Samsung’s 990 Pro NVMe SSDs are designed to test the boundaries of the PCIe 4.0 interface.
Samsung claims that the M.2 SSDs’ sequential read rates of 7,450MB/s and writes of 6,900MB/s are “the fastest speed available today from the PCIe 4.0 connection”. In theory, 8,000MB/s is the upper bound for read rates over PCIe 4.0. Therefore, if the Samsung’s 990 Pro really achieves those speeds in practice; it will be hard to beat.
Professional creatives and avid gamers are the intended customers for these new drives. Vice President of Samsung Electronics’ Memory Brand Product Biz Team KyuYoung Lee said; “The Samsung’s 990 Pro offers an ideal balance of performance; as well as, power and reliability; making it an excellent choice for mobile gamers and creative people seeking undisturbed work and play.”
Moreover, You will need to be patient to have access to these lightning-fast SSDs. Samsung plans to release Samsung’s 990 Pro variants with 1, 2, and 4 terabytes of storage space. The 1TB model will cost $179 and the 2TB model will cost $309 when they become available in October. However, The 4TB model will not be available until sometime in 2019; and its pricing has not been announced.
When used in a computer; all three drives come with a five-year guarantee, 256-bit AES full-drive encryption, and the Samsung Magician software. Samsung rates their 1TB drive as having a 600TB write life expectancy, their 2TB drive as having 1,200TB, and their 4TB drive as having 2,400TB. Because, Any of them may be added to a PS5 as supplementary storage, and a heatsink model will be made available for more efficient thermal management.