Samsung Semiconductor division today announced the 990 PRO NVMe SSD, which is based on PCIe 4.0. The high-performance SSD is optimized for gaming as well as other demanding tasks such as rendering, video editing, and data analysis. Let’s take a look at the Samsung 990 PRO SSD alongside its specs, features, availability, and expected price in Nepal.
Samsung 990 PRO NVMe SSD Overview:
The new 990 PRO is one of the best consumer-grade SSD from Samsung. It offers the highest speed available currently via a PCIe 4.0 interface.
The SSD is rated for sequential read speeds up to 7,450 megabytes per second (MB/s) and write speeds up to 6,900 MB/s. On the other hand, the random read and write speeds come in at up to 1,400K and 1,550K IOPS, respectively. According to Samsung, the 990 PRO performs 55% better than its last-gen 980 PRO.
Power Efficiency and Cooling
The Samsung 990 PRO is built on a low-power architecture and provides 50% more power efficiency compared to its predecessor. Moreover, the heatsink version of the SSD offers additional cooling and an in-built RGB for aesthetics.
As Triple-A games continue to grow in size and complexity, fast SSDs become an integral part of an immersive gaming experience. And, the Samsung 990 PRO aims to provide just that.
The SSD was able to reduce map loading time to just 1 second on Forspokem, an unreleased RPG game from Luminous Productions. At the same time, a SATA SSD loaded the same map in 4 seconds and an HDD took 28 seconds.
Samsung 990 Pro NVMe SSD Specs:
|Samsung 990 PRO | 990 PRO HS|
|Interface||PCIe Gen 4.0 x4, NVMe 2.0|
|Form Factor||M.2 (2280)|
|Storage Memory||Samsung V-NAND 3-bit TLC|
|Controller||Samsung in-house controller|
|DRAM||1GB LPDDR4||2GB LPDDR4||4GB LPDDR4|
|Sequential Read/Write Speed||Up to 7,450 MB/s, Up to 6,900 MB/s|
|Random Read/Write Speed (QD32)||Up to 1,400K IOPS, Up to 1,550K IOPS|
|Management Software||Samsung Magician Software|
|Data Encryption||AES 256-bit Full Disk Encryption, TCG/Opal V2.0,|
Encrypted Drive (IEEE1667)
|Total Bytes Written||600TB||1200TB||2400TB|
|Warranty||Five-year Limited Warranty|
Samsung 990 PRO NVMe SSD Price in Nepal & Availability
According to Samsung, the 990 PRO will be available for purchase starting in October. The 1TB model and 2TB will cost USD 179 and USD 309 respectively. The price of the 4TB model is currently not known as it is scheduled to release next year. We expect the Samsung 990 PRO SSD to cost around NPR 25,699 for the 1TB storage variant.
|Samsung 990 PRO SSD||Price (Official)||Price in Nepal (Expected)|
|1TB||USD 179||Rs. 25,999|
|2TB||USD 309||Rs. 43,999|
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