May 31st, 2016 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.
- Form factor: NVMe PCIe
- Available capacities:
- 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.