Samsung revealed the world’s largest hard drive at the Flash Memory Summit on Aug. 11. The PM1633, available in 480GB, 960GB, 1.92 terabyte (TB) and 3.84 TB versions, is enabled by Samsung’s third generation of 3-dimentional Vertical NAND technology based on 48 layers of 3-bit multi-level-cell arrays.
The PM1633 is designed for use by OEMs, as are the other two solid state drives announced on Aug. 11. The 2.5” SSD operates at 12 gigabit-per-second, and delivers random read and write speeds of up to 160,000 and 18,000 IOPS respectively, with sequential read and write speeds of up to 1,100MB/s and 1,000MB/s.
The PM1633 can hold a whopping 16TB using that third generation technology.
This series is also designed to meet all requirements of Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) interface based systems.
“We are providing high-end capabilities and capacities for all of our latest SSDs, something we believe will elicit a high degree of interest from OEMs and computer enthusiasts throughout the world,” said Jim Elliott, corporate vice president, Samsung Semiconductor, Inc., in a press release “We understand the performance needs of our customers in a rapidly expanding SSD universe and are determined to meet those needs.”
The third generation of Samsung’s V-NAND flash memory uses 3D stacking to bring about 40 percent more productivity than the previous generation.
Along with the PM1633 series came two other announcements: the PM1725 half-height, half-length card-type NVme SSD can randomly read 1 million IOPS and comes in a 3.2TB or 6.4TB storage capacity. The 6.4GB version features five drive writers per day for five years, which enables users to write 6,400 files of 5GB-equivalent data or video every day.
In addition, the PM953 is an update to Samsung’s previous NVMe SSD, now available in a M.2 or 2.5” form factor. The M.2 version is offered with either 480 or 960GB, and the 2.5” with 480GB, 960BG, or 1.92TB.
“With the introduction of our 3rd generation V-NAND flash memory to the global market, we can now provide the best advanced memory solutions, with even higher efficiency based on improved performance, power utilization and manufacturing productivity, thereby accelerating growth of the high-performance and the high-density SSD markets,” said Young-Hyun Jun, president of the Memory Business at Samsung Electronics. “By making full use of Samsung V-NAND’s excellent features, we will expand our premium-level business in the enterprise and data center market segments, as well as in the consumer market, while continuing to strengthen our strategic SSD focus.”
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