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Samsung releases new 3.2TB SM1715 PCIe SSD

By Kenny Yeo - on 2 Oct 2014, 10:54am

Samsung releases new 3.2TB SM1715 PCIe SSD

Samsung is keen to bridge the capacity gap between SSDs and traditional mechanical hard disk drives. To do that, it has just announced its new SM1715 drive, which is a PCIe-based drive offering a whopping (for SSDs, at least) 3.2TB of storage.

Targeted at enterprise users, the new SM1715 drive uses Samsung's new 3D V-NAND, the same used in their flagship Samsung SSD 850 Pro consumer SSD. This new type of NAND not only promises higher storage capacities, but also improved performance and endurance.

To maximize the SM1715's capabilities, the drive also uses the new NVMe protocol, developed expressly for high-speed PCIe-based SSDs. The end result is that the new SM1715 will feature read and write speeds in the region of 3GB/s and 2.2GB/s respectively - far surpassing any SATA-based SSD. Random read and write operations are expected to be in the region of 750k IOPS and 130k IOPS respectively.

Additionally, Samsung has also said that the SM1715 will be good for up to 10 drive writes per day for up to 5 years. And that the SM1715 will come in 3.2TB and 1.6TB models. Pricing details have yet to be announced, but don't expect this to come cheap.

Source: IT World