Samsung 990 PRO 4TB SSD: Price, Specs and release date revealed

Samsung 990 PRO 4TB SSD: Price, Specs and release date revealed


The latest cameras pack in higher resolution for both video and stills, and while we happily invest in the latest camera kit, when it comes our computers we usually leave them until they run out of space, become so slow that we have to turn them on before going on a shoot or don’t switch on at all.

Today Samsung has announced the Samsung 990 PRO 4TB SSD, essentially a hard drive that will give your computer a new lease of life. This new large capacity drive utilises NVME and while this technology has been available for a while, the fact that this offers 4TB at a reasonable price makes it very exciting.

The Samsung 990 PRO 4TB SSD offers next-generation speed and reliability with a huge capacity that makes it suitable for use as a true working hard drive. This means you can take your 4K video files directly from your Nikon Z8 and get editing without worrying about bottlenecks or running out of space.

Blistering Speed for Unmatched Performance

At the heart of the Samsung 990 PRO 4TB lies the eighth-generation V-NAND technology coupled with the Pascal controller, offering sequential read and write speeds of up to 7,450MB/s and 6,900MB/s, respectively. These speeds ensure that your workflow remains smooth, whether editing high-resolution photos or processing 4K videos.


  • Sequential Read Speed: 7,450 MB/s
  • Sequential Write Speed: 6,900 MB/s
  • Random Read Speed (QD32, Thread 16): 1,600K IOPS
  • Random Write Speed (QD32, Thread 16): 1,550K IOPS
  • Thickness: 2.57 mm (Single-sided)
  • Power Efficiency (Sequential Read/Write): 1,380/1,319 MB per watt

Expansive 4TB Storage

If you’re a photographer or videographer and regularly deal with large files then you’ll know that running out of storage is a nightmare. The Samsung 990 PRO 4TB SSD provides the solution with its capacious 4TB storage. Now you can store all your high-resolution images, extensive video projects, and more in one place without worrying about running out of space.

Optimized for Video Editing

Video editing demands fast and reliable storage, and the 990 PRO delivers just that. Its performance is not only impressive in benchmark tests but also in real-world applications. Render times shrink, and editing becomes a an easy process without long pauses as you wait for the computer to catch-up.

Ultimate Power Efficiency for Extended Shoots

One big advantage is the new power management that sees Samsung’s new Pascal controller, which has been built on a low-power architecture. This new structure enhances the SSD’s power efficiency by up to 50%. This means longer battery life on your laptop or camera, I’m part way through the test of this SSD at present and it’s already proving effective used in an external enclosure with minimal power draw from the machine.

Reliable Thermal Control

When working with high-performance gear, heat can be an issue. The 990 PRO addresses this concern with a nickel-coated controller and a heat spreader label for effective thermal management. Samsung’s Dynamic Thermal Guard technology ensures that the SSD’s temperature stays optimal, even during prolonged use.

Upgrade Your Photography Gear

For photographers using ultra-slim laptops, the 990 PRO 4TB is a game-changer. Thanks to its single-sided M.2 form-factor, upgrading to high-performance, high-capacity storage has never been easier.

The Samsung 990 PRO 4TB SSD is a great storage solution for photographers and videographers. With its speed, massive storage capacity, power efficiency, and thermal control.

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