Samsung Electronics today said it started mass producing 3.2-terabyte (TB) NVMe PCIe solid state drives (SSDs) based on its 3D V-NAND (Vertical NAND) flash memory technology, for use in high-end enterprise servers.
With the launch of the new NVMe PCIe SSD called SM1715, Samsung doubled the storage capacity to 3.2TB from the previous highest NVMe SSD density of 1.6TB.
Jeeho Baek, vice president, Memory Marketing, Samsung Electronics, said: “Samsung plans to actively introduce V-NAND-based SSDs with even higher performance, density and reliability in the future, to keep its global customers ahead of their competition.”
The SM1715 is an upgraded version of Samsung’s XS1715 in terms of drive performance and reliability.
The newly introduced 3.2TB NVMe SSD provides a sequential read speed of 3,000 megabytes per second (MB/s) and writes sequentially at up to 2,200MB/s. It also randomly reads at up to 750,000 IOPS (input output operations per second) and writes randomly at up to 130,000 IOPS.
3.2TB SM1715 features better reliability with 10 DWPDs (drive writes per day) for five years, benefitting enterprise server manufacturers.
The SM1715 comes in 1.6TB and 3.2TB versions, adding more NVMe options to a 2.5-inch NVMe XS1715 lineup that includes 800GB and 1.6TB versions.