At the CES 2020, Samsung made the announcement that the company was working on developing its very first Samsung 980 Pro SSD. Even though the company did not mention the exact date of launch of the SSD, it did take up a few questions to quench the thirst of those eager to know more about the upcoming product.
The wait seems to be over for the Samsung 980 Pro SSD as Samsung has launched the brand new SSD. Samsung highlighted the benefits of the new SSD, and it should be mentioned that this new SSD performed well while being one of those things that come at an excellent price.
The NVMe SSD from Samsung is of PCIe 4.0 variety which means that the users will not be presented with more choice of high-end SSDs to pair with AMD X570 and B550 motherboards, as well as Zen 3 CPUs. The late release was obviously due to the pandemic as the supply chain and manufacturing were hit by it. All things aside, now that the new SSD is here, Samsung has exceeded all expectations.
The performance of the SSD, according to reports, has been off the charts. Samsung had hinted before that the new SSD will be focused on providing great performance. It had stated that the performance will be clocked with lower capacities between 250GB and 1 TB and could come with the write speeds of up to 5000 MB per second. But the recent test reveals that 980 Pro SSD has the read speed up to 7000 MB per second which exceeds expectations.
Furthermore, reports reveal that the 980 PRO PCIe 4.0 SSD comes with a new custom Elpis Controller and 3-bit MTC. As of now, only limited details are known about the product, and Samsung is yet to announce its price and where to get it from. More information will be available as and when Samsung releases them.