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Samsung NVMe SSD 980 Pro: Australian prices and availability

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Samsung has today detailed Australian availability and pricing for its new NVMe SSD 980 Pro range of solid state drives.

The range’s 250GB, 500GB and 1TB models are available today, with a 2TB model coming later in 2020. Local pricing is as follows:

  • 250GB SSD: $149 AUD
  • 500GB SSD: $245 AUD
  • 1TB SSD: $375 AUD
  • 2TB SSD: TBA

“Samsung continues to demonstrate its commitment to the SSD category, at less than 2mm thick the 980 PRO SSD features the latest V-NAND technology and a powerful Elpis controller to deliver next level performance in PCIe4.0 NVMe, offering reliability and system design flexibility,” said Matt Nelson, Business Unit Manager of Brand Memory at Samsung Electronics Australia.

“This next generation SSD is our fastest SSD to date. The 980 PRO has up to 100% better sequential read performance and up to 52% better sequential write performance than 970 EVO Plus,” Nelson continued. “The improved speed and reliability of the 980 PRO makes it a top choice for gamers and professional users who demand a high level of performance from their computers.”

We’ll let you know when details of the Samsung MVMe 2TB SSD 980 Pro are confirmed. Additional specs are below:

Category Samsung SSD 980 PRO
Interface PCIe 4.0 x4, NVMe 1.3c
Form Factor M.2 (2280)
Storage Memory Samsung 1xx-layer V-NAND 3-bit MLC
Controller Samsung Elpis Controller
DRAM 1GB LPDDR4 (1TB)
512MB LPDDR4 (500GB, 250GB)
Capacity 1TB, 500GB, 250GB
Sequential Read/Write Speed Up to 7,000 MB/s, Up to 5,000 MB/s
Random Read/Write Speed

(QD32)

Up to 1,000K IOPS, 1,000K IOPS
Management Software Samsung Magician Software
Data Encryption AES 256-bit Full Disk Encryption, TCG/Opal V2.0, Encrypted Drive (IEEE1667)
Total Bytes Written 600TB (1TB)

300TB (500GB)

150TB (250GB)

Warranty Five-year Limited Warranty

 

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