Samsung 980 PRO Heatsink 1TB NVMe PCI-e Internal Solid State Drive (MZ-V8P1T0CW)

Model Number: MZ-V8P1T0CW
Web Code: 15781575

Samsung 980 PRO Heatsink 1TB NVMe PCI-e Internal Solid State Drive

Overview

Powerful and reliable, the Samsung 980 PRO 1TB NVMe PCI-e internal solid state drive enhances storage capacity for your computing and gaming needs. With 1TB of storage, this SSD offers ample space files, games and more. Its compact M.2 2280 form factor ensures power efficiency, while NVMe PCI-e interface provides storage, high-performance bandwidth, and fast data transfer.

Overview

Powerful and reliable, the Samsung 980 PRO 1TB NVMe PCI-e internal solid state drive enhances storage capacity for your computing and gaming needs. With 1TB of storage, this SSD offers ample space files, games and more. Its compact M.2 2280 form factor ensures power efficiency, while NVMe PCI-e interface provides storage, high-performance bandwidth, and fast data transfer.

  • SSD with 1TB of capacity provides ample room for storing data, game downloads, work archives, and media files
  • Up to 7,000 MB per second read speed and up to 5,000 MB per second sequential write for a fast data transfer and responsiveness when updating files
  • NVMe PCI-e interface results in a quick and efficient performance
  • Compact M.2 2280 form factor operates using less power, making it ideal for building high-performance computing systems
  • PCI-e4.0 technology offers impeccable sequential read/write speeds up to 7,000/5,000 MB per second depending on your system's hardware and configuration
  • Cutting-edge thermal control algorithm regulates heat for an incredibly stable and reliable performance
  • Nickel coating helps reduce the controller's heat level while a heat spreader label ensures a thermal control of the NAND chip
  • Samsung Magician software has an array of user-friendly tools to keep your drive updated, monitor its speed, and more

Compatibility

Storage Drive Type
Solid State Drive
Internal or External
Internal
Interface
NVMe PCI-e
Form Factor
M.2 2280

Performance

Storage Capacity
1 TB

Features

SSD Endurance
1200

Dimension

Dimensions (cm)
2.4 (W) x 0.86 (H) x 8 (D) cm
Dimensions (in)
0.94 (W) x 0.34 (H) x 3.15 (D) in
Product Weight
40 g
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Reviewer Recommendation

95%

Of the 257 reviewers who responded, 244 would recommend this product.

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  • Blazing Fast!!!
    Reviewed by elzeus - January 16, 2022

    [This review was collected as part of a promotion.] With its speed, design and backed by a great warranty the Samsung 980 PRO Heatsink delivers in spades. Opening up and setting up the 980 was a breeze although it does not include a screw to hold the drive down, I used the one from my old NVME drive that this was replacing. Once I cloned over my old drive I was surprised to notice how much faster the data transfers were. There is a red light on the drive that fades in and out while the drive is being used and the heatsink on it did not interfere with my motherboard or graphics card. If you're using this drive on a PlayStation 5 (PS5) it is recommended that you first connect it to a computer and upgrade the firmware via the Samsung Magician drive software. On the PC side of things, I did not notice any speed changes after doing the firmware upgrade but your milage may vary. The speeds are about as fast as they advertise. The gaming load times seemed faster as well as the large file transfers that I did (200-300GB) compared to my old gen 3 drive. This drive comes with a 5-year warranty so I'm not worried about it. Overall, I'm very satisfied and I'm sure you will be too if you get this drive.

    Review originally posted on bestbuy.com

    Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.

  • great drive for PS5, but requires PC for FW update
    Reviewed by blah - January 17, 2022

    [This review was collected as part of a promotion.] Great drive for PS5 use, but only after you update to the newest firmware. Unfortunately for those looking to expand their PS5 internal storage, for current gen PS5 games, you will not get full speed out of this drive unless you update the drives firmware to the one released late November 2021. At current time, this can only be done if a user has a Windows computer with a m.2 nvme slot. For those that are not PC savvy users, there are better options right of out of the box that do not need firmware updates, and also that have heatsinks built in, though a quick google search will also show you that you can buy SSD heatsinks that fit the PS5 for very little money. Putting your own heatsink on an SSD for use in a PS5 is very easy to do and takes just a couple of minutes. Without updating this SSDs firmware, I was getting around 5,500MB/s per the PS5 speed test after formatting. Updating the firmware back on my desktop PC, via Samsung Drive Magician (make sure you install and update via the latest version, I had issues getting it to work from a previous earlier version), I was getting about 6,500MB/s, and in line with other Gen4 SSD drives that do not require a firmware update via a Windows PC. This is inline with other top performing Gen 4 SSDs from other manufacturers. PS5 games load up great on the drive, even before updating the firmware, and just as fast as off the built in storage on the PS5.

    Review originally posted on bestbuy.com

    Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.

