On January 12, 2023, Samsung officially introduced the production readiness of a high-performance PCIe 4.0 NVMe SSD, the PM9C1a. It is integrated with a new controller based on Samsung’s cutting-edge 5-nanometer (nm) process.
The all-new high-performance PM9C1a is Samsung’s seventh-generation V-NAND technology and it will greatly improve the computing/gaming performance in PCs and laptops.
“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,” said 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.”
With PCIe 4.0 interface, Samsung’s PM9C1a claimed a 1.6x faster sequential read speed and a 1.8x faster sequential write speed than its previous storage offering (PM9B1), reaching 6,000 megabytes per second (MB/s) and 5,600MB/s, respectively.
Samsung’s PM9C1a SSDs will be available in 256GB, 512GB and 1TB storage capacities in a M.2 form factor (22mm x 30mm, 22mm x 42mm, 22mm x 80mm).