Samsung launches 990 PRO NVMe SSDs with PCIe Gen4 interface and up to 7450 MB/s sequential read speed

Samsung Electronics Unveils High-Performance 990 PRO SSD Optimized for Gaming and Creative Applications

The 990 PRO’s blazing speeds reduce load times and increase gaming responsiveness while its thermal control solutions keep the drive at optimal temperature for uninterrupted gaming

Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., the world leader in advanced memory technology, today announced the 990 PRO, the company’s high-performance PCIe 4.0-based NVMe SSD. Delivering blazing-fast speeds and superior power efficiency, the new SSD is optimized for graphically demanding games and other intensive tasks including 3D rendering, 4K video editing and data analysis.

“With continued innovations in gaming, 4K and 8K technologies, and AI-based applications, consumers’ need for high-performance storage is growing exponentially,” said KyuYoung Lee, vice president of the Memory Brand Product Biz team at Samsung Electronics. “The 990 PRO strikes an optimal balance of speed, power efficiency, and reliability, making it an ideal choice for avid gamers and creative professionals looking for uninterrupted work and play.”

Extreme performance for an immersive gaming experience

Featuring Samsung’s latest V-NAND and a new proprietary controller, the 990 PRO series offers the highest speed currently available from the PCIe 4.0 interface1. The SSD offers sequential read and write speeds of up to 7,450 megabytes per second (MB/s) and 6,900 MB/s, respectively, while random read and write speeds reach up to 1,400,000 and 1,550,000 IOPS2, respectively. With up to 55% improvement in random performance over the 980 PRO, the 990 PRO is particularly well suited for intensive gaming as well as creative and productivity tasks.

High-performance NVMe SSDs are also essential to take full advantage of the latest gaming and gaming console technologies. Powered by NVMe, the 990 PRO delivers faster load times to PCs and consoles for a more immersive gaming experience. When tested with Forspoken3Luminous Productions’ upcoming action role-playing game supporting the latest game loading technology, map loading time was about one second, compared to four seconds for SATA SSD and 28 seconds for HDD (HDD).

Ultimate energy efficiency and reliable thermal control

Built on a low-power architecture, Samsung’s newly designed controller dramatically improves SSD power efficiency by up to 50% compared to the 980 PRO.4. Additionally, the 990 PRO uses a nickel coating on the controller and a heat sink label on the drive for reliable thermal management. Samsung’s Dynamic Thermal Guard technology further ensures that the drive temperature remains within the optimal range.

The 990 PRO version with heatsink offers an extra layer of thermal control while its RGB lights add more style to the player.

Samsung’s 990 PRO is also a great solution for laptop and desktop upgrades as well as build-your-own PCs, delivering a significant performance boost while using less power for up to increased battery life and thermal management.

The 990 PRO will be available worldwide from October with Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Prices (MSRP) of $179 for the 1TB model and $309 for the 2TB. 4TB will be available from next year. For more information, including warranty details, please visit or

Samsung NVMe SSD 990 PRO Series Specifications
Category SamsungSSD
990 PRO | 990 PRO with heatsink
Interface PCIe Gen 4.0 x4, NVMe 2.0
Form factor M.2 (2280)
Storage memory 3-bit Samsung V-NAND CCM
Controller Samsung internal controller
Ability5 1TB 2TB 4TB
Sequential read/write speed Up to 7450 MB/s, up to 6900 MB/s
Random read/write speed (QD32) Up to 1,400,000 IOPS, up to 1,550,000 IOPS
Management software Samsung Magician Software
Data encryption 256-bit AES full disk encryption, TCG/Opal V2.0,
Encrypted drive (IEEE1667)
Total number of bytes written 600 TB 1200 TB 2400 TB
guarantee6 Five-year limited warrantyseven

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