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2TB - Samsung 980 Pro PCIe Gen 4 x4 NVMe SSD - 7000MB/s, 3D TLC, 2GB Dram Cache, 1200 TBW, PS5 Compatible £179.83 Sold by Amazon EU @ Amazon

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Make sure to update the firmware with the Samsung Magician Software to avoid any issues.

Fearless performance: sequential read speeds up to 7,000 mb/s performance may vary based on system hardware & configuration
Performance that puts you in command: pcie gen 4.0 x4, nvme 1.3c interface. Encryption support: AES 256-bit Encryption (Class 0) TCG/Opal IEEE1667 (Encrypted drive)
Experience the best: m.2 (2280) form factor surpass the demands of tech enthusiasts and professionals
Get the ultimate sustainable performance: the 980 pro delivers up to 2 tb with a 5-year limited warranty
Designed for tech enthusiasts, hardcore gamers and professionals who need reliability
Genuine PCIe 4.0 NVMe speed (up to 7,000/5,100MB/s for read/write speed)
Ideal for heavy computing, high resolution graphics and PC gaming. For console gaming, compatible only with Playstation 5. Must be installed with a heatsink (sold separately).
Compatibility 980 PRO is backward compatible with PCIe 3.0. Sequential performances (up to): 3500MB/s for reads, 3470MB/s (2TB) for writes. Random (up to): 680K IOPS (2TB) for reads, 630K IOPS (2TB) for writes.
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    Any enclosure you might buy will be limited more by the speed of the USB connection that anything else. Most of them are 10Gbps which is roughly 1GB/s. If you pay through the nose you can get a USB 3.2 2x2 enclosure that connects at 20Gbps but that's still about 1/3rd the speed a 980 Pro is capable of. Best case if you can find a USB 4 enclosure then it might connect at 40Gbps and give 4GB/s.

    So, no. Save your money and buy something less capable as it will still saturate most USB buses you can feasibly use.
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    If you have a 980 Pro running the 3B2QGXA7 firmware, you'll want to update to the newest firmware (5B2QGXA7) using the Samsung SSD Magician software ASAP. It should be noted that 980 Pro SSDs running the 4B2QGXA7 or 5B2QGXA7 firmware are not affected by this issue.

    Source: tomshardware.com/new…ate
    I didn't know the Samsung Magican was a thing before this issue was reported i was happy to see mine was running 4B2QGXA7 but updated to the latest version to be on the safe side.
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    Do you need an adaptor to update this drive which is another cost on top if you are buying only for ps5? I don’t think there is any other way to update within ps5? (edited)
    can't update through an enclosure, has to be installed properly in a pc
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    Kingston KC3000 is cheaper though this has an energy efficiency advantage.

    Firmware updates require a direct m.2 motherboard connection.
    Damm I don't have a spare m2 motherboard slot... might have to wait for wd sn850 instead (edited)
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    Firmware update works in a PCIe add-in M.2 slot too, or at least it did for me.
    That's to be expected as it's running over PCIe/ NVMe.
    The issue is using it with USB.
    Not sure if it will work over Thunderbolt as that encapsulates PCIe!
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    So if you dont have a capable PC and only use it in a PS5, your f'd and will lose drive health?
    Do you have a computer with a spare PCI-E slot? If so I’ve used a cheap PCI-E to M.2 adapter to update one.
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    I would imagine that most devices for sale now would already have the correct firmware. My copy of Samsung_SSD_980_PRO_5B2QGXA7.iso is dated Feb 5h 2022 so is a year old tomorrow and all the files on the iso image are dated Jan 12 2022.
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    I bought a 2TB 980 Pro in November, using it for Win 11 OS, it had the firmware of doom. Just updated to latest, no SMART errors recorded so all good. Thanks for the info OP.
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    Do you have to first plug it into a PC motherboard and update firmware and then remove and install in PS5?
    I had to. It’s right pain in the backside. Won’t update if it’s in an external enclosure. Especially doing it on a laptop (edited)
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    Is it worth using this over others as a very speedy external drive in an enclosure? Or would that be overkill?
    Absolute overkill. Even the latest USB 3.2 Gen 2 barely taxes the speed of Gen 3 drives. So basically any NVME drive will do speed wise, IMHO the most important factor for an enclosure is running temp, so fine one that runs cold. I believe the Kingston NV2 runs pretty cold, but worth doing your own research as not something I've looked into in detail.
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    Bit ironic that this deal would reach a high heat score
    Bad batch doesn't mean it's a bad product, the deal is decent in itself. Majority of people in this deal (myself included) have already been on 4B2QGXA7 which isn't affected. (edited)
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    haven't the larger storage 980s got the same problem as the 990s?
    Not the same problem, and the 980 Pro is "fixable" with a year-old update. (edited)
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    Are you able to check the firmware while its in a ps5? And is the same issue apparent on the heatsink version? I have mine aready installed in ps5 but no data yet so can take it out and check on my pc if need be thanks for the info @TheWightman and @nellygtfc
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    I was using Magician v6 and Firmware 2B2QGXA7 (970 and 980 Pro) 980 Pro is now 5B.
    Magican crashed during first Firmware update.

