Samsung releases 990 Pro PCIe 4.0 SSD

Samsung has announced the launch of the 990 Pro PCIe 4.0 SSD, its next-generation flagship SSD. Samsung says the 990 Pro’s ultra-fast speeds reduce application load times and improve responsiveness in games, while its cooling solution ensures that the SSD stays at the optimal temperature for uninterrupted operation.

The Samsung 990 Pro SSD uses the PCIe 4.0 interface, not PCIe 5.0, which confirms the previously updated information from PCI-SIG. It is equipped with Samsung’s new self-developed controller and new V-NAND flash memory technology. The sequential read speed is 7450 MB/s, the sequential write speed is 6900 MB/s, the random read is 1400K IOPS, and the random write is 1550K IOPS. Samsung said that compared with the previous generation 980 Pro SSD, the new controller of the new generation product can improve the energy efficiency by 50%, and the random read and write performance is also improved by 55%.

Samsung added a nickel coating to the controller of the 990 Pro SSD and used a tabbed heat sink to improve cooling efficiency, and Samsung’s Dynamic Thermal Guard technology further ensures that the temperature of the SSD remains within the optimal range. In addition, the 990 Pro SSD with heatsink also has RGB lighting effects.

The 990 Pro SSD will be available globally in October this year. The official suggested retail prices of 1TB and 2TB are $179 and $309 respectively, and the 4TB capacity version will be launched next year.