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Samsung Starts Production of PCIe SSDs for Ultrabooks

Samsung has started mass producing its XP941 SSDs, the industry's first PCIe based SSDs for Ultrabooks.

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  1. "Why is nobody building an affordable PCIe-based SSD for desktops yet?"

    Good question indeed.
  2. "Why is nobody building an affordable PCIe-based SSD for desktops yet?"

    Good question indeed.
  3. "Why is nobody building an affordable PCIe-based SSD for desktops yet?"

    Probably because there is more money in OEM products that niche consumer products. They're coming, just not first.
  4. Interestingly enough is that some ASUS motherboards have the connection for this already...so maybe sooner than we think?
  5. I think I'd rather have an adapter or the connection directly on the board. Some already have it. Who cares if the parts are made for a notebook? We use 2.5" SSD's :P
  6. "Why is nobody building an affordable PCIe-based SSD for desktops yet?"
    The PC form factors need a revolution badly, yet nobody dares to challenge the establishment. Motherboard, RAM sticks, plug-in cards, hard drives and a case... It's high time to throw these old concepts into trash.
  7. Can you put these into an existing laptop instead of the wireless card, and have a USB dongle? That'd be cool.
  8. PCIe based SSD? It's because the added performance will not be felt by the user. This is product of Samsung works well for devices though so that makers are not limited by the form factor of the standard SSD.
  9. The way I read this article is that SATA Express is a short term hack to support the obsolete SATA form factors. SATA will be relegated to supporting optical drives. The form factor pictured at the top of this article is the future for permanent storage.
  10. Oh, I should comment... and this is fascinating... I recently purchased a 32 GB SanDisk Extreme USB 3.0 memory stick. When I inserted it into a USB 3.0 port on my desktop PC, it showed up in Windows 7 as a SSD... not removable storage. SanDisk had put a SSD controller on the memory stick!

    In my opinion, all permanent storage is going to start by-passing these various and unnecessary layers of I/O controllers.
  11. Don't you hate comment boards where you can't edit your comments?
    Anyway, also... looking at the M4 SSD form factor, it doesn't take a genius to notice it looks just like a memory SIMM. I guess we can guess where this is headed.

    Primary (volatile) and Secondary (non-volatile) memory is going to merge into the same form factor using the same interface. PCIe interfaces to SSD are just a temporary step.

    Maybe SATA Express will hsng around to support eSATA.

    eSATAe?
  12. Don't you hate comment boards where you can't edit your comments?
    Anyway, also... looking at the M4 SSD form factor, it doesn't take a genius to notice it looks just like a memory SIMM. I guess we can guess where this is headed.

    Primary (volatile) and Secondary (non-volatile) memory is going to merge into the same form factor using the same interface. PCIe interfaces to SSD are just a temporary step.

    Maybe SATA Express will hsng around to support eSATA.

    eSATAe?
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