Samsung SSD 990 Pro: 4 TB version is coming on the market

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A year after the presentation of the Samsung 990 Pro at Gamescom 2022, the manufacturer has now announced that it will launch the 4 TB version that was already in prospect at the time. It was clear from the start that it would not appear until 2023, but not that it would last until August.

Samsung SSD 990 Pro: Because you wanted it so bad

To justify the market launch with the fact that customers would have wanted this variant so much, the group, therefore, had to deliver when the SSD 990 Pro was promised from the start with 1, 2, and 4 TB, and PCIe 4.0 NVMe SSDs with 4 TB are now offered by the collected competition but not by Samsung, which shouldn’t hit everyone’s humor.

Both the model without a heatsink and the model with a heatsink, which was also launched with a large time lag, will be available with 4 TB. The 4 TB variant is still not directly available. Samsung says “Stay tuned”. For more, you can check out the official website.

There is no information about PCIe 5.0 yet

However, anyone who expected initial information about a PCIe 5.0 SSD from Samsung for private users or gamers at Gamescom was disappointed. Like Western Digital, whose WD_Black SN850(X) is one of the most successful high-end SSDs of the PCIe 4.0 generation, Samsung is still keeping a low profile. Both manufacturers are still developing their own controllers for SSDs.

In fact, the market for PCIe 5.0 SSDs is still very small, also because so far only AMD’s AM5 platform can supply such drives with dedicated PCIe 5.0, while Intel’s Z790 platform also offers PCIe 5.0, but officially only for that GPU. M.2 SSDs with PCIe 5.0 must share this line with the graphics card.

All PCI Express 5.0 SSDs available to date are based on Phison’s E26 controller, which recently attracted attention because it switched off to protect itself at high temperatures instead of throttling performance, which can result in data loss. On the other hand, a firmware update, which is currently only available for the Corsair MP700, reliably throttles the performance after the update if it gets too warm.

Starting Prices For Different Series

ImageNamePlatformCheck Price
Samsung SSD 990 ProSamsung SSD 990 Proamazon-icon-21121₹10,459
Samsung SSD 990 ProSamsung SSD 990 Proamazon-icon-21121$74
Samsung SSD 990 ProSamsung SSD 990 Proamazon-icon-21121£155

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