Samsung and Sabrent have new SSDs on the way, with read speeds of up to 7,000 MB/s.
As reported by PC Gamer, TechPowerUp had spotted a now-offline product page for Samsung’s 980 Pro SSD. According to the cached page, the M.2 2280 form factor SSD boasts a read speed of up to 7,000 MB/s and a write speed of up to 5,000 MB/s. The 980 Pro sports an M.2 2280 form factor and uses PCIe 4.
Similarly, Sabrent’s Rocket 4 Plus has a read spead of up to 7,000 MB/s and also uses PCIe 4. However, as noted by Tom’s Hardware, it also has a write speed of up to 6,850 MB/s, surpassing the 980 Pro.
The 980 Pro uses a combination of nickel coating, heat spreader label, and its Dynamic Thermal Guard technology to manage the SSD’s heat. On the other hand, the Rocket 4 Plus makes use of an aluminium and copper heat sink. “Designed for desktop computers, the heatsink is easy to install and fully compatible with Single/Double sided M.2 2280 SSDs,” reads the page.
The 980 Pro SSD will come in 1TB, 500GB, and 25 GB varieties, according to PC Gamer. Meanwhile the Rocket 4 Plus has 2TB, 1TB, and 500GB options.