Deal | Samsung 980 PRO 2 TB PCIe 4.0 SSD drops below US$140
Despite the fact that some units have been failing lately, the Samsung 980 PRO lineup remains a popular and highly appreciated storage solution on Amazon. After 25,882 users expressed their opinion, this lineup of PCIe 4.0 SSDs holds a 4.8/5 score, with 91% perfect reviews and 6% 4/5 ratings. In the last month, the list price of the 2 TB model has dropped from a whopping US$379.99 to a reasonable US$159.99, and the ongoing 13% discount allows those interested to purchase the MZ-V8P2T0B model for US$139.99.
Console users can acquire the PlayStation 5-compatible model (MZ-V8P2T0CW), which is available for a full price of US$169.99. The 1 TB version is available for an undiscounted price of US$79.99, making the 48% discount available for the 500 GB model look like a joke (or worse, a scam). The list price has not been updated yet, and the apparently generous discount pushes the drive from US$139.99 to US$72.72. When having to pick a 1 TB SSD for US$79.99 or a 500 GB model for US$72.72, there isn't much of a choice to talk about.
Available since September 2020, the 980 PRO lineup has been replaced by the 990 PRO as Samsung's new flagship family in the PCIe SSD category. While many expected it to arrive as a blazing-fast PCIe 5.0 solution, the Samsung 990 PRO goes near the limits of the PCIe 4.0 interface, being advertised by its maker as "the ultimate SSD" capable of reaching as high as 7,450 MB/s (compared to the 8,000 MB/s top theoretical sequential read of PCIe 4.0).
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