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Samsung launches SSD 990 EVO: Boosts performance for games, work and creative workflows

Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd., a global leader in advanced memory technology, today announced the launch of the SSD 990 EVO — the latest addition to the company's consumer SSD lineup — delivering powerful performance with improved power efficiency. Designed to enhance everyday computing such as gaming, work and video editing, the NVMe SSD should be an ideal solution for a diverse user group.

Samsung has developed its advanced memory technology for optimized SSD solutions, and for our latest consumer product, we have combined both innovation and practicality to enhance user experiences,” said Hangu Sohn, Vice President of Memory Brand Product Biz Team at Samsung Electronics. “The 990 EVO balances performance, power efficiency and reliability, making it a versatile choice for the latest interfaces suitable for a variety of everyday tasks, including gaming, work and creative projects.”

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Improved performance

The 990 EVO offers improved performance with up to 43% compared to the previous model, the 970 EVO Plus. Sequential read speeds reach up to 5,000 megabytes per second (MB/s) and write speeds up to 4,200 MB/s. Random read and write speeds are also improved by up to 700,000 input/output operations per second (IOPS) and 800,000 IOPS, respectively.

By using Host Memory Buffer (HMB) technology to directly connect to the host processor's DRAM, the SSD can achieve optimized performance even with a DRAM-Less design. Users upgrading from previous mainstream SSDs will experience faster game load speeds and quick access to large files.

Improved efficiency and smart thermal solution

The Samsung 990 EVO has an improved power efficiency of up to 70% compared to the 970 EVO Plus, offering users increased computing without the constant worry of battery life. It also supports Modern Standby1, enabling an instant on/off function with uninterrupted internet connection and seamless notification reception, even in power saving mode.

The 990 EVO's heat dissipation label effectively regulates the thermal state of the NAND chip, allowing functions to be used consistently at their highest levels without compromising device integrity.

A versatile SSD for today's and tomorrow's computing

The 990 EVO is a versatile SSD created to meet today's computing needs and expected future demands. Users can experience seamless multitasking with a single SSD that meets the demands of everyday activities such as gaming, work and creative workflows.

Supporting both PCIe 4.0 x4 and PCIe 5.0 x2 interfaces, the 990 EVO meets the needs of today's PCs that support PCIe 4.0 M.2 slots, while offering compatibility along with thermal control and power savings for PCIe 5.0 interfaces in future applications.

The 990 EVO is available in 1 terabyte (TB) and 2TB capacities.

Samsung Magician Software Support

Samsung Magician software presents a solution of optimization tools for improved functionality for all Samsung SSDs, including the 990 EVO. Users can easily and smoothly optimize the data migration process for SSD upgrades in a secure manner. In addition, Samsung Magician protects valuable data, monitors device health and notifies of early firmware updates.

The news becomes available today to consumers worldwide, and suggested retail price (MSRP) for the 990 EVO is SEK 1599 for the 1TB model, and SEK 2599 for the 2TB model. For more information — including warranty details — visit or

Samsung SSD 990 EVO Specifications

Category Samsung SSD 990 EVO 
Interface PCIe Gen 4.0 x4 / 5.0 x2 NVMe 2.0 
Form Factor M.2 (2280) 
Storage Memory Samsung V-NAND 3-TLC 
Controller Samsung In-house Controller 
Capacity 31 TB 2TB 
Sequential Read/Write Speed 4,5Up to 5,000 MB/s, Up to 4,200 MB/s 
Random Read/Write Speed (QD32) 4,5Up to 680K IOPS, 800K IOPS Up to 700K IOPS, 800K IOPS 
Management Software Samsung Magician Software 
Data Encryption AES 256-bit Full Disk Encryption, TCG/Opal V2.0, Encrypted Drive (IEEE1667) 
Total Bytes Written 600TB 1200TB 
Warranty 6 Five-year Limited Warranty 7 


 1 For detailed information about Modern Standby, visit the Microsoft website (
2 NVM Express® is a registered trademark of NVM Express, Inc.
3 1GB = 1,000,000,000 bytes according to IDEMA. A certain part of the capacity may be used for system files and maintenance, so the actual capacity may differ from what is indicated on the product.
4 Sequential and random performance measurements are based on IOmeter 1.1.0. Performance may vary depending on SSD firmware version, system hardware and configuration.
5 Test System Configuration: AMD Ryzen 9 7950x 16-Core Processor CPU@4.5GHz, DDR5 4800MHz 16GBx2 (PC5-38400), OS-Windows 11 Pro 64bit, Chipset – ASRock X670E Taichi
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