Samsung ramps up production for 3.2TB NVMe SSDs for enterprise servers

Samsung has begun mass producing the hardware, which is intended for next-generation enterprise servers.

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Samsung has begun mass producing 3.2TB NVMe PCIe solid state drives based on 3D V-NAND flash memory technology for use in high-end enterprise server systems.

The South Korean electronics giant announced on Wednesday the new NVMe PCIe SSD, SM1715, which utilizes the firm's 3D V-NAND in an HHHL -- half-height, half-length -- card-type form factor in order to offer storage capacity of 3.2TB. This is double Samsung's previous highest storage density of 1.6TB.

Jeeho Baek, vice president of Memory Marketing at Samsung said in prepared remarks:

"Beginning with mass production of this new V-NAND-based NVMe SSD, which delivers the highest level of performance and density available today, we expect to greatly expand the high-density SSD market.

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."

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The new offering, SM1715, is an upgraded version of the Samsung XS1715. The 3.2TB NVMe SSD provides a sequential read speed of 3,000MB/s and writes sequentially at up to 2,200MB/s. It also randomly reads at up to 750,000 input output operations per second, and writes randomly at up to 130,000 IOPS.

In addition, Samsung says the 3.2TB SSD is capable of 10 DWPDs -- drive writes per day -- for five years.

The drive comes in both 1.6TB and 3.2TB versions.

In related news , Samsung said this week that despite falling sales, the company's mobile division will bounce back due to its "strong fundamentals and technological prowess." In addition, the South Korean electronics giant plans to withdraw from the European laptop market, and will gradually stop selling both laptops and chromebooks in the region.

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