According to Samsung SSD news, the Samsung 980 release date is March 10, 2021. Samsung launches 980 NVMe SSD – the first consumer driver without DRAM of this company. To obtain more details about this hard drive, read this post of MiniTool now.

SSD brings many benefits like short boot time, fast transfer speed, high performance, reliability, etc. That’s why a large number of users want to get an SSD. However, as you know, SSD usually charges you high price.

The good news is that Samsung launches 980 NVMe SSD recently. This hard disk combines speed and affordability. Probably you can purchase one. You can view the specifications of Samsung 980 by reading the following content and then make a decision.

An Overview of Samsung 980 NVMe SSD

On March 10, 2021, Samsung launches 980 NVMe SSD. This drive is the first consumer drive without DRAM from Samsung that has the highest performance among this type. With the existence of Samsung 980, NVMe speeds become more obtainable for the public.

The Samsung 980 SSD is a combination of hardware and software innovations that can bring more value without sacrificing the performance of high-end NVMe. Packed with TurboWrite 2.0, this SSD includes a large buffer storage area inside the drive.

Besides, Samsung 980 uses Host Memory Buffer (HMB) technology that links the drive to the host processor’s DRAM. In this way, any performance drawbacks can be fixed. More importantly, this technology combines with the latest sixth-generation V-NAND, optimized controller, and firmware, which makes 980 SSD offer NVMe performance with the six times the speed of SATA SSDs.

Samsung 980

If you are working with extraordinary large files or running graphics-heavy games, the full power mode feature enables the drive to continuously run at highest performance. With the advanced thermal designs, you don’t have to concern that the drive gets overheating.

Nickel-coated controller and heat spreader label solutions are included in Samsung high-end 980 series because of Dynamic Thermal Guard technology. Then you can enjoy stable and reliable performance during the long-time use. What’s more, Samsung 980 has a power efficiency up to 56%, allowing you to manage power better.

Compared with older Samsung SSDs, Samsung 980 doesn’t have three-letter suffix at the end (like PRO, EVO, and QVO). It slots into the product stacl at the bottom, but still keeps a big enough gap for another model to come in. This drive is marketed as the successor to the 970 EVO.

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The Specs of Samsung 980

With TLC NAND and a DRAM-less controller, Samsung 980 is an entry-level NVMe SSD. This is an all-new class of Samsung product in the retail market. It comes with 3 capacities (250GB, 500GB, and 1TB) to fulfill the different demand of users.

Here, we list some parameters for the three capacities of Samsung 980.

You can test the actual read/write speed of this Samsung 980 NVMe SSD with professional program like MiniTool Partition Wizard. 

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Capacity MSRP TBW Rating Cost Per Gigabyte Max Throughput (Read/Write)
250GB $49.99 150TBW 20 cents 2,900MBps/1,300MBps
500GB $69.99 300TBW 14 cents 3,100MBps/2,600MBps
1TB $129.99 600TBW 13 cents 3,500MBps/3,000MBps

To give you an intuitive view on the specifications of Samsung, we summarize the contents in a form.

Category Samsung 980 NVMe SSD
Internal or External Internal
Interface PCIe Gen.3.0 x 4. NVMe 1.4
Form Factor M.2 (2280)
Capacity 250GB, 500GB, 1TB
Sequential Read/Write Speed Up to 3,500/3,000MB/s
Random Read/Write Speed (QD32) Up to 500K IOPS/ 480K IOPS
Management Software Samsung Magician
Data Encryption AES 256-bit Full Disk Encryption, TCG/Opal V2.0, Encrypted Drive (IEEE1667)
Total Bytes Written

600TBW (1TB)

300TBW (500GB)

150TBW (250GB)
Warranty 5 years

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Samsung has launched 980 NVMe SSD. After reading the above content, you may have an overview of this new SSD. You can now decide whether to buy this drive.

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