A new 4-terabyte (TB) SSD from Samsung’s SSD 990 PRO series has just been released. Samsung’s eighth-generation V-NAND (V8) technology and improved proprietary controller power the 990 PRO series of high-performance PCIe 4.0 SSDs. The 990 PRO series is considered the best SSD for today’s PCs, laptops, gaming consoles, and computing systems since it is geared for enormous data quantities, such as those required by 3D/4K graphics work, data analytics, and high-quality games.
With higher total bytes written (TBW) values of up to 2,400 TB, the 990 PRO series promises better SSD reliability and lifespan, making it the perfect choice for users with heavy workloads and high storage capacity requirements. The 4TB 990 PRO has a smaller profile compared to double-sided M.2 SSDs, all thanks to the V8 1TB high-density NAND and the company’s memory stacking technology. With a single-sided M.2 form factor, the efficient design offers a lot of storage and long-lasting performance.
Further, the 4TB 990 PRO greatly decreases mid-game delays and speeds up the loading of high-quality films, enhancing gamers experiences. It will boast the highest random read performance among consumer SSDs with a PCIe 4.0 interface. Also, it delivers nera-max performance in a PCIe 4.0 interface, with sequential read rates and write rates of up to 1,600 K and 1,500 K IOPS3, which is great for gamers and creative professionals. Users may take advantage of real-time gameplay experiences with consistently high frames per second (FPS) because of the 990 PRO series’ ability to reduce latency.
By maintaining firmware and supporting RGB functionality for the 990 PRO with Heatsink, the Samsung Magician software assures maximum performance in SSDs and gives gamers the opportunity to personalize color and LED effects. The next Magician 8.0 version, scheduled for release in September 2023, will be an integrated software solution for SSDs, portable SSDs, memory cards, and USB flash drives. The 990 PRO series by up to 50% in terms of performance, achieving ground-breaking power efficiency.
Hangu Sohn, Corporate Vice President of the Memory Brand Product Biz Team at Samsung Electronics, stated, “Today’s gamers and creative professionals require high-capacity, high-performance SSDs, and Samsung’s new 4TB SSD 990 PRO is the perfect storage solution to meet their needs. As the demand for high-resolution content and ultra-fast data-processing speeds continues to grow, high-performance NVMe2 storage has become a core requirement.”
Samsung 990 Pro 4TB SSD Pricing
The 990 PRO 4TB SSD will be available in two versions: one without a heatsink and one with a heatsink. The version without the heatsink will be priced at $344.99, while the version with the heatsink will be priced at $354.99. Both versions will be available for purchase from Samsung’s website and select retailers across the country starting October 2023.
|Samsung SSD 990 PRO | 990 PRO with Heatsink
|PCIe Gen 4.0, x4, NVMe 2.0
|Samsung V-NAND 3-bit TLC
|Samsung In-house controller
|Sequential Read/Write Speed7
|up to 7,450MB/s, up to 6,900MB/s
|Random Read/Write Speed (QD32)
|up to 1,600K IOPS, 1,550K IOPS
|Samsung Magician Software
|AES 256-bit Full Disk Encryption, TCG/Opal V2.0, Encrypted Drive (IEEE1667)
|Total Bytes Written
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