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Samsung 990 Pro SSD Review: The Return of the King

The Samsung 990 Pro is expected to be the popular successor. 980 proThis is poised to be the fastest drive we’ve tested and SK Hynix Platinum P41 and the Western Digital (WD) SN850XInitially available in 1TB and 2TB for $169 and $289 respectively, the 990 Pro will also come in a 4TB model next year. The 990 Pro with a bare or RGB heatsink uses Samsung’s new Pascal controller and new V7 TLC NAND flash, a combination that makes it faster and more efficient.

The 990 Pro comes with other Samsung features such as software support and encryption options with the updated Magician application. This drive is designed to fit a wide range of devices, from desktops to laptops to PlayStation 5 (PS5) consoles. The 990 Pro is Samsung’s new top-end consumer PCIe 4 SSD, best SSD In terms of performance, and according to our tests, it does.

Samsung 990 Pro specs

product 1TB 2TB 4TB
Price | With HS $169.99 | $189.99 $289.99 | $309.99 none
form factor M.2 2280 M.2 2280 M.2 2280
interface/protocol PCIe 4.0 x 4 PCIe 4.0 x 4 PCIe 4.0 x 4
controller samsung pascal samsung pascal samsung pascal
DRAM LPDDR4 LPDDR4 LPDDR4
flash memory 176-layer V-NAND TLC 176-layer V-NAND TLC 176-layer V-NAND TLC
Sequential read 7,450MBps 7,450MBps 7,450MBps
Sequential write 6,900MBps 6,900MBps 6,900MBps
random read Up to 1.2M Up to 1.4M Up to 1.4M
random write up to 1.55 million up to 1.55 million up to 1.55 million
safety TCG/Opal 2.0 TCG/Opal 2.0 TCG/Opal 2.0
Endurance (TBW) 600TB 1200TB 2400TB
Part number | With HS MZ-V9P1T0BW | MZ-V9P1T0CW MZ-V9P2T0BW | MZ-V9P2T0CW MZ-V9P4T0BW | MZ-V9P4T0CW
Height | With HS 2.30mm | 8.20mm 2.30mm | 8.20mm 2.30mm | 8.20mm
guarantee 5 years 5 years 5 years

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