Samsung has this week unveiled a new small form-factor PCIe flash drive that offers up to 2.15GB/sec speeds.

The new low energy, slim and fast SSD has been designed specifically for use with slim notebooks, tablets and PCs, allowing manufactures to increase the battery life of their devices whilst increasing its performance.

To do this the Samsung SSD SM951 uses technology that Samsung has been using in their existing XP941 drive.

Samsung explains more:

“With a PCIe 3.0 interface, the drive achieves substantially higher energy efficiency, requiring only about 450MB/s per watt for sequential reading and 250MB/s per watt for sequential writing, which translates into a more than 50 per cent of improvement in performance per watt over that of the XP941 SSD.”

The new drive will be available sometime later this year in sizes that include 128GB, 256GB and 512GB. No pricing has been announced yet.

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