Samsung has revealed its new solid state drive, the SM951, designed to be a high-performance, low-powered PCIe for notebooks and workstations.
The small SM951 – its dimensions of 80mm x 22mm are around 1/7 the size of a 2.5-inch SSD – can pack in as much as 512GB storage.
Using a PCIe 3.0 interface, the SM951 can perform at speeds of up to 2.15GB/s read and 1.55GB/s write, four times as fast as a SATA SSD. Through a PCIe 2.0, speeds are still an impressive 1.6GB/s read and 1.35GB/s write.
Remarkably, while hitting such accelerated speeds, the SM951 uses 50% less power than the nearest SSD, and only consumes 2mW when in standby mode.
Samsung plan to release the SM951 PCIe SSD later this year.
Source: Digital Wack