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Heads-Up: There Are Counterfeit Samsung SSD 980 Pro Drives Showing Up Overseas


The Samsung 980 Pro SSD in your machine may be one of the growing number of fake drives being reported, at least in the Asian market. The average user might not be able to tell unless they take the following steps to spot the phoney.

Baidu user 东-董咚懂冬 (East-Dong Dong) posted a startling discovery of quite possibly a imitation Samsung 980 Pro 2TB SSD, showing questionable components and, more crucially, read/write specs that don't match up to the real deal. Popular among enthusiasts, gamers, and builders alike, the Samsung 980 Pro M.2 NVMe SSD is a high-performance drive that strikes a balance between bleeding-edge speed and price. And like most popular products, it was only a matter of time before counterfeit versions of it showed up.

What looks like a proper 980 Pro from the outside turned out to be quite the imposter. The maker of the ...


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