Samsung announced its new 990 Pro SSD in August, and at that time, the company claimed that the new storage solution will become available in the USA in October 2022. It appears that Samsung has now backtracked on its original announcement and pushed back the SSD's release by a few weeks.
In a press release issued earlier today, Samsung said that the 980 Pro PCIe 4.0 SSD series will be available for pre-order on November 1, 2022. The 1TB model with and without a heatsink will cost $169 and $189, respectively. The 2TB 990 Pro without a heatsink will cost $289, whereas the heatsink 2TB variant will set customers back $309.
The pre-order period is scheduled to end next month, and early adopters will get the SDD, alongside a 5-year limited warranty, in late November. Not much has changed in terms of availability for the 4TB 990 Pro, which Samsung says should be available in 2023. These prices and availability details correspond to the USA market.
The new SSD has RGB lighting that can be customized through Samsung Magician Software. The model featuring a heatsink meets the PCI-SIG D8 standards, which means it's compatible with desktops, laptops, as well as gaming consoles such as the Sony PlayStation 5. Thanks to the company's “Advanced Heat Dissipation Technology,” the SSD can operate at optimal temperature for hours of gameplay without suffering performance degradation.