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Samsung Introduced the World’s Smallest SSD, Looks and Weighs Like an SDXC card

bga_ssd_main_2_2-100663831-large.idgeSamsung is the pioneer in the semiconductor industry and its latest innovation is a proof of that. With its advanced technologies, Samsung as managed to fit in 512 GB of memory on an SSD that is the size of a U.S. post stamp. This incredible feat has been achieved by Samsung engineers who have been working on the project for a long time and this enables smartphone and tablets to have a memory capacity of 512 GB.

The largest storage in a smartphone as of now is 128 GB. Apple is rumoured to introduce a phone with 256 GB of storage but this is entirely on a different level.

Samsung says that this 512GB NVMe PCIe uses a ball grid array package to achieve the incredibly small size where the layers sit on top of each other saving precious space. The overall dimensions of the storage device are at 20mm x 16mm x 1.5mm. but the other interesting fact is that the weight is just one gram enabling the devices using it to be light, powerful and compact.

The read speed is at 1500MB/s and the write speed is 900MB/s. for the common consumers, you will be able to transfer a 5 GB file in just over 3 seconds. The head of the division also said that this storage device will come in 128GB as well as 256 GB capacities.

“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 512GB,” said Jung-bae Lee, senior vice president, Memory Product Planning & Application Engineering Team, Samsung Electronics. “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.”