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Samsung 980 Pro will be discounted for the first time on this Black Friday

Oh yeah, Black Friday SSD trading continues today. Let’s just say that the next deal is fun for the American people. Amazon can now buy a new 250GB Samsung 980 Pro for $ 80. This is a regular $ 90 to $ 10 discount. This may not seem like a big discount, but it’s the first time for this particular PCIe 4.0 drive, and I think it’s worth considering for this reason alone.

The Samsung 980 Pro’s PCIe 4.0 credentials mean it’s much faster than the Samsung 970 Evo Plus, the predecessor of PCIe 3.0. As Catherine said in her review, we’re talking about a huge leap in speed. Similarly, performance will improve from existing PCIe 3.0 drives as much as you would get from migrating from SATA to NVMe. Looking for the future of your PC? This may be your best bet.

However, keep in mind that you will need a PCIe 4.0 compatible motherboard to take full advantage of the ultra-fast read and write speeds currently limited to AMD’s X470 and B550 chipsets. .. For Intel fans out there, Intel will have to wait until next year for the PCIe 4.0 motherboard to launch the 11th generation Rocket Lake CPU. The Samsung 980 Pro will continue to be compatible with PCIe 3.0 motherboards, but with limited speed.

If you have a rugged PlayStation 5 at home, the Samsung 980 Pro could be a great storage expansion candidate for Sony’s new console box with added support. Sony hasn’t released a list of supported PCIe 4.0 SSDs yet, but due to its incredible speed, it will probably be one of the few PCIe 4.0 SSDs. Indeed, with 250GB there is no extra space beyond 825GB of onboard storage (Warzone). Therefore, it’s a good idea to wait until some of the large capacities are discounted before taking the plunge here.

Still, if you’re looking for an ultra-fast primary drive for your PC and you’re using a PCIe 4.0-compatible motherboard, it will be some time before the 980 Pro gets this low again after Black Friday. It’s also a much cheaper way to get PCIe 4.0 speeds than WD’s new Black SN850, and is currently worth $ 150 on an entry-level 500GB model.


For Black Friday PC gaming deals, check out our Hardware Deals homepage and the Black Friday Deals hub for the latest prices and discounts.

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Samsung’s 980 Pro is discounted for the first time this Black Friday

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