Samsung outs super-fast 3,000MB/s enterprise SSD

Samsung outs super-fast 3,000MB/s enterprise SSD

Summary: The new XS1715 can process 500GB of data, "equivalent to 100 Full HD movies 5GB in length," in less than 3 seconds.

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Electronics giant Samsung has announced the world's first 2.5-inch NVM Express (NVMe) XS1715 PCIe solid state drive (SSD) aimed squarely at enterprise users.

According to the press release, the 1.6TB NVMe SSD can hit sequential read speed of 3,000MB/s. This speed, according to Samsung, allows it to process 500GB of data, "equivalent to 100 Full HD movies 5GB in length," in less than 3 seconds.

Random read speeds are also very impressive, hitting up to 740,000 IOPS, which is over 10 times faster than existing high-end SSD storage options.

"When compared to other products with similar specifications," said Samsung, "this new SSD is 14 times faster than a high-end enterprise HDD for server use, and six times faster than Samsung's former high-end enterprise SSD storage."

The NVMe SSD XS1715 comes in 400GB, 800GB and 1.6TB versions.

(Source: Samsung)

Also outed was the 840 EVO, which Samsung says uses the "most compact" 10nm 128GB high-performance NAND available. The 840 EVO will be available in 120GB, 250GB, 500GB, 750GB and 1TB capacities and has a sequential write speed of 410MB/s and can hit 98,000 IOPS. This doesn't come close to the XS1715, but it is still a very capable SSD.

(Source: Samsung)

"After accelerating the growth of the SSD market by last year’s launch of entry-level, high-performance SSDs, we are introducing much faster SSDs with up to 1TB capacities, offering consumers a wider range of choices," said Samsung's Executive VP of Memory Sales and Marketing, Young-Hyun Jun.

"Samsung continues to enhance its SSD brand image by delivering the industry’s highest quality solutions and continuously increasing its SSD market share by expanding the adoption of higher density SSDs, especially in client PC segments."

As yet, Samsung hasn't unveiled pricing for either drive.

Topics: Storage, Hardware, Samsung

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  • Check the math...

    "500GB of data, "equivalent to 100 Full HD movies 5GB in length," in less than 3 seconds."

    I think that should be "less than 3 minutes", as the calculation comes out to about 2.8 minutes.
    Pazman
    • Quite

      This guy does propagate some absurd stuff.


      "When compared to other products with similar specifications," said Samsung, "this new SSD is 14 times faster than a high-end enterprise HDD for server use, and six times faster than Samsung's former high-end enterprise SSD storage."

      No, those aren't products with similar specifications.

      "Samsung continues to enhance its SSD brand image by delivering the industry’s highest quality solutions and continuously increasing its SSD market share by expanding the adoption of higher density SSDs, especially in client PC segments."

      No. Samsung continues to destroy its corporate image by making absurd claims about its products.
      Henry 3 Dogg
  • Meaning of "outs/outed"...

    Samsung outs super-fast 3,000MB/s enterprise SSD...
    Also outed was the 840 EVO...

    Why to I interpret these words as a product that is ending it's lifecycle?

    Is it just me? :(
    Compumind
    • No it's not!

      But in any language that's faster than Enterprise RAMSAN drives! lol.... but what they all (every other online reporter) neglects to mention is this is using Samsung's new PCIE Direct bus on chip memory controller. Which is just plain hella fast, beyond imagination. Being that Max transfer rate for PCIE 3.0 is 4Gb/s!
      KronJohn
      • This response was meant for Pazman!

        But..... for you these are not ordinary consumer SSD's and most likely won't even fit in any consumer electronics even. The interface has to have far more pins, because that's beyond what a single lane in an mSata or common Sata 3 interface can handle collectively!

        So while they are using the same memory controller, one is exclusive to Enterprise use and the other is for any consumer device that accepts a PCIE 3.O SSD! and these are all going to be above $1000 I'll bet!!!
        KronJohn
        • Gomna take an axe to my Mac

          I dont care if it doesnt fit. I will hack open my Mac Book Air and strap one of these bitches right to the back of it to have something as fast as that. Hell Yeah!!!
          BFD
          • ...or wait a couple months for new Mac Pro

            Realistically, as standard

            The new Mac Pro has 1.25 GB/s internal SSDs and 6x 2.5GB/s storage connections for external arrays.

            You could re badge it as a MacBook Air
            Henry 3 Dogg
  • I guess would need a celebrity bank account to buy this

    Will give it 10 more years and I might be able to afford one.
    adacosta38
  • Nice

    It won't be long before Hard drives aren't the bottleneck of every PC anymore.
    LarsDennert
  • Samsung SSDs are the worst

    Not one single model of Samsung's SSDs is worth the money. They are the most unreliable of all the SSDs in the market.

    There is nothing "enterprise" on a model that is pretty much guarantee to break before 1 year or usage. And once and SSD is dead, there is little you can do to recover the data in it without spending a ridiculous amount of money.
    wackoae
  • SATA4???

    Sounds like we need SATA 4?

    Or skip a few SATA versions and go straight to SATA 5, 6 or 7?

    :-)
    MC1@...
  • hi

    cool
    Jimster480
  • The new Linux kernel takes full advantage of SSD technology.

    It caches hardware using the SSD technology. It's going to be very interesting to try.
    Joe.Smetona