Samsung Electronics announced
As an alternative to traditional 15K rpm hard disk drives (HDDs), the new
performance-optimized 100GB Enterprise SSD can process IOPS (input/output
per second) more than 10 times faster than the fastest 15K rpm SAS HDD
available for transactional data workloads, with a random read speed of 25K
and a random write speed of 6K. The new drive can process as much as 100
times the number of IOPS per watt as a 15K rpm 2.5-inch SAS HDD in
applications where higher performance and lower power consumption are both
"We have created a very reliable drive for data centers with
high-performance, high-endurance and sharply reduced power consumption
requirements, plus tremendous long-term value when the total cost of
ownership is analyzed," said Jim Elliott, vice president, memory marketing,
Samsung Semiconductor, Inc. "Our new enterprise SSD offers CIOs and IT
managers the ability to greatly improve storage reliability and capacity
while avoiding costly power and AC infrastructure upgrades in data centers
at or near capacity," he added.
Designed to remove the system performance bottleneck in enterprise storage
applications, the high-performance 2.5-inch enterprise drive reads data
sequentially at 230 megabytes per second (MB/s) and writes sequentially at
The 100GB SSD?s advanced performance is attributed to a sophisticated
8-channel controller, improved NAND flash and special drive firmware, all
developed by Samsung. A single Samsung 100GB SSD can replace multiple hard
drives in high performance applications and comes complete with full data
Samsung?s enterprise SSDs use 1.9 watts of power in active mode and 0.6
watts in idle mode, minimizing power and heat loads. These "green" ratings
tower over typical 15K HDDs, which consume between 8 to 15 watts in active
mode and 1 to 2 watts in idle mode.
The Samsung SS805 drive also features a key enterprise storage function
that allows all data in the process of being stored within the SSD to be
preserved in the event of a power outage.
The 2.5-inch single-level cell (SLC) 100GB SSD, which will be available
this quarter, is standardized in height, width and thickness.