Published on October 18th, 2023 | by Andrew Bistak

Samsung Unveils New Storage Lineup: Portable SSD T9 and PRO Ultimate microSD and SSD 990 PRO 4TB

Samsung Electronics Australia has today announced the release of its latest range of memory and storage solutions. The Portable SSD T9, PRO Ultimate microSD and the SSD 990 PRO 4TB are designed to cater to a wide range of user needs from professionals to creators. The new storage range is built to empower users with fast transfer speeds and ample storage, as well as providing the reliability and convenience they need to help maximise productivity.

“Samsung’s new storage line up, including the Portable SSD T9, PRO Ultimate microSD and SSD 990 4TB redefines storage excellence for today’s users. With cutting-edge technology and incredible performance, we’re empowering creative professionals and gamers alike to elevate their digital experiences, by offering high performance storage with high-capacity, and optimised memory solutions that can enable Australians to achieve their creative potential,” said Phil Gaut, Senior Director of Display and Brand Memory at Samsung Australia.

Portable SSD T9

With its stylish and portable design, the Portable SSD T9 is a game-changer. The T9 is built to offer fast transfer speeds and ample storage. This innovative SSD features a USB 3.2 Gen 2×2 interface, delivering maximum sequential read/write speeds of up to 2,000 MB/s. It’s approximately two times faster than the previous model T7, enabling users to transfer a 4 gigabyte (GB) Full HD video in just two seconds. The T9 comes in three capacities – 1TB, 2TB, and 4TB, providing storage for pro-grade content while maintaining a compact, credit-card-sized form factor.

The T9 features a unique design with curved diagonal lines and reverse carbon patterns. Moreover, with Samsung’s Dynamic Thermal Guard, it helps to ensure consistent and fast transfer speeds.

With proven experience in Portable SSD compatibility, Samsung has designed the T9 to meet the USB Type-C power spec. This has enhanced compatibility across operating systems such as Windows, macOS, smartphones and tablets, gaming consoles and professional high-resolution cameras. The T9 also comes with USB Type C-to-C and USB Type C-to-A cables.

The Samsung Portable SSD T9 delivers increased speeds that are two times faster than the T7 models, allowing users to transfer a 4GB video in two seconds[1]*.

PRO Ultimate Memory Cards

The new flagship UHS-I memory card model ‘PRO Ultimate’ is available in microSD with capacities of up to 512GB. Read speeds of up to 200MB/s, the maximum speed achievable through the UHS-I interface and write speeds of 130MB/s, enable professional photographers and content creators to maximise productivity[2].

These high-performance read/write speeds, help to allow for the seamless transfer of heavy-duty files such as 4K ultra-high definition (UHD) and Full HD (FHD) video with Video Speed Class 30 (V30) support.

To meet consumer needs for the ability to manage large volumes of content and quick transfers to other devices, the PRO Ultimate microSD card showcases an Application Performance Class 2 (A2), facilitating high performance for random read and write operations as well as multi-tasking capabilities.

The PRO Ultimate microSD cards are compatible with a wide variety of devices, enabling professional photographers and content creators to maximise productivity in their creative workflows.

The PRO Ultimate microSD card offers extensive compatibility with selected Android smartphones, tablets, handheld game consoles, action cameras, drones, PCs, and more.

SSD 990 PRO in 4TB

Samsung is expanding its SSD 990 PRO series with the release of a 4-terabyte (TB) model. This series, powered by Samsung’s eighth-generation V-NAND technology and enhanced proprietary controller, delivers incredible sequential read speed of up to 7,450 MB/s.

With improved total bytes written (TBW) ratings of up to 2,400TB, the SSD 990 PRO series features SSD reliability and longevity compared to the 980 PRO, making it a perfect storage solution for gamers and creative professionals who demand high-capacity, high-performance SSDs.

The 990 PRO series achieves increased power efficiency compared to the 980 Pro, with up to 50% performance improvement per watt over the 980 PRO series[3]. It also incorporates a nickel coating on the controller and features a heat spreader label on the backside of the SSD, helping to ensure optimal temperature level maintenance and minimal performance fluctuations over time. The 990 PRO with Heatsink is equipped with an effective, slim heatsink, giving users the full experience in sustained high-performance computing and gaming capabilities.

For high-end games that support the latest in game-loading technology, the 990 PRO series can help reduce lag, allowing users to enjoy real-time gameplay experiences with consistently high frames per second (FPS).

The Samsung Magician software ensures optimal performance in SSDs by keeping firmware, drivers and other settings up to date, while also offering the flexibility to customise power and performance optimisation, according to user preferences. The software also supports RGB functionality for the 990 PRO with Heatsink, so gamers have the option to customise colour and LED effects.

Samsung’s SSD 990 PRO and 990 PRO with Heatsink now offer more space for games and files, and boast best-in-class speeds.

Pricing and Availability

The Samsung Portable SSD T9 is available now from the Samsung Online store and select retailers nationwide, with recommended retail pricing (RRP) of $249.00 for 1TB, $399.00 for 2TB, and $599.00 for 4TB.

The PRO Ultimate microSD cards are available in capacities of 128GB, 256GB, and 512GB, with RRP ranging from $49.00 to $179.00.

The SSD 990 PRO 4TB is available for pre-order, with an RRP of $699.00 and the SSD 990 PRO with Heatsink 4TB will be available from 1 November with RRP of $729.00.


Portable SSD T9 Product Specifications
Interface USB 3.2 Gen 2×2 (20Gbps)


Capacities[4] 1TB 2TB 4TB
Dimensions[5] 88 x 60 x 14mm
Weight12 122 grams
Performance[6] Sequential Read Up to 2,000 MB/sec Up to 2,000 MB/sec Up to 2,000 MB/sec
Sequential Write Up to 1,950 MB/sec Up to 1,950 MB/sec Up to 1,950MB/sec
Durability Drop Resistant[7] Up to 3m
Security Encryption AES 256-bit hardware encryption
Software[8] Samsung Magician Software
Compatibility[9] Operating System Windows®, macOS®, Android™
Device PCs, Laptops, Tablets, Smartphones
Reliability Temperature[10] Operating 0°C to 60°C


PRO Ultimate microSD Product Specifications
Capacity[11] 512GB 256GB 128GB
Interface UHS-I
SD Standard microSDXC™
Performance[12] Read 200 MB/s
Write 130 MB/s
Speed Class U3, V30, A2, Class 10, A2
Certification FCC, CE, VCCI, RCM
Multiproof Water, Temperature, X-Ray, Magnet, Drop, Wearout, Shock[13]
Warranty Limited 10-year warranty


SSD 990 PRO | 990 PRO with Heatsink Product Specifications
Interface PCIe Gen 4.0, x4, NVMe 2.0[14]
Form Factor M.2 (2280)
Storage Memory Samsung V-NAND 3-bit TLC
Controller Samsung In-house controller
Capacity[15] 1TB 2TB 4TB
Sequential Read/Write Speed[16] up to 7,450 MB/s, up to 6,900 MB/s
Random Read/Write Speed (QD32)22 up to 1,600K IOPS, 1,550K IOPS
Management Software Samsung Magician Software
Data Encryption AES 256-bit Full Disk Encryption, TCG/Opal V2.0,

Encrypted Drive (IEEE1667)

Total Bytes Written 600TB 1200TB 2400TB
Warranty[17] Five-year Limited Warranty


Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

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When he's not trying to save the world, Andrew enjoys travel (although loathes turbulence), going to the movies, reading and being a dad to his two dogs (and now twins) with his wife.

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