Samsung's Top-Of-The-Line 990 Pro SSD Gets A New 4TB Option

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As computer programs become more advanced and resource-hungry, especially high-end games, a good solid-state drive has become a borderline necessity. Some games are so beefy, they won't even run properly if they're not installed on an SSD. Luckily, there are plenty of excellent SSDs out there, boasting not just powerful data reading speed, but large amounts of storage, all to ensure that your regular hard drive only needs to hold your operating system, if that. Samsung's got an excellent lineup of high-grade SSDs to choose from, and that line just got another hefty addition.

In a press release from the official Samsung newsroom website, the home electronics giant unveiled the newest version of its 990 Pro SSD. The 990 Pro series was already about as top-of-the-line as you could get as far as SSDs are concerned, but if the existing models weren't enough for you, the newest entry to the line now boasts a massive 4 terabytes of storage, with the processing power and management capabilities to match.

More space, better performance

With its 4TB of storage, plus the existing high-speed framework from Samsung's eighth-generation V-NAND controller, the new 990 Pro SSD boasts both the most standalone storage and fastest read speeds in the current PC framework, clocking in at around 7,450MB/s for sequential reading and 6,900MB/s for sequential writing. The random access memory is no slouch, either, measuring in at 1,600K IOPS for reading and 1,550K IOPS for writing. That's about 50% stronger than the Samsung 980 PRO 2TB SSD. Whether you're rendering detailed animation or video or looking to load your games as fast as possible, this monster of an SSD has got it covered and then some.

"We recognize that people need more innovative storage options to meet their day-to-day needs — whether they're downloading games over 100GB or accessing high-resolution content that shows beautifully vivid detail, the Samsung 990 PRO 4TB series delivers the perfect solution, enabling people to save even more games and content to their libraries without compromising on download or upload speeds," Samsung's Senior Director of Memory Product Marketing, Jose Hernandez, said in the press release.

The standalone version of the 4TB 990 Pro will be available in October 2023, with an MSRP of $344.99. A second version with an included heatsink will be available at the same time for $354.99. Both SSDs will be available on Samsung's online storefront and at select retailers.