Samsung's new 980 PRO PS5 SSD: Custom heat sink, 7GB/sec speeds

Samsung introduces a new custom 980 PRO SSD specifically for the PS5, complete with a heat sink and enthusiast-grade 7GB/s speeds.

Published Tue, Oct 12 2021 9:39 AM CDT   |   Updated Sat, Nov 6 2021 3:55 PM CDT

Samsung has announced its custom 980 PRO SSD built specifically to fit into the PlayStation 5's M.2 expansion port.

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The new custom 980 PRO M.2 NVMe 1.3c SSD is designed to meet the PlayStation 5's size and speed requirements, featuring a built-in heat sink for proper heat dissipation and cooling under load. The 980 PRO's high-end V-NAND flash memory ensures enthusiast-level performance alongside Samsung's proprietary Elpis memory controller to deliver up to 7GB/sec read speeds and 5.1GB/sec write speeds over PCIe Gen4 x4.

The Samsung 980 PRO is a high-end drive that will ensure ultra-fast loading in PlayStation 5 optimized titles (as well as increased speeds in PS4 games) and speedy data transfers. The 980 PRO received a 98% rating at TweakTown, and was the hailed as best-performing flash-based consumer product as of September 2020.

The new PS5-ready 980 PRO with Heatsink drive will be available October 29, 2021 and comes in two capacities: 1TB ($249.99) and 2TB ($449.99)

  • Speeds: 7,000 MB/s read, 5,100 MB/s write
  • Interface: PCIe Gen 4.0 x4, NVMe 1.3c
  • Dimension: 24 mm W x 80 mm L x 8.6 mm H
  • 5-year warranty
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SAMSUNG 980 PRO 2TB PCIe NVMe Gen4 Internal Gaming SSD M.2

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