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Introducing Samsung SSD 990 EVO — the world’s first hybrid drive with support for PCIe 4.0 x4 and PCI 5.0 x2

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Company Samsung has officially introduced solid state drive Samsung SSD 990 EVO. The novelty is based on Samsung’s own controller, and its feature is the support of interfaces PCIe 4.0 x4 and PCI 5.0 x2. However, the connection to the bus PCIe 4.0 or PCIe 5.0 does not indicate the characteristics. Nevertheless, slightly higher energy efficiency when using PCIe 5.0 and the location of all elements on one side of the board makes the Samsung SSD 990 EVO a good option for installation in a laptop.


In SSD 990 EVO used memory chips Samsung V-NAND 3-TLC. Maximum sequential read and write speeds — 5000 MB/s and 4200 MB/s respectively. Performance at random read and write — 700 thousand. IOPS and 800 thousand. IOPS accordingly.

Variants of memory volume two: 1 and 2 TB. In the first case the resource is 600 TBW, in the second — 1200 TBW. Prices in the US amount to 125 and 210 dollars.

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