980 Pro with heatsink: Samsung’s SSD flagship gets a cooler for the PS5

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980 Pro with heatsink: Samsung's SSD flagship gets a cooler for the PS5

The new upgradeability of the internal mass storage of the PlayStation 5 inspires the SSD manufacturers. Samsung has now reissued its 980 Pro SSD in a variant with a heat sink, because Sony recommends one for retrofitted M.2 SSDs.

Sony’s recommendation leads to the cooler edition

Samsung makes no secret of the fact that the new option for SSD upgrading on the PlayStation 5 triggered the development of the 980 Pro with heatsink. The previous 980 Pro (test) with copper foil in the sticker and further optimized “Dynamic Thermal Guard” was already compatible with the game console before. But since Sony recommends a heat sink, Samsung made improvements.

Thanks to its intelligent temperature management, the 980 PRO has always been Playstation 5-ready. You can play extensively with it on the Playstation 5, as various media tests have shown. We have now developed the 980 PRO with an integrated heat sink for all those who cannot stop playing and let their technical equipment run hot in long sessions

Daniel Maric, Product Manager Storage at Samsung Electronics GmbH

  • Samsung 980 Pro Heatsink

    Samsung 980 Pro Heatsink (Image: Samsung)

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    The factory-installed cooler allows the Samsung 980 Pro to grow to a thickness of 8.6 millimeters. Since Sony allows M.2 SSDs with a height of 11 mm for the PS5, there is still room for improvement. However, Samsung also undercuts the requirement of “PCI-SIG D8 standard specification“Of up to 8.8 mm, it says in the Press release. It should therefore also be possible to use it in a slim notebook.

    At the beginning of November, the Samsung 980 Pro with heatsink will be available at recommended retail prices of around 220 euros (1 TB) and 420 euros (2 TB). Experience has shown that the prices in the free trade will be far below the manufacturer’s RRP. Nevertheless, a significant surcharge is to be expected compared to the versions without a cooler. For the models with 250 GB and 500 GB, however, there is no new edition with a cooler.

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