no longer content with making the arena's highest-capability microSD card, Samsung is doubling down on a miniature strong-nation drive this is slightly the dimensions of a fingernail but shops a whopping 512 gigabytes of statistics.
the first of its kind, the PM971-NVMe SSD is a single ball grid array (BGA) bundle produced from sixteen V-NAND flash chips, one 20nm cellular DRAM chip, and a excessive-overall performance controller.
basically, this gives the SSD has the heart of several chips compressed into one, permitting it to keep its minuscule dimensions of 20mm x 16mm x 1.5mm and simplest weigh a single gram.
The SSD is likewise lightning-brief, capable of writing information at a blazing speed of 1,500MB/s. Samsung claims it transfers a complete-HD film in 3 seconds - and downloads one from scratch in six.
"we are decided to push the aggressive side in premium garage line-ups - NVMe SSDs, external SSDs, and UFS (established Flash storage) - by using shifting aggressively to enhance overall performance and capacity in all three markets," said Joo sun Choi, govt vp of Samsung's memory income and advertising and marketing.
"Aggressively" sounds approximately right, as Samsung introduced in advance this year that it was also developing america2.0 chips that would cram as much as 256GB into high-quit cell gadgets.
Samsung is intending the PM971-NVMe SSD for use "in next-generation computers and extremely-slender pocket book pcs," and will be making its way to purchasers and manufacturers worldwide in much less than a month from now, in 512GB, 256GB and 128GB sizes.
Specifics on prices have no longer been cited, however thinking about the cutting-edge price of stable-kingdom era - and high-capability storage in general, with Samsung's document-breaking microSD costing a hefty $249.ninety nine - we can not imagine gadgets geared up with the PM971 will come reasonably-priced.
Samsung additionally announced it's miles from achieved improving the rate and ability of its NVMe SSDs - at this price, we wouldn't be taken aback if the corporation set points of interest on a terabyte-sized pressure before the 12 months is out.