Samsung on Thursday unveiled its newest solid-state drive (SSD) that comes with its personal 5-nanometer (nm) controller.
PM9C1a is a PCIe 4.0 NVMe SSD built-in with a 5nm controller and the tech large’s seventh-generation V-NAND.
Samsung mentioned the high-performance SSD is geared toward PCs and laptops for demanding computing and gaming functions.
It has high sequential learn and write speeds of 6,000MB/s and 5,600MB/s, respectively, which is 1.6 instances and 1.8 instances sooner than its predecessor PM9B1, the South Korean tech large mentioned.
Based on Samsung, PM9C1a additionally has random learn and write speeds of as much as 900K IOPS and 1,000K IOPS, respectively. It additionally has 70% extra energy effectivity than PM9B1, permitting it to deal with workloads with much less energy, and eat 10% much less energy when the PC is in standby mode.
PCM9C1a additionally helps Trusted Computing Group’s (TCG) System Identifier Composition Engine (DICE) safety normal, the corporate mentioned.
DICE generates cryptographic keys contained in the SSD for system authentication to stop assaults throughout supply in addition to firmware tampering.
The SSD will probably be out there in M.2 kind issue with 256GB, 512GB, and 1TB storage choices.