SAMSUNG 980 PRO SSD 2TB PCIe NVMe Gen 4 Gaming M.2 Internal Solid State Drive Memory Card, Maximum Speed, Thermal Control, MZ-V8P2T0B

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  • Next-level SSD performance: Unleash the power of the Samsung 980 PRO PCIe 4.0 NVMe SSD for next-level computing. 980 PRO delivers 2x the data transfer rate of PCIe 3.0, while maintaining compatibility with PCIe 3.0.
  • Maximum Speed: Get read speeds up to 7,000 MB s with 980 PRO and push the limits of what SSDs can do. Powered by a new Elpsis controller designed to harmonize the flash memory components and the interface for superior speed – with a PCIe 4.0 interface that’s 2x faster than PCIe 3.0 SSDs and 12x faster than Samsung SATA SSDs – every component of this NVMe SSD is manufactured by Samsung for performance that lasts.
  • A winning combination: Designed for hardcore gamers and tech-savvy users, the 980 PRO offers high-performance bandwidth and throughput for heavy-duty applications in gaming, graphics, data analytics, and more. It’s fast at loading games, so you can play more and wait less.
  • Efficient M.2 SSD: The 980 PRO comes in a compact M.2 2280 form factor, which can be easily plugged into desktops and laptops. Due to its size and thus optimized power efficiency, it’s ideal for building high-performance computing systems.
  • Reliable thermal control: High-performance SSDs usually require high-performance thermal control. To ensure stable performance, the 980 PRO uses nickel coating to help manage the controller’s heat level and a heat spreader label to deliver effective thermal control of the NAND chip.
Last updated on 29 марта, 2023 10:41 Details
SAMSUNG 980 PRO SSD 2TB PCIe NVMe Gen 4 Gaming M.2 Internal Solid State Drive Memory Card, Maximum Speed, Thermal Control, MZ-V8P2T0B
SAMSUNG 980 PRO SSD 2TB PCIe NVMe Gen 4 Gaming M.2 Internal Solid State Drive Memory Card, Maximum Speed, Thermal Control, MZ-V8P2T0B




Specification: SAMSUNG 980 PRO SSD 2TB PCIe NVMe Gen 4 Gaming M.2 Internal Solid State Drive Memory Card, Maximum Speed, Thermal Control, MZ-V8P2T0B

Hard Drive

‎2 TB Solid State Hard Drive





Item model number


Hardware Platform

‎Laptop, PC

Item Weight

‎0.29 ounces

Product Dimensions

‎0.87 x 3.15 x 0.94 inches

Item Dimensions LxWxH

‎0.87 x 3.15 x 0.94 inches



Flash Memory Size


Hard Drive Interface




Is Discontinued By Manufacturer


Date First Available

‎January 26, 2021

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9 reviews for SAMSUNG 980 PRO SSD 2TB PCIe NVMe Gen 4 Gaming M.2 Internal Solid State Drive Memory Card, Maximum Speed, Thermal Control, MZ-V8P2T0B

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  1. Tibor Horvath

    I set that up with a Gigabyte x570 Aorus Elite Wifi and AMD Ryzen 5 3600 CPU alongside with Crucial Balistix 3600 16-18-18-38 RAM. My Windows 10 PC boots to desktop within 10 seconds from the moment I press the power button. I truly enjoy this. I just have a very big layback on price here. I know, new technology, new interface and stuff, but to me, it never will justify this huge price.

    So, am I satisfied? Yes, af course. I hope so for 300$ CAD!

    Samsung lost a star because of 2 things. First, I was about to peel off the sticker so I could put a heatsink on top of the card until I did some research to find out that the sticker itself was a way to reduce a bit of heat from the drive. THIS detail should have been in the instructions booklet of Samsung. If you want to install a heatsink, simply intall it over the sticker WITHOUT peeling it. Other point, at THAT price, I would have expected a small set of screws to put on the board because if I want to have 2 NVMe drives on my bpard, I cannot anymore because I used the second screw onboard for this drive. I also did not see any options for an added heatsink because I have read on many reviews that this drive does generate a bit more heat than its competitors. The second thing that made it loose a star is the availablility of the Magician software. I had to wait 2 days for the software to be available on Samsung’s own website. AND the app itself is not very clear on what to do. I personally find it hard for new commers like me in the NVMe world to know what to do with what is being shown. So, I am not impressed by the software side either.

    Asside from these, I’m happy with my purchase but the 300$ price is still triggering a little something inside and that’s the 1Tb version, the 2Tb and 4Tb are just for rich people and my 1Tb was a luxury buy because there were many other options to choose from, XPG, Sabrent, WD all had some good sides too and all have PCIe Gen 4 supported NVMe drives at cheaper prices, although XPG is the cheapest out there. I am satisfied with my purchase.

    If you have the extra money after spending for a decent graphics card, CPU, RAM and Motherboard, then YES, I recommend this drive, or else, cheaper drives or even Gen 3 drives are more than enough and worth it to spare a few hundred dollars.

