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    Default Samsung's latest SSD is remarkably fast and consumes roughly zero standby power

    Samsung Electronics has announced that it is mass producing a high-performance, low-powered PCIe SSD, the SM951. The SM951 is designed for use in both ultra-slim notebook PCs and workstations.





    The SM951 is extremely small for space constrained applications. It comes in M.2 from factor, which is 80mm x 22mm or about one-seventh the size of a standard 2.5" SSD. The SM951 only weighs six grams but can run up to 512GB of capacity. Its compact size will free up space for other vital components in small system platforms such as batteries.


    While the Samsung SM951 is small, it can pack quite the punch performance-wise. With a PCIe 2.0 interface, the SM951 has sequential speeds up to 1,600MB/s read and 1,350MB/s write and random performance of 130,000 IOPS read and 85,000 IOPS write. That would make it about three times as fast as a current SATA SSD and about 30% faster than its predecessor, the [Only registered and activated users can see links. ]. With PCIe 3.0 interface, the SM951 boasts even more impressive performance with sequential speeds up to 2,150MB/s read and 1,550MB/s write or about four times as fast as the latest SATA SSDs.


    The SM951 also is very energy efficient. In terms of power efficiency, the SM951 is able to leverage a lot from its PCIe 3.0 interface, pushing about 450MB/s read and 250MB/s write per watt of power consumed. Again comparing it to its predecessor, the XP941, it marks a 50% improvement in performance per watt. The SM951 has adopted the L1.2 low power standby mode as well. The L1.2 low power standby mode allows all high-speed circuits to be turned off when a PC is sleeping or in hibernation. This reduces the SM951 power consumption to under 2mW, which is about 97% decrease from the 50mW consumed using a L1 state.


    The SM951 supports both PCIe 3.0 and PCIe 2.0 interfaces. The SSD comes in 128GB, 256GB, and 512GB capacities. And the SM951 uses a 1Xnm MLC NAND flash platform.

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    Default Re: Samsung's latest SSD is remarkably fast and consumes roughly zero standby power

    Nice,let's just hope it come's in at a price people can affrod!

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    Default Re: Samsung's latest SSD is remarkably fast and consumes roughly zero standby power

    theres a slot for these on my full sized motherboard, seems a little pointless since it has half a dozen sata sockets too but that doesnt mean i dont wanna get one.
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    Default Re: Samsung's latest SSD is remarkably fast and consumes roughly zero standby power

    Quote Originally Posted by {{909}} View Post
    theres a slot for these on my full sized motherboard, seems a little pointless since it has half a dozen sata sockets too but that doesnt mean i dont wanna get one.
    check your slot is m2 sata for these and not just msata.
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    the same thing?

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    Default Re: Samsung's latest SSD is remarkably fast and consumes roughly zero standby power

    I can now justify a new motherboard. Thanks.

    Wonder when they will hit the market though and as above at what price.

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    Default Re: Samsung's latest SSD is remarkably fast and consumes roughly zero standby power

    Not the Sammy one but these are out there usually slightly cheaper than the normal SSD thing it u need the M2 port or get the PCIe card that has 1 or more M2 ports on it (so you can raid them) mmmm

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    Default Re: Samsung's latest SSD is remarkably fast and consumes roughly zero standby power

    theres some on the market already. $600 for a 512gig aint so affordable
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    Default Re: Samsung's latest SSD is remarkably fast and consumes roughly zero standby power

    Quote Originally Posted by sanj View Post
    Nice,let's just hope it come's in at a price people can affrod!
    You know that will never be the case since the whole point having the latest technology is to bleed it slow and painfully

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