Saturday June 04, 2016

World's Smallest 512GB SSD Is Half The Weight Of A Dime

These should come in handy as companies obsess over making smaller and slimmer devices. Supposedly, this guy can transfer a 5GB-equivalent, full-HD movie in about three seconds.

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Samsung's PM971-NVMe SSD is aimed at ultra-thin notebooks and was manufactured by combining 16 of Samsung's 48-layer 256-gigabit (Gb) V-NAND flash chips, one 20-nanometer 4Gbit LPDDR4 mobile DRAM chip and a high-performance Samsung controller. The new SSD is just 20mm x 16mm x 1.5mm in size and weighs about one gram, less than half the weight of a U.S. dime (2.3 grams). The single-package SSD's volume is approximately a hundredth of a 2.5-in form factor SSD or hard disk drive, and its surface area is about one-fifth of an M.2 SSD, which is a little larger than a postage stamp.