Samsung 990 EVO Review – All Capacities Tested

Testing the new Samsung 990 EVO NVMe SSD – Get yours here: (affiliate)
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Corsair MP700 Pro –
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Gigabyte Aorus 10000 –
Kingston NV2 –
Kingston KC3000 –
Kingston Fury Renegade –
Samsung 980 –
Samsung 990 PRO –
WD Blue SN580 –
WD Black SN770 –
WD Black SN850x –

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0:00โ€‹ – Introduction
0:24 – Samsung 990 EVO Overview & Specs
2:39 – Performance in Light Use
3:59โ€‹ – Performance in Heavier Use (OS Drive, Video Editors, etc)
4:45- Latency
5:00 – Performance in Extreme Use (Consistency Test)
5:57 – Gaming Performance
6:30 – Techtesters SSD Gaming Performance Ranking
6:55 – Sequential Performance
7:35 – Advice For Playstation 5 Buyers.
8:00 – Thermal Performance
10:23 – Software
10:49 – Pricing & Final Thoughts
12:41 – Sponsor Spot
13:10 – Outro

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This Post Has 28 Comments

  1. @thomaslee8138

    Since Dram-less drives usually focus on power consumption for low power devices such as laptops, embedded devices, could you please provide additional testing, e.g. power consumption, battery performance, etc. with these types of drives on Notebooks? Thank you!

  2. @JogBird

    just wait until the Pro version goes on sale, it'll be cheaper than the evo at normal price

  3. @azomiss

    Thank you for another great review! I'm curious, what happened with Seagate Firecuda 530 in the '' Performance in Heavier Use (OS Drive, Video Editors, etc) '' ? Why it is not in the chart? Was there a problem with it?

  4. @ASZzztoluca

    Thanks for the nice break down, definitely a purchase consideration for next pc build when price drops.

  5. @RaidZeroTV

    I got the 980 pro with the heatsink. It's great. I wonder how these stack up

  6. @MrRepsie

    Are you ducth? Your accent belongs to the netherlands ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ

  7. @imyournme6632

    Yea but why buy it over the WD BLACK SN850X they cost less and perform better.
    /edit: Oh you even covered it towards the end

  8. Gotta remember SSDs are computer themselves. All brands should include optional heatsink in the packaging.

  9. I have a question! My mobo is with pcie 3×4 slot for nvme if I buy fast nvme maybe Samsung 990 Evo or something similar will it benefit from faster random read and write on nvme pcie 4×4?

  10. @mkatakm

    The word "budget" doesn't exist in the thesaurus of Samsung.

  11. @FuelX

    I can't find any reason why I would put this drive in my PCIe Gen5 slot.

  12. Oh, my…90ยฐ temps are over the top. Would it kill them to put a heatsink?
    I think I'll take a closer look at my SSD temps from now on. 90ยฐ+ is not healthy. Besides "within the specs" is just another way to say : "we designed it this way so you can buy a new one every 2 years".

  13. @kinano13

    Great Video, thank you very much ๐Ÿ˜Š

  14. @jamesking7868

    the problem I can see is that at least here in the uk the 2TB 990 evo is almost the same price as the 990 pro. So until the price changes you get less (no 2Gb dram cache and lower performance) and the 990 evo uses system memory (which you also paid for) and requires drivers to use that memory, so linux and unix uses will be left out, unlike with the pro. Its pure marketing that its gen 5 when it can't saturate gen 4.

  15. @LaczPro

    Impossible to consider a new SSD without watching your videos first. The amount of info here is so great to have!

  16. @user-jn7gm3ct8z

    Question: Can you feel the Difference between 4.0 and 5.0 in Desktop Use? Just opening regular Applications? My paranoid Mind is telling me that a 4.0 Drive won't feel as snappy. ๐Ÿ˜…

  17. @JohnOBryan

    I just purchased the 990 Pro 2T for $169 on Amazon a couple of days ago

  18. @marrow94

    Not even good enough for a PS5, worthless

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