Samsung solid state drives and basically the standard in both the 2.5-inch SATA-based drives as well as M.2 NVMe drives. I’m sure many of you reading this review probably have a Samsung SSD running in your system right now. Today we are going to be taking a look at Samsung’s latest solid state drive the SSD 980, not to be confused with the 980 Pro which is a Gen4 drive. The SSD 980 is more of an entry level drive, basically replacing the 970 EVO. It features Samsung’s DRAMless “Pablo” controller and V6 V-NAND. The 500GB version that we are taking a look at today boasts sequential read and write speeds of 3100 MB/s and 2600 MB/s respectively. Let’s jump in and see what this drive is all about!
The Samsung SSD 980 comes in a nice retail box. On the front there is a picture of the drive and a small sticker that lets us know the capacity, which in our case is 500GB. Samsung offers the SSD 980 in 250GB, 500GB, and 1TB versions.
Flipping over to the back there really is not all that much, just a statement saying to visit samsung.com/ssd for more information. We can see that the drive does offer a 5-year warranty.
Opening the box up inside you’ll find the SSD 980 drive itself as well as an installation guide and warranty statement.