Nobody can deny the fact that going for a solid state disks can prove to be one of the most worthwhile upgrades you can do to your PC, but their benefits are far more important in the enterprise market where terms like TCO (total cost of ownership) can make or brake any storage solution, so Samsung recently announced that it started mass producing 100GB and 200GB enterprise SSDs that feature lower power consumption compared to platter based drives.
This actually means that building a 72 terabyte enterprise storage
system with Samsung's new drives will lead to approximately 6.9 kilowatts (kWs) in power consumption compared to the 10kWs consumed by an equivalent system with HDD storage.
Performance wise, these new 3.5-inch Samsung enterprise drives, built with 40-nanometer-class SLC NAND flash chips
, process random read commands at 47,000 input/outputs per second (IOPS) and random writes at 29,000 IOPS while they can also read data sequentially at up to 260MB/s and write it at speeds up to 245MB/s.
Apart from these performance numbers, Samsung also added an ‘end-to-end data protection’ function, to address growing reliability and security concerns in enterprise storage by encrypting the data stored.
“By being able to fully meet the rising demand for high-performance and eco-friendly server and storage platforms, SSDs will be able to penetrate the enterprise application market even more rapidly,” said Dong-Soo Jun, executive vice president, memory marketing, Samsung
“We will continue to deliver SSD solutions with outstanding performance and low power consumption to provide optimal value for data centers and other enterprise storage environments.”
These new solutions will complement the already available 2.5 inch 50GB, 60GB, 100GB and 120GB Samsung SSDs, but, unfortunately, Samsung did not provide us with any infos regarding pricing.