Samsung Developing High-Performance PCIe 5.0 SSD for Enterprise Servers

Samsung’s PCIe 5.0 SSD will provide almost twice the data transfer speeds and consume up to 30% less energy than the previous generation, reducing server operating costs

Undergoing joint assessments with chip and server manufacturers to drive the transition to the PCIe 5.0 interface in next-generation servers

Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., the world leader in advanced memory technology, today announced that it has developed the PM1743 SSD for enterprise servers, integrating the PCIe (Peripheral Component Interconnect Express) 5.0 interface with the V – Samsung’s sixth generation advanced NAND.

“For more than a decade, Samsung has provided SATA, SAS and PCIe solid-state drives recognized for their exceptional performance and reliability by major enterprise server customers, including enterprises, governments and financial institutions. ” said Yong Ho Song, executive vice president and head of the memory controller development team at Samsung Electronics. “The introduction of our PCIe 5.0 SSD, along with ongoing PCIe 6.0-based product developments, will further strengthen our technological leadership in the enterprise server market. “

“Intel worked with Samsung to test Samsung’s latest PCIe NVMe SSD, the PM1743. Together, we jointly resolved the complex technical issues encountered with PCIe 5.0 during this initial evaluation period. The performance potential of Gen5 is truly impressive. In the near future, we are confident that PCIe Gen5 systems with high speed NVMe SSDs will have the capacity to transform applications such as AI / ML and high performance databases ”, said Jim Pappas, director of technology initiatives, Intel Corporation. “Looking forward, we are confident that Intel and Samsung’s continued commitment to industry leadership will deliver these and other benefits to our mutual customers.

PCIe 5.0 offers 32 gigatransfers per second (GT / s) bandwidth, doubling that of PCIe 4.0. Based on a proprietary controller designed to support the latest PCIe standard, the PM1743 will deliver exceptional read and write speeds to meet the rapidly increasing performance demands of data centers.

Samsung’s PM1743 will offer a sequential read speed of up to 13,000 megabytes per second (MB / s) and a random read speed of 2,500,000 input / output operations per second (IOPS), delivering 1 speeds , 9 and 1.7 times faster than the previous PCIe. Products based on 4.0. In addition, write speeds have been dramatically increased, with sequential write speed of 6,600MB / s and random write speed of 250,000 IOPS, also offering speeds 1.7 and 1.9 times faster, respectively. These remarkable data transfer rates will provide enterprise server manufacturers deploying the PM1743 with a much higher level of performance.

Additionally, the new SSD can deliver improved power efficiency of up to 608MB / s per watt, which is an increase of around 30% over the previous generation. This should significantly reduce the operating costs of servers and data centers, while helping to reduce their carbon footprint.

Available in a wide variety of capacities ranging from 1.92 terabytes (TB) to 15.36 TB, the PM1743 will be offered in the conventional 2.5 inch format, as well as a 3 inch EDSFF (E3.S) – an increasingly popular SSD. form factor designed specifically for enterprise servers and next generation data centers. Customers deploying 7.5mm EDSFF SSDs will be able to double the storage density of their systems, compared to the 15mm 2.5-inch form factor. Combined with excellent signal integrity and thermal efficiency, EDSFF is ideal for most PCIe 5.0 enterprise solutions.

Additionally, the PM1743 is expected to be the industry’s first PCIe 5.0 SSD with dual port support, ensuring server operational stability and high availability in the event of a single port connection failure.

Recently, the importance of data security has increased in the enterprise server market. To ensure these needs are met, Samsung’s PM1743 will implement advanced security features that were traditionally only available at the server level. By integrating a security processor and a root of trust (RoT), the SSD will protect against security threats and data tampering to ensure data confidentiality and integrity, while also enabling secure boot in server systems. via the attestation.

Samsung is now supplying samples of the PM1743 to global chip and server manufacturers for joint system development. The company plans to start mass production of the PM1743 in the first quarter of 2022, as it continues to foster a very robust ecosystem for the new PCIe 5.0 standard.

The PM1743 was named the CES 2022 Innovation Awards winner in the Computer Hardware and Components category.

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