Samsung’s new 980 PRO SSD model ships with a Heatsink for PS5 compatibility

Samsung's new 980 PRO SSD model ships with a Heatsink for PS5 compatability

Samsung’s new 980 PRO SSD model ships with a Heatsink for PS5 compatibility

As we discussed last month (link), Samsung’s creating a heatsinked 980 PRO SSD model that officially supports Sony’s PlayStation 5 console. This new model is designed to run cooler than its standard, heatsink-less counterpart, though these new SSD models will also benefit from “new firmware enhancements” from Samsung. 

Samsung’s new “980 PRO with Heatsink” SSDs are due to launch on October 29th with 1TB and 2TB models, which will ship with MSRP prices of $249.99 and $449.99, respectively. These SSDs also features a five-year warranty. 

This new 980 PRO model uses Samsung’s proprietary built-in heating, which features “Samsung Advanced Heat Dissipation Technology”. This SSD is designed with PlayStation 5 in mind, ensuring that their drive can maintain optimal temperatures and sustained performance when used within Sony’s PlayStation 5 console. This drive is designed to allow PlayStation 5 owners to play games using the drive for hours without fears of performance degradation, thermal throttling, or additional fan noise.  

Samsung's new 980 PRO SSD model ships with a Heatsink for PS5 compatability 
With sequential read speeds of up to 7,000 MB/s, Samsung’s SSD is more than fast enough to exceed Sony’s 5,500 MB/s PlayStation 5 storage speed requirements. Beyond that, this drive’s pre-installed heatsink allows it to be installed with minimal effort, allowing PS5 users to install an SSD without researching compatible heatsinks for heatsink-less M.2 SSDs, or installing 3rd party heatsinks on delicate M.2 SSDs.

Below is what Samsung had to say to us regarding its 980 PRO SSD with heatsink. 

     Today, Samsung Electronics America announced its popular Samsung 980 PRO SSD will be available for purchase in a heatsink model, the Samsung 980 PRO with Heatsink, starting October 29, 2021 – just in time to bring “more play” to the PlayStation®5 (PS5) console this holiday season.

Ready for installation in a slim, PS5-compatible design, the 980 PRO with Heatsink enables gamers to easily expand storage on their console. This addition to the Samsung 980 PRO SSD family is delivered with a proprietary built-in heatsink with Samsung Advanced Heat Dissipation Technology and new firmware enhancements. The power-efficient 980 PRO with Heatsink is optimized to deliver sustained, blazingly-fast performance while maintaining optimal temperature when used in the PS5 – thus enabling PS5 console owners to play games from the SSD for hours without worrying about performance degradation or thermal throttling, or distracting unnecessary fan noise.


– Leverages Samsung V-NAND technology, a low-power in-house controller, and power-efficient design to deliver exceptional performance (sequential read/write speeds up to 7,000 and sequential 5,100 MB/s respectively)

– Once installed in the PS5 or PS5 Digital Edition console, the 980 PRO with Heatsink can be used to download, copy, and launch games and media apps. PS5 players can store and play PS5 games, PS4 games, and media apps directly from the high-speed 980 PRO with Heatsink and freely move games between storage options.

– Interface: PCIe Gen 4.0 x4, NVMe 1.3c

– Dimension: 24 mm W x 80 mm L x 8.6 mm H

– Available in 1TB (MSRP: $249.99) and 2TB capacities (MSRP: $449.99)

– Offered Samsung’s newly adopted eco-friendly packaging using an eco-friendly pulp tray certified by FSC (Forest Stewardship Council)

– 5-year limited warranty

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