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Samsung Adds 4TB Capacity to 990 PRO Series

9/6/2023

The 990 PRO and 990 PRO with Heatsink now offer more space for games and files, and boast best-in-class speeds

Samsung Electronics America today announced the release of a new 4-terabyte (TB) offering in its SSD 990 PRO series for gamers and creators. The 990 PRO series includes high-performance PCIe1 4.0 SSDs powered by eighth-generation Samsung V-NAND (V8) technology and an enhanced proprietary controller.

Offering blazing-fast speeds and ultimate power efficiency, the 990 PRO series is optimized for massive data volumes, such as 3D/4K graphics work, data analytics and high-quality games, making it the ideal SSD for today’s PCs, laptops, game consoles and computing systems. With improved total bytes written (TBW) ratings of up to 2,400TB, the 990 PRO series ensures increased SSD reliability and longevity, ideal for those with highly demanding workloads and large storage capacity needs.

“We recognize that people need more innovative storage options to meet their day-to-day needs – whether they’re downloading games over 100GB or accessing high-resolution content that shows beautifully vivid detail, the Samsung 990 PRO 4TB series delivers the perfect solution, enabling people to save even more games and content to their libraries without compromising on download or upload speeds,” said Jose Hernandez, Senior Director of Memory Product Marketing at Samsung. “The 4TB doubles the maximum capacity of the Samsung 990 PRO series, its fastest drive, while keeping a slim design to fit into an ultra-thin laptop or game console – so no matter the system, you can upgrade the storage in your device.”

Best-in-class Performance and Capacity

Featuring Samsung eighth-generation V-NAND technology and an improved controller, the 4TB 990 PRO and 990 PRO with Heatsink offers nearly the highest speed currently available from the PCIe 4.0 interface2, with sequential read speeds of up to 7,450 megabytes-per-second (MB/s) and write speeds of up to 6,900MB/s.

The newly expanded capacity of 4TB delivers boosted random read and write speeds of up to 1,600K and 1,550K IOPS3 respectively, making it the ideal solution for gamers, creative professionals and technology enthusiasts seeking top-tier performance and large storage space.

With the fastest random read performance among the PCIe 4.0 interface consumer SSDs on the market4, the 4TB 990 PRO series significantly reduces mid-game stalls and accelerates the loading of high-quality videos. This gives gamers uninterrupted gaming sessions and an immersive experience. Content creators will see their videos load faster, saving them time to edit or keep creating.

For high-end games that support the latest in game-loading technology, the 990 PRO series can help reduce lag, allowing users to enjoy real-time gameplay experiences with consistently high frames per second (FPS).

Enhanced Power Efficiency and Reliable Thermal Control

The 990 PRO series achieves breakthrough power efficiency, with an up to 50% performance improvement in comparison to the previous 980 PRO series. It also incorporates a nickel coating on the controller and features a heat spreader label on the back side of the SSD, ensuring optimal temperature level maintenance and minimal performance fluctuations over time.

The 990 PRO with Heatsink is also equipped with an effective, slim heatsink. Furthermore, the drive is compatible with the latest game consoles, so it can speed up game installation and loading times, while also preventing performance drops that can result from overheating.

Single-Sided 4TB SSD for Ultra-Slim Laptops

Thanks to the Samsung V8 1Tb high-density NAND and its memory stacking technology, the 4TB 990 PRO series is designed with a single-sided M.2 form factor, which makes it slimmer than other double-sided M.2 SSDs. The single-sided M.2 form factor of the Samsung 990 PRO series can be installed in ultra-thin laptops without worry.

Availability & Samsung Magician Software

The 990 PRO 4TB (MSRP: $344.99) and 990 PRO with Heatsink (MSRP: $354.99) will be available for purchase at Samsung.com and select retailers in October 2023. The 1TB and 2TB models of the 990 PRO series are currently available for purchase.

Samsung Magician software ensures optimal performance in SSDs by keeping firmware, drivers and other settings up to date, while also offering the flexibility to customize power and performance optimization. Moreover, the software supports RGB functionality for the 990 PRO with Heatsink, so gamers have the option to customize color and LED effects. The new version of Magician 8.0 is set to be released later this month, ahead of the 4TB 990 PRO series availability. It is an integrated software solution for Samsung SSDs, portable SSDs, memory cards and USB flash drives.

For more information, please visit Samsung.com.

Samsung SSD 990 PRO | 990 PRO with Heatsink Specifications
CategorySamsung SSD 990 PRO | 990 PRO with Heatsink
InterfacePCIe Gen 4.0, x4, NVMe 2.05
Form FactorM.2 (2280)
Storage MemorySamsung V-NAND 3-bit TLC
ControllerSamsung In-house controller
Capacity61TB2TB4TB
DRAM1GB LPDDR42GB LPDDR44GB LPDDR4
Sequential Read/Write Speed7 up to 7,450 MB/s, up to 6,900 MB/s
Random Read/Write Speed (QD32)7up to 1,600K IOPS, 1,550K IOPS
Management SoftwareSamsung Magician Software
Data EncryptionAES 256-bit Full Disk Encryption, TCG/Opal V2.0,
Encrypted Drive (IEEE1667)
Total Bytes Written600TB1200TB2400TB
Warranty8Five-year Limited Warranty9
1 PCIe: Peripheral Component Interconnect express.
2 PCIe 4.0’s highest theoretical sequential read speed is 8000 MB/s — 990 PRO reaches 7,450 MB/s as of Q3 2022.
3 IOPS: Input/output Operations Per Second.
As of Aug, 2023, fastest random read performance among PCIe 4.0 interface consumer SSDs on the market, with random read speeds of up to 1,600K IOPS and random write speeds of up to 1,550K IOPS.
5 The NVM Express® design mark is a registered trademark of NVM Express, Inc.
6 1GB = 1,000,000,000 bytes by IDEMA. A certain portion of capacity may be used for system file and maintenance use, so the actual capacity may differ from what is indicated on the product label.
7 Sequential and random performance measurements are based on IOmeter1.1.0. Performance may vary based on an SSD’s firmware version, system hardware & configuration.
Test system configuration: AMD Ryzen 7 5800X 8-Core Processor CPU@3.80GHz, DDR4 3600MHz 16GBx2 (PC4-25600 Overclock), Windows 10 Pro 64bit, ASRock-X570 Taichi
8 Samsung Electronics shall not be liable for any loss, including but not limited to loss of data or other information contained on Samsung Electronics product or loss of profit or revenue which may be incurred by user. For more information on the warranty, please visit samsung.com/SSD or semiconductor.samsung.com/internal-ssd/.
9 Five years or total bytes written (TBW), whichever comes first. For more information on the warranty, please refer to the enclosed warranty document in the package.

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