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Samsung Electronics is today unveiling its new SSD (PM9C1a) high-performance storage. In a press release, the company says the SSD is a PCIe 5.0 NVMe drive that has been built on a 5nm process. Samsung describes the controller as next-generation, and the Samsung V-NAND memory is the seventh generation.

In its announcement, the electronics giant says the Samsung PM9C1a provides “a new level of everyday PC efficiency while also handling demanding computing and gaming tasks.”

“Our new PM9C1a SSD will deliver a robust combination of superior performance, greater power efficiency and increased security, which are the qualities that matter most to PC users,” says Yong Ho Song, Executive Vice President of Memory Solution Product & Development at Samsung Electronics. “We are committed to creating storage that satisfies the diverse and changing market requirements as we continue to advance innovation in the PC SSD space.”

To deliver its next-gen performance, Samsung focused on improving two aspects of a PC drive: efficiency and speed. As such, the PM9C1s SSD provides an 80% faster sequential write speed and 60% faster sequential read speed when running at 5600MB/s and 6000MB/s.

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Samsung points out the SSD can run at 1000K IOPS for write and 900K IOPS for read. While that is not impressive at the very top end, it allows Samsung to provide an SSD that combines everyday performance capabilities at an affordable price.

The Samsung PM9C1a will make its debut in new laptops that will start shipping this year. It is available in 256GB, 512GB, and 1TB variants.

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