The new 980 Pro PCIe Gen4 SSD promises sequential data read speed of 6.5 GB/s and sequential write speed of 5 GB/s. Reaching the aforementioned speeds will require a PCIe 4.0 compatible system, which makes the 980 PRO’s performance available only on AMD Ryzen 3rd Generation systems at the moment.
To achieve these speeds, Samsung has developed a new SSD PCIe 4.0 compatible controller, updated 3D V-NAND to enable improved efficiency, better speeds and a V-NAND size up to 128 layers.
Samsung is planning to launch the 980 Pro PCIe Gen4 SSDs on January 21 in the US and South Korea, respectively globally in February. SSDs will be available in capacities of 250 GB, 500 GB and 1TB, while prices are not yet known.