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The Best PCIe 4.0 SSD On The Market Hits a Record Low

Samsung 980 Pro 2TB
Samsung 980 Pro 2TB (Image credit: Tom's Hardware)

When you have a conversation about the best SSDs on the market, Samsung's name is the first one that comes up. The Samsung 980 Pro is currently the best overall M.2 SSD that money can buy. While the PCIe 4.0 drive typically retails for $429.99, Newegg has put it up for $279.99 after using the promotion code BFFRDY73 at checkout.

Checking in at 2TB, the Samsung 980 Pro doesn't compromise capacity for performance. You're getting the best performance that a PCIe 4.0 SSD has to offer with considerable storage room. The Samsung 980 Pro 2TB has no problem hitting sequential read and write speeds up to 7,000 MB/s and 5,100 MB/s, respectively. The random performance on the Samsung 980 Pro is excellent as well. We're looking at peak random write and read numbers that escalate up to one million IOPS.

The Samsung 980 Pro comes in your standard M.2 2280 form factor so the drive will fit into any M.2 slot whether it's located on a desktop, laptop or PlayStation 5. In the case of Sony's console, you may have to pick up a third-party heatsink for the Samsung 980 Pro to maintain sustained speeds. Samsung also sells a PS5-tailored 980 Pro with a built-in heatsink, but we haven't been able to find it on sale yet.

Samsung 980 Pro 2TB:  was $429, now $279 at Newegg with promo code BFFRDY73

Samsung 980 Pro 2TB: was $429, now $279 at Newegg with promo code BFFRDY73
Samsung's 980 Pro 2TB offers lightning-fast performance with a large storage capacity.

The only negative points we have about the Samsung 980 Pro are the SSD's endurance and price tag. The latter is no longer a concern since the PCIe 4.0 drive is at its all-time low.

Don't get us wrong, though. The endurance on the Samsung 980 isn't bad. It's just below average from what we expect from a premium Samsung drive. The 2TB version is rated for up to 1,200 TBW and comes with a limited five-year warranty. Nonetheless, the Samsung 980 Pro's endurance is more than plenty for the average consumer.

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  • Johnpombrio
    I bought the Samsung 980 Pro 2TB NVME drive on Amazon For $313 on June 21st on a lightning deal. Still waiting for DDR 5 memory to install my new mobo and Alder Lake CPU.
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  • Flyfisherman
    The endurance is Not a problem for a regular user (non server/enterprise use).

    Samsung 980 Pro 1 TB Endurance 600TBW 5-years warranty.
    Samsung 980 Pro 2TB Endurance 1200TBW 5-years warranty.
    TBW=TeraBytes Written

    Let's say that an ordinary office work writes 30GB/day (read doesn't affect this):
    Formula (TBW x 1024) / 30 GB)=days
    600TBW x 1024 /30GB= 20480 days or 56 years.
    1200TBW x1024 /30GB=40960 days or 112 years.Other electronics on the device has stopped working long before endurance will become a problem.
    Btw. I have a Samsung 980 Pro 2TB M2 and Samsung 850 Pro 1TB SSD (10-years warranty) and I am extremely satisfied.

    Best regards from Sweden
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