Last year, Samsung launched its first PCIe 4.0 NVMe SSD, the 990 PRO. The internal SSD has been available in two variants: 1TB and 2TB. The 4TB version was announced, but it was never launched, and consumers have been asking Samsung to launch a 4TB version soon and guess what? Samsung has announced that the launch will happen soon.
The South Korean firm will soon launch a 4TB version of the 990 PRO SSD. Samsung made the announcement on Twitter but hasn't revealed a launch date yet. It looks like the SSD will be available in the heatsink version, but nothing much else is known about it. Its pricing should be almost double the price of the 2TB version of the 990 PRO SSD. It is already mentioned on Samsung's website that a 4TB version will launch this year, so expect a release date announcement within a few weeks.
The 990 PRO SSD uses Samsung's latest V-NAND and is capable of reaching peak sequential read and write speeds of up to 7,450MB/s and 6,900MB/s. The SSD can be used in a variety of devices, including gaming consoles like the Sony PS5, laptops, PCs, and servers. It ships with a heatsink to improve the performance of the SSD under constant loads.
While the first PCIe 5.0 NVMe SSDs have started hitting the market already, Samsung is yet to unveil a consumer-grade PCIe 5.0 NVMe SSD. The company has a server-grade PCIe 5.0 SSD, though, and it is called the PM1743. It has sequential read and write speeds of up to 13,000MB/s and 6,600MB/s, respectively.