With blazing fast write speeds, the latest Samsung 980 Pro PCIe 4.0 NVMe SSD is perfectly timed for your new 4K, 6K, and 8K editing PC rig!
Make no mistake, the new Samsung 980 PRO SSD is not just fast, it’s stupid fast! With sequential read and write speeds of up to 7,000 MB/s and 5,000 MB/s it will find a home in lots of 4K, 6K, and 8K editing rigs.
Furthermore, the 980 Pro marks Samsung’s first consumer PCIe 4.0 NVMe solid state drive designed for high-end PCs, workstations, gamers, and of course content creators.
Perfect Option for Media Drive or Scratch/Cache Drive
When editing high resolution (and especially RAW video) footage editors can see huge gains from using a super-fast NVMe SSD as a media and or scratch/cache drive. In my current 4K PC editing computer, I am using a couple of NVMe SSDs for both media and cache drive and my editing experience so far has been drama-free, even when I edit RED raw, 4K HEVC, or Blackmagic RAW.
Of course, your editing experience also depends heavily on your GPU and CPU, however, having a decently fast SSD cannot be underestimated.
PCIe 4.0 Support for Insanely Fast Sequential Write Speeds
And I am using the Samsung 970 Pro, which uses the current PCIe gen 3 controller, but still provides ample read/write speeds for 4K, 6K, and even 8K editing.
However, the new PCIe 4.0 compliant 980 PRO will make things even faster. Taking it to a whole new level, the new Samsung 980 Pro NVMe SSD utilises the company’s custom Elpis controller, V-NAND and DRAM, which are said to have been “designed in-house to deliver the full potential of PCIe 4.0″.
“State-of-the-Art” Thermal Control and Improved Reliability
In addition to enhanced performance, the new Samsung 980 PRO features the latest innovations in thermal management for improved reliability.
However, unlike most high-performance NVMe SSDs, which use external copper heatsinks to diffuse heat, the new 980 PRO features a special nickel coating on the controller as well as a heat spreader label on the back side of the SSD for efficient thermal management.
Furthermore, these innovative heat-dissipating functions allow the drive to maintain its compact and slim M.2 form factor. Also, Samsung’s Dynamic Thermal Guard technology further ensures that the drive’s temperature stays at the optimal level, minimizing performance fluctuations over time.
Pricing, SSD Capacity, and Availability
The 980 PRO is currently available in three capacities – 1TB, 500GB and 250GB. Shipping is to commence shortly by end of September.
Pricing starts at just $89.99 for the 250GB version. Use the pre-order links below to order the right capacity for you.
In addition, Samsung are planning a 980 PRO 2TB model, which is to ship by end of 2020. For more information head over to samsung.com/SSD.