Samsung’s recent 990 Pro SSD, compatible with the PS5, is already on sale

[Deal du Jour] The 990 PRO is Samsung’s latest SSD. It replaces the already very powerful 980 Pro. Compatible with the Sony console, the Korean brand’s Pro SSDs are powerful and durable.

What is the promotion on this Samsung SSD?

Amazon is offering a discount on the Samsung 990 Pro internal SSD, which can usually be found around €170. The 1-capacity model is currently priced at €131.06.

What is this internal SSD?

The 990 Pro follows on from the excellent 980 Pro. It measures 80 × 22 mm for a thickness of 2.3 mm. Its dimensions and performance make it a model perfectly compatible with the PlayStation 5. Unfortunately, unlike its big brother, the 990 Pro does not have a heat sink, essential to avoid overheating. Despite everything, the Samsung SSD manages to maintain a good temperature and heats up very little. The addition of a heatsink is still recommended in the case of use with the Sony console.

The interface is PCIe 4.0 with speeds that go up to 7,450 MB/s in reading and 6,900 MB/s in writing. The speed of transfers and downloads is significantly boosted, including large files. On PS5, you will be able to launch resource-intensive games quickly. These will run optimally without any problem. This Samsung SSD also adds considerable storage to the PS5, at a time when AAA games weigh more and more heavily.

The location of the SSD in the PS5 // Source: Maxime Claudel for Numerama

Is this 990 Pro internal SSD a bargain at this price?

That’s a great price for one of the best SSDs on the market. It is accompanied by the Samsung Magician software. The interface is clear and ergonomic and gives you access to a lot of information on your disk. You will be able to consult the temperature of the SSD as well as a diagnosis of its state of health. Performance measurement modules are present and Magician, good maintenance software that it is, offers you to optimize your SSD for better performance.

In the case of use on a PC, the 990 Pro is also useful for emulating virtual machines or making daily backups of all your data. If you plan to use it with your computer, make sure its motherboard supports NVMe PCie 4.0 SSDs. Finally, for the Sony console, you will have to be careful when installing it. warning well to install the latest firmware update and handle everything with care.

To go further with hard drives

? Our article on the usefulness of SSDs

? Our tutorial for installing an SSD on your PS5

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