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2020/08/31 01:04:12 (permalink)
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Samsung has officially revealed its 980 PRO series SSD, what is now the world's fastest consumer-grade PCIe 4.0 SSD. On its Singapore website, Samsung has listed 1TB, 500GB and 250GB models of its 980 PRO SSD, promising sequential read speeds of 7,000 MB/s, smashing the 5,000 MB/s speeds of today's other PCIe 4.0 offerings. 

With their 980 PRO SSDs, Samsung promises 7,000 GB/s sequential read speeds, 5,000 GB/s sequential write speeds, random read/write IOPS of up to 1,000K.

Using the bandwidth offered by PCIe 4.0, Samsung has delivered a 2x performance improvement over the company's existing PCIe 3.0 offerings, providing a true generational leap in storage performance. Samsung claims that its PCIe Gen4 SSD can offer a 2x performance boosts over PCIe Gen3 SSDs and performance levels which are 12.7 times faster than SATA SSDs. 
 
Samsung's 980 Pro SSD will utilise the company's Elpsis controller, use 1GB of low power DDR4 memory as a cache and utilise "Samsung V-NAND 3-bit MLC" memory. With the company's 970 EVP SSD, Samsung lists its TLC memory as 3-bit MLC memory, confirming that Samsung's 980 PRO SSD will utilise TLC memory, a first for the 9X0 PRO series (assuming that Samsung's 3-bit MLC listing isn't a typo). 

Note that Samsung's 980 PRO SSD will only reach its rated speeds when paired to PCIe 4.0 compliant systems, such as PCs powered by an AMD Ryzen 3000 series processor and a PCIe 4.0 compatible motherboard.

At this time, Samsung has not revealed the pricing or release date of their 980 PRO SSD. 
 
I assume that the price will be slightly higher than the previous gen SSD. 
 


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    Re: Samsung reveals its 980 PRO PCIe 4.0 SSD 2020/08/31 02:27:08 (permalink)
    Those numbers a just under what I get with my two 970 EVO Plus drives in Raid 0. Nice!
     

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    Re: Samsung reveals its 980 PRO PCIe 4.0 SSD 2020/08/31 08:10:19 (permalink)
     
    Nice! I was wondering when Samsung would come out with a new line something like this.. now we just need Intel to start cranking out some PCIe 4.0 HEDT gaming CPUs.. yeah.. maybe next year?
     
    I will 100% buy one of these NVMe drives once I have a system that can utilize it. Heck, I may have to go AMD depending how good their new CPU series is...
     

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    Re: Samsung reveals its 980 PRO PCIe 4.0 SSD 2020/08/31 11:38:18 (permalink)
    That is a really nice speed improvement. It will be amazing when drives like this start to become common in the coming years.

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    Re: Samsung reveals its 980 PRO PCIe 4.0 SSD 2020/08/31 16:33:38 (permalink)
    250GB and 500GB need to go.  Some games are growing in size.  They should be 1TB, 2TB, 4TB+....etc.

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    Re: Samsung reveals its 980 PRO PCIe 4.0 SSD 2020/08/31 16:53:50 (permalink)
     
    I like 500GB NVMe as my primary o/s drive. I'll install the gaming platforms on there as well (Steam, Origin..), but have the game files loaded on secondary SSD drive(s).
     

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    Re: Samsung reveals its 980 PRO PCIe 4.0 SSD 2020/08/31 20:27:24 (permalink)
    Amazed they (apparently) went with 3-bit MLC. Having a 2-bit controller was a big advantage against the competition. Guess they figured customers who really wanted / needed that level of reliability would go with their enterprise drives. But still...

    With a 3-bit+ controller you are forced to “engineer around” a problem. With the 2-bit controller the problem doesn’t exist.

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    Re: Samsung reveals its 980 PRO PCIe 4.0 SSD 2020/08/31 20:43:05 (permalink)


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    Re: Samsung reveals its 980 PRO PCIe 4.0 SSD 2020/09/01 01:33:38 (permalink)
    Won't buy this because of TLC

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    Re: Samsung reveals its 980 PRO PCIe 4.0 SSD 2020/09/01 12:08:10 (permalink)
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    Won't buy this because of TLC


    +1

    No idea why they (Samsung) “went there”... for their premium “pro” line no less...

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    Re: Samsung reveals its 980 PRO PCIe 4.0 SSD 2020/09/01 12:45:24 (permalink)
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    Those numbers a just under what I get with my two 970 EVO Plus drives in Raid 0. Nice!
     



     
    Nice, how do you have those setup? 
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    Re: Samsung reveals its 980 PRO PCIe 4.0 SSD 2020/09/01 16:19:19 (permalink)
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    Those numbers a just under what I get with my two 970 EVO Plus drives in Raid 0. Nice!
     



     
    Nice, how do you have those setup? 


    I have them setup through Microsoft's Storage Spaces. With X299 motherboards, Intel does not allow 3rd party NVMe drives in Raid on the VROC controller. I bought a couple Intel 760P NVme drives to run in Raid 0 for my boot/Windows drive, they were supposed to be delivered last Monday, but the Post Office is horrific on deliveries right now,

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    Re: Samsung reveals its 980 PRO PCIe 4.0 SSD 2020/09/01 16:27:41 (permalink)
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    250GB and 500GB need to go.  Some games are growing in size.  They should be 1TB, 2TB, 4TB+....etc.




    Seconded... it is absurd the 980 Pro will have a ~250GB model. The performance on it is going to be absurdly low in comparison. The given performance specs are only for the 1TB model. 


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    Re: Samsung reveals its 980 PRO PCIe 4.0 SSD 2020/09/01 18:59:19 (permalink)
    It's about dang time! Ready for an upgrade.

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    Re: Samsung reveals its 980 PRO PCIe 4.0 SSD 2020/09/02 04:32:44 (permalink)
    So, this plus a new AMD 4000 series cpu and a RTX3090 as that basis of a build in the fall....Tasty.
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    Re: Samsung reveals its 980 PRO PCIe 4.0 SSD 2020/09/03 20:09:29 (permalink)
    Id look twice at the upcoming Samsung 980 Pro. Just read up guys, dont support cheaply made  chips....

     
     
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    Re: Samsung reveals its 980 PRO PCIe 4.0 SSD 2020/09/03 21:53:20 (permalink)
    I'll just stick with what I have.

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    Re: Samsung reveals its 980 PRO PCIe 4.0 SSD 2020/09/03 23:12:49 (permalink)
    GTXJackBauer
    250GB and 500GB need to go.  Some games are growing in size.  They should be 1TB, 2TB, 4TB+....etc.




    I agree 250GB is just so small but 500GB at least gives the price point that I feel is needed. 4TB is the kind of SSD that I feel we should have by now to really push the 1TB down in price.

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