Samsung’s new SSD promises incredible speed even without the latest technology

Samsung unveiled its new flagship SSD (solid state drive) lineup, the 990 PRO Series, which is said to be built for a wide range of applications such as gaming and 4K video editing.

There is a lot of hype about the 990 because there were hints that this new SSD would work on the PCIe 5.0 interface. Unfortunately, people will have to wait longer for a consumer-grade PCIe 5.0 SSD from Samsung as 990 PRO Series (opens in new tab) still runs on the old PCIe 4.0 interface, just like the 980. To provide a simplified explanation (opens in new tab), PCIe (Peripheral Component Interconnect Express) is an expansion bus used to transfer data from an SSD to graphics or video cards. PCIe 4.0 can transfer data at an average speed of 16GT/s (giga transfers per second) while the 5.0 interface does it at 32 GT/s.

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