Memory and Storage

Samsung unveils V-NAND-based SSD

26 August 2022
The 990 Pro SSD improves random performance up to 55% from the previous SSD generation. Source: Samsung

Samsung Electronics has introduced the 990 Pro, a high performance NVMe solid state drive (SSD) based on PCIe 4.0 built specifically for graphically demanding games and other intensive tasks such as 3D rendering, 4K video editing and data analysis.

The 990 Pro is based on Samsung’s V-NAND 3-bit TLC and proprietary controller that delivers sequential read and write speeds of up to 7,450 megabytes per second (MB/s) and 6,900 MB/s, respectively. Random read and write speeds come in at up to 1,400 K and 1,500 K IOPS, respectively.

Samsung said the 990 Pro improves random performance up to 55% over the 980 Pro SSD. The SSD brings faster loading times to PCs and consoles for better gaming but also allows creative professionals to work faster and more efficiently.

Other features of the new SSD include:

  • Improved power efficiency by up to 50% compared to previous generation.
  • Up to 2GB LPDDR4 DRAM
  • Samsung in-house controller
  • Capacity of up to 2TB
  • AES 256-bit full disk encryption
  • Total bytes written up to 2400TB
  • Samsung Magician software
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