Samsung starts mass producing PCIe SSDs for Ultrabooks

If you’re an SSD enthusiast, then Samsung has some great news for you. The Korean company has just put out a press release announcing that they have started mass production on their latest SSD series: the XP941.

The XP941 lineup consists of three versions coming in at 512, 256 and 128 GB of memory. So what’s so special about these? Instead of using classic SATA interfaces the new line uses PCIe which increases the disk’s read/write performance by a full order of magnitude when compared to classic HDDs.

The XP941 line will feature read performance of up to 1,400 MB/s which is close to 2.5 times faster than the fastest SATA SSDs.

PCIe-based SSDs are finally getting traction in the market thanks to their great performance and small size. Apple recently announced that their new Mac Pro will feature such an SSD and now Samsung is bringing them to lots of other notebooks and devices.

Of course, we’re all waiting for the other companies, such as Western Digital, to join this market and increase competition in order to drive prices down and further improve performance.

Source and Image: Samsung

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