A friend of mine suggested I upgrade my 500GB 850 EVO to a 500GB 970 EVO because the speeds are much faster. I took his advice and made the switch, but I notice no difference in actual boot time of my PC or the time it takes to open and run video games. However, the speed at which I can transfer files is much slower on the new drive. Transferring a folder full of 8GB worth of content took 8 seconds on the 850 EVO and it takes 25 seconds on the 970 EVO. Why would this be? (see below for Benchmark tests)
The 850 EVO is from 2017 and the 970 EVO is from 2018. Surely it should be faster, but it isn't.
And here are the results from userbenchmark.com
UserBenchmarks: Game 89%, Desk 155%, Work 97%
CPU: Intel Core i7-7700K - 89.5%
GPU: Nvidia GTX 1070 - 80.2%
SSD: Samsung 970 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB - 363.6%
SSD: Samsung 850 Evo 500GB - 1,210.7%
RAM: Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 4x8GB - 73%
MBD: Gigabyte GA-Z170X-Gaming 7
The 850 Evo is somehow 1200% faster than the 970. I don't understand how that is possible!