Infotech Lead Asia: Targeted at data centers, Samsung Electronics’ solid state drives (SSDs) offer two-three times the endurance of similar MLC-based drives.
Samsung’s SM843 drive is a multi-level chip (MLC) SSD and the SATA interface drive can write up to 1064TBW (terabytes written), which represents more than 1600 percent improvement from Samsung’s previous generation SSD, which offered 60TBW.
Samsung claims that these drives will be useful as high-speed storage for a range of server and storage applications that depend on extremely fast data writing including social media in the cloud, SQL database logs, media streaming, virtualization, video on demand and online transaction processing (OLTP).
“Samsung’s new data center and enterprise SSDs deliver extremely high performance with low power consumption in providing the most efficient storage solutions for data center applications,” said Myungho Kim, vice president of memory marketing, Device Solutions, Samsung Electronics.
“Samsung will aggressively produce its new line-up of SSDs beginning this month to accelerate SSDs’ move into not only the server but also the storage marketplace, as we continue to affirm our leadership in the SSD market,” Kim added.
The SM843 drive delivers sustained random write performance, up to 11,000 IOPS (inputs outputs per second), with up to 70,000 (sustained) random read IOPS. In addition, its maximum latency, or the time it takes to send data from an application to the drive, has been reduced more than 80 percent from Samsung’s previous enterprise SSD.
The SM843 can read data sequentially at up to 520 megabytes per second (MB/s), and write it at up to 420MB/s. It is being sampled in densities of 120 gigabytes (GB), 240GB and 480GB. The SM843 consumes 28 percent less active power than Samsung’s previous enterprise SSD. In addition, it comes with an option for protection against loss of power in outages.
Samsung also introduced another new enterprise-targeted SSD – the SM1625 – this month, its first dual-ported SAS SSD. The SM1625 is available in densities of 100GB, 200GB, 400GB and 800GB.