Memblaze’s PBlaze5 SSD Offers 11TB and Delivers 1M IOPS
Bohs Hansen / 6 years ago
Memblaze’s PBlaze5 SSD!
There are ordinary drives, and there are enterprise drives. The new Memblaze PBlaze 5 is the latter, and the just announced drive delivers an impressive capacity and performance. Up to 11TB capacity with a performance of up to 1 million IOPS. That’s impressive.
Memblaze CEO Tang Zhibo said;
“PBlaze5 is Memblaze’s 2nd generation NVMe SSD. Since the release of PBlaze4, Memblaze has been working closely with its partners to promote the development of NVMe ecosystem. PBlaze4 has been shipping in volume for over 18 months and is used in many industry segments, including Internet, finance, telecommunication, government and cloud computing,”
“Today we pleased to officially announce the release of PBlaze5, which adopts high-quality 3D Enterprise-level TLC NAND, with user capacities up to 11TB and product life reaching new highs. Moreover, PBlaze5 combines Memblaze’s latest MemSpeed 3.0 and MemSolid3.0, a collection of proprietary technologies, which enables PBlaze5 to achieve extremely low latency, high IOPS/throughput, performance stability, and SSD functional efficiency. Memblaze believes that PBlaze5 will be differentiated against competing SSD, and will be a big leap in the flash memory market.”
As you can see in the image above, there are two different versions of the new drive: The 700 and 900 series. The two are intended for hyper-scale data centre deployment and mission-critical applications respectively. Both are built with high-quality 3D Enterprise-level TLC NAND and supports NVMe 1.2a, with SSD user capacities up to 11TB.
PBlaze5 comes in 2.5-inch U.2 and HHHL add-in card form factors. These provide high-performance 6GB/s read bandwidth (128KB) and >1M IOPS random read (4KB). The typical read and write latency is 90 and 15μs. PBlaze5 U.2 interface is hot
The PBlaze5 U.2 interface is hot plug-able, hot-removable, and hot-swappable, effectively reducing data centre operation complexity.
The 700 and 900 Series
The 700 Series can greatly reduce the number of required nodes thanks to the specifications. In return, this can reduce your overall cluster power consumption, and thereby cost. PBlaze5 700 Series is ideal for database, cloud computing, software-defined storage, search engine, and big data application workloads.
The 900 Series is designed to fully meet mission critical enterprise applications, with enterprise-level JEDEC load life up to 3 DWPD for five years. PBlaze5 900 Series supports NVMe end-to-end data protection standard, with SBER < 1E-23, which helps prevent data corruption and other issues caused by silent bit errors.
The 900 series also uses a dual port U.2 interface design with multi-host common access to the device via PCIe Switch. That helps to mitigate the risk of interruption caused by single-host downtime and improves system availability. Also, PBlaze5 900 also has signature firmware download, data security, and encryption protection technologies.
- Leveraging the latest 3D Enterprise TLC NAND with capacities up to 11TB
- Highest 4KB random read performance > 1M IOPS, read bandwidth up to 6GB/s
- Available in U.2 and HHHL add-in card form-factors
- 3 DWPD for 5 years, enterprise-level JEDEC load life, SBER < 1E-23
Pricing and Availability
We ordinary user won’t get access to these impressive new drives, but we can still dream. Also, we also need to keep in mind that what’s enterprise-grade today will be consumer-grade in the future. So there’s something to look forward to in the future. Of course, Memblaze is currently working with select partners and customers on deployments.
You can also look up the full details and official statements via the official product pages: 700 Series and 900 Series.