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Samsung demos PM1725 SSD with 6.2GBps transfers, over 1m IOPs

by Mark Tyson on 23 October 2015, 12:13

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Dell World 2015, in Austin Texas, just came to a close. Samsung was at the event showing off its 3D NAND infused memory products, reports Tom's Hardware. Perhaps most impressively, the South Korean tech giant was demonstrating its enterprise SSDs which included a new PCIe SSD and a 15.63 TB SSD.

Samsung previously announced the PM1725 at the Flash Memory Summit, back in August. At that time we were told about the firm's 3rd gen 3D V-NAND manufacturing and that the PM1725 6.4TB NVMe PCIe SSD would breach the one million IOPs performance milestone. At Dell World, Austin, Samsung was demonstrating that performance, for the first time, in public.

At Samsung's computer tech display area it demonstrated a PM1725 reading data at 6.2GBps with a sequential workload (128K, QD32). Tom's Hardware points out that this is faster than a DDR3 DRAM-based flash drive it has previously tested. The journalists managed to get their hands on the Samsung system and did further tests recording over a million IOPs with a 4K random read (see image above) and over 340,000 IOPS with a 4K random write workload. Testing the Samsung PM1725 prototype with 128K sequential writes charted a performance of 1,955MB/s.

Please remember this PCIe 3.0 x8 slot drive is aimed at enterprise and businesses and will be pretty expensive when it becomes available. Samsung is also making a 2.5-inch form factor version of the PM1725, as you can see from the picture above. As usual we look forward to this cutting edge technology dripping down to enthusiast and consumer levels.

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Wow. That is very impressive!!
This is the stuff that in a couple years will bring price parity against mechanical drives on TB to the Pound(inferior currencies are available :P)
I remember in 2008 paying a fortune for something that topped out at 800mb/s, with an average of maybe 600mb/s and IOPS being quite unimpressive.

Within a couple of years such things were consumer accessible, well by that I mean about £600 rather than £6000, but still with any luck this pace of innovation will make it to my gaming PC within a few years :)
TAKE MY MONEY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! *waves cash in the air*
So, it seems PCIEXPRESS based SSD's are the future. I guess we will be seeing more ATX boards very soon