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Samsung XP941 M.2 PCIe SSD Review (512GB) - New Ultra Standard Exceeds 140K PCMark Vantage Score

Sep. 23. 2013

Seeing as so many are becoming fans of CPU optimization, we thought we might include the results of AS SSD with the system optimized through alteration of the CPU C States, as described in our SSD Optimization Guide:

This method of testing seems to be becoming more common amongst reviewers and, I guess if one is looking for the absolute highest representation in performance, this certainly qualifies for the Samsung XP941 M.2 PCIe Gen 2 SSD.


If you are looking at the biggest and the baddest in ultrabook size SSD performance within the next year, the landscape seems to display the LSI SandForce ‘Codename Griffin‘ M.2 PCie SSD at 1.8GB/s, the XP941 at 1.1GB/s, and an anticipated Plextor release that should reach speeds of 740MB/s. That won’t keep others from joining the mix, as we also saw Phison display their new PS5006 M.2 PCIe SSD controller at Flash Memory Summit which lists performance of 1.5GB/s. Staying with Phison for a second, products such as this could easily see their controller class bumping from mid-level to upper tier before long.

Other than the links provided here, M.2 SSDs will not be available in mass as a retail item for some time and that only makes sense, as there is next to no use whatsoever for M.2 retail sales at this time. Our guess would be that it might even be several years before you see M.2 availability as you see it now with typical form factor SSDs and, even then, the landscape is still changing rapidly and will bring in new storage ideals. The Samsung XP941 marks a new day, however, and this is the first look at the fastest M.2 storage device in the world right now.   more

Source:The SSD Review