Release date: Q4 2022.


Release date ≈ Q2 2021.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 61,569 user samples
61,354 User Benchmarks
Great bench: 587% 2TB free
Poor bench: 286% 2TB free (System drive)
Poor: 286% Great: 587%
SPEED RANK: 11th / 1080
215 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 156% 104GB free
Worst Bench: 60% 52GB free (System drive)
Poor: 60% Great: 156%
SPEED RANK: 252nd / 1080
Effective Speed
Effective SSD Speed
449 % Hugely faster effective speed.
103 %
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
2469 MB/s Hugely faster read speed.
783 MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
3845 MB/s Hugely faster write speed.
402 MB/s
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
74.8 MB/s Hugely faster random read.
32.9 MB/s
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
192 MB/s Hugely faster random write.
93.2 MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
2911 MB/s Hugely faster mixed IO speed.
464 MB/s
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
103 MB/s Hugely faster random mixed IO.
38.2 MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed
2955 MB/s Insanely faster sustained write speed.
217 MB/s
Peak Sequential Read Speed
3186 MB/s Hugely faster peak read speed.
1185 MB/s
Peak Sequential Write Speed
4847 MB/s Hugely faster peak write speed.
594 MB/s
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
96.9 MB/s Hugely faster peak random read.
49.4 MB/s
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
317 MB/s Hugely faster peak random write.
153 MB/s
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
3573 MB/s Hugely faster peak mixed IO speed.
695 MB/s
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
146 MB/s Hugely faster peak random mixed IO.
65.6 MB/s
Peak Sequential Sustained Write 60s Average
4018 MB/s Insanely faster peak sustained write speed.
357 MB/s
Market Share
Based on 76,391,181 SSDs tested
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
1.49 % Insanely higher market share.
0.01 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
66 % Much more popular.
50 %
20 Months Much more recent.
36+ Months
DQ Read
Peak 4K-64Thread Read Speed
2243 MB/s Hugely faster peak deep queue read.
469 MB/s
DQ Write
Peak 4K-64Thread Write Speed
1782 MB/s Hugely faster peak deep queue write.
513 MB/s
AS-SSD Total
AS-SSD Total Score
6,703 Pts Hugely stronger server IO.
1,676 Pts
DQ Mixed
Peak 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
1991 MB/s Hugely faster peak deep queue mixed IO.
462 MB/s
ADQ Read
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed
1608 MB/s Hugely faster deep queue read.
358 MB/s
ADQ Write
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed
1195 MB/s Hugely faster deep queue write.
228 MB/s
ADQ Mixed
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
1398 MB/s Hugely faster deep queue mixed IO.
276 MB/s
2TB 128GB

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]


Solid State Drive Rankings (Price vs Performance) July 2024 SSD Rankings

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