If you’ve been thinking of getting the Samsung 980 PRO, one of the first PCIe 4.0 NVMe SSDs on the market, for your PlayStation 5 (PS5), your time is near.
Samsung today announced the new model of the internal drive that comes with a heatsink.
Samsung 980 PRO with HeatSink: Made for the PS5
On this new version, the electronic giant says:
“This addition to the Samsung 980 PRO SSD family is delivered with a proprietary built-in heatsink with Samsung Advanced Heat Dissipation Technology and new firmware enhancements.”
The gist of the new 980 PRO is that the heatsink will help keep the drive cool while negating the need for a running ventilation fan, making it suitable for the console. You’ll be able to enjoy your game without having to deal with a noisy ambient.
The Samsung 980 PRO with Heatsink shares the same characteristics as the traditional version, except it’s a bit thicker and longer at 24 mm wide, 80 mm long, and 8.6 mm thick.
The new drive’s highlights include:
- Samsung V-NAND technology, and low-power in-house controller
- Sequential read/write speeds up to 7,000 and 5,100 MB/s respectively
- Once installed in the PS5 or PS5 Digital Edition console, the 980 PRO with Heatsink works as the console’s native internal storage. This means user can use it to store as well as launch PS5 and PS4 games and media apps.
Samsung says the new 980 PRO with Heatsink ships in Samsung’s newly adopted eco-friendly FSC-certified packaging.
The drive is available on October 29, 2021, in 1TB and 2TB capacities with the suggested retail price of $249.99 and $449.99, respectively. Similar to the traditional version, the 980 PRO with Heatsink comes with a 5-year warranty.
Samsung 980 PRO's Rating
PCIe 4.0 support, excellent performance
Backward compatible with PCIe Gen 3
Helpful Samsung Magician software with lots of useful settings and features
Half the endurance rating of the 970 PRO
No larger capacities than 2TB