At the Flash Memory Summit, Samsung presented its latest developments, advanced technologies and its latest achievements. One of the industry leaders didn’t disappoint, showing off a 256TB solid state drive and announcing the PBSSD architecture for petabyte-scale solutions.
Samsung showed a serial product – a server SSD PM1743, which has a capacity of up to 15.36 TB and has a PCIe 5.0 interface. The company also announced the completion of development of the PM9D3a server drive in the standard 2.5-inch form factor with PCIe 5.0 interface – the drive received an 8-channel controller, thanks to which it will be 2.3 times faster than its current counterpart Predecessor. The PM93a will initially be available with up to 15.36TB of storage, with a 30.72TB version coming in the first half of 2024.
The revolutionary new product is a 256TB SSD developed by Samsung and based on QLC NAND chips. The company clarified that the device is extremely economical: such an SSD consumes seven times less than an array of eight 32TB drives.
Finally, Samsung introduced the PBSSD architecture for “petabyte-scale” solutions. The work is carried out with the support of partners, including Meta✴: One platform supports multiple users. It uses the certified NVMe-FDP (Flexible Data Placement) technology. The FDP software platform is completely open.