Samsung 980 PRO 500GB Review & Specs

Samsung 980 PRO 500GB PCIe 4.0 NVMe (MZ-V8P500B/AM)

Samsung 980 PRO 500GB PCIe 4.0 NVMe (MZ-V8P500B/AM)

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NEXT-LEVEL SSD PERFORMANCE: Unleash The Power Of Samsung 980 PRO Pcie 4.0 Nvme SSD For Next-Level Computing
MAXIMUM SPEED: 980 PRO Is Raising The Bar For Nvme Ssds, Delivering Read Speeds Up To 6,900 MB/S
A WINNING COMBINATION: Designed For Hardcore Gamers And Tech-Savvy Users, The 980 PRO Offers High-Performance Bandwidth And Throughput For Heavy-Duty Applications In Gaming, Graphics, Data Analytics, And More
EFFICIENT M.2 SSD: The 980 PRO Comes In A Compact M.2 2280 Form Factor, Thus Optimizing Power Efficiency, Making It Ideal For Building High-Performance Computing Systems
RELIABLE THERMAL CONTROL: To Ensure Stable Performance, The 980 PRO Uses Nickel Coating To Help Manage The Controller's Heat Level And A Heat Spreader Label To Deliver Effective Thermal Control Of The NAND Chip
SMART THERMAL SOLUTION: Embedded With Samsung's Cutting-Edge Thermal Control Algorithm, 980 PRO Manages Heat On Its Own To Deliver Durable And Reliable Performance, While Minimizing Performance Fluctuations During Extended Usage
SAMSUNG MAGICIAN: A Suite Of User-Friendly Tools Helps Keep Your Drive Up To Date, Monitor Drive Health And Speed, And Even Boost Performance
WORLD's No. 1 FLASH MEMORY BRAND: All Firmware And Components, Including Samsung's World-Renowned DRAM And NAND, Are Produced In-House, Allowing End-To-End Integration For Quality You Can Trust

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Specs Overview

Model
  • MZ-V8P500B/AM
  • MZ-V8P500BW
Release Date September 2020

* First availability for purchase, it may not correspond to the actual market launch date.

Series 980 PRO
Capacity 500GB
Interface M.2 (M)
NVME
Form Factor M.2-2280
Max Sequential Read Up to 6900 MB/s
Max Sequential Write Up to 5000 MB/s

Critic Reviews

90

This is an impressive entry into the PCI-E 4.0 realm for Samsung, with the move to 3-bit NAND, however logical, a little disappointing for a product with the PRO name. We’re living in a TLC/QLC world now, and Samsung’s adoption of 3-bit NAND for their flagship likely signals the end of 2-bit MLC in consumer drives.

90

The Samsung 980 Pro is the NVMe SSD you want--if you're rocking PCIe 4 (Ryzen-exclusive as of this writing). For more common PCIe 3-equipped systems, it's still a great drive, but not significantly better than the lower-priced competition.

90

It’s been a long old while since we’ve seen a high-end Samsung NVMe SSD and it has certainly been worth the wait as the SSD980 PRO has put the company firmly back in the spotlight in the high performance consumer market space.


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