Samsung’s recently released PCIe Gen4-based brand SSD, the 990 Pro, also raises the bar for benchmark performance, outpacing any other product currently on the market. With the industry’s highest UX performance, the 990 Pro adds new levels of power to console gaming. It also features a newly developed thermal control that optimizes high data loads for everything from 3D rendering and 4K video to high-performance graphic games and big data analysis.
The PM9C1a, meanwhile, integrated with a new controller based on Samsung’s cutting-edge 5-nanometer (nm) process and the company’s seventh-generation V-NAND technology, will provide elevated computing and gaming performance in PCs and laptops. The PM9C1a offers up to 70% more power efficiency per watt than its predecessor and it also supports the Device Identifier Composition Engine (DICE) security standard created by the Trusted Computing Group (TCG) to address the rising need for stronger security measures.
Samsung’s history of innovating in the automotive world traces back to its introduction of in-vehicle infotainment (IVI) solutions with the eMMC. That was followed by a UFS solution in 2019, an SSD in 2020, and in 2021, a high-performance, large-capacity storage SSD known as the Auto SSD. That solution is in the process of being brought to market, as is a UFS 3.1 product based on ASPICE Level 2 that is set to launch in 2023.
Streamlining storage infrastructure
At its recent Memory Tech Day in San Jose, California, Samsung announced that it had completed compatibility evaluations for its first-of-its-kind PCIe Gen5 SSD, the PM1743. Now in mass production, the PM1743 supports both single- and dual-port operations and has been optimized to provide at least 40% greater performance per unit of power than PCI Gen4. The drive also includes functions catered specifically to data centers, which have long found it difficult to optimize speed and cooling while dealing with limited space and electricity.