New Samsung PCI-Express SSD consumes 2mW, weighs 6 grams and reads at 1.6 GB/s

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We’ve just posted the following news: New Samsung PCI-Express SSD consumes 2mW, weighs 6 grams and reads at 1.6 GB/s[newsimage]http://static.myce.com//images_posts/2015/01/myce-samsung-sm951-95x75.jpg[/newsimage]

Samsung has started mass production of energy efficient PCI-Express SSDs targeted at thin laptop and Ultrabook usage. The SM951 has specified sequential read and write speeds of up 1.6 and 1.35 GB/s respectively.

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#2

The fact that it’s rated for >2000 MB/s read and > 1500 MB/s write over PCIe 3.0 connections (for sequential access) is amazing to me, considering rotating hard drives can barely reach 1/10th of that maximum speed. I’m quite interested in what this means for sustained random accesses over both PCIe 2.0 and 3.0 interfaces, and I wonder if this will relieve some need for applications to fully load themselves into memory just to maintain decent performance.


#3

Drives like this are what we’ve been waiting for in the stagnant SSD space. Finally free from SATA-3 we can see some incredible speed increases. I don’t think the desktop user will actually see much difference but pretty soon the price difference will be mostly eliminated so there will be no point in selecting the slower drive.


#4

If it can deliver those claims in the real world… Drool

Wonder what its write endurance will be? Will that performance & size come at the expense of longevity?