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GIGABYTE AORUS Gen4 7000s vs. Samsung 980 Pro

The AORUS Gen4 7000s is the latest PCIe Gen 4.0 x4 solid state drive from GIGABYTE. So, how does it stack up against the 980 Pro from Samsung?

You can find out in this comparison guide between these two super-fast SSDs.

Quick Summary

When compared to the Samsung 980 Pro, the GIGABYTE AORUS Gen4 7000s has better maximum sequential writing speeds.

On the other hand, the 980 Pro has better maximum random reading and maximum random writing speeds.

Both of these solid state drives are identical when it comes to the maximum sequential reading speeds.

The AORUS Gen4 7000s does beat out the 980 Pro at reliability and endurance, however.

If you are interested, you can purchase either of these two SSDs on Amazon with the following links:

You might also want to check out our comparison guide for the 980 and 980 Pro with this article. Moreover, you can also take a look at our versus guide for the AORUS Gen4 and AORUS Gen4 7000s with this link.

AORUS Gen4 7000s vs. 980 Pro Comparison Chart

You can take a look at Seeking Tech’s comparison table for the two PCIe Gen 4.0 x4 SSDs below.

 GIGABYTE AORUS Gen4 7000s Solid State DriveSamsung 980 Pro Solid State Drive
Capacity Options1TB

2TB
250GB

500GB

1TB

2TB
Model Numbers1TB: GP-AG70S1TB

2TB: GP-AG70S2TB
250GB: MZ-V8P250BW

500GB: MZ-V8P500BW

1TB: MZ-V8P1T0BW

2TB: MZ-V8P2T0BW
Form FactorM.2 2280M.2 2280
InterfacePCIe Gen 4.0 x4 and NVMe 1.4PCIe Gen 4.0 x4 and NVMe 1.3c
NAND3D TLC3-bit MLC Samsung V-NAND
Maximum Sequential Read Speed1TB AORUS Gen4 7000s: Up to 7000 MB per second

2TB AORUS Gen4 7000s: Up to 7000 MB per second
250GB 980 Pro: Up to 6,400 MB per second

500GB 980 Pro: Up to 6,900 MB per second

1TB 980 Pro: Up to 7,000 MB per second

2TB 980 Pro: Up to 7,000 MB per second
Maximum Sequential Write Speed1TB AORUS Gen4 7000s: Up to 5500 MB per second

2TB AORUS Gen4 7000s: Up to 6850 MB per second
250GB 980 Pro: Up to 2,700 MB per second

500GB 980 Pro: Up to 5,000 MB per second

1TB 980 Pro: Up to 5,000 MB per second

2TB 980 Pro: Up to 5,100 MB per second
Maximum Random Read Speed1TB AORUS Gen4 7000s: Up to 350k IOPS

2TB AORUS Gen4 7000s: Up to 650k IOPS
250 GB 980 Pro: Up to 500K IOPS

500 GB 980 Pro: Up to 800K IOPS

1TB 980 Pro: Up Pro: Up to 1000K IOPS

2TB 980 Pro: Up Pro: Up to 1000K IOPS
Maximum Random Write Speed1TB AORUS Gen4 7000s: Up to 700k IOPS

2TB AORUS Gen4 7000s: Up to 700k IOPS
250 GB 980 Pro: Up to 600K IOPS

500 GB 980 Pro: Up to 1000K IOPS

1TB 980 Pro: Up to 1000K IOPS

2TB 980 Pro: Up to 1000K IOPS
Reliability1,600,000 hours MTBF1,500,000 hours MTBF
Endurance1TB AORUS Gen4 7000s: 700 TBW

2TB AORUS Gen4 7000s: 1400 TBW
250GB 980 Pro: 150 TBW

500GB 980 Pro: 300 TBW

1TB 980 Pro: 600 TBW

2TB 980 Pro: 1200 TBW
Operating Temperature Range0°C to 70°C0°C to 70°C
Warranty5-year warranty5-year warranty
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Capacity Options

The AORUS Gen4 7000s is currently available in capacities of 1TB and 2TB.

You will get more capacity options with the 980 Pro as you can pick between 250GB, 500GB, 1TB or 2TB.

Model Numbers

You can also check out the model number for each of the aforementioned capacity below:

AORUS Gen4 7000s:

  • 1TB: GP-AG70S1TB
  • 2TB: GP-AG70S2TB

Samsung 980 Pro:

  • 250GB: MZ-V8P250BW
  • 500GB: MZ-V8P500BW
  • 1TB: MZ-V8P1T0BW
  • 2TB: MZ-V8P2T0BW

Form Factor

Both the GIGABYTE and Samsung SSDs in this versus showdown use the M.2 2280 form factor.

Interface

For the interface, the AORUS Gen4 7000s SSD utilizes PCIe Gen 4.0 x4 and NVMe 1.4 while the 980 Pro SSD utilizes PCIe Gen 4.0 x4 and NVMe 1.3c.