  • Perfect companion to my PS5
    Reviewed by Woo151 - January 13, 2022

    [This review was collected as part of a promotion.] The 980 Pro /w Heatsink is everything I wanted for my storage upgrade needs and also meets the requirements for my PS5. Speeds up to 6500 meets and beats Sony's requirement and the extra 1TB of space is much needed for my growing library. In the box is the drive itself (no screws) and an installation guide. Prep Work! Before Installing in your PS5 ======================================= Note you MUST update the firmware FIRST before installing in your console. If you do not, then odds are your speeds will be slower than advertised. As long as you are a little PC savvy, it should be no problem with modern PCs. I used an M.2 to PCIE adapter and I already had the Samsung Magician software downloaded as most all my drives in all my PCs are Samsungs. As Windows booted up, there is no need to format the drive as the software automatically detected the 980 Pro and gave the option to update the firmware. 1 minute later it was done. Installation in the PS5 was quick and easy as well. If you are unfamiliar with taking off the side panel, I suggest searching the web or watching a youtube video tutorial. Move the spacer from 100 to 80 and it is a simple plug and play install from there (the PS5 has a screw already to install M.2 drives). As soon as I turned on the PS5, it immediately found the drive and formatted it in less than 20 seconds. Ran a self speed test and I average around ~6500 which is perfect for the console. Once done, go to settings and storage and you can set where new games and apps will install to. Samsung's 980 Pro /w Heatsink works perfectly for my needs and would highly recommend it if you're in the market for a PS5 drive.

    Review originally posted on bestbuy.com

    Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.

  • Works Perfect with PS5
    Reviewed by Aaronxx7 - January 16, 2022

    [This review was collected as part of a promotion.] So far the Samsung 980 Pro SSD has been working perfectly on my PS5. Most people with a PS5 can agree that the included storage is just not enough room to handle more than a handful of installed games. While this might be fine for people that only play 1 or 2 games at any given time, the rest of us have a plethora of games we like to play with different groups or friends. Originally Sony had blocked the use of third party SSDs, because they wanted to make sure that all additional storage devices met their stringent performance requirements. As more viable 3rd party options became available, Sony released an update to the PS5s allowing them to use these additional drives as long as they met these minimum requirements : *PCI-Express Gen4x4 supported M.2 NVMe SSD (Key M) *250 GB - 4 TB *Supported sizes 2230, 2242, 2260, 2280, 22110 *Size including heat-dissipation mechanism- Width: up to 25 mm Length: 30/40/60/80/110 mm , Thickness: up to 11.25 mm (up to 8.0 mm from above the board, up to 2.45 mm from below the board) *Sequential read speed 5,500MB/s or faster *Socket 3 (Key M) It is very important to pay attention to the required speeds, and the physical dimensions. A heatsink is required, as the use of another SSD will create too much added heat. The internal fan system is pretty good, but without a heatsink the performance of the SSD will suffer.  The Samsung 980 PRO's specifications make it an excellent choice for an additional PS5 SSD. The 980 PRO boasts read speeds up to 7000MB/s and write speeds of 5100MB/s, with random read and writes both up to 1000K IOPS. With the heat sink the physical dimensions are 3.15" X 0.94 " X 0.87". Before you install the SSD make sure it has the latest firmware. You can not update this from the PS5, so you will have to install it into a PC or Laptop initially. I have been told by Samsung's tech support that pc's with a RAID (redundant array of independent disks) system might have issues recognizing the drive at first. I encountered this problem with my laptops. I was able to install the drive and download Samsung's Magician Software. However, the drive did not show up in explorer, it did show up in the Magician Software. I was not able to use any of the functionality of the software, except to see the current drive's firmware, so I had to update the firmware manually. You can manually download the latest firmware and installation instructions from the same Samsung support page you download the Magician Software from. I followed all the instructions in the download, and updated the firmware through a bootable flash drive. The process was pretty easy and worked the first time, even if you have no prior experience doing anything like this the instructions are easy enough to follow for anyone. The next step to installing this in the PS5 is to unplug everything from your console, and remove the cover. Sony has a nice instructional video online to show the whole process. It's important to ground yourself before opening the system to avoid damage from static shock. With the PS5 logo facing down the white plastic cover pops off pretty easily. With a slight upward tug on the lower corner, you should be able to push the cover off to the left (providing the lowest corner of the PS5 is on your right).The SSD cover can be opened with a Philips screwdriver, then remove the SSD placement screw. After sliding the SSD into place, insert the placement screw back into its sleeve and screw down the SSD into place. It literally takes less than a minute to complete the install. When you restart the PS5 you will be prompted to format the drive. After the drive is formatted the system will run a quick read speed test and provide the results onscreen for you. After this you can change the install location through the system settings to use the new SSD for future downloads, or transfer game installs from the default storage device to the new SSD. I installed several different games including the latest third person shooters and battle royal games. All the games worked just as well as any game I had installed directly to the console's default storage. I experienced no in game lag or performance issues after playing for extended lengths of time. Aside from the initial system read test there wasn't much I could do to test the performance of the drive except time downloads. I compared three different games I had downloaded and installed to both the console default storage and the new SSD. All three games downloaded and installed at virtually the same rates. So far the Samsung 980 PRO has proven to be very comparable to the default drive, with no noticeable differences in any areas of use. It's a perfect match for the PS5.

    Review originally posted on bestbuy.com

    Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.

  • Must have for the PS5!! Super fast!!!
    Reviewed by pinnermnan08 - January 24, 2022

    The Samsung 980 PRO w/ heatsink is a must have if you have a PS5. The data speed and pre attached heatsink meet the requirements extending the PS5 storage. Once installed, I transferred games from the onboard storage and because of the high speed the 70gb moved took almost no time. While playing games installed to the SSD I am unable to tell any difference between the onboard storage and the Samsung SSD, games load fast and play very stable. The only issue I experienced was updating the firmware for the device. This requires temporary installation into a pc with an open M.2 slot prior to install into the PS5. I would recommend this to anyone with a PS5 and anyone who is looking for additional fast storage for your pc. I received this product at a discounted rate in exchange for my honest opinion.

    Review originally posted on bestbuy.com

    Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
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