The 4TB version of Samsung’s 990 Pro has only been on the market for a few weeks, but it’s already on sale for those in need of a lot of storage. The 4TB SKU was introduced alongside the current 1TB and 2TB SKUs, with MSRPs of $349.99 (without a heatsink) and $354.99 (with a heatsink). Amazon, on the other hand, presently sells the Samsung 990 Pro 4TB for $279.99, which is 19% off its MSRP during its second Prime discounts event of 2023.
We reviewed the 990 Pro 4TB earlier this month and found it to be not just the finest 4TB SSD on the market, but also one of the best SSDs overall. Samsung reaches its 4TB capacity by employing 236-layer TLC V-NAND, as opposed to the 176-layer option used in the 1TB and 2TB SKUs. The SSD has a maximum sequential read speed of 7,450 MB/s and a maximum sequential write speed of 6,900 MB/s. Random reads and writes are rated at 1.6 million and 1.55 million IOPS, respectively, with durability at 2,400 TBW.
The 990 Pro 4TB not only dominated our 3DMark Storage Benchmark in latency and bandwidth, but it also dominated PC Mark 10. It also performed well in DiskBench, where it ranked third in the 50GB File Folder (write/copy) and 6.5GB zip file transfer rate benchmarks.
While the 990 Pro uses less power than its 2TB sister, it comfortably outperforms rival high-end 4TB SSDs that use Micron NAND flash and a Phison E18 controller.
Look no further if you’re seeking for the best 4TB NVMe SSD. “The new 990 Pro does not disappoint, offering excellent performance with minimal sacrifice,” we wrote in our review. “It’s fast, single-sided, and power-efficient, and its heatsink option makes it a good buy.” Technically, faster PCIe 5.0 SSDs exist, but the 990 Pro is the more convincing alternative in terms of sequential burst performance.”
Please keep in mind that Amazon’s current $279.99 price on the Samsung 990 Pro 4TB SSD is only available to Prime members. It is “Prime Big Deal Days,” after all. The rate includes free next-day shipping (depending on your location). Customers who do not have Amazon Prime must pay $344.99.