Samsung 970 EVO Plus Series – 250GB PCIe NVMe – M.2 Internal SSD (MZ-V7S250B/AM) Electronics

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Specially designed for tech enthusiasts, hardcore gamers, and professionals who need unrivaled performance and superior reliability. Boasts exceptional endurance with up to 600 terabytes written. WWN not supported The 970 EVO Plus achieves random write speeds up to 57% faster than the 970 EVO.

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10 reviews for Samsung 970 EVO Plus Series – 250GB PCIe NVMe – M.2 Internal SSD (MZ-V7S250B/AM) Electronics

  1. UnaClocker

    Re-writing my review, as this drive did not work with macOS when I first bought it. Luckily, they published a firmware update which solved that problem. So I can now report that this drive works great. It’s extremely fast, actually bumping up against the limits of the PCI-Express bus that M.2 slots use. Great value from a reputable brand. I’m glad I didn’t send it back, and instead just waited. If you have one of these and it’s causing crashes and reboots with macOS, update the firmware on the drive.

  2. Brian

    Excellent product, easy to install. Does not come with screw if you do not have a stand off post or screw or a kit from amazon for $7.00. It will come with screwdriver and like 5 standoffs and 5 screws. For anyone who hasnt installed one. Locate your m.2 slot on your Mobo(Motherboard). Make sure you got the correct keying. M key vs B/M key. If your unsure check with your mobo supplier. Okay first install standoff post. Just until it stops. This is not car mechanics there is not ft lbs of torque. So be gentle. Slide the m.2 into its slot. Its going to take a little push to get it to slide in. It will be at a 45ish degree angle about the post. Then with 1 finger push it flat to the stand off. The stand off post is what it rests on to make it flat. Take the stand off screw and screw it into the stand off post. The card should be held down by the screw. Thats it your done. 2nd tip, if you have multiple m.2 slots pick the one farthest from your graphics card or cpu especially if you overclock. The drives run warm already dont want to make it hotter with Overclocked parts. You will have to partition the drive once installed. As far as cloning goes. Samsung does have cloning software on there website. However be sure if you clone windows you clone it in uefi mode or it will not work right. If your unsure my suggestion is to do a reinstall of windows onto your new m.2. Its stupid fast install. Will be buying more of these. They do truely out preform on read/write speeds compared to pretty much every other manufacturer. The only other one that comes close is the WesternDigital black edition. But still edged out by Samsung. If you want the best and expect the best, get this. If you care about price over performace, well then you could pick up any m.2 and it will be faster then an ssd.

  3. Amazon Customer

    I would not recommend this because of the price. It’s cool to have an SSD bolted to the motherboard and not needing to mount it somewhere else in the case. Much cleaner look. It is as fast as advertised but going from a sata SSD to this.. You can’t tell under most use cases. Booting windows goes from 7ish seconds to 5. Games load maybe 10-20% faster. The big difference is install times. Blazing fast even for 50plus gig games. If i didn’t already need more storage; and just bought this for the speed, then it wouldn’t be worth it at all.

  4. T222T222

    (Instructions on how I installed this on my Z97 board are near the middle of the review)I spent a small fortune on my current PC at the end of 2015. Enough so that its still plenty fast for all my needs. I upgraded the Video card last year to a GTX 1080. I figured I could get 1 or 2 more years out of it with a new SSD. The intel SSD I was using had about 40% of its life span left, but its read write speeds were in and around 150 mbs.This nvme ssd blows those numbers out of the water. Granted its not really noticable on boot or opening programs but I expect when I load up my HTC Vive I should get a nice performance boost.Regardless I will save that for another day because I just spent 3 hours trying to get this SSD functioning with my 4 year old mother board.For anyone interested this is what I would have done in its proper order had I known everything I needed to do.I bought this storage controller on amazon: Addonics M2 Storage Controller – Plug-in Card Components Other ADM2PX4 (https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00KDM75XK/)I installed the nvme into the storage controller and plugged it into the 1st PCIe slot on the motherboard.Installed Samsung Data Migration tool and Samsung NVME driver (both downloaded from the Samsung website).I opened computer management in windows and assigned the nvme to a drive letter.I then cloned my C: drive to the nvme drive using the data migration tool.I downloaded the latest bios for my z97 motherboard from EVGA and copied the .bin file to a small usb drive formatted fat32 (if youre using bios 1.07 it wont recognize the nvme as a boot drive).I shutdown my computer, opened the case and disconnected the C: drive.I plugged in the usb drive with the new Bios and restarted the computer.I went into the bios and updated it to the latest version (its in the save tab).When it was done, the computer restarted and it booted from the new NVME drive.

  5. Guanghua ZhaGuanghua Zha

    Note the nvme mounting screw is not included. Check your motherboard kit or buy a new one.

