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Mar 21, 2023

Reports are coming through of Asian users discovering counterfeit Samsung 980 Pro SSD in their machines.

“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,” reported the HotHardware site.

Photos were posted of a likely imitation SSD, showing questionable components and, more crucially, read/write specs that don’t match up to the genuine article. The SSD decal was peeled away to reveal a Maxio-branded controller (MAP1602-I). “Of note, Maxio controllers are made in China, but as far as we know, Samsung controllers are made in South Korea. The Maxio drives are also DRAM-less, while the 980 Pro does have some DRAM on board.,” reported HotHardware.

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