4TB 990 PRO – Samsung officially announces their largest 990 PRO SSD

4TB 990 PRO - Samsung officially announces their largest 990 PRO SSD

Samsung officially announces their 4TB 990 PRO SSD

Samsung has just given their fastest SSD a huge capacity boost by adding a new 4TB model to their 990 PRO lineup of PCIe 4.0 SSDs. This month, 4TB 990 PRO SSDs will be arriving on store shelves, which will sit alongside this SSD’s existing 1TB and 2TB models to give customers plenty of storage options.

With their 990 PRO series of SSDs, Samsung delivered a 55% increase in random I/O performance over their older 980 PRO SSD models, giving buyers a substantial speed boost without moving to PCIe 5.0. Sequential read/write speeds also saw a huge increase with the 990 PRO, effectively maximising the potential of PCIe 4.0 x4 M.2 slots. Now, Samsung have confirmed that they are working on a high capacity model of their 990 PRO SSD, offering users 4TB of fast PCIe 4.0 storage.

Power-wise, the 990 PRO’s new controller offers users up to a 50% increase in power efficiency over the Elipis controlled used in their 980 PRO SSD. This reduction in power draw results in less heat production and lower SSD thermals, This change is beneficial for all users, especially those who work their SSDs hard during productivity tasks.

With PCIe 5.0 SSDs being so expensive, and PCIe 5.0 connectivity being limited to the newest motherboards, there is clear demand for an ultra-fast SSD that pushes the limits of the PCIe 4.0 interface. This is especially true now that PC and console games are not making heavy use of SSD storage solutions.

Below is what Samsung has to say about their new 990 PRO PCIe 4.0 SSD.

4TB 990 PRO - Samsung officially announces their largest 990 PRO SSD

Press Release – Samsung Announces 4 TB SSD 990 PRO Series

Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., a world leader in advanced memory technology, today announced the release of a new 4-terabyte (TB) offering in its SSD 990 PRO series. The 990 PRO series is a lineup of high-performance PCIe 4.0 SSDs powered by Samsung’s eighth-generation V-NAND (V8) technology and enhanced proprietary controller. Offering blazing-fast speeds and ultimate power efficiency, the 990 PRO series is optimized for massive data volumes, such as 3D/4K graphics work, data analytics and high-quality games, making it the ideal SSD for today’s PCs, laptops, game consoles and computing systems. With improved total bytes written (TBW) ratings of up to 2,400 TB, the 990 PRO series ensures increased SSD reliability and longevity, ideal for those with highly demanding workloads and large storage capacity needs.

“Today’s gamers and creative professionals require high-capacity, high-performance SSDs and Samsung’s new 4 TB SSD 990 PRO is the perfect storage solution to meet their needs,” said Hangu Sohn, Corporate Vice President of the Memory Brand Product Biz Team at Samsung Electronics. “As the demand for high-resolution content and ultra-fast data-processing speeds continues to grow, high-performance NVMe storage has become a core requirement.”

Best-in-class Performance and Capacity

Featuring Samsung’s V8 technology and improved controller, the 4 TB 990 PRO offers near-max performance in a PCIe 4.0 interface, with sequential read speeds of up to 7,450 megabytes-per-second (MB/s) and write speeds of up to 6,900 MB/s. The newly expanded capacity of 4 TB delivers boosted random read and write speeds of up to 1,600K and 1,550K IOPS respectively, making it the ideal solution for gamers, creative professionals and tech enthusiasts seeking top-tier performance and storage space.

With the fastest random read performance among PCIe 4.0 interface consumer SSDs on the market, the 4 TB 990 PRO significantly reduces mid-game stalls and accelerates the loading of high-quality videos, increasing gamers’ enjoyment and immersion. For high-end games that support the latest in game-loading technology, the 990 PRO series can help reduce lag, allowing users to enjoy real-time gameplay experiences with consistently high frames per second (FPS).

Enhanced Power Efficiency and Reliable Thermal Control

The 990 PRO series achieves breakthrough power efficiency, with an up to 50% performance improvement in comparison to the previous 980 PRO series. It also incorporates a nickel coating on the controller and features a heat spreader label on the back side of the SSD, ensuring optimal temperature level maintenance and minimal performance fluctuations over time. The 990 PRO with Heatsink is equipped with an effective, slim heatsink, giving users the full experience in sustained high-performance computing and gaming capabilities. Furthermore, the drive is compatible with the latest game consoles, so it can speed up game installation and loading times, while also preventing performance drops that can result from overheating.

4TB 990 PRO - Samsung officially announces their largest 990 PRO SSD

Single-Sided 4 TB SSD for Ultra-Slim Laptops

Thanks to Samsung’s V8 1 Tb high-density NAND and the company’s memory stacking technology, the 4 TB 990 PRO was designed with a single-sided M.2 form factor, which makes it slimmer than other double-sided M.2 SSDs. This frees users from the concerns that double-sided M.2 SSDs can cause when installed into ultra-thin laptops, such as an inability to install the SSD or the risk of damaging other components. With a single-sided M.2 form factor, the streamlined design provides abundant storage capacity and sustainable performance.

Samsung Magician Software and Availability

The Samsung Magician software ensures optimal performance in SSDs by keeping firmware, drivers and other settings up to date, while also offering the flexibility to customize power and performance optimisation, according to user preferences. Moreover, the software supports RGB functionality for the 990 PRO with Heatsink, so gamers have the option to customize color and LED effects. Set to be released in September 2023, the new version of Magician 8.0 will be an integrated software solution for SSDs, portable SSDs, memory cards and USB flash drives.

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