The XP941 lineup consists of 512, 256 and 128GB SSDs. It delivers a level of performance that surpasses the speed limit of a SATA 6Gb/s interface. The SSD enables a sequential read performance of 1,400MB/s (megabytes per second), which is the highest performance available with a PCIe 2.0 interface.
The XP941 comes in the new M.2 form factor (80mm x 22mm), weighing approximately six grams - about a ninth of the 54 grams of a SATA-based 2.5 inch SSD. Also, the XP941's volume is about a seventh of that of a 2.5 inch SSD, freeing up more space for the notebook?s battery and therein providing the opportunity for increased mobility.
Samsung intends to expand its production volumes of high-performance 10-nanometer class NAND flash memory. Furthermore, Samsung plans to introduce next-generation enterprise Non-Volatile Memory Express (NVMe) SSDs in a timely manner, in an attempt to also take the lead in that high-density SSD market. NVMe is also a PCIe-based interface.