Samsung Announces Two New Data Center SSDs
Samsung adds to its SSD products for servers and enterprise storage systems. Samsung announced two new additions to its SSD products for servers and enterprise storage systems.
The company will be selling the drives as high-speed storage solutions to support applications that depend on fast data writing including social media in the cloud, SQL database logs, media streaming, virtualization, video on demand and online transaction processing.
The SM843 is a new drive with a SATA interface, based on 20 nm multi-level chip (MLC) flash memory. Samsung claims that the drives, which are available in capacities of 120 GB, 240 GB and 480 GB, deliver a sustained random write performance of up to 11,000 IOPS, as well as 70,000 sustained random read IOPS.
The data transfer rate is 520 MBps (read) and 420 MBps (write) and Samsung claims that the SM843 consumes 28 percent less active power than its previous enterprise SSD. The drive is rated at a lifespan of a total of 1,064 TBW (terabytes written).
Above the SM843, the company is introducing the SM1625 with SAS interface and capacities of 100 GB, 200 GB, 400 GB and 800 GB (MLC flash). The drives delivers more performance - 41,000 sustained random write IOPS and up to 101,000 read IOPS when using both of its ports. The data performance is 848 MBps (read) and 740 MBps (write).
Samsung did not say when the drives will be available for purchase. At the time of writing, both new models were not listed on the company's enterprise SSD site.
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