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Samsung’s new enterprise PCIe 5.0 SSD can potentially hit transfer speeds of 13GB/s

By Ken Wong - on 24 Dec 2021, 9:40am

Samsung’s new enterprise PCIe 5.0 SSD can potentially hit transfer speeds of 13K MB/s

Samsung says that the new drive will be 30% more energy efficient than current drives. Image source: Samsung.

Ahead of CES 2022 Samsung has unveiled a new enterprise SSD, the PM1743, that can reach read and write speeds of 13,000MB/s and 6,600MB/s respectively.

It is built around Samsung’s 6th gen v-NAND and a proprietary controller that supports the PCIe 5.0 interface. This allows it to hit up to 2,500K input/output operations per second (IOPS). PCIe 5.0 also offers a bandwidth of 32 gigatransfers per second (GT/s), double that of PCIe 4.0.

Samsung added that the PM1743 is expected to be the industry's first PCIe 5.0 SSD with dual-port support, ensuring server operational stability and high availability when a connection to one port fails.

The company is targeting enterprise customers with the promise of 30 percent enhanced power efficiency and advanced security features like an embedded security processor and Root of Trust (RoT).

PM1743 will be available in a wide variety of capacities from 1.92TB to 15.36TB, and come in both the usual 2.5-inch form factor and the 3-inch EDSFF (E3.S) that is found in next-generation enterprise servers and data centres.

Samsung said that they are now delivering samples of the PM1743 to global chipset and server manufacturers for joint system development with plans to begin mass production of the PM1743 in the first quarter of 2022.

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