Tuesday, June 30th 2020

Samsung 980 PRO Clears Korean Regulators, Comes in Three Sizes

Samsung's upcoming flagship client-segment M.2 NVMe SSD, the 980 PRO, has cleared Korean regulators. The drive comes in three capacity variants, led by a 1 TB model (model: MZ-V8P1T0), a 500 GB model (MZ-V8P500), and a 250 GB model (MZ-V8P250). The maximum capacity being rather low at 1 TB suggests that Samsung could stick with MLC (2 bits per cell) NAND flash for the 980 PRO, coupled with an in-house controller that takes advantage of PCI-Express 4.0 x4 host interface to offer sequential transfer rates of up to 6,500 MB/s reads, with up to 5,000 MB/s writes and high random access throughput on account of the MLC NAND flash setup. For higher capacities from Samsung, one should look out for successors of the 970 EVO Plus, which could use 3D TLC NAND flash combined with a similar controller to the 980 PRO, although there's no word on when that drive would launch. The 980 PRO is expected to launch before October.
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28 Comments on Samsung 980 PRO Clears Korean Regulators, Comes in Three Sizes

#1
Metroid
DDR4 memory speeds in a ssd, soon virtual memory will be big again.
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#2
bonehead123
needz...moar...bigger...

launching a flagship drive at 1TB, geez whatta major disappointment...

shame shame on you sammy.. :(..:cry:..:kookoo:
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#3
MrAMD
Why did they even bother making the 256GB variant. 500GB, 1TB and 2TB would be perfect. Guess that's reserved for the 980 EVO though
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#4
mohammed2006
nice more useless sequential speed 6500MB but still less responsive and slower in everyday use then 2600MB 905p Optane. my next ssd is pcie 4.0 Optane .
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#5
Caring1
MrAMD
Why did they even bother making the 256GB variant. 500GB, 1TB and 2TB would be perfect. Guess that's reserved for the 980 EVO though
Because not everyone has a huge pron stash.
256GB is ample for the average home user.
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#6
MrAMD
Caring1
Because not everyone has a huge pron stash.
256GB is ample for the average home user.
The average home user wouldn't make use of this drive. This drive is made for content creators, enthusiasts, etc anyway. 500GB should be the standard these days imho. 256GB goes quick after formatted, OS, a few big programmes and or a game. Full.
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Metroid
DDR4 memory speeds in a ssd, soon virtual memory will be big again.
You should probably check your facts... 6.5GB/sec is DDR2-800 speeds.
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#8
Object55
Samsung, stop messing around with 256gb. Start crafting those 8 TB nvme's to bring some competition.

256gb drives start to feel like floppy disks in respect to recent launches.
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#9
Gungar
Metroid
DDR4 memory speeds in a ssd, soon virtual memory will be big again.
Its funny how people confuse memory bandwidth with speed, when it's the latency that makes the data go fast not the bandwidth... and ssd are A LOT slower specially the none octane ones.
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#10
ThrashZone
mohammed2006
nice more useless sequential speed 6500MB but still less responsive and slower in everyday use then 2600MB 905p Optane. my next ssd is pcie 4.0 Optane .
Hi,
Price difference in 1tb optane is steep.
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#11
RH92
Metroid
DDR4 memory speeds in a ssd, soon virtual memory will be big again.
DDR4 3200 is 25.6 GB/s that's x4 times faster than the read speed of the 980Pro ....... not even close !
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#12
Xex360
Metroid
DDR4 memory speeds in a ssd, soon virtual memory will be big again.
The problem is latency, only Optane comes close to memory I guess that's why it costs a leg.
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#13
Metroid
RH92
DDR4 3200 is 25.6 GB/s that's x4 times faster than the read speed of the 980Pro ....... not even close !
Have you used ramdisk? If yes then you would have understood what I said.
Xex360
The problem is latency, only Optane comes close to memory I guess that's why it costs a leg.
Well lets say is closer than ever before and that is good enough to have a ssd to act as a ram for some apps.
Assimilator
You should probably check your facts... 6.5GB/sec is DDR2-800 speeds.
At least is closer than ever before and that was my point.

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#14
Crackong
Using a SM961 256GB

Time for some PCI-E 4.0 goodness
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#15
RH92
Metroid
Have you used ramdisk? If yes then you would have understood what I said.
Well im sorry i have used RAMDisk and i still don't understand what you are trying to say .......

A reminder of what you said in case you forgot :
DDR4 memory speeds in a ssd
RAMDisk is nothing more than RAM acting as caching for your storage which can be , HDD , Sata SDD etc etc ........ in other words totally unrelated to the statement you made !
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#16
ironwolf
Bet this is gonna cost a LOT of plasma giving sessions to afford. :roll:
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#17
erocker
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Hopefully the Evo series isn't as sad in the capacity department for its initial lineup.
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#18
yotano211
ironwolf
Bet this is gonna cost a LOT of plasma giving sessions to afford. :roll:
Some parts of the US, you can make $400-600 per month giving plasma, twice per week, 4 weeks per month.
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#19
Xex360
Metroid
Have you used ramdisk? If yes then you would have understood what I said.



Well lets say is closer than ever before and that is good enough to have a ssd to act as a ram for some apps.



At least is closer than ever before and that was my point.


With Optane yes, it has been for some time now, but not with other SSDs. Again that's the reason they cost so much, they are in the middle between normal SSDs and Ram.
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#20
Prima.Vera


For People bitching about the 256GB drive for an OS drive, I am presenting you my 60GB OS drive, with a lot of ather applications installed such as Office, PhotoChop, G Earth with cache files, etc.
28GB free.
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#21
Caring1
yotano211
Some parts of the US, you can make $400-600 per month giving plasma, twice per week, 4 weeks per month.
we're lucky to get a cookie. :laugh:
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#22
MrAMD
Prima.Vera
For People bitching about the 256GB drive for an OS drive, I am presenting you my 60GB OS drive, with a lot of ather applications installed such as Office, PhotoChop, G Earth with cache files, etc.
28GB free.
Sounds about right. Windows should be taking about ~ 23GB. Throw in Office and Photoshop which is relatively small / medium sized programs for a few gigs each. 28GB doesn't leave any space for modern games at all. CoD MW alone is 191GB (extreme example, I admit).

If you don't play any games I guess that's fine. Also the 75% rule makes the 60GB drive a 43.9GB drive before performance slowdowns.
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#23
Xex360
Prima.Vera


For People bitching about the 256GB drive for an OS drive, I am presenting you my 60GB OS drive, with a lot of ather applications installed such as Office, PhotoChop, G Earth with cache files, etc.
28GB free.
While I agree with you, those drives are very expensive, you can get a 256gb for much less.
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#24
yotano211
Caring1
we're lucky to get a cookie. :laugh:
Wow, where at
usually at the donation center they only give you cookies, you would need to go to plasma centers that sell plasma to other medical places, they are the ones that pay.
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#25
Caring1
yotano211
Wow, where at
usually at the donation center they only give you cookies, you would need to go to plasma centers that sell plasma to other medical places, they are the ones that pay.
It's our stupid laws, we can only donate and no payments are allowed.
Regardless if it is blood, plasma, sperm or ovum.
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