Samsung to Release 980 Pro M.2 SSD with a Heatsink
Posted: January 29,2023
One of the top-performing SSDs, Samsung’s 980 Pro, is being updated to include a built-in heatsink. The SSD was designed with Sony’s PS5 in mind and will be available from October 29.
Modern motherboards usually come with built-in heatsinks for M.2 SSDs. As PS5 doesn’t include any, this 980 Pro is a perfect option for users that want an out-of-the-box solution for their console.
The heatsink helps keep SSD temperatures at optimal levels. The SSD outperforms the minimum required read speeds of 5,500 MB/s that Sony is recommending for the PS. Samsung’s 980 Pro has a sequential read and write speed of up to 7,000 MB/s and 5,100 MB/s.
Even though PS5 users could have used the regular 980 Pro to their SSD, they had to add a third-party heatsink to follow Sony’s recommendations completely. Samsung makes it much easier for players to expand their storage with the latest M.2 SSD without requiring any modifications.
Samsung 980 Pro with heatsink fits perfectly within the measurements that Sony specified. The dimensions are 80 mm (length), 24 mm (width), and 8.6 mm (height)
Samsung is releasing two versions of the new 980 Pro SSD: 1 TB for $249.99 and 2 TB for $449.99. The SSD also comes with a five-year warranty.
If you decide to try out the 980 Pro, Sony provides installation instructions for the M.2 SSD. If you’re looking for more affordable alternatives, be sure to consider the specifications from the console manufacturer.
Gamers are always on the lookout for faster and bigger storage devices, and it’s no different when it comes to consoles. However, it remains to be seen whether the global computer chip shortage will undermine the manufacturing process of these drives.
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With a degree in humanities and a knack for the history of tech, Jovan was always interested in how technology shapes both us as human beings and our social landscapes. When he isn't binging on news and trying to predict the latest tech fads, you may find him trapped within the covers of a generic 80s cyberpunk thriller.