Samsung's 980 Pro 2TB SSD dips to $249, its lowest price ever

Shawn Knight

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Bottom line: One of Samsung’s top consumer-facing solid-state drives is on sale for the lowest price we’ve seen to date. Inventory probably won't last long at this price, so if you're interested, I would go ahead and pick it up now.

The 2TB version of Samsung’s 980 Pro SSD is currently marked down to just $249.99 over on Amazon, the lowest price we’ve ever seen for this capacity. Back during Amazon’s Prime Day sale, the same 2TB drive was priced at $329.99.

The Samsung 980 Pro SSD went toe to toe against the Sabrent Rocket 4 Plus in our consumer PCIe 4.0 SSD battle, earning itself a place alongside the Sabrent drive as a top pick in our Best Of series.

The 2TB variant is rated for up to 7,000 MB/s sequential read speeds and up to 5,100 MB/s on the write side. While the drive is backward compatible with PCIe 3.0, you’ll want to pair it with a PCIe 4.0-compatible motherboard to maximize performance.

Speedy drives like these tend to run warm, especially under sustained load or in an environment with poor airflow. In order to ensure thermal throttling doesn’t become an issue, you might also want to pick up an aftermarket heatsink. Passive and active cooling options are available for cheap, and could save you a lot of headaches down the road.

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TheBigT42

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I have always been a Samsung fan but my Seagate Firecuda 530 is faster and greater MTBF

Seagate FireCuda 530 M.2 2280 2TB PCIe Gen4 x4
Max Sequential Read Up to 7300 MBps
Max Sequential Write Up to 6900 MBps
4KB Random Read Up to 1,000,000 IOPS
4KB Random Write Up to 1,000,000 IOPS
MTBF 1,800,000 hours
 

Mr Majestyk

Posts: 1,354   +1,237
They might call it a pro, but with TLC this is really a 980 EVO and in several benchmarks slower than the 970 Pro. Samsung's high prices are no longer warranted, there is a ton of competition now. They used to be the best by. along way, but the competition has caught up and surpassed them.