Samsung Announces PM863 And SM863 Enterprise SSDs – Up To 3.8TB Capacity

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.

Samsung SM863 1point92TB reverse angledUtilizing 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.

Samsung datacenter SSDsAccording 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 datacenter SSD openSamsung’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.

Samsung logoBoth 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.


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    So now we expect you to do the obvious – build/test a 64TB array to show up the helium discs. Will only take 16 drives… You are making good progress to being one of the best tech porn sites.

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    Friedrich Winkler

    Can someone please explain to me why these high denisity solutions are not on sata express yet?

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      I don’t understand why you might want these on SATA express?

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        Friedrich Winkler

        well for one it would be a bit faster and you could utilize nvme my thinking is that high bulk ssd storage can utilize sata express and m.2/u.2 would be used for boot main storage? basically thinking out loud 🙂

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    I wish this was announced a couple of years ago. I need about a dozen 10TB drives today!

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