Of course, the 2TB version of the device will not come cheap; especially with the previously-mentioned Cyber Monday and Black Friday deals out of the picture. If you want to snag one now, you’re going to be paying the full price of £455.99, which converts to around $600. However, we should note that pure currency conversions are not always a reliable way to gauge regional pricing.
Since the 1TB 980 Pro, with all the same specs) only costs about $230, we expect the 2TB model to be roughly double that price, so perhaps it will come in at around the $470-$500 mark.
Regardless, Samsung notes that the 980 Pro is its first-ever consumer PCIe 4.0 drive, designed for “graphics-intensive games” and “heavy-duty applications.” It is backward compatible with the PCIe 3.0 NVMe interface, and lower-capacity models feature read speeds of up to 3,500 MB/s and write speeds of up to 2,700 MB/s.
We specify “lower-capacity models” because Samsung’s 2TB 980 Pro listing only lists read/write speeds of “TBA MB/sec Seq.,” which is obviously not very precise. However, performance will almost certainly not drop below what cheaper variants can offer, so rest assured that you’ll still be getting a speedy storage experience if you grab one of these.
If you want to pre-order a 2TB 980 Pro now, you can do so through Scan. When the drive begins shipping, the site promises 1-5 day delivery speeds, and 48-hour replacements if something goes wrong.