Presented during CES 2020, the new SSD 980 Pro PCIe NVMe was launched without a hitch by Samsung. The product was listed on the brand’s website in Singapore, with three storage capacities: 250 GB, 500 GB, and 1 TB.
At the time of the first announcement, the information already accounted for a reading speed of 6,500 MB / s. Samsung has now achieved an increase of 500 MB / s and managed to reach 7,000 MB / s – or 7 GB / s.
Samsung released 980 PRO PCIe 4.0 SSD, Read speeds up to 7,000 MB/s, new custom Elpis Controller, 3-bit MTC. pic.twitter.com/shLwcsCCXw
— Ice universe (@UniverseIce) August 29, 2020
As you can see in the Ice Universe leaker post above, he had already revealed more details about the 980 Pro a few days ago, such as the presence of a new custom Elpis Controller, in addition to the underlying storage technology.
For this new generation, Samsung preferred to include 3-bit MLC storage. This significantly reduced the resistance rating of this model, compared to its predecessor, 970 Pro. In practice, the TBW fell by half, from 1,200 to 600 – in the 1 TB variant numbers.
Prices and availability
So far, Samsung has yet to reveal more details about the values and availability of its new SSDs. Its direct competitors – Corsair MP600 and Sabrent Rocket – cost approximately $ 200 for the 1 TB version. In the case of the Samsung model, it is possible to expect a little more than that in the values.
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