Samsung has officially launched the 980 PRO SSD. The storage component is the company’s latest product and more to the point, it is the brand’s first PCIe 4.0 NVMe SSD to hit the market.
Specs-wise, the 980 PRO uses the M.2 form factor and utilises its parent company’s Elpis Controller and a 1xx-layer V-NAND 3-bit MLC storage memory. Additionally, it is also furthered along with up to 1GBL LPDDR4 RAM. As for capacity choices, consumers will have three choices: 250GB, 500GB, and 1TB.
For its performance, the 980 PRO has sequential read and write speeds of 7000MB/s and 5000MB/s, respectively. These speeds are the same, regardless of the storage capacity. Additional performance details include random read and write speeds of up to one million IOPS for both.
As to when Samsung’s new SSD will be available, the Korean electronics giant says that the 980 PRO will be hitting store shelves globally starting this month, with a starting price of US$89.99 (~RM374). Additionally, Samsung says that it will also be releasing a 2TB version of the SSD by the end of the year.