Samsung Electronics Co Ltd (KRX:005930) has released a new big and terrific SOLID STATE DRIVE SSD for all those that have been crying for one. The new PM1633a which not only is big in storage but also in its processing speed unit has a data holding capacity of 15.36 terabytes.
The new SSD has many advantages none more important than the fact that because of its small size 2.5-inch form factor it can be fitted into a standard 19 inch 2U rack at least 3 more times than the average 3.5 inch that is on the market right now. The PM1633a SSD does not only provide the storage that is needed but it also very fast for all those big projects that might be needed.
Samsung Electronics states that in order to lessen the size of the SSD and put all these important features on it, they had to put together 512 of its own 256GB V-NAND memory chips. These chips are in turn stacked in 16 layers to form a single 512 GB. Samsung claims that the new PM 1633a SSD can write with speeds ranging from 200000 to 32 000 IOPS respectively and delivers sequential read and write speeds of up to 1200 MB/s. Fast and furious right? I know.
The Korean based company also states that due to common fears of whether any SSD is able to last and is durable enough it has you covered. On this one single drive, 15.36 terabytes of data can be written on it every day and still there would be no failure. That means, at least, the drive can write two to ten times as much data as typical SATA SSDs based on the planar MLC and TLC NAND flash technologies.
As with anything that is created by humans the SSD can fail and Samsung has also assured its consumers that the SSD comes with a metadata protection mechanism, a restoration software tool and a feature of data protection in any case of a momentary blackout. This is good to entice any consumer, but we all have different tastes so if for any reason you doubt this Samsung still has more products it’s about to roll out.
Jung-bae Lee, Samsung’s senior Vice President of Memory Product Planning and Application Engineering Team in a statement said “to satisfy an increasing market need for ultra-high-capacity SAS SSDs from leading enterprise storage system manufacturer, we are directing our best efforts towards meeting our customers’ SSD requests.
That all seems to be promising talk from Mr. Lee. Whether they deliver or not it’s still up for debate but one thing is for sure they have not disappointed in the past before.