Samsung now producing world’s smallest 512GB SSD; it’s half the weight of a dime

Samsung today announced it is mass producing the world’s smallest 512GB PCIe SSD that comes in a single ball grid array package and weighs less than a dime.

Samsung’s PM971-NVMe SSD is aimed at ultra-thin notebooks and was manufacturing by combining 16 of Samsung’s 48-layer 256-gigabit (Gb) V-NAND flash chips, one 20-nanometer 4Gbit LPDDR4 mobile DRAM chip and a high-performance Samsung controller.

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The new SSD is just 20mm x 16mm x 1.5mm in size and weighs about one gram, less than half the weight of a U.S. dime (2.3 grams).

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