Samsung Sampling Multi-Level-Cell SSDs for Enterprise

Samsung, the world’s largest seller of NAND flash-based storage, said

Dec. 21 that it has been sampling 100GB, 200GB and 400GB

multi-level-cell (MLC) solid state drives for use as primary storage in

enterprise storage systems.

Virtually all primary storage in enterprise systems currently is

contained in DRAM cache or hard disk drives, so this marks a milestone

of sorts for the SSD and NAND flash industries.

Samsung claimed that the new drives can process random read commands at

about 43,000 input/outputs per second (IOPS) and provide random writes

at 11,000 IOPS.

These speeds, as expected in most SSDs, blow conventional hard drives

out of the water. Standard 15K RPM HDDs provide a rate of about 350

IOPS; thus the new SSDs — at least in benchmark research –offer a 120X

gain in random IOPS read performance and a 30X gain in random IOPS

write performance.

For more, read the eWeek article: Samsung Testing Multi-Level-Cell SSDs for Primary Enterprise Storage.

CIO Insight Staff
CIO Insight Staff
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