|[June 16, 2013]
Samsung Now Mass Producing Industry's First PCI-Express SSD for Ultra-Slim Notebook PCs
SEOUL, South Korea --(Business Wire)--
Samsung (News - Alert) Electronics Co., Ltd., the world leader in advanced memory
technology, announced today that it has begun mass producing the
industry's first PCI-Express (PCIe) solid state drive (SSD) for
next-generation ultra-slim notebook PCs.
"With the Samsung XP941, we have become the first to provide the highest
performance PCIe SSD to global PC makers so that they can launch
leading-edge ultra-slim notebook PCs this year," said Young-Hyun Jun,
executive vice president, memory sales & marketing, Samsung Electronics.
"Samsung plans to continue timely delivery of the most advanced PCIe SSD
solutions with higher density and performance, and support global IT
companies providing an extremely robust computing environment to
Samsung started providing the new SSD to major notebook PC makers
earlier this quarter. The XP941 lineup consists of 512, 256 and 128GB
The new Samsung XP941 delivers a level of performance that easily
surpasses the speed limit of a SATA 6Gb/s interface. Samsung XP941
enables a sequential read performance of 1,400MB/s (megabytes per
second), which is the highest performance available with a PIe 2.0
interface. This allows the drive to read 500GB of data or 100 HD movies
as large as 5GB (gigabytes) in only six minutes, or 10 HD movies at 5GB
in 36 seconds. That is approximately seven times faster than a hard disk
drive (which would need over 40 minutes for the same task), and more
than 2.5 times faster than the fastest SATA SSD.
By mass producing the new PCIe SSD, Samsung has established the
groundwork for a significant transition into the new paradigm in the
global SSD market which enables increasing the performance and the
memory storage capacity of SSDs at the same time.
The XP941 comes in the new M.2 form factor (80mm x 22mm), weighing
approximately six grams - about a ninth of the 54 grams of a SATA-based
2.5 inch SSD. Also, the XP941's volume is about a seventh of that of a
2.5 inch SSD, freeing up more space for the notebook's battery and
therein providing the opportunity for increased mobility that will
enhance user convenience.
Samsung intends to continuously expand its production volumes of
high-performance 10-nanometer class* NAND flash memory, in helping the
company to maintain its lead in PCIe SSDs for ultra-slim PCs and
notebook PCs. Furthermore, Samsung plans to introduce next-generation
enterprise NVMe SSDs in a timely manner to also take the lead in that
high-density SSD market, adding to its competitive edge.
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* Editors' Note: 10-nanometer class means a process technology
node somewhere between 10 and 20 nanometers.
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