Samsung Announces New SAS Enterprise SSD
Bohs Hansen / 2 years ago
Samsung Electronics has announced the mass production of a new high-performance SAS-interface SSD featuring 10-nm class MLC NAND flash memory. The new SM1623 SSD is targeting enterprise customers worldwide who are in need of high-capacity, but also need to stay cost-effective.
“With our new SAS SSD, our competitiveness in the enterprise storage SSD market has been strengthened. 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,” said Jeeho Baek, vice president of memory marketing at Samsung Electronics.
The new SM1623 drive is a replacement for the 2012 introduced SM1625 SSD. The denser 10nm-class NAND used in the new drive allow for larger capacity and the drive now offers 800GB of storage. This is a high performance and endurance drive, and such it is rated for a full drive write per day (DWPD). When looking at the provided speed benchmarks, we see some strong numbers. Sequential it is rated (up to) 950 MB/s read and 520 MB/s write, while random 4K speeds are listed as 120K IOPS reading and 26K IOPS writing.
As of writing, there are no information available on price, warranty and lifespan. It is however rumoured that Samsung has near-term plans to introduce additional SAS SSDs.
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