Though many thought that 2015 might be the year for NVMe SSDs, it might surprise many to also see NVMe mature so quickly. Such is the case with the newest Samsung PM1725 (HHHL) enterprise SSD which has unheard of data transfer speeds of 5.5GB/s read and 1.8GB/s write. Built on a structure of PCIe 3.0 and using eight lanes sets this card up for a theoretical high maximum 8GB/s bandwidth.
With availability expected in the near future, the PM1725 will be available in capacities of 1.6, 3.2 and 6.4 TB, will also be able to reach 1 million read IOPS, along with 120,000 write IOPS, and will also contain power-loss protection.
Both the PM1725 HHHL (half-height half-length) and 2.5″ form factors are able to reach their maximum capacities of 6.4TB and 3.2TB respectively as a result of Samsung’s newest 48-layer TLC V-NAND memory, although the 2.5″ speed is a bit less as shown in this display sample:
With data throughput of 3.1GB/s read and 1.8GB/s write, along with 750K IOPS, this remains to be a great example of just what NVMe is capable of. Release dates and pricing are not available for the PM1725 NVMe SSD.