Samsung Reveals Industry First 512GB NVMe SSD



/ 2 years ago

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Samsung has announced that it has begun mass production on the industry’s first NVMe (non-volatile memory) solid state drive (SSD) in a single ball grid array (BGA) package.

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The new PM971-NVMe, which features capacities of up to 512GB, weighs just one gram, measures 20x16x1.5mm, but manages to squeeze in 16 48-layer 256-Gb V-NAND flash chips, one 20-nanometer 4Gb LPDDR4 mobile DRAM, and a high-performance Samsung controller while boasting read/write speeds of 1,500MBps and 900MBps, respectively.

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The tiny SSD features random read and write IOPS (input output operations per second) of up to 190K and 150K, respectively, making it 1,500x faster than a hard disk drive (HDD), which has IOPS speeds of 120 random reads.

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“Samsung’s new BGA NVMe SSD triples the performance of a typical SATA SSD, in the smallest form factor available, with storage capacity reaching up to 512GB,” Jung-bae Lee, Senior Vice President of Memory Product Planning & Application Engineering Team for Samsung Electronics, said in a press release. “The introduction of this small-scale SSD will help global PC companies to make timely launches of slimmer, more stylish computing devices, while offering consumers a more satisfactory computing environment.”

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So, Samsung’s revolutionary new SSD is tiny, offers 512GB storage, and boast speeds comparable to a standard M.2 SSD. What’s not to love The PM971-NVMe will be available in 512GB, 256GB, and 128GB options, and starts shipping to OEMs today.

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