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  2. Manuel Sanchez

    I think Samsung has the best quality products… so I went with the best for my PS5. I snagged it while it was on sale for 60 dollars cheaper than retail and managed to get a heatsink also at the side tax in, all for cheaper than just the retail of the SSD!! It’s worth the price. 1TB is enough for me now.. I’m sure once the PS5 sells more and more gamers get the console in their hands that the SSD’s will come down and you will manage to get a 2TB or 4TB for a decent price. It was a breeze to install!! Just be sure not to forget to buy a heatsink as Sony says it is required for these as it helps it stay cool and reduce heat no only on the SSD but the console itself. I installed this myself but if you aren’t confident in doing it then see if someone more tech savvy can do it for you. Don’t risk it. All and all I am really happy with my purchase and can finally have that extra space needed to install my other PS5 games.

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  3. Tibor Horvath

    I bought the 2TB Samsung 980PRO SSD for my PS5. The storage is actually a full 2TB (2.01TB), which is nice, but this drive was clearly not designed for PS5 in mind. The advertised speed is 7,000mb but when I formatted it in my PS5 it shows speed of 5,700mb. Online research has a few explanations such as a need to update it in a PC first, that it was designed prior to the PS5 release, that the speed rating is more accurate for the smaller sized version of the SSD, or that this is the advertised ‘peak’ speed and not actual running speed but that is a big difference between advertised and actual performance. However, it meets the minimum speed of 5,500mb that Sony requires for the PS5 so this will work fine — just don’t expect light-warping speeds. I have only installed it for a couple days and transferred a PS5 title to it which works fine. This SSD will compare in performance to the factory installed SSD from Sony but it will not exceed your expectations in a PS5. I would still recommend it if you are looking for bulk storage at a decent price as it does function fine. Just be aware that it will not operate the same in a console as it will in a PC.

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  4. Iupilon

    As a consumer of the Samsung 980 Pro NVMe SSD, I have experienced both positive and negative aspects of this product. Firstly, I recorded impressive read and write speeds of 2244 MB/s and 2180 MB/s respectively using an external ACASIS 40Gbps NVMe Enclosure. However, I noticed that the temperatures of the drive can get up to 39-40 degrees Celsius, which has been a concern for some users.

    On the other hand, I have come across many reports of failures with the Samsung 990 drive and other internal/external drives, both pre-assembled and those that require self-assembly. This has led some users to prefer slow but dependable HDDs instead. In my own experience, I use a 1TB external drive for fast read and write speed with 500gb of Photoshop data, and I have not encountered any issues so far.

    I originally had a WD Black 850X for my PS5, but it was not compatible, so I switched to the Samsung 980 Pro, and I am happy to say it has been a great improvement, with no more headaches or unexpected shut-offs. I was able to transfer and download all my games with ease. However, some users may have compatibility issues depending on the company the SSD is from.

    I added this M.2 drive to my current PC and noticed a significant improvement in game loading after moving my HDD Steam library to this drive. I can’t wait to see how it performs in a Gen 4 slot. The drive is easy to install, but be aware that you may need to buy M.2 SSD screws, and it is recommended to download Samsung Magician for firmware updates to ensure maximum lifespan.

    Cloning can be a bit of a challenge, especially if you have a computer with an NVMe SSD and no other NVMe sockets. You will need to use an external device to mount the new NVMe SSD and directly copy the existing operating system and other content. Samsung provides an easy way to do this using the Samsung clone utility, but it may be faster to use a slower two-step process with a USB HDD.

    There was some confusion regarding the Samsung device driver for Windows, as some statements emphasized the need to install the proprietary driver, while others stated it was optional for newer versions of Windows. In my case, I was never able to install the Samsung driver on my Windows 10 laptop, but the system still seemed to perform well.

    Thermal management was a concern, but the Samsung Magician app showed that the SSD was running at good temperatures, even under load. The drive fit perfectly with the thin, somewhat sticky elastomeric material that was mounted between the old SSD and an aluminum heat spreading cover.

    Unfortunately, one user had a drive fail within a year of purchase and reported poor customer service from Samsung. After waiting for almost two weeks for a replacement drive, the user requested a refund and switched to a competitor with better customer service.

    In conclusion, the Samsung 980 Pro NVMe SSD has provided great performance for some users, but there have also been reports of compatibility issues and failures, as well as poor customer service. Before making a purchase, it is important to weigh the pros and cons and consider the individual’s specific needs and experiences.

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  5. RobertAZ

    Great drive, I recorded 2244 MB/s read and 2180 MB/s write speed in external ACASIS 40Gbps NVMe Enclosure.

    Only a week of testing, temperatures get up to 39 degrees and 40 degrees Celsius.

    So many failure stories on the new Samsung 990 drive and all other internal/external, assemble yourself or pre-assembled, failures all the way!

    If you want dependability, get a (slow) HDD 5400 rpm or 7200 rpm WD drives, 20TB or 18TB, 16, 14… these SSD drives seem to fail within a year or less, external drives are constantly at 37-40 Celsius even when not used, and heat is the electronics killer.

    My stats are 39 Celsius now (not used for hours), 28/46 Celsius lifetime temperature.

    I only use a 1TB external drive for fast writes/reads on 500gb of Photoshop data and rest of the drive is for Photoshop cache, I wanted something fast and independent of build in SSD drive.

