The rear of the box has a multilingual information panel giving the web address for more detailed warranty information. To the right of this is a reminder that the drive has a 5-year limited warranty.
The drive itself comes in a plastic shell for extra protection. This outer shell fits into another piece of plastic which is home to the installation/warranty guide.
At one end of the PCB sits the Phoenix controller, while sitting at the other end of the PCB are two 256Gb die 9*-layer V-NAND TLC NAND packages. In between the NAND and the controller there is a 1GB LPDDR4 DRAM IC to take care of caching duties.
Samsung’s SSD management utility goes by the name of Magician and can be downloaded from Samsung’s website. The latest v5.3.0 version brings support for the SSD 970 EVO Plus series.
Magician allows you to do most maintenance jobs you may need to do with a SSD; updating firmware, optimise performance, adjust the Over Provisioning, enable data security (the drive supports AES 256-bit full disk encryption, TCG/Opal V2.0, and Encrypted Drive -IEEE1667 (MS eDrive ) ) and securely erase the drive. Magician also features a built-in benchmark tool.
The one thing missing from Magician is any form of integrated data migration tool but you can download a separate data migration tool from Samsung’s website.