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Samsung's new 512GB SSD is incredibly small

Samsung's new 512GB SSD is incredibly small


Stamps are bigger than this hard drive

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Samsung announced that it has begun production on its latest SSD, a 512GB NVMe PCIe fitted in a ball grid array package, making this hard drive smaller than a US postage stamp. Designed for the next generation of super-thin ultrabooks, the PM971-NVMe comes in at 20mm x 16mm x 1.5mm, and weighs a gram. It will also "triple the performance of a typical SATA SSD," Jung-bae Lee, Samsung's senior vice president of memory product planning & application engineering team, said in a statement.

Samsung 512GB SSD

With read / write speeds of up to 1,500MB/s and 900MB/s, respectively, and the ability to transfer a 5GB video in three seconds, the PM971-NVMe is no slouch. Samsung says it will manufacture the SSD in 128GB, 256GB, and 512GB capacities, and make them available to its customers next month.