Samsung 990 PRO SSD spotted, confirmed to support PCIe 5.0 x 4

According to the latest report, the Samsung 990 PRO SSD has now appeared on the PCI-SIG website, confirming that it supports PCIe 5.0 x4 (32GT/s). Previously, the Samsung 990 PRO flagship SSD has passed the Korean RRA certification and is expected to be available soon with AMD and Intel’s next-generation platforms.


At present, Samsung’s flagship SSD is 980 PRO, PCIe 4.0 x4 specification, with a read speed of up to 7000MB/s, and 1TB is priced at USD 162. PCIe 5.0 SSDs are currently known to have a common 2280 specification, a widened 2580 specification, and lengthened and widened 25110 specifications. The specifications of the Samsung 990 PRO have not yet been determined.

Previously, ADATA announced that its XPG Gen5 solid-state drive adopts the next-generation PCIe Gen5 x4 connection, is compatible with the NVMe 2.0 standard, and has a continuous read and write performance of 14GB/s and 12GB/s per second. Samsung’s new flagship 990 Pro is expected to achieve similar performance.

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