Industry’s First Ever M.2 NVMe PCIe SSD For Desktops And Laptops To Be Produced By Samsung
Fortune has finally started shining profusely in Samsung’s direction. After releasing its Samsung Galaxy S6, S6 Edge and being tapped for chip production for major league players such as Apple, Qualcomm and NVIDIA, Samsung will also be producing the world’s first M.2 NVMe PCIe SSD. The company had announced its EVO 850 SSD a while back, which boasted 3D-V NAND flash memory stacking for improved performance and longevity. Now, the company is going to take it one step further; by reducing the SSD’s form factor and increasing speeds and lifespan to unbelievable levels. It appears that your quest to settle for a fast SSD might finally be at its end.
World’s First M.2 NVMe PCIe SSD Boasts Impressive Read And Write Speeds And Possesses Thickness That Is Smaller Than Two Nickels Stacked On Top Of One Another
CTimes reports that according to Jeeho Baek, the Senior Vice President of Memory Marketing at Samsung:
“Our new NVMe SSD will allow for faster, ultra-slim notebook PCs with extended battery use, while accelerating the adoption of NVMe SSDs within the consumer marketplace. Samsung will continue to stay a critical step ahead of others in the industry in introducing a diversity of next-generation SSDs, that contribute to an enhanced user experience through rapid popularization of ultra-fast, highly energy-efficient, compact SSDs.”
Samsung is currently offering an AHCI-based PCIe 3.0 version of its SM951 SSD since January. Now, in order to strengthen its portfolio, not to mention possessing a firm grip on the SSD market, Samsung will be introducing a new and improved version of its SM951 SSD. Given below are all the necessary details that you need to know concerning the SSD’s speed, power consumption and form factor.
- Sequential read and write performance: Up to 2,260 MBps and up to 1,600 MBps respectively
- IOPS: 300,000
- Form factor: Not thicker than 3.73 millimeters. The proposed measurement will be less than the thickness of two stacked nickels. Additionally, it will also weigh in at 7 grams.
- Power consumption: 2 mV, which is a sizable reduction from storage products that consume up to 50 mV of power.
Unfortunately, Samsung has not done us any favors by excluding the pricing details of its upcoming M.2 NVMe PCIe SSD. However, the product will be available to purchase in the 128, 256 and 512 GB capacities. As for the 3D-V NAND flash memory stacking, we are hoping that this approach will ultimately reduce the price tag of future M.2 NVMe PCIe SSD because long story short, they are currently too expensive to be purchased for the average consumer.
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