|[August 06, 2014]
Samsung Introduces SAS-interface Solid State Drive in Expanding its Line-up for Enterprise Customers
SEOUL, South Korea --(Business Wire)--
Samsung (News - Alert) Electronics Co., Ltd. announced today that it has begun mass
producing a new, high-performance SAS-interface solid state drive (SSD)
using 10-nanometer (nm) class* MLC NAND flash memory.
"With our new SAS (News - Alert) SSD, our competitiveness in the enterprise storage SSD
market has been strengthened," said Jeeho Baek, vice president, memory
marketing, Samsung Electronics. "We are committed to providing storage
customers with an exceptionally wide variety of next-generation,
high-capacity SSDs in driving the fast-growing enterprise storage SSD
The new Samsung SAS SSD - SM1623 - is designed to meet the immediate
need of many global customers for cost-effective, high-capacity SSDs.
With this release, Samsung has bolstered its SAS (Serial Attached SCSI)
SSD line-up targeted at enterprise customers. Samsung's extensive SSD
portfolio for the enterprise market covers all available major
interfaces, ranging from NVMe (Non-Volatile Memory express) to PCIe
(Peripheral Component Interconnect express), and SATA (Serial Advanced
Technology Attachment), as well as serial attached SCSI (SAS).
Succeeding the SAS SM1625 SSD, whichwas introduced in 2012, the new
SM1623 has an 800GB density.
Compared with the SM1625, which was based on 20nm-class NAND flash, the
new 10nm-class SAS SSD delivers the same level of performance while
improving productivity by more than 30 percent. It also supports more
than a drive write per day (DWPD). This makes it well-suited for
enterprise storage customers seeking SSDs with high endurance, high
performance and an optimized TCO.
The SM1623 delivers random read and write speeds of up to 120,000 and
26,000 IOPS (Input/Output Operations per Second) respectively. Its
sequential read and write speeds are up to 950 and 520 megabytes per
In the near future, Samsung plans to introduce next-generation SAS SSDs
to further enhance its SAS SSD line-up and add considerably to its
presence in the enterprise SSD market.
For more information on Samsung SSDs, please visit www.samsung.com/GreenMemory
About Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
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* Editors' Note: 10-nanometer class means a process technology node
somewhere between 10 and 20 nanometers, while 20-nanometer class refers
to a process technology node somewhere between 20 and 30 nanometers.
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