Samsung's new SM1715 NVMe PCIe SSD will use their new 3D V-NAND and come in a 3.2TB card, double the previous model and perhaps the smallest of the new line of SSDs they are working on. The stats are fairly impressive at 750,000/130,000 random read/write IOPS or 3GB/sec read bandwidth and 2.2GB/sec write bandwidth if you prefer that measurement. Samsung offers a nice mix of bandwidth and size with the new model and you can expect the competition to start releasing new models with increased capacities and speeds in the near future. The Register was not provided the full set of specifications for the drive but those should be forthcoming in the near future.
"Faster, fatter flash cards that speed up server applications are in demand, and Samsung has announced it is mass-producing a 3.2TB NVMe PCIe SSD using its 3D V-NAND technology. It says higher capacities are coming."
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A few consumer PCIe SSDs
A few consumer PCIe SSDs would be nice.
Exactly what I was gonna say,
Exactly what I was gonna say, but it might not be financially possible. This is just a guess, purely a guess, but it’s possible that the cost of the flash is negligible compared to the rest of the drive.
The flash is definitely the
The flash is definitely the primary cost in the bill of materials, though a controller this fast is also going to be more expensive than that of a typical SATA controller. Given that this is going to be primarily for enterprises, expect the costs to be high, and probably similar to the Intel P3700/P3600/P3500 options.
That ain’t gonna happen any
That ain’t gonna happen any time soon, because they have to milk you suckers for every penny they can with get SATA SSD BS before they give you the good stuff.
Yes. A nice 1TB PCIe SSD for
Yes. A nice 1TB PCIe SSD for OS and a few steam games.
just wait and see, there will
just wait and see, there will be consumer drives but just as always it will take some time until they will be available.
The Intel P3500 is probably
The Intel P3500 is probably the closest that we are going to get to a consumer PCIe NVMe drive.
This is neat but what is
This is neat but what is better …
The Asrock X99 Extreme 11 Motherboard has dual Ultra M.2 Sockets, supporting all Card sizes and slugging along with a theoretical transfer speed of up to 32 Gb/s.
Needless to say that with the current SSDs (like the Samsung XP941) running in RAID 0 your only going to get a bit more than 2 Gb/s (Review of the MB here: http://www.thessdreview.com/featured/asrock-x99-extreme11motherboard-review-6-1gbs-transfer-speed-sound/3/ ).
The MB and a couple of Cards run at a bit more than 2K. With only a few Mfgs of those Cards prices will be up for a bit.
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I’m not suggesting that particular MB is useful for very many people but those dual Ultra M.2 Sockets are great, we just need a MB with four of them (and few HD Ports than are offered on that MB).
Next year will be great when there are more of those NGFF Modules available, and a greater choice of MBs supporting them.