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Samsung's 980 PRO SSD passes through Korea's regulators

1TB, 500GB and 250GB models are planned

Samsung's 980 PRO SSD passes through Korea's regulators

Samsung's 980 PRO SSD passes through Korea's regulators

Samsung's getting ready to enter the consumer PCIe 4.0 SSD market, delivering their 980 Pro SSD to the masses with speeds which exceed all existing consumer-grade SSDs. 

It has been confirmed that Samsung's 980 PRO SSD has passed through Sout Korea's NRRA, a body of regulators which certifies electronics. The Reddit user wickedplayer494 first spotted this listing, and the Korean listing confirms that 250GB, 500GB and 1TB models of Samsung's 980 PRO are planned. 

Samsung's 980 PRO destroys all current consumer PCIe 4.0-based M.2 SSDs, all of which deliver sequential read speeds of 5GB/s using a Phison controller. Back at CES 2020, Samsung confirmed that its new 980 PRO would deliver sequential read speeds of 6.5GB/s and sequential write speeds of 5GB/s. That said, the performance of sub-1TB models could be lower.     

These SSD speeds will require a PCIe 4.0 compatible systems, making the 980 PRO's full performance only available on AMD Ryzen 3rd Generation systems at launch. Intel users will have to wait for PCIe 4.0 complaint processors. 

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. 

Like Samsung's older 9X0 PRO series SSDs, Samsung's 980 PRO SSD is expected to use MLC NAND, a premium NAND type which promises increased longevity over TLC NAND and improved latency characteristics. 
 

Samsung's 980 PRO SSD passes through Korea's regulators  


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30-06-2020, 07:18:42

Bagpuss
Whilst the headline 6.5Gb/s figure may allow the claim of 'Faster than a Playstation 5!' in reality, without the dedicated, custom hardware I/O chips of the PS5 doing their magic, I'm guessing they will still be slower for PC games.Quote

30-06-2020, 07:33:57

WYP
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Originally Posted by Bagpuss View Post
Whilst the headline 6.5Gb/s figure may allow the claim of 'Faster than a Playstation 5!' in reality, without the dedicated, custom hardware I/O chips of the PS5 doing their magic, I'm guessing they will still be slower for PC games.
The article doesn't mention PS5...Quote

30-06-2020, 14:28:37

Linchpin
Wonder what the price is going to be, won't be shocked if the 1TB model costs nearly as much as an entire console.Quote

30-06-2020, 14:40:49

NeverBackDown
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Originally Posted by Linchpin View Post
Wonder what the price is going to be, won't be shocked if the 1TB model costs nearly as much as an entire console.
In the US the 1TB 970 pro cost $400. Considering it's also 2 years old... Yeah the 980 pro won't be a great deal.

Especially in the ps5. An extra 175GB of storage and same performance for likely over $400? Not worth it. Unfortunately that'll also be the norm as ssds get larger and faster that would be compatible with the ps5.

Mine as well buy another console for barely more and just game share on it at that point with a guarantee it'll work.Quote

30-06-2020, 16:28:06

Scarelin
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Originally Posted by Linchpin View Post
Wonder what the price is going to be, won't be shocked if the 1TB model costs nearly as much as an entire console.
You can buy a 1TB Gen4 SSD with the same Phison controller for under 200USDQuote
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