Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., a world-leading producer of advanced memory technology, is announcing its latest series of high-performance SATA solid-state drives (SSDs) geared toward small and medium sized businesses (SMBs). The Samsung PM863 is developed for mixed pattern applications, such as content delivery networks and streaming or Web servers; while the SM863 is an excellent choice for online transaction processing (OLTP), and is also an ideal choice for email and database servers.
Utilizing Samsung’s leading-edge V-NAND technology, these two next-generation SSDs provide faster transfer speeds and improved reliability, as well as greater power efficiency. Including capacities of up to 3.8TB, these latest Samsung SSDs support the heavy demands of data center usage. The PM863 utilizes 3-bit MLC V-NAND, and the SM863 utilizes 2-bit MLC V-NAND.
According to Un-soo Kim, Senior Vice President of Branded Product Marketing for Samsung’s Memory Business, “Companies around the world are racing to digitize their business processes, which is putting increased strain on the data center and extreme pressure on IT managers to find a solution quickly. The PM863 and SM863 solid state drives are the ideal solution, offering much higher density in the 2.5” form factor, which saves IT managers at small and medium sized businesses precious real estate in the data center without sacrificing power or performance thanks to our breakthrough V-NAND technology.”
Samsung’s PM863 is offered in capacities of 120GB, 240GB, 480GB, 960GB, 1.9TB and even 3.8TB. These drives provide sequential read speeds of (up to) 540MB/s, and random 4K read speeds of (up to) 99,000 IOPS (all except 120GB). The SM863 provides more options for user-configurable overprovisioning, and is offered in capacities of 120GB, 240GB, 480GB, 960GB and 1.9TB. The SM863 series provide sequential read speeds of (up to) 520MB/s and sequential write speeds of (up to) 485MB/s.
Both the PM863 and SM863, while already available to enterprise customers, will also be available to SMBs in early August 2015. You can view the Samsung product page for the PM863 here; and for the SM863 here. You can view the Samsung press release announcing these two latest SSDs in its entirety here.