Samsung Announces SM1623 SAS-Interface SSDs To Enhance Enterprise Offerings

Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., a world-leader in solid-state storage technology, is announcing mass production of a new high-performance SAS-interface SSD featuring 10-nm class MLC NAND flash memory.  The new SM1623 is targeted to meet the needs of enterprise customers worldwide who are in need of high-capacity, yet cost-effective SSDs.  Release of the SM1623 enhances Samsung’s lineup of SAS (Serial Attached SCSI) SSDs targeted to enterprise users.   Samsung’s enterprise SSD portfolio now includes drives for all major interfaces — NVMe (Non-Volatile Memory express), PCIe (Peripheral Component Interconnect express), SATA (Serial Advanced Technology Attachment), as well as SAS (Serial Attached SCSI).

According to Jeeho Baek, vice president of memory marketing at Samsung Electronics, “With our new SAS SSD, our competitiveness in the enterprise storage SSD market has been strengthened.  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 market.”

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The new SM1623 replaces the SM1625 SSD that was first introduced in 2012.  The 10nm-class NAND utilized in the SM1623 allows for larger capacity in the same form factor, with the SM1623 now offering 800GB of capacity.  Endurance-wise, the SM1623 supports more than one full drive write per day (DWPD).  This makes the SM1623 an ideal offering for enterprise storage customers looking for high performance, high endurance, and a lower total cost of ownership (TCO).

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Benchmarked performance for Samsung’s new SM1623 is stated as (up to) 950MB/s sequential read speeds, and (up to) 520MB/s sequential write speeds.  Random 4K read speeds are stated as (up to) 120,000 IOPS, with random 4K write speeds of (up to)  26,000 IOPS.  Pricing and warranty coverage have not yet been indicated.

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Samsung reportedly has near-term plans to introduce additional next-generation SAS SSDs, enhancing its enterprise storage offerings even further, giving it a significant presence in the enterprise SSD market.

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