Samsung is readying a brand new SSD in response to information sourced from a South Korean conformity assessment database (opens in new tab). If the mannequin numbers observe the sample of Samsung’s earlier SSDs, these fashions are more likely to be as-yet-unannounced Samsung 990 Professional PCIe 5.0 drives. And I am very excited to see these in motion.
The database entry was noticed by @harukaze5719 (opens in new tab) (by way of Tom’s Hardware (opens in new tab)). The fashions in query are the MZ-V9P1T0 and MZ-V9P2T0. The 9 in these mannequin numbers is the giveaway, because the 980 Professional carries the mannequin quantity MZ-V8P1T0 with some slight variations relying on the particular SKU. The 1T and 2T recommend there can be one and two TB variations, however not 4TB, although that will observe later.
The Samsung 980 Professional launched almost two years in the past, in September 2020. That was over a yr after the primary client PCIe 4.0 drives launched alongside AMD’s X570 platform. It appears to be like like Samsung does not need to be late to the get together this time. The actual fact these listings have appeared on this database signifies the drives are quickly to be launched. A launch coinciding with that of AMD’s PCIe 5.0 supporting AM5 platform is definitely doable.
The 990 Professional is not Samsung’s first PCIe 5.0 SSD. The info center-oriented PM1743 is already accessible, although with its EDSFF kind issue and as much as 15.36TB capability, it is not a drive that I can afford, even when I did have a server board to plug it into. If nothing else it proves that Samsung’s PCIe 5.0 structure is prepared for prime time.
As that is only a trace that the drives exist, after all we do not know on their specs or pricing. We will anticipate them to incorporate a brand new controller and Samsung’s newest and biggest 3D NAND.
Samsung 990 PRO SSD (1TB/2TB)It will likely be M.2 NVMe, PCIe 5.0. 2280? 2580? idk.memo : 980 PRO is MZ-V8P1T00https://t.co/PQBYA8rENZ pic.twitter.com/T1v03JkPSAAugust 2, 2022
Efficiency can also be unknown, however given the PM1743 is able to 14GB/s learn speeds and a pair of,500K IOPS, it is no leap to say that the 990 Professional will destroy one of the best PCIe 4.0 M.2 drives by a large margin.
Samsung will certainly need to promote the drives to early adopters shopping for PCIe 5.0 supporting Zen 4 (opens in new tab) and thirteenth Gen methods, although there stays a query mark over how widespread PCIe 5.0 M.2 help can be on Intel’s 700 series motherboards (opens in new tab).