Samsung releases MLC-based SSDs for data centers

The new SSDs beat Samsung's existing high-end flash drives on read performance

By , Computerworld |  Storage, data center, solid state drive

For example, the new drives can process random read commands at 43,000 input/outputs per second (IOPS) and random writes at 11,000 IOPS. Samsung's SLC-SSD, the SS805 series are based on the company's 40nm lithography process and have a maximum of 47,000 IOPS for random read commands at 29,000 write IOPS.

The new Samsung SSDs also come with native AES encryption.

Samsung said it will begin mass producing its new MLC-based enterprise drives next month. Today, the company is shipping sample to equipment manufacturers to test in their equipment.

Lucas Mearian covers storage, disaster recovery and business continuity, financial services infrastructure and health care IT for Computerworld. Follow Lucas on Twitter at @lucasmearian or subscribe to Lucas's RSS feed . His e-mail address is lmearian@computerworld.com .

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