Samsung Newsroom India: Introducing a High-Performance, Power-Efficient Internal Storage Device for Gaming, Business, and Creative Workflows


Provides enhanced performance, power efficiency, and interface adaptability
Successive scan speeds of up to 5,000 megabytes-per-second (MB/s) and inscribe speeds of up to 4,200 MB/s
Supplies augmented performance by up to 43% and energy efficiency by up to 70% as a replacement to the prior model


Samsung, India’s most extensive consumer electronics brand, has today unveiled its latest SSD 990 EVO — the latest addition to the company’s lineup of solid state drives. With better energy efficiency, the SSD 990 EVO delivers potent performance which is fashioned to enrich everyday computing experiences like gaming, work, and video/photo editing. Equipped with a successive 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 position our products at the nexus of innovation and practicality. This allows us to devise products that boost computing experiences for users. With the latest addition of SSD 990 EVO in the lineup of our SSDs, we are striving to leverage advanced memory technologies and deliver a versatile, high-performance, and reliable solution for consumers’ data storage needs. SSD 990 EVO is a power-efficient, performance master that is the future of computing for business and creative endeavors of consumers”, expressed Mr. . Puneet Sethi, Vice President, Consumer Electronics Enterprise Business, Samsung India.


Boosted Performance

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


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


Enhanced Power Efficiency and Intelligent 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 continual concern for battery life. It also supports Modern Standby1, which enables 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 to consistently run at their highest levels without compromising drive integrity.


A Diverse SSD for Present 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 all Samsung 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 notifies timely firmware updates.



Price, Variants & Where to Buy

Available in black color, 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


Category Samsung SSD 990 EVO
Interface PCIe Gen 4.0 x4 / 5.0 x2 NVMe 2.02
Form Factor M.2 (2280)
Storage Memory Samsung V-NAND 3-TLC
Controller Samsung In-house Controller
Capacity3 1TB 2TB
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 600TB 1200TB
Warranty 6 Five-year Limited Warranty 7


1 For detailed information about Modern Standby, please visit the Microsoft 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.

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