Archive for June, 2019

Samsung 970 EVO Plus and Linux

📅 June 26, 2019
“NVMe again!”

What? You say a 3.5″ 7200 RPM hard drive generating heat from its loud whirring noise is not fast enough? Then, why not upgrade to faster, smaller storage in the form of NVMe in an M.2 slot?

In my attempt to develop a faster system, I tried the 500GB and the 1TB Samsung 970 EVO Plus NVMe M.2 stick in Linux Mint 19.1 to replace a slow, outdated, out-of-warranty 7200 RPM hard drive from 2008.

Here are my results and thoughts about this fantastic stick of silicon the size of a stick of gum used with Linux Mint.

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