Release date: Q4 2022.

Release date ≈ Q4 2020.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 49,439 user samples
34,940 User Benchmarks
Great bench: 507% 801GB free
Poor bench: 275% 254GB free
Poor: 275% Great: 507%
SPEED RANK: 18th / 1080
14,499 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 595% 920GB free
Worst Bench: 228% 296GB free
Poor: 228% Great: 595%
SPEED RANK: 19th / 1080
Effective Speed
Effective SSD Speed
402 % +2% 395 %
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
2401 MB/s 3074 MB/s Faster read speed.
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
3736 MB/s Faster write speed.
3276 MB/s
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
71 MB/s 74.4 MB/s +5%
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
190 MB/s Slightly faster random write.
176 MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
2900 MB/s Faster mixed IO speed.
2577 MB/s
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
101 MB/s Faster random mixed IO.
83.6 MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed
2306 MB/s Faster sustained write speed.
1867 MB/s
Peak Sequential Read Speed
3157 MB/s 4181 MB/s Much faster peak read speed.
Peak Sequential Write Speed
4833 MB/s +4% 4636 MB/s
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
98.3 MB/s Faster peak random read.
83.3 MB/s
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
312 MB/s Slightly faster peak random write.
292 MB/s
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
3584 MB/s Slightly faster peak mixed IO speed.
3271 MB/s
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
146 MB/s Much faster peak random mixed IO.
112 MB/s
Peak Sequential Sustained Write 60s Average
2861 MB/s 4072 MB/s Much faster peak sustained write speed.
Market Share
Based on 76,431,962 SSDs tested
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.58 % Insanely higher market share.
0.03 %
Value For Money
128 % +1% 127 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
64 % More popular.
52 %
Price (score)
$120 $119 +1%
20 Months Much more recent.
44+ Months
DQ Read
Peak 4K-64Thread Read Speed
2156 MB/s 2428 MB/s Faster peak deep queue read.
DQ Write
Peak 4K-64Thread Write Speed
1727 MB/s 1923 MB/s Faster peak deep queue write.
AS-SSD Total
AS-SSD Total Score
6,510 Pts 7,137 Pts Slightly stronger server IO.
DQ Mixed
Peak 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
1941 MB/s 2134 MB/s Slightly faster peak deep queue mixed IO.
ADQ Read
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed
1534 MB/s 1617 MB/s Slightly faster deep queue read.
ADQ Write
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed
1150 MB/s 1217 MB/s Slightly faster deep queue write.
ADQ Mixed
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
1349 MB/s 1378 MB/s +2%

The Samsung 990 Pro has a strong consumer performance profile. It offers burst read speeds of 3 GB/s and burst write speeds of 5 GB/s. The 990 Pro also offers respectable out of cache performance. At current prices (1TB $120 USD, 2TB $165 USD and 4TB $320 USD) the Samsung 990 Pro offers worse value for money than the WD Black SN850X. Samsung’s superior SSD technology allowed them to dominate the consumer market since SSDs became mainstream in 2010. However, in today’s market, their technology no longer justifies a price premium. [Jun '24 SSDrivePro]


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