Samsung 990 Pro: first impression of the new PCIe 5.0 SSD surfaced
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Samsung 990 Pro: first impression of the new PCIe 5.0 SSD surfaced

It is possible that the launch of the new Samsung 990 Pro SSD SSD is imminent. South Korean databases have first clues that a new model is in development. A PCIe 5.0 flagship could achieve speeds exceeding 13 GB/s. Twitter Harukaze5719 was the first excerpt taken from the South Korean certification agency National Radio Research Agency (RRA). This is fueling rumors about the new Solid State Drive.

The listed model numbers indicate a Samsung 990 Pro. If Samsung keeps to its release schedule of one-and-a half to two year (e.g 980 Pro. 970 Pro. 960 Pro), a timely presentation is possible.

Two new SSD models, MZ-V9P2T0 or MZ-V9P1T0, not only signify a new generation (V9) but also two storage variants with 2 T (2T) and 1 T (1T respectively). The predecessors of the Samsung 980 Pro (at 2TB) and 970 Pro (at 1TB) are designated MZ-V8P2T0BW, respectively. But, no further technical information regarding the Samsung 990 Pro HD has been released.

Servers with PCIe 5.0 Experience
Samsung is expected to adopt the PCIe 5.0 interface, the M.2 2280 format, and increase data speeds with the new SSD. With speeds up to 7,000MB/s, the current flagship (980 Pro), is pushing the limits of the PCIe4.0x4 interface. You can make the leap to 13 GB/s with PCIe 5.0, just as Samsung is doing in the server sector with the Samsung PM1743 SSD.

It is possible to present the Samsung 990 Pro with factory-installed heatsinks, as higher speeds can lead to an increase in power consumption.

The heatsinks were only added to the Samsung 980 Pro afterward. Samsung’s new SSD flagship is yet to be revealed. South Korean manufacturers could use the Flash Memory Summit 2022 to present the right flash memory at the right time to market the new AMD Ryzen 7700 processors, which will be introduced in fall or winter.

 

Samsung 990 Pro: first impression of the new PCIe 5.0 SSD surfaced
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