Samsung Begins Mass Production of Industry’s First 3-bit NAND.
The world leader in advanced memory technology, Samsung Electronics, has announced today that it would being mass producing the industry’s first high-performance, three-bit-NAND-based SSD for servers and data centers. These new SDD will enable data centers to better manage workloads to a variety of things, such as social networking, web browsing, email, and enhance operations efficiency. Installations of the 3-bit multi-level cell NAND SSDs, initially in large-scaled data centers, are expect to begin later within this quarter.
“Following the last year’s introduction of 3-bit NAND-based SSDs for PC markets, our new 3-bit SSD for data centers will help considerably in expanding the market base for SSDs,” said Young-Hyun Jun, executive vice president, memory sales and marketing, Samsung Electronics. “We expect SSD market growth will gain momentum as this new SSD delivers significant improvements in data center investment efficiency, leading to full-fledged commercialization of SSDs in IT systems later this year.”
The new PM853T SSD, available in densities of 240GB, 480GB and 960GB, shall over higher levers o rand IOPS performance and quality of service, both essential for data center and cloud server applications. In light of these benefits, Samsung expects the adoption of 3-bit SSDs in data centers in order to advance rapidly in replacing the 2-bit SSD market.
By broadening the market base for SSDs, the new PM853T SSD will allow IT managers to optimize their SSD upgrades at investments similar to those of consumer SSDs. The PM853T deliver a 30 percent increase in manufacturing efficiency compared to SSDs that use 2-bit NAND flash components.
By using Samsung’s 10 nanometer 3-bit NAND flash components and advance controller technology, the new drive will be featuring a sequential read speed of over 530 megabytes per second, while typing sequentially at 420MB/s. It will also read data randomly at 90,000 IOPS and handle sustained random writers at 14,000 IOPS.
Through this introduction of a SATA 6Gb/s 3-bit SSD, Samsung has reinforced the collaboration between global data centers and server customers, while continuing to offer the broadest line up of competitive SSDs to increase its leadership position in the premium SSD market.
According to a market research report done by IHS iSuppli, the worldwide SSD market is expected to have an approximate growth 30 percent from U.S. $9.4 billion in 2013 to U.S. $12.4 billion in 2014. The report says its will also maintain a high growth rate over next several years, reaching up to U.S. $20 billion in 2017.