Samsung Electronics Co.Ltd has been quite active these days, with the company’s smartphone division fresh of the launch of the Samsung S20 FE. In this article, however, we will discuss the latest and first PCIe 4.0 NVMe solid-state drive (SSD)- the Samsung 980 Pro SSD, which according to the brand is designed for professionals and consumers who want cutting-edge performance in their high-speed PCs, workstations, and game consoles. Let us discuss the specifications of the same.
Samsung 980 Pro SSD – Specifications
Optimized for handling high data-intensive applications, the 980 PRO SSD is ideal for consumers as well as professionals who as part of their job work with 4K and 8K content, and, play graphics-heavy or intensive games. The key components of the SSD including the custom Elpis controller, V-NAND, and DRAM are completely designed-in-house to deliver the maximum potential of the SSD.
Due to this feature, the 980 PRO SSD can also provide sequential read and write speeds of up to 7000 MB/s and 5,000 MB/s respectively, as well as random speeds of up to 1,000 IOPS (squared), making it a powerful SSD with twice the speeds of regular PCIe 3.0 SSD. To add to that, the 980 PRO comes with outstanding thermal control solutions for improved reliability, thanks in part due to a nickel coating which also adds to efficient thermal management.
Pricing and Availability
The Samsung 980 PRO SSD comes in three storage variants, 250GB, 500GB, and a 1TB variant, which will be available worldwide, with a final 2TB capacity model coming for sale later this year. In terms of the pricing, the 980 PRO’s suggested retail prices start at $89.99 for the 250GB variant. In terms of the warranty, the device comes with a 5-year limited warranty. For additional info, you can check Samsung.com/SSD or samsungssd.com.