Samsung’s new 512 GB SSD is smaller than a stamp !

Samsung just started producing the industry’s first NVMe PCIe SSD in a single ball grid array package…smaller than a stamp !

Samsung’s new SSD weights only 1g…

Samsung just announced it has begun mass producing the industry’s first NVMe PCIe SSD in a single ball grid array package… an extremely compact package, smaller than a stamp, that contains all essential SSD components including NAND flash memory, DRAM and controller while delivering outstanding performance. This new SSD is made to be included in next-generation PCs and ultra-slim notebook PCs.

Samsung SSD Stamp 2

This incredible compact performance was enabled by combining 16 of Samsung’s 48-layer 256-gigabit (Gb) V-NAND flash chips, one 20-nanometer 4Gb LPDDR4 mobile DRAM chip and a high-performance Samsung controller. The new SSD is 20mm x 16mm x 1.5mm and weighs only about one gram ! According to Samsung, the PM971-NVMe SSD delivers a level of performance that easily surpasses the speed limit of a SATA 6Gb/s interface. It enables sequential read and write speeds of up to 1,500MB/s (megabytes per second) and 900MB/s respectively, when TurboWrite technology is used.

Samsung SSD Stamp

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,” said Jung-bae Lee, senior vice president, Memory Product Planning & Application Engineering Team, Samsung Electronics. “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.

The good thing is, that the PM971-NVMe SSD line-up will be available in 512GB, 256GB and 128GB storage options. The other good thing is that Samsung will start providing the new SSDs to its customers this month worldwide.

 
By on 1 June 2016

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