Yes, Samsung Is Swapping SSD Parts Too

Samsung is the latest SSD vendor to be caught with its hand in the cookie jar. A Chinese YouTuber is claiming Samsung has swapped components on its 970 Evo Plus SSD, one of the best SSDs on the market right now.

It's not that component swapping wasn't a thing prior to the pandemic. With the global semiconductor shortage, it just became a more common practice now. SSD vendors, including Adata, Patriot, Crucial and Western Digital have switched parts from some of their drives.


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Saw that and laughed. Yet another thing to watch out for.

Almost makes you wonder if they are doing this so more people buy items closer to release (and thus spend more money on them).

I bet that the official responses from the various manufacturers is going to be something along the lines of "Well, with the chip shortage, we had to move to alternate methods to keep up with stock demands."

Yeah, right.
 

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I have a 970 Evo Plus as my boot drive, it uses the original firmware, so is the older version. But in reading, at least Samsung seems to have given similar performance with the revision. Some SSDs are giving substantially lowered numbers with their replacement parts

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Yep. That's what I was referring to.

It'd be interesting to see whether the updated numbers actually hold up.
 

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