its new SSD for PC AI on device

its new SSD for PC AI on device

SK hynix announced that it has completed development of “PCB01,” a new SSD for on-device AI PCs that boasts the industry’s highest performance; mass production is expected to begin this year.


The South Korean memory giant highlighted the breakthrough in performance, including data processing speed, by using an 8-lane 5th-generation PCIe standard for the first time with its new PCB01. SK hynix said: “Following our leadership in ultra-high-performance DRAM represented by HBM, we have now also achieved the highest level of product development in NAND solutions, consolidating our leadership in the AI ​​memory sector.“.

We can expect SK Hynix’s new PCB01 SSD to offer 14GB/sec sequential reads and 12GB/sec sequential writes, making it one of the best (but not the best) PC SSDs. SK Hynix is ​​pushing the AI ​​side of things with its new PCB01 SSD, which can run Large Language Models (LLMs), which are needed for AI training and inference, in just one second.

The new PCB01 SSD is also more energy efficient, with Business Korea reporting that it is “over 30 percent more efficient than the previous generation, significantly improving the stability of large-scale AI computing tasks.”

SK hynix uses SLC caching technology for its new PCB01 SSD, which handles part of the NAND storage cells as faster SLC, helping PC users perform their normal computing tasks (normal software, games, etc.) quickly, so it’s not just an AI-focused SSD.

Security features have also been integrated into PCB01, with SK hynix’s engineering team incorporating a Root of Trust (ROT) into PCB01 to prevent external security attacks and data tampering while also protecting passwords. SK hynix plans to release its upcoming PCB01 SSD in 512GB, 1TB, and 2TB capacities.

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