Samsung’s New NVMe SSD Is Really, Really Fast (Updated)
Samsung has been at the forefront of flash storage and memory for years, and the company’s internal SSDs are a popular option for custom builds (or upgrading older PCs). Samsung now has an even faster SSD: the 990 Pro.
Update, 10/19/22: The 990 Pro SSD will be available to order starting on November 1 on Samsung’s online store and other retailers. However, pricing has increased slightly since the initial announcement, possibly due to current economic inflation.
The new pricing is set at $169.99 for 1 TB, $289.99 for 2 TB, $189.99 for 1 TB with the heatsink, and $309.99 for 2 TB with the heatsink.
The Samsung 990 Pro (this isn’t an Evo-branded drive) is specifically built for 3D rendering, 4K video editing, data analysis, “graphically demanding games,” and other tasks that require constant read and write disk access at high speeds. Samsung didn’t specifically mention if it’s compatible with the PlayStation 5 (which can accept third-party SSDs if they are fast enough), but the older Samsung 980 Pro worked with the PS5, so it’s a safe bet.
Samsung says the drive can deliver sequential read and write speeds (meaning data in…
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