Samsung has finally announced its first PCIe 4.0 consumer-grade NVMe SSD, the 980 Pro today. This is the very first of its kind NVMe SSD to run on PCIe 4.0 lanes. And since this is a PCIe 4.0 SSD, you can run it on boards with the latest Ryzen processors out of the box!
The Samsung 980 Pro SSD will give you a Read speed of a whopping 7,000MB/s or 7GB/s whereas the Write speed is 5,000MB/s or 5GB/s which is way too huge in comparison to what we have right now normally. The theoretical speed of the Samsung 970 Pro is 3,500MB/s for read and 2,700MB/s for write.
As mentioned above, you need to have the latest Ryzen 3000 series processor, along with the X570 Chipset motherboard. For Intel users, you have to wait to switch to 11th gen processors, that Intel is going to launch later this year, with PCIe 4.0 support.
Samsung is using a new controller from Elpsis and is coupling up with 1GB of LDDR4 RAM for cache and V-NAND MLC 3-bit memory for the main storage NANDS.
Thanks to PCIe 4.0, the speed of data transfer has doubled from PCIe 3.0. And thanks to that, Samsung is able to produce an SSD with such RW and I/O of 1,000K. However, the pricing of the SSD isn’t announced yet. The 980 Pro will be available in three configurations – 250GB, 500GB, and 1TB.
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