Samsung SSD 990 EVO Launched With 5000MB/s Read Speeds

Samsung has just introduced a new SSD for its popular range of Solid State Drives. The new Samsung 990 EVO SSD is designed to enhance everyday computing tasks such as gaming, work, and photo/video editing. It’s a new NVMe SSD compatible with PCIe 5.0 and PCIe 4.0 interfaces, which makes it suitable for a wide range of systems. 

Samsung unveils new powerful SSD 990 EVO

When compared to its predecessor, the new Samsung 990 EVO SSD brings a 43% performance improvement. It has sequential read speeds of up to 5,000 MB/s and write speeds of up to 4,200 MB/s, along with enhanced random read and write speeds, the SSD delivers efficient performance.

The new SSD features a technology dubbed Host Memory Buffer (HMB). With this feature, the SSD directly links to the host processor’s DRAM. It optimizes performance even without DRAM. The 990 EVO promises faster game loading and quicker access to large files when upgrading from a previous mainstream SSD. The new model is also more power efficient with a 70% increment in energy-saving upgrades. The SSD 990 EVO extends the use of PCs and Laptops. It supports the Modern Standby feature ensuring quick device resumption from sleep, even in the low-power mode.

The Samsung 990 EVO comes with a heat spreader label that regulates the thermal contents. Moreover, it enables consistent high-level operations without bringing harm to the drive. The SSD offers support for Samsung Magician software for streamlining SSD upgrades, data migration, security, drive health monitoring, and timely firmware updates. It also offers a five-year Limited Warranty.

Quick Specifications for the Samsung SSD 990 EVO

  • Interface: PCIe Gen 4.0 x4 / 5.0 x2 NVMe 2.02
  • Form Factor: M.2 (2280)
  • Storage Memory: Samsung V-NAND 3-TLC
  • Controller: Samsung In-house Controller
  • Capacity: 1TB / 2TB
  • Sequential Read/Write Speed: Up to 5,000 MB/s, Up to 4,200 MB/s
  • Random Read/Write Speed: Up to 680K IOPS, 800K IOPS
  • Management Software: Samsung Magician Software
  • Data Encryption: AES 256-bit Full Disk Encryption, TCG/Opal V2.0, Encrypted Drive (IEE1667)

Samsung SSD 990 EVO

Commenting on the launch, Jose Hernandez, Senior Director of Memory Product Marketing at Samsung, left the following statement:

“The 990 EVO offers a hybrid storage solution, providing seamless flexibility to future-proof your setup. These drives strike a perfect balance between performance, power efficiency, and reliability, making them a versatile choice for the latest interfaces and ideal for a range of everyday tasks such as gaming, working, editing, and more.”

Pricing and Availability

The Samsung SSD 990 EVO is a powerful SSD and a decent choice for those who want to experience extreme performance. The new drive is available on the Samsung online store with the following prices:

  • Samsung SSD 990 EVO 5.0 NVMe SSD 1TB – $124.99.
  • Samsung 990 EVO NVMe SSD 2TB – $209.99.
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