Samsung 980 PRO drives with PCIe 4.0 introduced – review

Technology giant Samsung brought to the exhibition CES 2023 latest SSDs 980 PRO type M.2 NVMe, which support the PCIe 4.0 interface. These are the first consumer devices of this class, previously the “four” worked exclusively on corporate drives.

The presented instance is said to provide read speeds of up to 6500 MB / s and write speeds of up to 5000 MB / s. The new controller is used Phison e16However, in the future it will be replaced by Phison e18, which will increase the exchange rate to 7000 MB / s.

Volumes from 250 GB to 1 TB are claimed, which indicates the use of MLC memory, not TLC. True, the question of the generation of memory remains open, as well as questions about the cost and date of commencement of sales. However, it can be assumed that this will happen soon.

Note that at the moment, PCIe 4.0 only supports motherboards and processors. AMD latest models. Intel He promises to add similar solutions at home, but does not name the terms.