Promoting the first ultra-fast PCIe 5.0 SSD before CES
Promoting the first ultra-fast PCIe 5.0 SSD before CES

Samsung and Adata are teasing the PCIe 5.0 SSD ahead of their big CES event in January. With read and write speeds of up to 14GB and 12GB per second, this new generation of solid-state storage is twice as fast as the fastest PCIe 4.0 drive.

ADATA introduced two prototypes of its first PCIe 5.0 NVMe M.2 SSD with a capacity of up to 8TB.

The Project Nighthawk SSD has an integrated Silicon Motion SM2508 controller with sequential read and write speeds of up to 14 and 12 Gbit/s.

Project Blackbird SSD uses the InnoGrit IG5666 controller, which can achieve read and write speeds of up to 14 and 10 Gbit/s.

Adata is expected to provide more details to CES from January 5, unless the coronavirus case goes off the rails again.

ADATA launches the first PCIe 5.0 NVMe M.2 SSD

At the same time, Samsung announced that it has developed the PM1743 SSD for enterprise servers, which integrates a PCIe 5.0 interface with advanced 6th generation Samsung V-NAND.

According to the company, Samsung has been offering hard drives based on SATA, SAS, and PCIe for more than ten years. Its excellent performance and reliability have been recognized by large enterprise server customers including corporations, governments, and financial institutions.

“The introduction of a PCIe 5.0 SSD and the development of PCIe 6.0-based products further strengthened our technology leadership in the enterprise server market.

Intel is partnering with Samsung to test the latest PCIe NVMe PM1743 SSD. The two companies resolved complex technical issues with PCIe 5.0 in the first evaluation period.

PCIe 5.0 provides 32 Gbit/s bandwidth, twice that of PCIe 4.0.

The PM1743 provides read and write speeds to meet the increasing performance demands of data centers. This is achieved with a controller that supports the latest PCIe standards.

The PM1743 has a sequential read speed of up to 13 Gbit/s. And the random reading speed is 2500 IOPS.

In addition, the sequential write speed is 6.6Gbps and the random write speed is 250,000 IOPS.

These bandwidths allow enterprise server manufacturers to deploy PM1743 for superior performance.

In addition, the new SSD can deliver higher power efficiency of up to 608 Mbit/s per watt. This is a 30% increase over the previous generation.

This would significantly reduce the operating costs of servers and data centers. It also helps reduce carbon dioxide emissions.

The SSD PM1743 has a capacity of 1.92TB to 15.36TB, samples are currently being supplied by chip and server manufacturers and should go into series production in the first quarter of 2022.

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