The use of SSDs (Solid State Drives) have become quite a craze in recent months and Korean tech giant Samsung has announced that they will be rolling out the first PCI-Express SSD drive which will be used for the next generation of laptops.
Samsung has been highly involved with innovative products where it is one of the largest memory chip manufacturers in the world today. With this breakthrough, it will surely set the industry abuzz and be in the forefront of competition. If you think that small and light notebooks are not possible, it is time you think again and perhaps start to believe that the future is now here and ready for the taking. They are going to mass-produce this device.
According to Young-Hyun Jun, the executive vice-president, memory sales and marketing of Samsung Electronics, they are using the XP941 to propel the memory chip maker to the global PC makers which will be ideal for the ultra-slim models.
Known in short as PCIe SSD, this will surely light up the notebook market with its sheer size. After all, it is no larger than a conventional DDR RAM chip. Samsung is planning to roll out the XP941 that comes in 3 configurations, namely 512, 256 and 128 GBs respectively.
Apart from the size, they are designed to surpass the limitations of the SATA 6GB/s versions. With a sequential read performance of 1,400MB/s, it is the highest in its segment where it can read 500GB of data in 6 minutes. This means that it is around 7 times faster than the conventional hard disk which will require more than 40 minutes to read this amount. In this context, the PCIe is at least 2 times faster than the current fleet of SATA SSD in the market.
It weighs only about 6gms and with the size being the contributing factor, it will surely give more space for other parts of the notebook. After all, the demand for ultra slim and ultra light notebook computers are currently the buzz if these machines are to continue being relevant in the tablet-growing market.