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Samsung Launches SSD 990 EVO: a High-Performance, Power-Efficient Internal Storage Device for Everyday Gaming, Business and Creative Workflows

GURUGRAM, India – January 30, 2024 – Samsung, India’s largest consumer electronics brand, has today introduced its latest SSD 990 EVO the newest addition to the company’s lineup of solid state drives. With better energy efficiency, the SSD 990 EVO delivers powerful performance which is designed to enhance everyday computing experiences like gaming, work and video/photo editing. Equipped with a sequential read/write speed of Up to 5,000 MB/s and Up to 4,200 MB/s, NVMe SSD is expected to be an ideal solution for a diverse range of users.

We place our products at the intersection of innovation and practicality. This enables us to design products that enhance computing experiences for users. With the latest addition of SSD 990 EVO in the lineup of our SSDs, we are aiming to leverage advanced memory technologies and provide a versatile, high-performance and reliable solution for consumers’ data storage needs. SSD 990 EVO is a power-efficient, performance maestro that is the future of computing for business and creative endeavours of consumers”, said Mr. Puneet Sethi, Vice President, Consumer Electronics Enterprise Business, Samsung India.

Enhanced Performance

The 990 EVO offers enhanced performance of up to 43% compared to the previous model, 970 EVO Plus. Sequential read speeds come up to 5,000 megabytes-per-second (MB/s) and write speeds up to 4,200 MB/s. Random read and write speeds also get a boost with up to 700K input/output operations per second (IOPS) and 800K IOPS,respectively.

By using Host Memory Buffer (HMB) technology to directly link to the host processor’s DRAM, the SSD can achieveoptimized performance even with a DRAM-less design. Users upgrading from previous mainstream SSDs will experience significantly faster loading speeds for games and swift access to large files.

Improved Power Efficiency and Smart Thermal Solution

The Samsung 990 EVO improved power efficiency of up to 70% when compared to the 970 EVO Plus, allowing users extended usage on PCs without the constant concern for battery life. It also supports Modern Standby1, whichenables an instant on/off function with uninterrupted internet connectivity and seamless notification reception, even in low-power states.

The 990 EVO’s heat spreader label effectively regulates the thermal condition of the NAND chip, allowing operations toconsistently run at their highest levels without compromising drive integrity.

A Versatile SSD for Current and Future Computing

The 990 EVO is a versatile SSD created to meet current computing needs and in anticipation of future requirements. Users can experience seamless multitasking with a single SSD that caters to the demands of everyday such as gaming, business and creative workflow.

Supporting both PCIe 4.0 x4 and PCIe 5.0 x2 interfaces, the 990 EVO fits the needs for today’s PCs supporting PCIe 4.0 M.2 slots while it also offers compatibility along with thermal control and power savings for PCIe 5.0 interfaces in upcoming applications.  

The 990 EVO comes in 1 terabyte (TB) and 2TB capacity options.

Samsung Magician Software Support

Samsung Magician software presents a suite of optimization tools for enhanced functionality for allSamsung SSDs, including the 990 EVO. Users can streamline the data migration process for SSD upgrades effortlessly and securely. In addition, Samsung Magician protects valuable data, monitors drive’s health and notifiestimely firmware updates.

Price, Variants & Where to Buy

Available in black colour, the SSD 990 EVO starts at a price of INR 9999 for the 1TB variant, going to up INR 16699 for the 2TB variant. It will be available at leading electronics retail stores and across online platforms.


Consumers will be offered a 5 year limited warranty on the SSD 990 EVO.

Samsung SSD 990 EVO Specifications


Samsung SSD 990 EVO


PCIe Gen 4.0 x4 / 5.0 x2 NVMe 2.02

Form Factor

M.2 (2280)

Storage Memory

Samsung V-NAND 3-TLC


Samsung In-house Controller




Sequential Read/Write Speed 4,5

Up to 5,000 MB/s, Up to 4,200 MB/s

Random Read/Write Speed (QD32) 4,5

Up to 680K IOPS, 800K IOPS

Up to 700K IOPS, 800K IOPS

Management Software

Samsung Magician Software

Data Encryption

AES 256-bit Full Disk Encryption, TCG/Opal V2.0,

Encrypted Drive (IEEE1667)

Total Bytes Written



Warranty 6

Five-year Limited Warranty 7


1 For detailed information about Modern Standby, please visit theMicrosoft website (

2 The NVM Express® design mark is a registered trademark of NVM Express, Inc.

3 1GB = 1,000,000,000 bytes by IDEMA. A certain portion of capacity may be used for system file and maintenance use, so the actual capacity may differ from what is indicated on the product label.

4 ,5 Sequential and random performance measurements are based on IOmeter1.1.0. Performance may vary based on an SSD’s firmware version, system hardware & configuration.

Test system configuration: AMD Ryzen9 7950x 16-Core Processor CPU@4.5GHz, DDR5 4800MHz 16GBx2 (PC5-38400), OS-Windows 11 Pro 64bit, Chipset – ASRock X670E Taichi

6 Samsung Electronics shall not be liable for any loss, including but not limited to loss of data or other information contained on Samsung Electronics products or loss of profit or revenue which may be incurred by the user. For more information on the warranty, please visit or

7 Five years or total bytes written (TBW), whichever comes first. For more information on the warranty, please refer to the enclosed warranty document in the package.

About Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

Samsung inspires the world and shapes the future with transformative ideas and technologies. The company is redefining the worlds of TVs, smartphones, wearable devices, tablets, home appliances, network systems, and memory, system LSI, foundry and LED solutions, and delivering a seamless connected experience through its SmartThings ecosystem and open collaboration with partners. For latest news on Samsung India, please visit Samsung India Newsroom  at Hindi, log on to Samsung Newsroom Bharat at can also follow us on Twitter @SamsungNewsIN.

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