According to a recent press release, Samsung announced that they’ve begun mass production of their new 3.2TB SM1715 PCIe NVMe SSD.
“Since 2013, Samsung has introduced a range of industry-first 3D V-NAND-based SATA SSDs for PCs and data centers. Now, it is rolling out the SM1715 to accelerate the transition to the NVMe interface in the premium server sector, while expanding its 3D V-NAND SSD business to offer drives with more than 3TB of storage.”
The Samsung SM1715, a SSD we first saw at the Samsung SSD Global Summit earlier this year, is a HHHL (Half Height, Half Length) form factor SSD based on Samsung’s new 3D V-NAND NAND technology. Samsung claims that the SM1715 is capable of sequential reads/writes up to 3,000/2,200 MB/s and random read/writes up to 750,000/130,000 IOPS respectively. In order to reach this level of performance, the drive features support for next generation NVMe (Non-Volatile Memory Express) protocol which will allow users with compatible systems to take full advantage of the performance offered by the SM1715.
As expected from its performance specs, the SM1715 is designed for high end, write heavy enterprise applications and carries an endurance rating of up to 10 DWPD (Drive Writes Per Day) for five years. No pricing or availability information is available at this time, but I wouldn’t expect a 3.2TB HHHL PCIe NVMe SSD with a 10DWPD endurance rating to be cheap.