Samsung introduces highest capacity 8TB NVMe next-generation compact NF1 SSD


Samsung has introduced highest capacity 8TB NVMe solid state drive (SSD) based on the incredibly small next-generation Small Form Factor (NGSFF) / NF1 SSD. This optimized for data-intensive analytics and virtualization applications used in next-generation data centers and enterprise server systems. Next-generation Small Form Factor (NGSFF) SSD standard, which succeeds the M.2 standard is expected to be standardized by JEDEC in October.

Highlights of 8TB NVMe NF1 SSD

  • Built with 16 of Samsung’s 512-gigabyte (GB) NAND packages, each stacked in 16 layers of 256 gigabit (Gb) 3-bit V-NAND chips, achieving an 8TB density in an ultra-small footprint of 11cm x 3.05cm.
  • This is twice the capacity offered by the M.2 NVMe SSD (11cm x 2.2cm) commonly used in hyper-scale server designs and ultra-slim laptops.
  • The NF1 SSD is expected to quickly and easily replace conventional 2.5-inch NVMe SSDs by enabling up to three times the system density in existing server infrastructure, allowing for an unprecedented 576TB of storage space in the latest 2U rack servers.
  • The NF1 SSD features a brand new, high-performance controller that supports the NVMe 1.3 protocol and PCIe 4.0 interface, delivering sequential read speeds of 3,100 megabytes per second (MB/s) and write speeds of 2,000MB/s, five times and three times that of a typical SATA SSD, respectively.
  • Random speeds – 500,000 IOPS for read operations and 50,000 IOPS for writes.
  • Also includes a 12GB LPDDR4 DRAM to enable faster and more energy-efficient data processing.
  • Designed with an endurance level of 1.3 drive write per day (DWPD), which guarantees writing an entire 8TB of data 1.3 times a day over its three-year warranty period.

Samsung said that it plans to accompany its 256Gb 3-bit V-NAND-based SSD with a 512Gb version in the H2 2018 offering even faster processing for big data applications, while also accelerating the growth in next-generation enterprise and mid-market data centers.

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