Samsung has launched two new solid-state drives (SSDs) -- aimed squarely at the enterprise storage and server market.
The two drives, the SM843 and the SM1625, are aimed at companies on the lookout for drives that can handle fast data writing, such as those handling large SQL databases, virtualization, or media streaming.
The SM843 uses Samsung's own 20-nanometer MLC NAND and can sustain 11,000 input/output operations per second (IOPS), with latency cut by as much as 80 percent, according to Samsung.
The drive can hit up to 520 MB/s read speeds, and up to 420 MB/s write speeds. This drive is ideally suited to datacenter applications, while Samsung claims that it can write up to 800TB during its life cycle, a massive 1,600 percent improvement over the previous generation SSD.
The SM1625 also uses Samsung's 20-nanometer MLC NAND, and features up to 41,000 sustained random write IOPS, and randomly reads up to 101,000 IOPS when using both ports. The drive can hit writes speeds of up to 740 MB/s, and reads speeds of 848 MB/s when using both ports.
The SM1625 also features super capacitors to protect data in-flight during a power loss situation.
The SM1625 ships in 100GB, 200GB, 400GB and 800GB capacities.
Both drives are available immediately, and pricing of both the SM843 and the SM1625 depends on quantities purchases, and the channels through which they are purchases.
"Samsung's new data centre and enterprise SSDs deliver extremely high performance with low power consumption in providing the most efficient storage solutions for data centre applications," said Myungho Kim, Samsung vice president of memory marketing.
"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".
The announcement follows Intel's launch of the SSD 335, its first SSD to feature 20-nanometer NAND flash memory.
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