Samsung announces mass production of High-Performance 100 and 200GB Solid State Drives for Enterprise Storage systems

Samsung announced today that it is mass producing 100 and 200 GB solid state drives (SSDs) for use as the primary storage in enterprise storage systems. Samsung started producing its 3.5 inch 100 and 200GB SSDs last month. By using 40-nanometer-class single-level-cell (SLC) NAND flash chips and a controller that fully utilizes a 3Gb/s (gigabits per second) SATA interface, the Samsung SSDs process random read commands at 47,000 input/outputs per second (IOPS) and random writes at 29,000 IOPS, compared to a 15K RPM HDD which has an IOPS rate of 350, a 130X and 80X gain respectively in random IOPS read and write performance.The new Samsung 200GB SSDs read data sequentially at 260 megabytes per second (MB/s) and write it sequentially at 245MB/s, throughput that maximizes the SATA 3Gb/s interface bus speed.

The new Samsung SSDs have an ‘end-to-end data protection function and advanced data encryption algorithm, to address growing reliability and security concerns in enterprise storage. The first recipient of the drive will be EMC. With its new SSDs, Samsung now has the industry’s widest range of densities of enterprise SSD products for server and storage applications including 2.5 inch 50, 60, 100and 120GB SSDs and 3.5 inch 100 and 200GB SSDs.