Presented Samsung SSD-disk 990 PRO: Superior performance optimized for gaming and applications intended for creatives | TechBuzz

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The incredibly high speeds of the SSD 990 PRO shorten loading times and increase the speed of reactions when playing games, while thermal control solutions maintain the optimal temperature necessary for undisturbed and long-term use of the disk.

Zagreb, August 26, 2022Samsung Electronics, the world leader in advanced memory technology, presented its high-performance NVMe SSD-disk 990 PRO with PCIe 4.0 interface. The new SSD-disk is characterized by extremely high speeds and above-average energy efficiency. In addition, it is optimized for graphics-intensive games and other intensive tasks such as 3D rendering, 4K video editing and data analysis.

Samsung SSD-disk 990 PRO

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“Thanks to continuous gaming innovation, 4K and 8K technology, and AI-based applications, consumer demand for high-performance storage and memory is experiencing exponential growth,” said KyuYoung Lee, Vice President of Memory Brand Product Biz Team at Samsung Electronics. “The SSD 990 PRO provides an optimal balance of speed, efficiency and reliability, making it the perfect choice for passionate gamers and professional creatives who spend a significant amount of time playing games or working.”

The NVMe SSD-disk 990 PRO is equipped with the latest Samsung flash with V-NAND memory and a new controller, and provides currently the highest speeds available through the PCIe 4.0 interface[1]. Furthermore, this SSD-disk boasts sequential data reading speeds of up to 7450 MB/s and data writing of up to 6900 MB/s, while its ‘random’ reading and writing speeds are up to 1400 K and 1550 K IOPS (input-output operations per second)[2].

With up to 55% improvement in random performance, compared to the 980 PRO SSD, the new 990 PRO is a great choice for gamers as well as people who deal with extremely creative and productive tasks.

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High-performance NVMe SSDs are key to taking full advantage of the latest gaming consoles and technologies. Thanks to NVMe technology, the 990 PRO boasts higher data loading speeds than computers and consoles, which enables users to have a more immersive and high-quality gaming experience. When testing on a video game The prophesied[3] from Luminous Productions, which supports the latest game loading technology, content loading time was about one second (compared to four seconds with a SATA SSD or 28 seconds with an HDD).

Samsung SSD-disk 990 PRO

Exceptional energy efficiency and reliable temperature control

Thanks to its low-power architecture, Samsung’s newly designed controller significantly improves the SSD’s energy efficiency – up to 50 percent compared to the 980 PRO SSD[4]. In addition, the 990 PRO has an outer layer of nickel on the controller itself, as well as a surface for more even heat dissipation. In addition, Samsung’s Dynamic Thermal Guard technology guarantees that the disk temperature will remain within optimal limits. Version of the NVMe SSD-disk 990 PRO with the so-called heatsink (‘heat sink’) provides an additional level of temperature control, and its RGB lights add to the drive’s sleek appearance.

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Specifications of the Samsung NVMe SSD 990 PRO

CategorySamsung SSD-disk

990 PRO | 990 PRO s heatsink

InterfacePCIe Gen 4.0 x4, NVMe 2.0
Form factorM.2 (2280)
Data storage memorySamsung V-NAND 3-bit TLC
ControllerSamsung’s own controller
Capacity[5]1 TB2 TB4 TB
DRAM1 GB LPDDR42 GB LPDDR44 GB LPDDR4
Sequential read/write speedDo 7450 MB/s, do 6900 MB/s
Random read/write speed (QD32)Do 1400K IOPS-a, do 1550K IOPS-a
Management softwareSamsung Magician Software
Data encryptionAES 256-bit Full Disk Encryption, TCG/Opal V2.0,

Encrypted Drive (IEEE1667)

Total bytes written600 TB1200 TB2400 TB
Warranty[6]Five-year limited warranty[7]

[1] The maximum sequential read speed in theory for the PCIe 4.0 interface is 8000 MB/s — from the third quarter of 2022, the 990 PRO reaches a speed of 7450 MB/s.

[2] Sequential and random performance are based on the IOmeter1.1.0 tool. Performance may vary depending on the SSD’s firmware, system hardware, and configuration.

* Test system configuration: AMD Ryzen 7 5800X 8-Core Processor [email protected], DDR4 3600MHz 16GBx2 (PC4-25600 Overclock), Windows 10 Pro 64bit, ASRock-X570 Taichi.

[3] FORSPOKEN © Luminous Productions Co., Ltd. All Rights Reserved. FORSPOKEN, LUMINOUS PRODUCTIONS and the LUMINOUS PRODUCTIONS logo are registered trademarks or trademarks of Square Enix Co., Ltd. conglomerate.

* Test system configuration: AMD Ryzen 9 5900X 12-Core Processor 3.70 GHz, AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT 16GB, DDR4-2666 (16GB x2), Windows 11 Pro 21H2

[4] The 980 PRO records an energy efficiency of 1129/877 MB per watt for sequential read/write; at the same time the 990 PRO boasts 1380/1319 MB per watt for sequential read/write – internal testing results of the 1TB model.

[5] 1 GB=1 GB=1 000 000 000 bytes according to IDEMA, the International Disk Drive Equipment and Materials Association. Part of the disk capacity may be used for system file and maintenance, so the actual usable capacity may differ from that indicated on the product label.

[6] Company Samsung Electronics shall not be liable for any loss, including but not limited to loss of data and other information stored on a Samsung Electronics product or loss of profit or income suffered by the user. For more warranty information, visit samsung.com/SSD or semiconductor.samsung.com/internal-ssd/.

[7] Five years or total bytes written (TBW), whichever expires first. For more information about the warranty, read the warranty card that came with the product.



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