  6. Luis

    The Samsung Data Migration software is very useful, cloned my OS drive to my new Evo 970 plus un less than 30 minutes.

  7. Let’s Go Brandon!

    Windows users, don’t worry it’s fine… Mac/Hackintosh users –1. Search for Samsung’s 970 EVO Plus firmware “tools” website (Amazon won’t let me post a link)2. Scroll to firmware section – Download ‘NVMe SSD-970 EVO Plus Firmware’3. Scroll down more – get the instructions PDF:Samsung_SSD_Firmware_Update_Utility_User_Manual_English.pdfREAD:Creating a Boot Disk for the Firmware Update:(you need any size USB thumb drive)1. Download the freeware UNetbootin. (search it)2. Run the UNetbootin.3. Select the ‘Diskimage’ in Radio Button.4. Select the Samsung Firmware Utility ISO file in Diskimage ISO.(restart)5. Select USB Bootable Disk in Drive (usually F12).6. Follow instructions, updater will detect your 970 and prompt.7. UPDATE8. RESTART9. ENJOY

  8. ValVal

    This thing is as advertised, which is kinda rare in PC hardware. Check out the diskmark scores and see for yourself.I used macrium reflect free version to clone my older 256GB ssd to this guy, enabled the UEFI bios to handle it and off I go.Couple things to keep in mind with this drive or any NVME drive. Enable support in the BIOS. Without that, the drive will not be recognized. It’s not DOA, you have to enable NVME in the UEFI(bios).My board, z170 s didn’t like any devices connected to SATA1 and SATA2 in order to work with this drive. The bios found it, but Windows 7 had a fit. It took me a bit to figure this out. Also, if you clone another OS drive to this one, pull the other drive and save any potential hassle.I’m keeping my other drive for a bit just in case this thing fails because they model is new and … well ya know..I bought this before the price jumped up because once word gets out that this thing is as good as it is, the price is gonna skyrocket.

  9. Bobbo

    All I can say is wow! I returned an ADATA XPG SX8200 PRO 500GB for this one and am so glad I did. All PCIE NVME drives are not created equal and benchmark’s don’t mean anything because they are synthetic and the drives are built to show the “best” performance on the benchmarks, which can be a far cry from how they actually perform. First the XPG SX8200 Pro website only gives you the best specs from the 1TB drive and it’s nearly impossible to find the slower performance information of the 512GB and 256GB drive on their website (should be a big hint to performance since they don’t easily publish it, or list the smaller drive specs on the main page). Second, the bench marks were pretty close on cyrstal diskmark, but when I was actually testing 9GB file copies to and from the XPG, it was often below 600MB/s (even as low as 150MB/s steadily). It did perform better at times, but it was so spotty and nowhere near the benchmarks on a regular basis, I either got a dud or it’s just not as good as the specs are in real world performance. Yeah, it was about $30 cheaper than the the new Samsung EVO PLUS 970, but in the end, the price difference was waaaaay overshadowed by the real world performance.So, when I got the 500GB Samsung EVO PLUS 970, I popped it in the same slot that the ADATA was just in and not only did it surpass the specs of the CrystalDisk Mark bench, but the real world file copies (using the same file as before), were steadily around 2000MB/s. Not as fast as the benchmark, but leaps and bounds better than the ADATA and the other PCIE NVME drives I’ve had the ability to test with. Also, those speeds stayed constant for the entire file copy, where most other drives fluctuate up and down. I know that even larger file copies will eventually slow down when the cache runs out, but that’s the same for all PCIe NVME drives that are using TLC (or anything other than MLC flash). And, Samsung is upfront with not just the benchmark read/write performance of the drives when using TurboBoost with the cache, but also the performance speeds you can expect when the cache runs out. No other manufacturer is showing that and that shows Samsung’s confidence int their drives.This drive blew me away, so much, I just ordered another one. I honestly don’t think other “similar” drives are even in the ballpark on performance (The WD N750 might be the closest, but it’s still not on the level of this drive in REAL-WORLD performance for file copies). If you’re considering saving a few bucks on a cheaper PCIe NVME drive, I’d highly suggest you do your own large file copies and see if your “cheaper” drive really handles how it says it will based off of the superficial benchmark tests. Otherwise, save yourself the disappointment and just get the Samsung EVO PLUS to begin with and you’ll be happy that you did.

  10. MikeMike

    I’m using this SSD on a PCIe adapter card because my older Z97 motherboard doesn’t support x4. The system is a little quicker, but not much of a gain over the 850 EVO it replaced. I have only really noticed deletion is quicker. I usually transfer files to external drives so I don’t benefit from the speed boost much. I like to have the fastest, greatest thing so it was worth the upgrade for me.Note if using a PCIe adapter card:Even if a motherboard has multiple PCIe slots, this does not mean they all support GEN3. If you are experiencing half speeds, try a different slot.

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