Are SSDs getting to be the norm when it comes to storage? Not really among the general computer user, but among the enterprise crowd, yes, it is catching up. Still, hard drives are more affordable per GB as opposed to SSDs, although there area also plenty of benefits associated with SSDs – as you can tell by our Samsung SSD 850 EVO 250GB review at the end of last year. Having said that, Samsung has just announced that it will be introducing a trio of TCO-optimized, high-performance SSDs, which are based on 3-dimensional (3D) Vertical NAND (V-NAND) technology, and their main target market would be an industry-leading portfolio of advanced enterprise and data center SSDs in the US.
These new SSDs from Samsung have been specially designed for OEMs, where the three new SSDs are the PM1633, PM1725 and PM953, and all three of them will make use of Samsung’s 3-bit MLC (multi-level-cell) V-NAND flash memory, which delivers outstanding performance and reliability without compromising on the overall capacity. The PM1633 is a 2.5” 12Gb/s SAS SSD that was designed for enterprise storage, while the PM1725 is able to randomly read 1 million IOPS with a 6.4TB HHHL-card NVMe PCIe SSD design, targeting the next-generation enterprise storage market.
As for the PM1725, this model offers a random read speed of up to 1,000,000 IOPS (input output operations per second) and writes randomly at up to 120,000 IOPS. Not only that, it also sequentially reads at up to 5,500 megabytes per second (MB/s), where it writes sequentially at up to 1,800MB/s, allowing users to save a 5GB video in – wait for it, under three seconds, now how about that? [Press Release]