Samsung has formally introduced the launch of its next-generation 990 PRO SSD lineup which might be using the PCIe Gen 4.0 interface.

Samsung Unveils 990 PRO SSD PCIe Gen 4.0 NVMe M.2 SSDs, Sorry No Gen 5 Yet!

Press Release: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., the world chief in superior reminiscence know-how, at present introduced the 990 PRO, the corporate’s high-performance NVMe SSD based mostly on PCIe 4.0. Delivering lightning-fast speeds and superior energy effectivity, the brand new SSD is optimized for graphically demanding video games and different intensive duties together with 3D rendering, 4K video modifying and information evaluation.

“With continuing innovations in gaming, 4K and 8K technology as well as AI-driven applications, consumers’ need for high-performance storage is growing exponentially,” stated KyuYoung Lee, Vice President of the Memory Brand Product Biz Team at Samsung Electronics. “The 990 PRO provides an optimal balance of speed, power efficiency, and reliability, making it an ideal choice for avid gamers and creative professionals seeking uninterrupted work and play.”

Extreme Performance for an Immersive Gameplay Experience

Featuring Samsung’s newest V-NAND and a brand new proprietary controller, the 990 PRO sequence provides the best pace at the moment accessible from the PCIe 4.0 interface. The SSD delivers sequential learn and writes speeds of as much as 7,450 megabytes per second (MB/s) and 6,900 MB/s, respectively, whereas random learn and write speeds are available in at as much as 1,400K and 1,550K IOPS2, respectively. With as much as a 55% enchancment in random efficiency over the 980 PRO, the 990 PRO is especially well-suited for heavy gaming in addition to artistic and productiveness duties. High-performance NVMe SSDs are additionally vital in reaping the complete advantages of the most recent game console and gaming applied sciences.

Powered by NVMe, the 990 PRO brings quicker loading instances to PCs and consoles for a extra immersive gaming expertise. When examined with Forspoken, Luminous Productions’ forthcoming motion role-playing game supporting the most recent game-loading know-how, the map loading time was about one second, in comparison with 4 seconds for a SATA SSD and 28 seconds for a tough disk drive (HDD).

Ultimate Power Efficiency and Reliable Thermal Control

Built on a low-power structure, Samsung’s newly designed controller dramatically improves the SSD’s energy effectivity by as much as 50% in comparison with the 980 PRO4. Additionally, the 990 PRO employs a nickel coating on the controller and a warmth spreader label on the drive for dependable thermal administration. Samsung’s Dynamic Thermal Guard know-how additional ensures that the drive’s temperature stays within the optimum vary. The 990 PRO with Heatsink model provides a further layer of thermal management whereas its RGB lights add extra fashion to the drive.

Samsung’s 990 PRO can also be a wonderful answer for laptop computer and desktop upgrades in addition to for build-your-own PCs, offering a big efficiency increase whereas utilizing much less energy for elevated battery life and thermal administration. The 990 PRO might be accessible worldwide beginning this October with the producer’s advised retail costs (MSRP) of $179 for the 1TB mannequin and $309 for the 2TB. A 4TB capability model will change into accessible from subsequent 12 months.

Samsung NVMe SSD 990 PRO Series Specifications
Category Samsung SSD

990 PRO | 990 PRO with Heatsink
Interface PCIe Gen 4.0 x4, NVMe 2.0
Form Factor M.2 (2280)
Storage Memory Samsung V-NAND 3-bit TLC
Controller Samsung in-house controller
Capacity5 1TB 2TB 4TB
Sequential Read/Write Speed Up to 7,450 MB/s, Up to six,900 MB/s
Random Read/Write Speed (QD32) Up to 1,400K IOPS, Up to 1,550K 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 1200TB 2400TB
Warranty6 Five-year Limited Warranty7

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