    Everytime Magician restarted, a new update was available.

    Took many updates from v6. v7.0.0, v7.0.1, v7.1.0, v7.1.1, v7.20 and finally v7.2.1

    980 Pro Temperature 48 C, written 12.3 TB (C Drive, Boot, Compiler)
    970 Original Temperature 49 C, written 5.7 TB

    Gigabyte Master X570 Motherboard.
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    Opinions if I need this?

    I have 1TB Crucial P5 Plus planned to use as storage drive. Definitely need 2tb+ for games / videos.

    Is this better than crucial and I should return that from the deal posted here a week or so ago?
    If you have 180£ burning in your pocket then sure, go for it if you only need a secondary drive for stuff you can get away with something far cheaper.
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    49485275-UEam1.jpgSo here are a few of my latest performance benchmarks on the 1TB variant.

    The ones that only show 2200MB/s were on performance mode - not sure why it slows it down, but it did.

    I've always had approx 7000 MB/s read and 5200 MB/s write, I've always had approx 1M random read IOPS, however...

    Previously I've only ever had 250K random write IOPS, and recently I've been getting 500K random write IOPS. Why is random write IOPS never 1M like everywhere suggests? (edited)
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    How's this compare to sn850x?
    You'll never tell them apart whether it's in a PS5 or a consumer PC.
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    Firmware 5B2QGXA7 is recommended for 980 Pro models to stop something nasty happening. It's more than a year old but some media sites have been saying it's new this week...
    Terrible, clueless reporting by those claiming it’s new (edited)
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    Is it correct that the firmware can't be updated in an enclosure? I need one for my ps5
    yep has to be in the ssd slot of the pc
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    May I ask what issues are in present if using older firmware? Just out of curiosity.. (edited)
    It depends on the drive but recent 980 Pros have shown substantially excessive wear being recorded. The firmware update stops that but I don't think it undoes what has already happened.
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    Ordered one of these to upgrade the new laptop I bought that supports NVME 4. (came with just 512)
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    Google "samsung 990 pro speed issue" they first noticed that the 990's rapidly lost their speed, then further testing revealed that it is a problem affecting all recent models. (edited)
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    would it break the warranty? doesnt this count as modifying?
    I presume by 'it' you mean Updating firmware? It's encouraged by the manufacturer to ensure it's running the latest one. (edited)
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    I got this with heatsink for my PS5 for £225.

    Make sure you choose it with the heatsink which will be a different price.
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    Just an FYI on this to everyone.



    •Samsung 980 PRO 2TB models running firmware version 3B2QGXA7 may enter irrecoverable failed state firmware update already available failed device is stuck in read Only mode - data can be trivially recovered but the device itself is toast and requires rma replacement.
    See comments above (edited)
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    I’ve already had my 2TB in my ps5 for about a year, never knew this problem existed or had an issue myself. Would I have to format the drive to put it in the pc to install the update? TIA
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    So glad I bought four of these for £140/ea back in nov
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    Anyone know if this would work in 2015 iMac?
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    Both my 980 Pro 2TBs where on the firmware which could cause issues, luckily they are no problems.

    Updated firmware anyway.
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