Samsung Electronics announced today that it has launched the industry’s highest capacity NVMe solid state drive (SSD). The new SSD is based on the small Next-generation Small Form Factor or NGSFF. The new SSD is eight terabytes (TB) NF1 SSD from the world leading company in advanced memory technology that has been optimized for data-intensive analytics and virtualization applications in next-generation data centers and enterprise server systems.
The Samsung 8TB NVMe NF1 SSD is built with 16 of Samsung’s 512 GB NAND packages and each of those packages are stacked in 16 layers of 256 GB 3-bit V-NAND chips. So this made the new SSD achieve an 8 TB density in an ultra-small footprint of 11 cm x 3.05 cm. This new invention is expected to replace the conventional 2.5-inch NVMe SSDs because it will be able to enhance the system density by three times, that too in the existing server infrastructure. The NF1 SSD features a high-performance controller that supports the NVMe 1.3 protocol and PCIe 4.0 interface.
This will be able to deliver sequential read speeds of 3,100 MBPS and wite speeds of 2,000 MBPS. Utilizing the new NF1 storage solution, an enterprise server system can perform over one million IOPS in a 2U rack space. The Samsung NF1 SSD features a 12GB LPDDR4 DRAM. It has been designed with an endurance level of 1.3 drive write per day.
By introducing the first NF1 NVMe SSD, Samsung is taking the investment efficiency in data centers to new heights. We will continue to lead the trend toward enabling ultra-high density data centers and enterprise systems by delivering storage solutions with unparalleled performance and density levels. – Sewon Chun, senior vice president of Memory Marketing at Samsung Electronics
Samsung will obviously try to accelerate the growth in the next-generation enterprise and mid-market data centers in the second half of the year. So they have planned a give way to even faster processors. Samsung has planned to accompany its 256 GB 3-bit V-NAND based SSD with a 512 GB version to do the same.