HOT new SSD for the SP4

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  1. GreyFox7

    GreyFox7 Super Moderator Staff Member

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    The line up of new components for the SP4 will add to the pizzazz of the device not just the CPU/GPU.

    Samsung has started manufacturing a PCIe (M.2) SSD that pulls off a rare trick -- it'll be the fastest drive your laptop has ever seen, while consuming almost no power in standby mode. The new SM951 SSD succeeds the Korean company's XP941, a drive that can already read data at a mind-melting 1.4 gigabytes per second (GB/s) clip. On newer laptops or desktops, its successor will shame that with 2.15 GB/s read and 1.55 GB/s write speeds (on PCIe Gen 3 tech) using new 10-nanometer-class MLC flash tech. It also sips 50 percent less power and only consumes a negligible two milliwatts in standby mode.
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    http://www.extremetech.com/computin...rier?utm_medium=referral&utm_source=pulsenews

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    This looks like a perfect device for inclusion in the SP4
     
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    leeshor Well-Known Member

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    I read about that several times today. The big unknown would be the added cost.
     
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    GreyFox7 Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Meh, cost :)

    4x Read/Write over SP3.
    Idle power of a similar ssd in SP3 is .3w vs .002w of this baby, that's a good cost benefit trade off. I'm already calculating the battery life benefits. :) and less heat to dissipate under load means more room for the CPU/GPU big dog.
     
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    If it runs cooler then great. I don't want my SP4 to be a space heater like my SP3.
     
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    A slot to remove it is fantasy but would allow seamless future upgrades.
     

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