Samsung makes first PCIe-based mostly SSD for Ultrabooks, we see one probably buyer
Strong-state drives are so speedy today that even a SATA interface won’t have the bandwidth to manage. It is a good factor that Samsung has began mass-producing the primary PCI Categorical-based mostly SSDs for Ultrabooks, then. The brand new XP941 collection makes use of PCIe’s wider knowledge path to learn at almost 1.4GB/s — that is 2.5 occasions quicker than the quickest SATA SSDs, and nimble sufficient to maneuver 500GB in six minutes. It additionally ships in a tinier M.2 format that makes previous card-based mostly SSDs look gargantuan, even when there’s as much as 512GB of storage. Samsung hasn’t named laptop computer makers receiving the XP941, though it does not take robust deductive expertise to identify one of many (possible) first clients. When Apple is delivery a brand new thirteen-inch MacBook Air that simply occurs to make use of a really comparable PCIe SSD from Samsung, there’s possible greater than coincidence at work.
Samsung Now Mass Producing Business’s First PCI-Categorical SSD for Extremely-slim Pocket book PCs
SEOUL, Korea – June 17, 2013 – Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., the world chief in superior reminiscence know-how, introduced at the moment that it has begun mass producing the business’s first PCI-Categorical (PCIe) strong state drive (SSD) for subsequent-era extremely-slim pocket book PCs.
“With the Samsung XP941, we now have develop into the primary to offer the very best efficiency PCIe SSD to international PC makers in order that they will launch modern extremely-slim pocket book PCs this yr,” stated Younger-Hyun Jun, government vice chairman, reminiscence gross sales & advertising, Samsung Electronics. “Samsung plans to proceed well timed supply of probably the most superior PCIe SSD options with greater density and efficiency, and help international IT corporations offering a particularly strong computing surroundings to shoppers.”
Samsung began offering the brand new SSD to main pocket book PC makers earlier this quarter. The XP941 lineup consists of 512, 256 and 128GB SSDs.
The brand new Samsung XP941 delivers a degree of efficiency that simply surpasses the velocity restrict of a SATA 6Gb/s interface. Samsung XP941 allows a sequential learn efficiency of 1,400MB/s (megabytes per second), which is the very best efficiency out there with a PCIe 2.zero interface. This enables the drive to learn 500GB of knowledge or one hundred HD films as giant as 5GB (gigabytes) in solely six minutes, or 10 HD films at 5GB in 36 seconds. That’s roughly seven occasions quicker than a tough disk drive (which would wish over forty minutes for a similar activity), and greater than 2.5 occasions quicker than the quickest SATA SSD.
By mass producing the brand new PCIe SSD, Samsung has established the groundwork for a big transition into the brand new paradigm within the international SSD market which allows growing the efficiency and the reminiscence storage capability of SSDs on the similar time.
The XP941 comes within the new M.2 type issue (80mm x 22mm), weighing roughly six grams – a few ninth of the fifty four grams of a SATA-based mostly 2.5 inch SSD. Additionally, the XP941’s quantity is a few seventh of that of a 2.5 inch SSD, liberating up more room for the pocket book’s battery and therein offering the chance for elevated mobility that may improve consumer comfort.
Samsung intends to constantly increase its manufacturing volumes of excessive-efficiency 10-nanometer class* NAND flash reminiscence, in serving to the corporate to take care of its lead in PCIe SSDs for extremely-slim PCs and pocket book PCs. Moreover, Samsung plans to introduce subsequent-era enterprise NVMe SSDs in a well timed method to additionally take the lead in that prime-density SSD market, including to its aggressive edge.