"Samsung reveals its 980 Pro PCIe Gen4 SSD with 6,500MB/s read speeds - CES 2020
Samsung has officially announced its first consumer-grade PCIe Gen4 SSD, an M.2 NVMe drive that promised to destroy its Phison-based competition and leave them in the dust.
You think 5GB/s sequential reads are fast? Samsung's new 980 PRO promises sequential read speeds of 6.5GB/s and sequential write speeds of 5GB/s. These speeds will require a PCIe 4.0 compatible system, making the 980 PRO's performance only available on AMD Ryzen 3rd Generation systems at launch.
To achieve these speeds, Samsung created a new PCIe 4.0 compatible SSD controller, updated its 3D V-NAND to deliver improved power efficiency and access speeds and increased its V-NAND stack size to 128-layers.
PC Watch has reported that Samsung plans to release its PCIe Gen4 complaint 980 PRO SSD in the US and Korea on January 21st, with a release in February for the rest of the world. Full specifications for the driver are unknown, but it will deliver sequential read/write speeds of 6,500MB/s and 5,000MB/s respectively (at least for the 1TB model) and release with capacities of 250GB, 500Gb and 1TB. "
At this time the price tags of Samsung's 980 Pro series SSDs are unknown. We hope that our local Samsung representative will report back to us with more information soon.