Late last month, Samsung announced its newest family of solid state drives, which include the 970 PRO and 970 EVO. As noted in our review, we were overall impressed with their strong performance across a wide range of workloads compared to the 960 PRO and 960 EVO and against what the competition offers. However, Samsung has thrown us a curveball by reducing prices across the board for both product families.
Samsung has cut prices significantly on the on 970 PRO family, which was one of our only sticking points with the SSDs. The 970 EVO family sees less drastic price cuts, as these drives were already value-priced given their performance, but they will still be appreciated by enthusiasts. The new and old prices are seen below:
- Samsung 970 PRO (512GB) – $329.99 –> $249.99
- Samsung 970 PRO (1TB) – $629.99 –> $499.99
- Samsung 970 EVO (250GB) – $119.99 –> $109.99
- Samsung 970 EVO (500GB) – $229.99 –> $199.99
- Samsung 970 EVO (1TB) – $449.99 –> $399.99
- Samsung 970 EVO (2TB) – $849.99 –> $799.99
The 1TB 970 PRO sees the biggest drop out of all of the above SSDs, shedding $130. The 512GB 970 PRO is lower by $80, while the biggest drop on the EVO side is $50 for both the 1TB and 2TB models. We should mention that Samsung is also running a promotion where buying a 1TB or larger SSD will get you a free digital download of Far Cry 5 (which itself is a $59.99 value).
We can’t say that we’ve seen price cuts on this scale — direct from the manufacturer — so soon after a new product has been announced, but we’re not going to complain. Both the 970 PRO and 970 EVO are worthy additions to any gaming rig and these new, lower prices make them even more enticing.