Two weeks ago, Samsung revealed that it will soon launch the 4TB version of its flagship internal M.2 PCIe NVMe SSD, the 990 PRO. Today, the South Korean firm has announced the pricing and availability of the 4TB 990 PRO SSD for major global markets, including the US.
The 990 PRO 4TB is priced at $344.99 in the US for the version without the heat sink. The version of the 990 PRO SSD that comes with a heatsink costs $354.99. The 990 PRO SSD will be available for purchase from Samsung's website and select retailers across the country starting October 2023.
While some brands have launched PCIe 5.0 NVMe SSDs, Samsung is yet to release a competing SSD. The 990 PRO, which uses the PCIe 4.0 interface, is still the company's fastest internal SSD model. It comes in 1TB, 2TB, and 4TB models, and features sequential read and write speeds of up to 7,450MB/s and up to 6,900MB/s, respectively. Its random read and write speeds (QD32) are up to 1,600K IOPS and 1,550K IOPS, respectively.
For stable performance under sustained heavy loads, the 990 PRO comes with a heatsink that helps with heat dissipation. The SSD can also be used inside a PS5 as the gaming console supports storage upgrades. The SSD will also be available in Europe and South Korea soon.