Samsung Aims for Big Data with Enterprise SSD Line

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Samsung Electronics said on Monday that it is now mass-producing the SM843T, an enterprise-class SSD for use in high-performance servers and next-generation data centers including Big Data systems. It's part of the company's "Green" lineup of DDR3 chips and SSDs that promises more speed for less energy, thus reducing cost and environmental impact.

"Samsung Green SSD products are widely acknowledged for their superior performance and quality design having contributed to data center system improvements and operational cost savings," said Young-Hyun Jun, executive vice president, memory sales & marketing, Samsung Electronics. "In response to customer demand, we are accelerating the growth of the flash storage market with new SSD offerings this year like the SM843T, while reinforcing our competitive edge in next-generation SSD products and solutions."

The SM843T features 21-nm 64 Gb Toggle MLC Flash memory and Samsung's MDX controller crammed into a 2.5-inch form factor. When connected to a SATA 3 (6 Gb/s) interface, the drives will provide up to 520 MB/s sequential read speeds and up to 410 MB/s sequential write speeds. The lineup also reaches up to 98,000 (sustained) random read IOPS and 20,000 sequential TBW (Terabytes Written) with the 960 GB model.

Samsung's new SM843T SSD line also features power-loss protection that protects the most recent data being processed from a sudden power interruption. They also achieve the highest QoS (Quality of Service) level required by global cloud service providers and financial institutions, the company said.

"When equipping enterprise servers in data centers with SM843T SSDs, IT managers will see a performance gain of 6 times and energy savings of 30-percent over the widely-used hard disk drives, enabling sharply improved system-level performance and greater energy efficiency at the same time," Samsung said.

Samsung's new SSDs will be offered in 120 GB, 240 GB, 480 GB and 960 GB capacities when they become available.

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