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Samsung reveals its 980 Pro PCIe Gen4 SSD with 6,500MB/s read speeds - CES 2020

Samsung is ready to dominate the PCIe 4.0 SSD market.

Samsung reveals its 980 Pro PCIe Gen4 SSD with 6,500MB/s read speeds

Samsung reveals its 980 Pro PCIe Gen4 SSD with 6,500MB/s read speeds - CES 2020

Samsung has officially announced its first consumer-grade PCIe Gen4 SSD, an M.2 NVMe drive that promised to destroy its Phison-based competition and leave them in the dust. 

You think 5GB/s sequential reads are fast? Samsung's new 980 PRO promises sequential read speeds of 6.5GB/s and sequential write speeds of 5GB/s. These speeds will require a PCIe 4.0 compatible system, making the 980 PRO's performance only available on AMD Ryzen 3rd Generation systems at launch. 

To achieve these speeds, Samsung created a new PCIe 4.0 compatible SSD controller, updated its 3D V-NAND to deliver improved power efficiency and access speeds and increased its V-NAND stack size to 128-layers. 

PC Watch has reported that Samsung plans to release its PCIe Gen4 complaint 980 PRO SSD in the US and Korea on January 21st, with a release in February for the rest of the world. Full specifications for the driver are unknown, but it will deliver sequential read/write speeds of 6,500MB/s and 5,000MB/s respectively (at least for the 1TB model) and release with capacities of 250GB, 500Gb and 1TB. 

At this time the price tags of Samsung's 980 Pro series SSDs are unknown. We hope that our local Samsung representative will report back to us with more information soon.   

Samsung reveals its 980 Pro PCIe Gen4 SSD with 6,500MB/s read speeds  

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07-01-2020, 20:10:27

NeverBackDown
I'm sure Content Creators would love this for editing.Quote

18-03-2020, 15:03:31

Deceit
Is their any update on when this will be released?Quote

18-03-2020, 15:46:11

NeverBackDown
As stated in the article it was Jan 21. However most likely due to COVID-19 it has not launched and I would not expect this for a while. I am sure manufacturing has slowed down.Quote
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