2014 Samsung SSD Summit: XS1715, SM1715 NVMe PCIe SSD

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During Samsung’s SSD Summit, Samsung displayed a ton of never-before-seen OEM partner only SSDs, including two PCIe SSDs and a NVMe demo which caught my eye.

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The first PCIe SSD is the Samsung XS1715, which is a PCIe Gen 3 x4, SFF-8639 based SSD. According to the specs, the XS1715 is capable of up to 750,000/115,000 IOPS random read/write and will come in capacities of 400GB, 800GB, and 1,600GB. It’ll also include full NVMe support and will include “enhanced” power loss protection.

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Next to the Samsung XS1715 was the SM1715, which is a PCIe Gen 3 x4, HHHL (Half Height Half Length) SSD. According to its specs, the Samsung SM1715 is capable of up to 750,000/180,000 IOPS random read/write and will come in capacities of 1,600GB and 3,200GB. The SM1715 will also fully support NVMe and will include “enhanced” power loss protection.

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Although it wasn’t specified which SSDs were being used for the test, Samsung also had a NVMe benchmarking demo setup with one system on the left benchmarking an SSD on the NVMe protocol while a system on the right was benchmarking a SSD on the AHCI protocol. Both SSDs were benchmarked using ATTO Disk Benchmark at up to the 2MB transfer size.

The system on the right (AHCI) was only capable of up to 557/532 MB/s sequential reads/writes while the system on the left (NVMe) was capable of up to 1,858/873 MB/s sequential reads/writes.

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