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Samsung’s “Ultimate” 990 Pro NVMe SSD is now available in Europe

Samsung’s “Ultimate” NVMe SSD, the 990 Pro, is now available in Europe. More specifically, this latest SSD that offers higher performance than the 980 Pro and claims to deliver up to 50% better energy efficiency is now available in Germany at Samsung’s online shop. It’s available in two memory configurations, and as of this writing, the variant with a heatsink appears to be missing from the store.

Prospective buyers in Germany can get the 990 Pro NVMe M.2 SSD without a heatsink, with 1TB or 2TB of storage. The 1TB variant is available for €174, whereas the 2TB model has a price tag of €324. Customers also have the option to buy the 990 Pro 2TB model in 12 monthly installments of €27.08 each.

Fit for high-end PCs and gaming consoles

The 990 Pro is fast enough to meet the requirements of the latest gaming consoles, although you may need a heatsink if you plan on using it for dedicated gaming machines.

Performance-wise, the 990 Pro can top sequential read and write speeds of up to 7,450MB/s and 6,900MB/s, respectively, and random read/write speeds of up to 1,400K and 1,550K IOPS.

Samsung claims that the controller plated in nickel has a “state-of-the-art thermal control algorithm” that allows the SSD to boast unrestricted performance. Although it’s available with 1TB or 2TB of storage, the company also plans to release a 4TB model at an unspecified date in 2023.