New Samsung 990 EVO SSD Leaks With Speedy PCIe 4.0 Performance

Samsung has quietly revealed a new 990 EVO SSD. The drive was discovered on Samsung's Ukrainian website and Amazon Germany.

Samsung 990 EVO SSD
Samsung 990 EVO SSD

Product link:

  1. https://www.samsung.com/ua/memory-storage/nvme-ssd/990-evo-2tb-mz-v9e2t0bw/
  2. https://www.amazon.de/dp/B0CP42QVT8
  3. https://www.amazon.de/dp/B0CP43PS7B

The 990 EVO is an M.2 2280 PCIe 4.0 x4/5 NVMe SSD. It will be offered in 1TB and 2TB capacities using Samsung's V-NAND TLC flash memory.

Performance is strong, with sequential read/write speeds hitting 5,000/4,200 MB/s. Random read/write speeds reach 700k/800k IOPS. The drive has AES 256-bit encryption for security.

A graphene sticker helps dissipate heat. There is no mention of a heatsink version like the 990 PRO.

Pricing is unconfirmed. But Amazon Germany listings show the 1TB model at €114.90 and 2TB at €189.90. That's not much cheaper than the 990 PRO which costs €129.90 (1TB) and €199.90 (2TB) at Samsung Germany.

The 990 EVO slots below the premium 990 PRO in Samsung's NVMe SSD lineup. It provides faster performance than the previous generation 970 EVO Plus.

The 990 EVO boosts sequential read speed 43% over the 970 EVO Plus. It also touts 70% better energy efficiency.

Samsung doesn't share exact availability yet. But the SSD already appearing online points to a launch soon. Look for the 990 EVO to hit store shelves in Europe potentially by the end of January.

The 990 EVO delivers blazing PCIe 4.0 performance at a more affordable price point. It gives Samsung another compelling NVMe option versus rivals like WD, Crucial, and others.

Samsung 990 EVO SSD Specs

Specification Details
Capacities 1TB, 2TB
NAND Flash Samsung V-NAND TLC
Controller Samsung Elpis Controller
Interface PCIe 4.0 x4, PCIe 5.0 x2
Sequential Reads Up to 5,000 MB/s
Sequential Writes Up to 4,200 MB/s
Random Read (QD1) Up to 20,000 IOPS
Random Write (QD1) Up to 90,000 IOPS
Random Read (QD32) Up to 700,000 IOPS
Random Write (QD32) Up to 800,000 IOPS
Encryption AES 256-bit
Endurance 1,500 TBW (1TB)
3,000 TBW (2TB)
Power Consumption Read: 5.5W
Write: 4.7W
Idle Power 60mW
MTBF 1.5 Million Hours
Warranty 5 Years
Form Factor M.2 2280 Single-sided
Dimensions 80 x 22 x 2.38 mm
Weight Up to 9g
Operating Temp 0°C to 70°C

Samsung 990 EVO SSD Images

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