Samsung 990 Pro 4TB Capacity Now Available – A Must-Have SSD?

One of the fastest M.2 SSDs in the market, the Samsung 990 Pro is now available in 4TB capacity. Powered by Samsung’s Pascal controller, paired with (also) Samsung’s 176-layer V-NAND TLC flash memory, the 990 Pro 4TB capacity offers a sequential read speed of up to 7,450MB/s and sequential write speed of up to 6,900MB/s. Despite being a 4TB capacity, the 990 Pro is only a single-sided SSD, meaning all of the components or chips are only on one side (top). The 990 Pro is available in heatsink and non-heatsink variants. You can get one from Amazon here. Check out the official news release below for more details.

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Samsung Electronics’ 4TB SSD 990 PRO Series Brings Ultimate Performance and Capacity for Gamers and Creators

Samsung Electronics, a world leader in advanced memory technology, recently released a new 4-terabyte (TB) offering in its SSD 990 PRO series. The 990 PRO series is a lineup of high-performance PCIe 4.0 SSDs powered by Samsung’s eighth-generation V-NAND (V8) technology and enhanced proprietary controller.

Offering blazing-fast speeds and ultimate power efficiency, the 990 PRO series is optimized for massive data volumes, such as 3D/4K graphics work, data analytics, and high-quality games, making it the ideal SSD for today’s PCs, laptops, game consoles, and computing systems. With improved total bytes written (TBW) ratings of up to 2,400TB, the 990 PRO series ensures increased SSD reliability and longevity, ideal for those with highly demanding workloads and large storage capacity needs.

Hangu Sohn, Corporate Vice President of the Memory Brand Product Biz Team at Samsung Electronics:
“Today’s gamers and creative professionals require high-capacity, high-performance SSDs, and Samsung’s new 4TB SSD 990 PRO is the perfect storage solution to meet their needs,”. “As the demand for high-resolution content and ultra-fast data-processing speeds continues to grow, high-performance NVMe storage has become a core requirement.”

Best-in-Class Performance and Capacity

Featuring Samsung’s V8 technology and improved controller, the 4TB 990 PRO offers near-max performance in a PCIe 4.0 interface, with sequential read speeds of up to 7,450 megabytes-per-second (MB/s) and write speeds of up to 6,900MB/s. The newly expanded capacity of 4TB delivers boosted random read and write speeds of up to 1,600K and 1,550K IOPS, respectively, making it the ideal solution for gamers, creative professionals, and tech enthusiasts seeking top-tier performance and storage space.

With the fastest random read performance among PCIe 4.0 interface consumer SSDs on the market, the 4TB 990 PRO significantly reduces mid-game stalls and accelerates the loading of high-quality videos, increasing gamers’ enjoyment and immersion. For high-end games that support the latest in game-loading technology, the 990 PRO series can help reduce lag, allowing users to enjoy real-time gameplay experiences with consistently high frames per second (FPS).

Enhanced Power Efficiency and Reliable Thermal Control

The 990 PRO series achieves breakthrough power efficiency, with an up to 50% performance improvement compared to the previous 980 PRO series. It also incorporates a nickel coating on the controller and features a heat spreader label on the back side of the SSD, ensuring optimal temperature level maintenance and minimal performance fluctuations over time. The 990 PRO with Heatsink is equipped with an effective, slim heatsink, giving users the full experience in sustained high-performance computing and gaming capabilities. Furthermore, the drive is compatible with the latest game consoles, so it can speed up game installation and loading times while also preventing performance drops that can result from overheating.

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Single-Sided 4TB SSD for Ultra-Slim Laptops

Thanks to Samsung’s V8 1Tb high-density NAND and the company’s memory stacking technology, the 4TB 990 PRO was designed with a single-sided M.2 form factor, which makes it slimmer than other double-sided M.2 SSDs. This frees users from the concerns that double-sided M.2 SSDs can cause when installed into ultra-thin laptops, such as an inability to install the SSD or the risk of damaging other components. With a single-sided M.2 form factor, the streamlined design provides abundant storage capacity and sustainable performance.

Samsung Magician Software and Availability

The Samsung Magician software ensures optimal performance in SSDs by keeping firmware, drivers, and other settings up to date while also offering the flexibility to customize power and performance optimization according to user preferences. Moreover, the software supports RGB functionality for the 990 PRO with Heatsink, so gamers have the option to customize color and LED effects. Set to be released in September 2023, the new version of Magician 8.0 will be an integrated software solution for SSDs, portable SSDs, memory cards, and USB flash drives.

Samsung 990 Pro Benchmarks

Our review of the 990 Pro 4TB is in the works, and it should go live very soon. In the meantime, based on our review of the 2TB capacity, Samsung’s 990 Pro is one of the fastest, if not the fastest, Gen4 SSD in the market. Here are some benchmark results from our 2TB capacity review:

Pricing and Availability

The 4TB capacity models of the 990 PRO and 990 PRO with Heatsink will be available starting in early October 2023. It comes with a manufacturer’s suggested retail price of $344.99 for the non-heatsink variant and $354.99 for the heatsink variant.

Check the latest pricing and availability: (#ad)
Samsung 990 Pro SSD 4TB is available on Amazon here.
Samsung 990 Pro SSD with Heatsink is available on Amazon here.

Samsung 990 Pro SSD Specifications

CategorySamsung SSD 990 PRO | 990 PRO with Heatsink
InterfacePCIe Gen 4.0, x4, NVMe 2.0
Form FactorM.2 (2280)
Storage MemorySamsung V-NAND 3-bit TLC
ControllerSamsung In-house controller
Sequential Read/Write Speedup to 7,450MB/s, up to 6,900MB/s
Random Read/Write Speed (QD32)up to 1,600K IOPS, 1,550K IOPS
Management SoftwareSamsung Magician Software
Data EncryptionAES 256-bit Full Disk Encryption, TCG/Opal V2.0, Encrypted Drive (IEEE1667)
Total Bytes Written600TB1200TB2400TB
WarrantyFive-year Limited Warranty
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