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Samsung unveils 10nm class enterprise SAS SSD

30 percent more productive than its predecessor
Thu Aug 07 2014, 14:43
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SAMSUNG HAS RELEASED its latest enterprise SAS solid-state disk (SSD) drive.

The Samsung SAS SSD SM1623 has an 800GB capacity, and is based on 10nm class chips.

Before we all get too excited, "10nm class" means below 20nm, rather than a specific measurement, however, this does represent a jump from its 20nm class SM1625 predecessor and offers a 30 percent productivity boost.

Random read and write rates are 120,000 and 26,000 Input/Output Operations per Second (IOPS) with sequential read and write speeds up to 950MBps and 520MBps, respectively.

"With our new SAS SSD, our competitiveness in the enterprise storage SSD market has been strengthened," said Samsung Electronics VP of memory marketing Jeeho Baek. "We are committed to providing storage customers with an exceptionally wide variety of next generation, high-capacity SSDs in driving the fast-growing enterprise storage SSD market."

Samsung claims that this is the first of a series on new releases in the enterprise SSD sector for the company which already covers a variety of interfaces from SATA and SAS through to NVMe and PCIe.

Earlier this year, the company premiered its 3D NAND flash based SSD. The V-NAND drive was released for data centres in a 24 layered version before a 32 layer, up to 1TB edition followed in May.

3D NAND consumes 20 percent less power than standard fabbed chips, but is 20 percent more durable. µ


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