Samsung has launched a new solid state storage drive called SZ985. It is an 800GB Z-SSD and is targeted towards the most advanced enterprise applications including supercomputing. It is also the company’s first Z-SSD product.
According to Samsung, their new SSDs offer five times less latency than of conventional NVMe SSDs, and an effective storage solution, high-speed cache data, and logs data processing. These new SSDs also have ten times higher cell read performance than 3-bit V-NAND and contain a high-performance controller and 1.5GB LPDDR4 DRAM.
Jinman Han, senior vice president, Memory Product Planning & Application Engineering at Samsung Electronics, said, “With our leading-edge 800GB Z-SSD, we expect to contribute significantly to market introductions of next-generation supercomputing systems in the near future, enabling improved IT investment efficiency and exceptional performance. We will continue to develop next-generation Z-SSDs with higher density and greater product competitiveness, in order to lead the industry in accelerating the growth of the premium SSD market.”
And lastly, although we don’t have a launch date for the new SSDs, we do know that Samsung will present the Z-SSD SZ985 at the International Solid-State Circuits Conference next month. So, be sure to stay tuned for more info on this.