Samsung builds storage device to boost efficiency of enterprise servers

Samsung builds storage device to boost efficiency of enterprise servers
24 Dec, 2021

Samsung Electronics has rolled out a new solid state drive (SSD) that will provide enterprise server market with higher efficiency so that they meet the performance requirements of data centers. 

Solid state drive is a new generation of storage device used in computers. It uses flash-based memory, which is much faster than a traditional mechanical hard disk. 

The PM1743 SSD will feature a read speed of up to 13,000 megabytes per second and a random read speed of 2,500K input or output operations per second (IOPS) for the enterprise servers, the company said in a statement.  

Samsung further said that the storage device has been integrated with peripheral component interconnect express (PCI-E) 5.0 interface with its sixth-generation flash memory V-NAND.   

PCI-E is a serial expansion bus standard that is primarily used as a standardized interface for motherboard components including graphics, memory, and storage.  

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“The introduction of our PCIe 5.0 SSD, along with PCIe 6.0-based product developments that are underway, will further solidify our technological leadership in the enterprise server market,” said Yong Ho Song, Executive VP and Head of the Memory Controller Development Team at Samsung Electronics.  

It is pertinent to mention here that PCIe 5.0 offers a bandwidth of 32 gigatransfers per second, doubling that of its predecessor PCIe 4.0. 

Samsung also claimed that its PM1743 SSD will offer 1.9x and 1.7x faster speeds over the previous PCIe 4.0-based products. Besides, write speeds have been ramped up to a speed of 6,600 MB per second and a random write speed of up to 250K IOPS, with 1.7x and 1.9x faster speeds, respectively.