Since the PCIe SSD was adopted by Apple as a standard accessory in MacBook Air in 2013, its excellent flash storage performance featuring high-speed transmission has led the competition to follow, including the fully PCIe SSD-supported Microsoft Windows 8.1 operating system and the new generation Intel CPU chip. According to a survey conducted by the global market research firm TrendForce, the transmission speed of PCIe G2 (PCIe Generation 2.0) surpassed that of SATA III SSD in 2014.
As a response to market demand, Apacer has launched two PCIe-interface products, including an mPDM+ and an M.2 PCIe SSD. The mPDM+ is a mini PCIe SSD with dimensions in line with that of mSATA products, 50.8 x 29.8mm in size. M.2 PCIe SSD, on the other hand, is about 40% smaller than the mSATA SSD module, only 22 x 42mm in size.