A 2TB drive capable of the speeds we’ve seen is pretty incredible, considering where the industry was just a few years ago. And for a flagship Samsung SSD, the price might surprise you, with the current Amazon listing at $399. Sure, that’s double the mythical 10 cents/GB previously referred to as “Ryan’s Law”, but 20 cents/GB for one of the fastest SSDs on the planet is just fine with me.
At times this 2TB version was actually a bit slower than the 500GB model we tested initially, though this could be attributable to the maturity of the firmware, limitations of the default Windows NVMe driver, or perhaps it is the higher capacity NAND in use. It is not unusual for the middle of an SSD product stack to offer the best performance, and with the 980 PRO the 500GB or 1TB drive might well be the overall performance leader. But if you’re after capacity, the value proposition with this high capacity model is clear.