There's no need to worry about keeping this extremely fast SSD cool inside your console.
Last month, Sony unlocked PS5 storage expansion with a major system update. Now Samsung has responded by launching a version of its 980 Pro M.2 SSD with a built-in heatsink.
Samsung says the 980 Pro with Heatsink is ready for installation inside a PS5, meaning you don’t have to worry about finding and attaching a separate heatsink to help with that all-important heat dissipation. Simply remove the PS5 casing, install the M.2 SSD, and start using it to store your games.
The 980 Pro uses Samsung’s Advanced Heat Dissipation Technology courtesy of that heatsink, which means it should easily maintain the 7,000MB/s and 5,100MB/s sequential read and write speeds even when running the most demanding PS5 games. It’s also covered by a five-year warranty for peace of mind.
Two models will be offered—a 1TB version for $249.99 and a 2TB version for $449.99. Both will ship in eco-friendly packaging made from eco-friendly pulp tray certified by the Forest Stewardship Council (FCS), making it very easy to recycle.
Samsung will release both models of the 980 Pro with Heatsink on Oct. 29, and it should be available from all the usual retailers. The M.2 980 Pro SSD Samsung released last year (without a heatsink) earned an Outstanding rating when PCMag reviewed it, and Samsung’s SSDs more generally have a very good reputation. With that in mind, don’t be surprised if this new drive aimed at PS5 owners is hard to find upon release.
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