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Samsung releases NVMe PCIe ball grid array

by on09 June 2016

Headed for next-generation PCs and ultra-slim notebook PCs

Samsung has started mass producing the industry's first NVMe PCIe solid state drive (SSD) in a single ball grid array (BGA) package, for use in next-generation PCs and ultra-slim notebook PCs.

Armed with he catchy PM971-NVMe title, the new BGA NVMe SSD is an compact package that contains all essential SSD components including NAND flash memory, DRAM and controller.

Samsung Electronics senior vice president of the Memory Product Planning and Application Engineering Team said:

"Samsung's new BGA NVMe SSD triples the performance of a typical SATA SSD, in the smallest form factor available, with storage capacity reaching up to 512GB. The introduction of this small-scale SSD will help global PC companies to make timely launches of slimmer, more stylish computing devices, while offering consumers a more satisfactory computing environment."

The package was enabled by combining 16 of Samsung's 48-layer 256-gigabit V-NAND flash chips, one 20-nanometer 4Gb LPDDR4 mobile DRAM chip and a high-performance Samsung controller.

According to Samsung, the single-package SSD's volume is approximately a hundredth of a 2.5-inch SSD or HDD, and its surface area is about a fifth of an M.2 SSD. This allows more design flexibility for OEMs.

Samsung claims the PM971-NVMe SSD delivers a level of performance that easily surpasses the speed limit of a SATA 6Gb/s interface.

Last modified on 09 June 2016
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