    Used on iMac 2017 i7, 64gb RAM

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  6. CFL 246

    CLONING CAN BE A HICCUP: If you have a computer (typically a laptop) with an NVMe SSD in it already, and you have no other NVMe sockets (no unused sockets), you will need to use an external device to mount this new NVMe SDD. That’s to directly copy the existing operating system and other content from the existing NVMe SSD to the new one, using the Samsung clone utility.

    NO TWO STEP: I already had/have a good USB HDD that I wish I could have used to clone the SSD instead of having to buy/use the other device. I wanted to use the USB HDD to hold an image of the installed/old SSD. Then use that image after physically installing the new SSD to finish the cloning. You can boot from an external device run cloning software; you don’t have to have a working internal drive for cloning.

    Yes, that would have been slower. BUT I wouldn’t have needed to buy, and wouldn’t have incurred the delay of obtaining, an additional item (the ext USB NVMe SSD container). Using the slower 2 step USB HDD process, I still could have completed the new NVMe intall a day or two sooner.

    SAMSUNG’S WAY WAS EASY: However, using the external device was enjoyable, smoothly done with fewer steps. I could have used my USB-A or C port. I chose to use my high speed USB-C port. I tested my USB-A port, and was equally as fast. The container came with both USB-A and C cables.

    GETTING THAT CONTAINER: Delivery of a good device odered with Prime would have taken 2 or 3 days. Instead, more quickly, I got a good store brand item the same day from a local BB (that was a rare fortunate outcome; Usually the better overall deal is ordering here).

    DEVICE DRIVER? A 2nd inconvenience has to do with the Samsung device driver for M$ Windows. In various places, Samsung emphasizes the need to install their proprietary driver, seemingly implying it was REQUIRED? In every possible step, with every possible tool, I was never been able to install their driver on my Wintel 10 laptop. Every time I tried, it reported no Samsung NVMe drive detected! Amazing. Fortunately this situation does not seem to matter. The system seems to work as well as I expected, which was to perform BETTER.

    Some (not all) of those Samsung statements elaborated, saying the driver is required for older versions of Windows, yet optional on newer versions (10 or newer). So maybe optional really means «not required» 😉

    THERMAL MANAGEMENT: I reused/positioned the thin, somewhat sticky elastomeric that was mounted between the old SDD and an aluminum heat spreading cover. The much larger new SSD fit perfectly with those reused items (I did have to relocate a small support stud in the laptop, where then end of the linger NVMe SSD card is secured. The laptop was designed to for relocating it).

    NEW SSD RUNS CLOSE TO AMBIENT TEMPS: The Samsung Magician app is informative. It shows the SDD running at good temps, even under load. My concerns about the laptop possibly overheating with the new more power hungry SSD were unfounded. No special or new feature was required to manage heat well.

    IT WAS HARD TO DETERMINE POSSIBLE RISK OF OVERHEATING A LAPTOP: Info I could find never clearly stated what heat affects were likely in my laptop. Samsung product marketing talks about their special heatsink version being valuable for gaming on DESKTOP boxes. They briefly mention using these NON-heatsink versions in LAPTOPS, without being clear about the affect of heat.

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  7. Manuel Sanchez

    Speeds are exaggerated, my motherboard supports gen 4 speeds but after testing I was only getting 3500 read/write speeds. I’d recommend just getting the cheaper 970plus since the speeds are the exact same.

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  8. spdaimon

    I bought this drive to upgrade my 1TB Samsung 980 in my Z490 board. Even though the Z490 has PCIe 3, planning ahead for when I build my new computer this summer that will have a PCIe 4 M.2 slot. I’ll move the drive over then to take advantage of the extra speed. Drive is still very fast. Samsung has been my go-to for SSDs. Never any issues with them. I still have some old 830 2.5″ drives going strong. Installation is a snap (well mostly, depends on your motherboard). Not much to say. I love the extra space and I feel like its a good value for the money.

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  9. RobertAZ

    Primero, he de decir que para aprovechar todo el potencial de esta unidad necesitas tener un sistema que utilice PCIe 4.0 (que para el momento que escribo esto sólo los procesadores AMD a partir de la serie 3000 y los Intel a partir de la 11va generación lo tienen). Si tu sistema tiene PCIe 3.0 no te conviene pagar el extra de lo que cuesta esta unidad. En ese caso es más conveniente comprar, por ejemplo, la unidad Samsung 970 PRO.

    Segundo, los números que obtienes de lectura y escritura son impresionantes. Sin embargo, la diferencia de usar esta unidad en comparación con una PCI 3.0 en el uso diario prácticamente no se va a notar. Sólo en las tareas que requieran un uso intensivo del almacenamiento podrás notar la diferencia. Por lo tanto si el uso de tu computadora es para tareas básicas, no valdrá la pena gastar en esta unidad.

    Tercero, si tienes PCIe 4.0 y requieres la agilidad que te puede dar esta unidad, entonces esta es de las mejores opciones y por lo menos más barata comparada con las unidades PCIe 4.0 de Sabrent y Segate.

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