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

Samsung unveiled its new flagship SSD (solid-state drive) line, 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 fair amount of hype for the 990 because there were hints that this new SSD would run on the PCIe 5.0 interface. Unfortunately, people will have to wait longer for a consumer-level PCIe 5.0 SSD from Samsung that 990 PRO series (opens in a new tab) still runs on the old PCIe 4.0 interface, just like the 980. To offer a simplified explanation (opens in a 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 so at 32 GT/s.

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