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Samsung has announced that it will be releasing a new version of its popular 980 PRO PCIe 4.0 NVMe SSD that comes paired with a heat sink. Marketed toward PlayStation 5 owners, Samsung’s heat sink features a clean design reminiscent of a wire channel and advanced heat dissipation technology for keeping temperatures in check. The SSD will be available beginning on October 29, 2021 in 1 TB and 2 TB capacities at an MSRP of $249.99 and $449.99, respectively.

From Samsung:

Ready for installation in a slim, PS5-compatible design, the 980 PRO with Heatsink enables gamers to easily expand storage on their console. This addition to the Samsung 980 PRO SSD family is delivered with a proprietary built-in heatsink with Samsung Advanced Heat Dissipation Technology and new firmware enhancements. The power-efficient 980 PRO with Heatsink is optimized to deliver sustained, blazingly-fast performance while maintaining optimal temperature when used in the PS5 – thus enabling PS5 console owners to play games from the SSD for hours without worrying about performance degradation or thermal throttling, or distracting unnecessary fan noise.


  • Leverages Samsung V-NAND technology, a low-power in-house controller, and power-efficient design to deliver exceptional performance (sequential read/write speeds up to 7,000 and sequential 5,100 MB/s respectively)
  • Once installed in the PS5 or PS5 Digital Edition console, the 980 PRO with Heatsink can be used to download, copy, and launch games and media apps. PS5 players can store and play PS5 games, PS4 games, and media apps directly from the high-speed 980 PRO with Heatsink and freely move games between storage options.
  • Interface: PCIe Gen 4.0 x4, NVMe 1.3c
  • Dimension: 24 mm W x 80 mm L x 8.6 mm H
  • Available in 1 TB (MSRP: $249.99) and 2 TB capacities (MSRP: $449.99)
  • Offered Samsung’s newly adopted eco-friendly packaging using an eco-friendly pulp tray certified by FSC (Forest Stewardship Council)
  • 5-year limited warranty

Source: Samsung

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  1. Yeah, it is amazing that Samsung pretends that all is well with its 980 series SSDs but for months, owners have been complaining about serious issues (low write rate, etc.), nerfing its components later in its life and other questionable behaviors since the 980/970s release dates and it still took Samsung months to finally acknowledge the issues, like always, and many users are still having issues today.

    But, hey, let’s trust this PS5 980 w/heatsink (in the PS5, the 980 already has been benched and it delivers around 1.5gb / sec less than other SSD manufacturers) in a tiny space in the PS5, though!

    Man, give me some of that Sammy that you’re smoking on! /s


  2. [QUOTE=”Burticus, post: 42545, member: 297″]
    Quite a premium for a heatsink.
    You should check some of the SN850’s from WD for how much more they go with heatsink

    That’s why I got a gigabyte one for my PS5

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