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Samsung releases world’s smallest SSD

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Samsung has launched a new SSD that is smaller than a postage stamp, and is said to be the world’s fastest but smallest 512GB SSD and also the world’s smallest NVMe SSD.

The latest PM971-NVMe SSD offers storage capacity up to 512GB, and comes with extremely fast read and write speeds.

Designed for the next generation of super-thin ultrabooks and notebooks, the PM971-NVMe comes in at 20mm x 16mm x 1.5mm, and weighs a gram.

“It will also ‘triple the performance of a typical SATA SSD,’ Jung-bae Lee, Samsung’s senior vice president of memory product planning & application engineering team,” said in a statement.

It is wrapped in a single BGA package by merging 16 of Samsung’s 48-layer 256GB V-NAND flash chips, one 20-nanometer 4GB LPDDR4 mobile DRAM chip, and an in-house controller.

Samsung claims that the PM971-NVMe SSD offers read and write speeds of up to 1500MB/s and 900MB/s respectively. These figures will allow a 5GB full-HD movie to be transferred in just three seconds, and downloaded in 6 seconds.

Furthermore, Samsung claims that it supports random read and write IOPS (input output operations per second) of up to 190K and 150K respectively.

When compared to a traditional hard drive, the company claims that the new PM971-NVMe SSD is 1,500 times faster.

Samsung says it will manufacture the SSD in 128GB, 256GB, and 512GB capacities, and make them available to its customers next month.

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Bakar-Eid being celebrated

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POKHARA — The Muslim people people are celebrating their grand festival, Bakar Eid, with much fanfare today.

The festival which is to be continued for three days from today is also known as ‘Eid-Ul-Juha’. The Muslim community considers this as a festival of devotion.

Ali Miya Literary Foundation, Pokhara Chairperson and religious preacher Hanif Miya informed that the festival marked the beginning with the recitation of Islam scripture Nawaz at Idgaha of Pokhara in the early morning today.

The Muslim people who are almost 10,000 in number in Pokhara alone are marking the festival with much excitement, he added.

The Muslims visit the mosques, offer prayers to Allah, perform the Namaj prayers and exchange greetings each others on the occasion.

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