Samsung 980 Pro 1Tb NVMe SSD detailed specifications

Posted on November 07, 2022 by Raymond Chen

Samsung's 980 Pro internal SSD works on PCIe M.2 4.0 x 4 bus. More details about this NVMe SSD on our page.

Samsung 980 Pro 1Tb NVMe SSD detailed specifications

Samsung's 1Tb 980 Pro SSD use Samsung Elpis controller. This internal SSD has Dynamic-Random Access Memory Samsung LPDDR4 DRAM for mapping data, located on the SSD. The 980 Pro comes equipped with Samsung 3D TLC flash memory. Internal SSD is offered also in three capacities: 500 Gb, 2 Tb and 250 Gb.

Performance and benchmarks

This NVMe works on PCIe M.2 4.0 x 4 expansion standard with maximum write speeds 5000 Mbps, and read speeds 7000 MB/s. It also has IOPS 1000000 on writing and 1000000 on reading operations per second.

Endurance and warranty

Manufacturer provide 5 years warranty that limited by endurance 675 Total Bytes Written. As well it has 1.5 million hours mean time between failure.


Category Value
Capacity 1 Tb
Interface M.2 4.0 x 4
Controller Samsung Elpis
Memory type Samsung 3D TLC
Read speed (Mb/s) 7000
Write speed (Mb/s) 5000
Read IOPS 1000000
Write IOPS 1000000
Endurance (TBW) 675
MTBF (million hours) 1.5
Warranty (years) 5


Samsung 980 Pro 1Tb support PCIe 4.0 that is significantly faster than PCIe Gen3. The sequential write speed is 5000 Mb/s, that is okay for this computer expansion bus standard. The NVMe SSD provide possibility to write 675 TBW, that is bad against closest competitors. Weighing all these factors, our editor highly recommend to have Samsung 980 Pro 1Tb for your PC.

+ Pros

  • Good writing speed
  • PCIe 4.0
  • Capacity

- Cons

  • Writing speed

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The Samsung 980 Pro has Samsung LPDDR4 DRAM. Dynamic random-access memory (DRAM) in their controller help to improve endurance and input/output performance.

The Samsung 980 Pro due to the low density of memory chips can work without additional heat sinks. Some motherboards designed with thermal pads above or below the storage to improve productivity during high loads.

The 980 Pro 1Tb has sequential write speed 5000 Mb per second, sequential read speed 7000 Mbps. NVMe operate on Samsung Elpis controller and M.2 4.0 x 4 high-speed serial computer expansion bus standard. The memory type is Samsung 3D TLC.
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