Each one of these 32 packages is made from 16 layers of 512 GB V-NAND chips. That meant more space inside the drive for storage. The drive offers 12GBps SAS interface with read and write speeds up to 400,000 IOPS (Input/Output Operations per Second) and sequential read and write speed of 2100MBps and 1700MBps respectively.
It's no slouch in performance, with a read speed of 2100MB/s and a write speed of 1700MB/s - which is a madman compared to current domestic offerings. These benchmarks are about four times as fast as the random read performance and three times as fast as the sequential read performance of the average 2.5-inch SATA SSD that you'll find in a consumer desktop or laptop, including Samsung's own SSD 850 EVO.
"Samsung will continue to move aggressively in meeting the shifting demand toward SSDs over 10TB and at the same time, accelerating adoption of our trail-blazing storage solutions in a new age of enterprise systems". The new drive also features a 40GB DRAM, an upgraded and more efficient drive controller and associated software.The SSD is said to be able to hold about 5700 HD movies of 5GB each which is much more than anything in the industry is able to hold. The advanced controller integrates nine controllers from previous high-capacity SSDs into a single package.
Samsung's PM1643 drive uses Through Silicon Via (TSV) technology to interconnect 8GB DDR4 chips. Samsung plans to introduce 15.36TB, 7.68TB, 3.84TB, 1.92TB, 960GB and 800GB versions as well, which could come later this year. That's created to give better data retention and recovery rates after sudden power failures, and an error correction code (ECC) algorithm for less storage maintenance. There is also support for metadata protection and data retention and recovery from sudden power failures. The MTBF figure is quoted at two million hours. It also offers an endurance level of one drive write per day (DWPD) meaning you can write 30.72TB of data every day with a warranty period of five years.