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HALF A TERRABYTE IN THE SPACE OF A FINGERNAIL

02-06-2016
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Data storage is an ever-evolving industry, allowing us to get more and more use out of portable devices critical to our workflow.

Samsung has unveiled a new fully capable Solid State Drive that is only a hundredth the size of a standard 2.5” hard disk, while still providing 512 gigabytes of storage.

Not only is it compact, it’s fast: it can transfer data faster than normal SATA interfaced hard disks, reading at up to 1,500 megabytes per second, and writing at 900 MB per second.

To put that in simpler terms, a 5-gigabyte HD movie could be transferred to the device in approximately 6 seconds.  

Better yet, this isn’t just a concept or a prototype: the drive is being mass produced as you read this article, and is set to be used in the next generation of ultra-slim notebooks.

Jung-bae Lee, senior vice president of Samsung Electronics, said that “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 512 GB.”

“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 new SSD will be available for purchase in 512, 256, and 128 GB options, and can be purchased from July of 2016. 

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