Samsung MZ-V8V500B/AM 980 Series 500GB NVMe Solid State Drive Review
Built with Samsung V-NAND 3-Bit MLC NAND Technology
This Samsung MZ-V8V500B/AM 980 Series 500GB NVMe Solid State Drive offers an M.2 2280 form factor and a PCIe 3.0 x4 / NVMe 1.4 interface to deliver sequential read speeds of up to 3100 MB/s and sequential write speeds of up to 2600 MB/s. Users will also have access to encryption via AES 256-bit, TCG/Opal 2.0, and MS eDrive, while a TBW (Total Bytes Written) rating of 300TB helps ensure a long operational life.
This SSD also features a smart thermal solution to effectively manage heat, as well as a nickel coating and a heat spreader. Additionally, full power mode is enabled through Samsung’s magician software, the 980 can run with no latency, so you can easily switch between interfacing with large, intensive work files or graphics-heavy games.
Upgrade to Impressive NVMe Speeds
Harness your system’s potential with the 980. Whether you need a boost for gaming or a seamless workflow for heavy graphics, the 980 is a smart choice for SSD performance and it’s all backed by an NVMe 1.4 interface and PCIe 3.0 x4 technology.
Packed with Speed
Satisfy your need for speed with PCIe 3.0 x4 using HMB technology and an NVMe 1.4 interface for high efficiency. The 980 delivers value, with sequential read speeds of up to 3100 MB/s and sequential write speeds of up to 2600 MB/s.
Keep Moving with Full Power Mode
Keep your SSD running at its peak with Full Power Mode, which drives continuous and consistent high performance. Enable Full Power Mode through Samsung Magician software to keep your SSD in active mode with no latency, so you can instantly jump back into large, intensive work files or graphics-heavy games.
Built for the Long Run
Keep your files safe with an SSD that’s in it for the long haul. With up to 300TB TBW and a limited 5-year warranty, the 980’s optimized endurance comes with trusted reliability thanks to Samsung’s in-house solutions, from the advanced controller to V-NAND and the latest firmware.
Reliable Thermal Control
High-performance SSDs usually require high-performance thermal control. To help ensure stable performance, the 980 uses nickel coating to help manage the controller’s heat level and a heat spreader label to deliver effective thermal control of the NAND chip.
Smart Thermal Solution
Embedded with Samsung’s thermal control algorithm, the 980 manages heat on its own to deliver durable and reliable performance, while minimizing performance fluctuations during extended usage.
MZ-V8V500B/AM Technical Specifications:
|SSD series||980 Series|
|Product Type||Solid State Drive|
|Form Factor||M.2 2280|
|Memory Technology||Triple Level Cell (TLC)|
|Random Read IOPS||400000|
|Random Write IOPS||470000|
|Drive Interface||PCI Express 3.0 x4|
MZ-V8V500B/AM Key Features:
- Pablo Controller
- AES 256-Bit Encryption
- Samsung V-NAND 3-Bit MLC NAND
- Sequential Reads up to 3100 MB/s
- Sequential Writes up to 2600 MB/s
- TCG/Opal 2.0, MS eDrive Encryption
- Up to 300TB TBW (Total Bytes Written)