NAND

When it comes to the memory components, the AORUS Gen4 7000s AORUS Gen4 7000s is built with 3D TLC while the 980 Pro is built with 3-bit MLC Samsung V-NAND.

Maximum Sequential Read Speed

When you compare the same capacity options, the GIGABYTE AORUS Gen4 7000s Solid State Drive and Samsung 980 Pro Solid State Drive are identical at maximum sequential reading.

You can take a look at the max sequential read speed specifications below:

  • 1TB AORUS Gen4 7000s: Up to 7000 MB per second
  • 2TB AORUS Gen4 7000s: Up to 7000 MB per second
  • 250GB 980 Pro: Up to 6,400 MB per second
  • 500GB 980 Pro: Up to 6,900 MB per second
  • 1TB 980 Pro: Up to 7,000 MB per second
  • 2TB 980 Pro: Up to 7,000 MB per second

Maximum Sequential Write Speed

The GIGABYTE AORUS Gen4 7000s does have the upper hand against the Samsung 980 Pro at maximum sequential writing.

In this category, the 1TB AORUS Gen4 7000s is 500 MB per second faster (or 10% faster) than the 1TB 980 Pro.

The 2TB AORUS Gen4 7000s is also 1750 MB per second faster (or 34.31% faster) than the 2TB 980 Pro.

You can check out the max sequential write speeds below:

  • 1TB AORUS Gen4 7000s: Up to 5500 MB per second
  • 2TB AORUS Gen4 7000s: Up to 6850 MB per second
  • 250GB 980 Pro: Up to 2,700 MB per second
  • 500GB 980 Pro: Up to 5,000 MB per second
  • 1TB 980 Pro: Up to 5,000 MB per second
  • 2TB 980 Pro: Up to 5,100 MB per second

Maximum Random Read Speed

On the other hand, the 980 Pro handily beats out the AORUS Gen4 7000s at maximum random reading.

The 1TB 980 Pro is 650K IOPS faster (or 185.71% faster) than the 1TB AORUS Gen4 7000s.

The 2TB 980 Pro is also 350K IOPS faster (or 53.85% faster) than the 2TB AORUS Gen4 7000s.

You can find the maximum random read speeds below:

  • 1TB AORUS Gen4 7000s: Up to 350k IOPS
  • 2TB AORUS Gen4 7000s: Up to 650k IOPS
  • 250 GB 980 Pro: Up to 500K IOPS
  • 500 GB 980 Pro: Up to 800K IOPS
  • 1TB 980 Pro: Up Pro: Up to 1000K IOPS
  • 2TB 980 Pro: Up Pro: Up to 1000K IOPS

Maximum Random Write Speed

The Samsung 980 Pro is also better than the AORUS Gen4 7000s at maximum random writing.

The 1TB and 2TB versions of the 980 Pro solid state drive are 300K IOPS faster (or 42.86% faster) than the 1TB and 2TB versions of the AORUS Gen4 7000s solid state drive.

You can take a look at the max random write speeds below:

  • 1TB AORUS Gen4 7000s: Up to 700k IOPS
  • 2TB AORUS Gen4 7000s: Up to 700k IOPS
  • 250 GB 980 Pro: Up to 600K IOPS
  • 500 GB 980 Pro: Up to 1000K IOPS
  • 1TB 980 Pro: Up to 1000K IOPS
  • 2TB 980 Pro: Up to 1000K IOPS

Reliability

The AORUS Gen4 7000s is more reliable than the 980 Pro as it comes with a Mean Time Between Failures rating that is 100,000 hours longer (or 6.67% longer) than the competition.

You can find the MTBF specs below:

  • AORUS Gen4 7000s: 1,600,000 hours MTBF
  • 980 Pro: 1,500,000 hours MTBF

Endurance

The AORUS Gen4 7000s also has better endurance when compared to the 980 Pro.

The 1TB AORUS Gen4 7000s is capable of writing 100 TB more data (or 16.67% more) than the 1TB 980 Pro.

The 2TB AORUS Gen4 7000s can also write 200 TB more data (or 16.67% more) than the 2TB 980 Pro.

You can find the Terabytes Written, or TBW, stats below:

  • 1TB AORUS Gen4 7000s: 700 TBW
  • 2TB AORUS Gen4 7000s: 1400 TBW
  • 250GB 980 Pro: 150 TBW
  • 500GB 980 Pro: 300 TBW
  • 1TB 980 Pro: 600 TBW
  • 2TB 980 Pro: 1200 TBW

Operating Temperature Range

The GIGABYTE and Samsung storage drives both have a recommended operating temperature range of 0°C to 70°C.

Warranty

The GIGABYTE AORUS Gen4 7000s Solid State Drive and Samsung 980 Pro Solid State Drive each comes with a 5-year warranty.

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