Samsung Launches Another SSD



By: Jason Siu


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Samsung has announced the newest addition to the company's lineup of consumer SSDs

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Samsung has announced the release of another consumer SSD, the 990 EVO. Designed for solid performance and improved energy efficiency, the 990 EVO offers sequential read speeds of up to 5,000 megabytes per second (MB/s) and write speeds of up to 4,200 MB/s. This represents a 43 percent increase compared to the previous 970 EVO Plus. Random read and write speeds are boosted to up to 700K and 800K input/output operations per second (IOPS), respectively.

In terms of power efficiency, Samsung claims the 990 EVO is up to 70 percent more efficient compared to the 970 EVO Plus. The SSD supports Modern Standby, which enables an instant on/off function, uninterrupted internet connectivity, and seamless notification reception, even in lower-power states. Additionally, the heat spreader label effectively regulates the thermal condition of the NAND chip, allowing the SSD to maintain consistently high performance without compromising drive integrity.

The 990 EVO is compatible with both PCIe 4.0 x4 and PCIe 5.0 x2 interfaces and is available in 1TB ($124.99) and 2TB ($209.99) capacity options.

Samsung 990 EVO SSD Specifications

CategorySamsung SSD 990 EVO
InterfacePCIe Gen 4.0 x4 / 5.0 x2 NVMe 2.02
Form FactorM.2 (2280)
Storage MemorySamsung V-NAND 3-TLC
ControllerSamsung In-house Controller
Sequential Read/Write SpeedUp to 5,000 MB/s, Up to 4,200 MB/s
1TB Random Read/Write Speed (QD32)Up to 680K IOPS, 800K IOPS
2TB Random Read/Write Speed (QD32)Up to 700K IOPS, 800K IOPS
Management SoftwareSamsung Magician Software
Data EncryptionAES 256-bit Full Disk Encryption, TCG/Opal V2.0,
Encrypted Drive (IEEE1667)
1TB Total Bytes Written600TB
2TB Total Bytes Written1200TB
WarrantyFive-year Limited Warranty

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With over 20 years of online publishing experience, Jason Siu is currently the Content Director at VerticalScope and used to spend most of his time writing about cars. His work can be seen on websites such as AutoGuide, EV Pulse, FlatSixes, Tire Authority, and more. As the former co-founder of and West Coast Editor of Modified Magazine, he has also authored two books for CarTech Books. In his spare time, he founded FullCleared to indulge in his passion for writing about games. Although Jason is a variety gamer, he generally prefers RPGs.

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