Samsung SSD 980 Pro with PCIe Gen 4 interface, read speeds up to 7000MB/s announced

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
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)
300TB (500GB)
150TB (250GB)

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.