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.
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’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.