In an unusual move, Samsung on Monday denied existence of a 2 TB version of its M.2-2280 970 Pro SSD. The company said that it did not have plans to release such a product, yet did not exclude a possibility of launching such a storage device in the future.

“Samsung has not released a 2TB version of the [970 Pro] drive and there are currently no plans,” a spokesperson for Samsung said Monday. “We will let you know if that ever changes.”

Samsung's public rejection comes after two international retailers in China and in Germany posted product listings for the drive last week. The Chinese retailer went so far as to publish a picture of the drive, whereas the German one revealed its MZ-V7P2T0BW model number. We've also been able to call the German retailer and talk to them directly, confirming that the drive listing is no automation fluke.

In any case, while Samsung’s refuting deserves to be taken at face value, the fact that retailers have photos and model numbers is odd to say the least. How these facts will be ultimately be reconciled – whether it’s some kind of canceled product, a limited release product, or Samsung isn’t ready to announce it quite yet – remains to be seen.

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  • sorten - Monday, April 29, 2019 - link

    It's ok. At the rumored $1300 street price, they won't sell any of them anyway. Reply
  • Kurosaki - Monday, April 29, 2019 - link

    Just release 8TB per SSD nos, at the price range of 100usd or så, i'm tired of waiting for nothing. Reply
  • piroroadkill - Tuesday, April 30, 2019 - link

    Flash manufacturers have just decided that NAND is already cheap enough, and have slowed production. You'll be waiting a long time. Long live spinning rust! Reply
  • Ashinjuka - Monday, April 29, 2019 - link

    These counterfeit SKUs are getting out of hand.

    But you gotta admire their chutzpah!
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  • modeonoff - Monday, April 29, 2019 - link

    Do they mean the 970 EVO PLUS 2TB SSD that is supposed to be released this month? This is April 29 evening but still no sign of release. Reply
  • kaidenshi - Monday, April 29, 2019 - link

    So is this like the $3 128GB microSD cards from aliexpress that are really 8GB cards with a firmware hack to trick the OS into seeing a larger drive? I'll have to side with Samsung for now and not believe the other sources, even if one isn't Chinese. Reply
  • Foeketijn - Tuesday, April 30, 2019 - link

    And for some reason the 2tb PM983 datacenterdrive is still there for 400 euro's. I keep hovering pointer over the buy button. Reply
  • yeeeeman - Tuesday, April 30, 2019 - link

    Just buy it. Flash products will get more expensive in the future since they throttled down the production. Reply
  • Hul8 - Tuesday, April 30, 2019 - link

    I don't think any manufacturer has stated they're cutting overall production. What's happening instead is that they have have adjusted (down) expansion plans, and are stopping production on older tech with fewer layers as new more efficient production lines come available (instead of running them both concurrently). Reply
  • NewMaxx - Tuesday, April 30, 2019 - link

    The PM981/PM983 is TLC-based like the 970 EVO. The reason it's difficult to field a 2TB 970 Pro is because Samsung's drives are single-sided with two NAND packages. At 16DP this requires denser, 512-Gbit/die NAND (as in the 2TB 970 EVO), which is more costly. There is no MLC-based SM981 as the market is moving away from MLC anyway. Reply

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