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Samsung Electronics to Launch High-performance SSD Lineup in 50 Countries
Downloading a High-resolution Movie in a Second
Samsung Electronics to Launch High-performance SSD Lineup in 50 Countries
  • By Kim Eun-jin
  • January 24, 2019, 14:18
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Samsung Electronics is launching a new solid state drive (SSD) that can download a high-resolution movie in one second.

Samsung Electronics is launching a new solid state drive (SSD), which can download a high-resolution movie in one second, in 50 countries around the world.

The Korean tech giant announced on Jan. 23 that it will release the 970 EVO Plus Series, a new high performance SSD lineup, in 50 countries, including Korea, the United States, China and Germany.

The 2 TB model, which has the largest capacity in the new lineup, achieves the highest speed among the M.2 SSDs based on non-volatile memory express (NVMe) interface. Continuous read and write speeds are 3500 MB and 3300 MB per second, respectively, which is more than six times that of the conventional SATA SSDs. The random read and write speeds are 620,000 IOPS and 560,000 IOPS, respectively.

At this speed, a high-resolution Full HD movie (3.7 GB) can be downloaded in about one second.

In addition, the company said that it will guarantee total bytes written (TBW) up to 1,200 TB with a five-year warranty.

The 970 EVO Plus series is available in four capacities of 250 GB, 500 GB, 1 TB, and 2 TB, and the estimated retail price starts at US$89.99.