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Samsung: Industry's First PCIe SSD For Ultra-slim Notebook PCs

Samsung Electronics in June said it started mass production of the industry's first PCIe SSD for next-generation ultra-slim notebook PCs, with capacity points of 128, 256 and 512 GB.

The new Samsung XP941 enables a sequential read performance of 1,400 MBs per second, which allows the drive to read 500 GB of data or about 100 high-definition movies in six minutes.

The XP941 comes in the new M.2 form factor (80mm x 22mm), and weighs about six grams. The company said the device's small size leaves room in a notebook PC for a larger battery.