by Chris Thomas

Samsung Begins Producing 512GB NVMe PCIe SSD

Unveiling a new NVMe PCIe SSD, Samsung today announced the mass production of its new PM971-NVMe for computer manufacturers. Samsung was able to do this by stitching together 16 of its 48-layer, 256Gb flash chips, 4Gb LPDDR4 DRAM, and a controller into a single Ball Grid Array.

The first 512GB PCIe NVMe drive to come to market, this drive boasts some serious performance benchmarks too. It’s allegedly capable of 1,500MB/s read, and 900MB/s write speeds when TurboWrite is enabled. With this unit, Samsung is taking aim at laptop manufacturers to help them offer more portable options with higher amounts of storage.

Key Specifications:

  • Form factor: NVMe PCIe
  • Available capacities:
    • 512GB
    • 256GB
    • 128GB
  • Physical dimensions: 20mm x 16mm x 1.5mm
  • Sequential read/write speeds:
    • 1,500MB/s read
    • 900MB/s write
  • Random read/write speeds (input/output operations per second)
    • 190K read
    • 150k write


Samsung expects to have the new PM971-NVMe SSD available to customers within a month.

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