According to the source, Samsung is going to add the Samsung 980 M.2 model with NVMe support to its range of solid state drives. The novelty, similar in name to the Samsung 980 Pro, belongs to the budget segment. Unlike the Samsung 980 Pro, the Samsung 980 is PCIe 3.0 x4, not PCIe 4.0. Plus the Samsung 980 doesn’t have DRAM cache. At the same time, the manufacturer did not use QLC flash memory, but left the Samsung 980 with the same 136-layer 3D TLC NAND flash memory as in the Samsung 980 Pro.
The Samsung 980 is said to have sequential read and write speeds of up to 3500 MB / s and 3000 MB / s, respectively. Performance on operations with random access in blocks of 4 KB reaches 500,000 IOPS in read mode and 480,000 IOPS in write mode. 250GB, 500GB and 1TB drives will be announced on March 30th. There is no information about prices yet.