, considering that the 970 Pro costs quite a bit more…

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