Samsung’s new 512GB SSD is smaller than a postage stamp

Last Updated: 1 June, 2016
Samsung PM971-NVMe

Samsung just announced its new SSD, a 512GB NVMe PCIe, which is incredibly small, but yet powerful. Dubbed PM971-NVMe, the chip offers up to 512GB storage, the world’s smallest NVMe SDD and the world smallest SSD that is smaller than a postage stamp.

The latest Samsung chip has been designed for the next generation thinner ultrabooks. The chip measures merely a 20x16x1.5mm and weighs a gram. The PM971-NVMe is comprised of 16 48-layer 256GB V-NAND flash chips, one 20-nanometer 4GB LPDDR4 mobile DRAM chip, and a Samsung controller.

Samsung 512GB BGA NVMe SSD

The PM971-NVMe offers read / write speeds of up to 1500MB/s and 9000MB/s, respectively, and has the ability to transfer a 5GB video in 3 seconds. This chip is 1,500 times faster than the traditional hard drive and it is 1/100 of the size of a 2.5-inch SSD or HDD. Samsung will be manufacturing the SSD in 128GB, 256GB, and 512GB capacities and will be available in the stores starting next month.

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