Samsung Electronics announced the PM9C1a, a high-performance PCIe 4.0 NVMe SSD, is already in production. The PM9C1a will give enhanced computing and gaming performance in PCs and laptops thanks to a new controller based on Samsung’s cutting-edge 5-nanometer (nm) process and the company’s seventh-generation V-NAND technology.
“Our new PM9C1a SSD will provide a strong combination of great performance, improved power efficiency, and better security, which are the features that PC users love the most,” said Yong Ho Song, Executive Vice President of Memory Solution Product & Development at Samsung Electronics. “As we continue to drive innovation in the PC SSD arena, we are dedicated to delivering storage that meets the various and evolving market requirements.”
Samsung Electronics Unveils High-Performance PC SSD
The PM9C1a SSD is perfect for everyday usage as well as more demanding computer and gaming activities, thanks to its top-tier speeds. Samsung’s PM9C1a, which uses the PCIe 4.0 interface, has a 1.6x higher sequential read performance and a 1.8x faster sequential write speed than its prior storage product (PM9B1), hitting 6,000 and 5,600 megabytes per second (MB/s), respectively. Furthermore, random read and write rates can handle up to 900,000 and 1,000,000 input/output operations per second (IOPS), respectively.
In addition, the PM9C1a has up to 70% higher power efficiency per watt than its predecessor. This means that the new SSD can perform the same number of jobs while consuming substantially less power. Furthermore, when a laptop PC enters standby mode, the SSD consumes around 10% less power.
The PM9C1a has excellent security to meet the growing need for greater security measures. The SSD supports the Trusted Computer Group’s (TCG) Device Identifier Composition Engine (DICE) security standard, which was developed by a global organisation that produces open standards for computing security. DICE produces cryptographic keys inside the SSD in a safe manner, offering device authentication to guard against supply chain assaults – cyberattacks that target firms via weaknesses in their supplier network — as well as an attestation to avoid any firmware manipulation.
Samsung’s PM9C1a M.2 SSDs will be available in 256GB, 512GB, and 1TB storage sizes (22mm x 30mm, 22mm x 42mm, 22mm x 80mm).