Samsung has just dropped exciting news for tech enthusiasts and gamers alike with the release of the new 4-terabyte (TB) addition to its SSD 990 PRO series. This series, known for its high-performance PCIe 4.0 SSDs, is powered by Samsung’s eighth-generation V-NAND (V8) technology and an enhanced proprietary controller.
The 990 PRO series is designed to cater to the demands of today’s computing systems, including PCs, laptops, game consoles, and more. It’s optimized for tasks that involve massive data volumes, such as 3D/4K graphics work, data analytics, and high-quality gaming.
What sets the 990 PRO series apart is its impressive total bytes written (TBW) ratings of up to 2,400TB, ensuring exceptional SSD reliability and longevity. This makes it a go-to choice for those dealing with highly demanding workloads and extensive storage needs.
Hangu Sohn, Corporate Vice President of the Memory Brand Product Biz Team at Samsung Electronics, stated, “Today’s gamers and creative professionals require high-capacity, high-performance SSDs, and Samsung’s new 4TB SSD 990 PRO is the perfect storage solution to meet their needs.”
Let’s talk performance – the 4TB 990 PRO delivers near-max performance with sequential read speeds of up to 7,450 megabytes-per-second (MB/s) and write speeds of up to 6,900MB/s. Gamers and creative professionals will appreciate the boosted random read and write speeds of up to 1,600K and 1,550K IOPS respectively, ensuring top-tier performance and ample storage space.
What’s more, the 990 PRO series significantly reduces mid-game stalls and accelerates the loading of high-quality videos, leading to an enhanced gaming experience. For those into high-end gaming, this SSD can help reduce lag, resulting in consistently high frames per second (FPS).
Apart from performance, Samsung focuses on power efficiency and thermal control. The 990 PRO series achieves up to a 50% performance improvement compared to the previous 980 PRO series. It also boasts a nickel coating on the controller and features a heat spreader label on the back side, ensuring optimal temperature maintenance and minimal performance fluctuations over time.
For ultra-slim laptops, the 4TB 990 PRO’s single-sided M.2 form factor comes to the rescue. This slim design is ideal for thin laptops, eliminating concerns related to double-sided M.2 SSDs.
Samsung’s Magician software adds another layer of functionality, offering users the ability to customize power and performance optimization according to their preferences. It even supports RGB functionality for the 990 PRO with Heatsink.
The 4TB capacity models of the 990 PRO and 990 PRO with Heatsink are set to be available in Malaysia from early November 2023, while the 1TB and 2TB models are currently available for purchase. Samsung is taking high-performance computing to a whole new level with this impressive SSD series, catering to the needs of gamers, creative professionals, and tech enthusiasts worldwide.
For more info: Samsung Newsroom Malaysia