Electronics brand Samsung has launched 980 NVMe SSD drive without DRAM. The new drive offers PCIe Gen.3.0 x4 and NVMe 1.4 interface. Samsung says that with the 980 NVMe SSD drive, it seeks to make ‘blazing NVMe speeds more accessible to a wider range of users’.
Samsung 980 SSD is priced at Rs 6,499 for the 250GB, Rs 8,999 for the 500GB and Rs 16,999 for the 1TB.
Samsung’s 980 utilizes Host Memory Buffer (HMB) technology to overcome any performance drawbacks. Coupled with the company’s latest sixth-generation V-NAND and optimized controller and firmware, Samsung 980 drive is said to provide NVMe performance with six times the speed of SATA SSDs.
The drive has a sequential read and write speed of up to 3,500MB/s and 3,000 MB/s. While the random read and write speed could go up tp 500K IOPS and 480K IOPS, respectively.
The drive also features TurboWrite 2.0 for sustained performance. It is equipped with the new ‘Full Power Mode’ to continuously run at peak performance for uninterrupted work and play.
The drive comes with Dynamic Thermal Guard technology, a nickel-coated controller and heat spreader label solutions for safety. It is claimed to improve power efficiency of up to 56% when compared to the previous 970 EVO.