Samsung's New PCIe SSD Writes At 2.15GBps And Uses Barely Any Power

Samsung's New PCIe SSD Writes at 2.15GBps and Uses Barely Any Power

This little chap might not look much, but within lurks a super-fast, super-efficient SSD. Samsung's latest PCIe flash drive can move data at up to 2.15GB per second -- and only draws 2mW of power while in standby.

The 512GB drive has been designed so that all of its high-speed circuitry can be switched off while it rests, making it far more efficient than most comparable flash storage devices. In fact, it's a 97 per cent reduction over previous standby states. Obviously the chip is targeted at ultrabooks, where its super-skinny form factor and high efficiency are very much welcome. Pleasingly, the new chip -- SM951 to its buddies -- is also around 50 per cent faster than its predecessor in read-write terms.

The drive is now in production and will appear in computers by the end of the year. [The Register]