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    Samsung’s SSD 990 EVO Will Boost Work, Gaming, And Creative Processes – Available In MY This March

    Samsung has expanded its consumer SSD portfolio with the introduction of the SSD 990 EVO. As a leading entity in advanced memory technology, Samsung’s latest NVMe SSD is engineered to boost performance for a wide array of computing activities, including gaming, business workflows, and creative processes, with enhanced power efficiency and interface flexibility.

    Hangu Sohn, Vice President of Memory Brand Product Biz Team at Samsung Electronics, highlighted the company’s focus on optimizing SSD solutions through advanced memory technologies. The 990 EVO is designed to offer a balanced mix of performance, energy efficiency, and reliability, catering to the needs of various computing tasks.

    The new SSD 990 EVO showcases a significant performance increase of up to 43% over its predecessor, the 970 EVO Plus. It achieves sequential read and write speeds of up to 5,000 MB/s and 4,200 MB/s, respectively, with random read and write IOPS reaching up to 700K and 800K.

    The inclusion of Host Memory Buffer (HMB) technology allows for optimized performance without the need for DRAM, facilitating quicker game loading times and swift access to large files.

    Power efficiency is another key improvement in the 990 EVO, offering up to 70% better energy efficiency compared to the 970 EVO Plus. This enhancement extends PC usage time without the worry of battery drain. The SSD also incorporates Modern Standby mode for instant on/off functionality, maintaining internet connectivity and seamless notification reception in low-power states.

    Samsung SSD 990 EVO Specifications

    Category Samsung SSD 990 EVO
    Interface PCIe® Gen 4.0 x4 / 5.0 x2 NVMe® 2.0
    Form Factor M.2 (2280)
    Storage Memory Samsung V-NAND 3-TLC
    Controller Samsung In-house Controller
    Capacity 1TB 2TB
    Sequential Read/Write Speed Up to 5,000 MB/s, Up to 4,200 MB/s
    Random Read/Write Speed (QD32) Up to 680K IOPS, 800K IOPS Up to 700K IOPS, 800K IOPS
    Management Software Samsung Magician Software
    Data Encryption AES 256-bit Full Disk Encryption, TCG/Opal V2.0,

    Encrypted Drive (IEEE1667)

    Total Bytes Written 600TB 1200TB
    Warranty Five-year Limited Warranty

    Equipped with a smart thermal solution, the 990 EVO maintains optimal NAND chip temperatures, ensuring consistent peak performance without jeopardizing the drive’s integrity. The SSD is designed to be future-proof, supporting both PCIe 4.0 x4 and PCIe 5.0 x2 interfaces, making it suitable for current PCs and forward-compatible with upcoming technologies.

    Available in 1TB and 2TB capacities, the 990 EVO is complemented by Samsung’s Magician software, which offers a suite of optimization tools for Samsung SSDs, including data migration facilitation, data protection, drive health monitoring, and firmware update notifications.

    The SSD 990 EVO is set to be available in Malaysia starting next month. For more details, including warranty information, interested parties can visit Samsung’s official SSD website.

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