Samsung, a leader in NAND flash storage technology, has announced their newest NVMe SSD, the 980 Pro, that takes advantage of PCIe Gen 4. It boasts an impressive sequential write speeds of up to 7,000 MB/s and sequential write speeds of up to 5,000 MB/s.
The SSD is designed for users who require storage solutions for data-intensive applications like editing 4K/8K video content and graphic-intensive games. The SSD utilizes nickel coating on the controller as well as a heat spreader label on the back side of the SSD to ensure peak thermal performance.
Check out rest of the specifications below:
|Category||Samsung SSD 980 PRO|
|Interface||PCIe 4.0 x4, NVMe 1.3c|
|Form Factor||M.2 (2280)|
|Storage Memory||Samsung 1xx-layer V-NAND 3-bit MLC|
|Controller||Samsung Elpis Controller|
|DRAM||1GB LPDDR4 (1TB)
512MB LPDDR4 (500GB, 250GB)
|Capacity||1TB, 500GB, 250GB|
|Sequential Read/Write Speed||Up to 7,000 MB/s, Up to 5,000 MB/s|
|Random Read/Write Speed
|Up to 1,000K IOPS, 1,000K IOPS|
|Management Software||Samsung Magician Software|
|Data Encryption||AES 256-bit Full Disk Encryption, TCG/Opal V2.0, Encrypted Drive (IEEE1667)|
|Total Bytes Written||600TB (1TB)
The 980 Pro will come in three variants – 1TB, 500GB and 250GB models (2TB model expected to arrive later in the year). Prices will start at $89.99 (Approx. Rs. 6,620) for the 250GB model, $149.99 (Approx. Rs. 11,030) for the 500GB model, and $229.99 (Approx. Rs. 16,915) for the 1TB model.
Commenting on the launch, Mike Mang, vice president of Memory Brand Product Biz at Samsung Electronics said:
Over the years, Samsung has continuously challenged the limits of high-speed flash memory storage solutions. The new 980 PRO SSD reflects our continuing commitment to delivering exceptional products consumers have come to expect from Samsung.