With the widespread use of PCIe 4.0 support, SSDs with this support have begun to take their place in the market. After AMD provided PCIe 4.0 support with X570 motherboards, Gigabyte, Corsair and Adata firms also introduced their M.2 SSDs with this support. Now, Samsung has introduced the PCIe 4.0 supported SSD disk.
With support for PCIe 4.0, M.2 SSDs can have very high random and sequential speeds.
Samsung will offer high read / write speeds with PCIe 4.0 supported SSD disk
PCIe 4.0 technology is called the technology of the coming years. Many hardware with this support will enter our lives in the coming years. With AMD’s X570 series, PCIe 4.0 supported motherboards were released last year. In addition, B550 motherboards that the company will introduce this year will have this support. On the Intel side, we will begin to see this support with 11th generation Rocket Lake processors.
Samsung PCIe 4.0 SSD with the name PM9A3 was announced at the OCP Virtual Global Summit held yesterday. The product uses Samsung’s sixth-generation 3-bit V-NAND technology. The new SSD will be released in three different forms, E1.S, M.2 and U.2. E1.S and U.2 versions of the product will be able to reach read – write speeds of up to 6,500 MB / s and 3,500 MB / s, respectively. Again, E1.S and U.2 versions support 900,000 IOPS at random read speed and 180,000 IOPS at random write speed. Unlike the M.2 version, the E1.S and U.2 versions are corporate in-market editions.
PM9A3 has twice the data bandwidth compared to the PCIe 3.0 interface. In addition, it also has a hardware accelerator within the SSD. The new SSD will be able to offer capacities starting from 960 GB up to 7.68 TB.
Samsung hopes the design of the E1.S with the EDSFF connector owned by PM9A3 will be the industry’s most popular SSD product. With the E1.S design, space can be saved by adding more SSDs per server.