Fake Samsung 980 Pro SSDs are going around - POKIKA

Fake Samsung 980 Pro SSDs are going around

Although the Samsung 990 Pro has replaced it, the Samsung 980 Pro used to be one of the best SSDs around. Now, it may be nearly three years old, but it’s still a popular PCIe 4.0 drive that’s much more affordable than its predecessor, so it’s no surprise that there are plenty of failures on the market.

One Chinese user from Baidu Tieba (opens in new tab) (via Harukaze5719 (opens in new tab)) forums recently came across a knockoff posing as the Samsung 980 Pro. The fake drive had everything to suggest it was legitimate; Samsung 980 Pro 2TB sticker and firmware later found to be fake. The fake was so good that the mystery drive was even able to fool the Samsung Magician software. After removing the sticker, the drive had all the hallmarks of a fake SSD.

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