Samsung's 980 Pro PCIe 4.0 SSD has seen a dramatic price cut

From over £200 to a little more than £150

Samsung's 980 Pro PCIe 4.0 SSD has seen a dramatic price cut

Samsung's 980 Pro PCIe 4.0 SSD has seen a dramatic price cut

Samsung's 980 Pro SSD has seen drastic price changes over the past few weeks, moving the ultra-fast 1TB PCIe 4.0 SSD from £200+ pricing to pricing that's barely higher than £150. That represents a price cut of around 25%, making high-end PCIe 4.0 storage more affordable than ever. 

Right now, Samsung's 980 PRO 1TB SSD is now available for £152.59 on Amazon UK. Similar price cuts can also be seen in other regions. Samsung's 980 PRO boasts sequential read speeds as high a 7,000 MB/s, doubling what's possible with older PCIe 3.0 storage devices. 

Whether you are a high-end PC user or a PlayStation 5 user that desires more storage, Samsung's 980 PRO 1TB SSD is an excellent option for you. In our review of the 980 PRO, Samsung's 980 PRO SSD proved itself worthy of your consideration, and its recently reduced pricing now makes it an excellent offer. 

High-end PCIe 4.0 storage has seen itself tumble in recent months, coming thanks to increased competition within the SSD market, larger numbers of drives arriving at retailers and the increasing availability of PCIe 4.0 compatible devices. PCIe 4.0 is now entering the mainstream, and better pricing will make high-end PCIe 4.0 speeds even more accessible to the PC building masses. 

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- Samsung 980 PRO 1TB SSD

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01-09-2021, 22:20:56

Ubersonic
This is basically a 970 Evo with Gen4.

Samsung doing the dirty by calling it a "Pro" to trick customers into thinking it's a replacement for the 970 Pro when it only has half the endurance due to the switch from MLC to TLC.Quote

02-09-2021, 08:22:50

WYP
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Originally Posted by Ubersonic View Post
This is basically a 970 Evo with Gen4.

Samsung doing the dirty by calling it a "Pro" to trick customers into thinking it's a replacement for the 970 Pro when it only has half the endurance due to the switch from MLC to TLC.
So Samsung's new SSD controller, new TLC NAND and more than doubling of sequential read speeds is "just a trick".

While an argument can be made that the drive should be called a 980 Evo, this is not a "970 Evo with Gen4".

What's good in the world of NAND memory changes over time. There was a time where everyone complained that TLC was terrible and now the technology has improved enough for it to now be the standard. Samsung also never claimed that this drive was not using 3-bit NAND.

Samsung is who decides what replaces their 970 Pro, not consumers. While the Pro series was traditionally based on 2-bit MLC NAND, is there an area where the 970 Pro outperforms the 980 Pro? Anything outside of endurance?

Regarding endurance, I will say this. How many people here have ever written enough to their SSD to out-write the NAND before the drive's warranty expired?Quote
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