Samsung Electronics announced its launch of the 24G SAS (SAS-4) SSD ― the PM1653 – that can support twice the speed of the previous 12G SAS-3 generation.
The PM1653 is the industry’s first 24G SAS SSD made with sixth-generation (1xx-layer) V-NAND chips, enabling storage capacities from 800GB to 30.72TB for advanced enterprise server systems.
Samsung has been working with Broadcom, a leading host bus adapter (HBA), to ensure a seamless and timely transition to this new SAS milestone.
“The combination of the PM1653 SSD and Broadcom’s next-generation SAS RAID products delivers up to 5X RAID 5 performance; which will be critical to meet the strong demands of the 24G ecosystem,” Jas Tremblay, vice president and general manager of the Data Center Solutions Group at Broadcom.
The PM1653 has been optimized for high-performance enterprise servers, offering the industry’s highest random read speed – a key metric for server storage performance – of up to 800K IOPS. Its sequential read speed can reach 4,300MB/s, which is the maximum available speed for the 24G SAS interface and twice the speed of the previous-generation PM1643a drive.
The SSD will give enterprise server OEMs the flexibility of using one or both ports depending on their system environment. Even if one port was to experience a failure during operation, data can be transferred and accessed through the other port with superior enterprise-grade reliability. The PM1653 is capable of supporting 24G and the legacy 12G SAS-3 platform as well.
Samsung has begun sampling PM1653 SSD with select customers, and plans to begin mass production in the second half of this year.