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Samsung launches two enterprise SSDs

Firm touts improved performance compared with previous offerings
Wed Oct 31 2012, 12:25
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KOREAN HARDWARE GIANT Samsung announced two solid state disk (SSD) drives today aimed at enterprise storage systems and servers.

The two drives, called the SM843 and the SM1625, are meant for organisations that need to do fast data writing, such as required for running social media services in the cloud, hosting SQL database logs or offering media streaming and virtualisation, Samsung said.

The SM843 is aimed primarily at the datacentre market, with Samsung touting its ability to write up to 800TB during its life cycle. The firm said this represents a 1,600 percent improvement over its last generation device, which offered 60TB lifetime data writing.

It can also achieve 11,000 IOPS, while latency has been reduced by 80 per cent, according to the firm. The SM843 can also read data sequentially at up to 520MB/s and write it at up to 420MB/s.

The SM1625 is designed for use in external storage systems for high availability environments, offering 41,000 IOPS and the ability to write data sequentially at 740MB/s and read at 848MB/s when using both ports. It is available in capacities of 100GB, 200GB, 400GB and 800GB.

"Samsung's new datacentre and enterprise SSDs deliver extremely high performance with low power consumption in providing the most efficient storage solutions for datacentre applications," said Myungho Kim, Samsung VP 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 comes two days after Intel bolstered its line of low cost SSD drives with the new 335 series, the company's first to ship with 20nm NAND flash memory. µ


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