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Samsung Receives the Industry’s First Environmental Product Declaration Certificate for 512Gb V-NAND and 860 EVO 4TB SSD

 

Samsung Electronics, the world leader in advanced memory technology, today announced that it is being recognized for its environmental reliability by receiving the industry’s first Environmental Product Declaration* (EPD) certificate in Korea with its 512Gb 64-layer 3bit V-NAND and 860 EVO 4TB SSD.

 

The Environmental Product Declaration is a national certification system in Korea which recognizes a product’s performance according to seven key environmental metrics including carbon footprint, resource footprint, ozone depletion, acidification, eutrophication, photochemical smog, and water footprint.

 

In terms of per capacity (gigabit), the carbon emission of the 512Gb 3-bit V-NAND has been reduced to less than half of that of the 10-nanometer (nm)-class 64Gb V-NAND that was certified last year.

 

An 8TB SSD composed with the 512Gb V-NAND can reduce approximately 240kg CO2 of carbon emission per year compared to a 8TB SSD product composed with the 64Gb NAND, producing the same effect as planting twenty-five 30-year-old trees**.

 

“The EPD certification will serve as an assurance to our customers that Samsung’s high-capacity products offer not only cutting-edge technology, but also certified environmental reliability” said Mike Mang, Vice President of Brand Product Marketing, Memory Business at Samsung Electronics. “Samsung plans to begin mass production of 1Tb V-NAND in the future to lead the growth of the rapidly expanding ultrahigh-capacity storage market and strengthen its eco-friendly technology leadership.”

 

Samsung Electronics seeks to leverage its advancements in environmental reliability to lead the consumer market by exceeding customer expectations, just as it has continuously delivered in high performance and energy efficiency in the corporate SSD market.

 

Samsung earned its first low carbon footprint certification for the DDR3 DRAM server module in 2009 and had since expanded its environmental certification portfolio across its key products, including NAND flash, LPDDR, SSD, and application processors.

 

 

[Table] Carbon Footprint Comparison

Total Carbon footprint

Per capacity
Carbon footprint

Total Carbon footprint for 8TB SSD/ year

512Gb V-NAND 1.599kg CO2/unit 0.0031 KgCO2/1Gb  204.67 Kg CO2/unit
64Gb V-NAND 0.436kg CO2/unit 0.0068 KgCO2/1Gb 446.98 Kg CO2/unit

 

* The EPD certification is developed in accordance with the International Standards ISO 14000s (14025, 14044, 14046). The certification is managed by the Korean Ministry of Environment and operated by the Korea Environmental Industry & Technology Institute.

** The amount of carbon absorbed by an average 30-year-old tree in a year is 9.36 kg CO2.

Samsung Introduces 8TB SSD for Data Centers in Next-generation ‘NF1’ Form Factor

Samsung Electronics, the world leader in advanced memory technology, today announced that it has launched the industry’s highest capacity NVMe solid state drive (SSD) based on the incredibly small Next-generation Small Form Factor (NGSFF)* – an eight-terabyte (TB) NF1** SSD. The new 8TB NVMe NF1 SSD has been optimized for data-intensive analytics and virtualization applications in next-generation data centers and enterprise server systems.

 

“By introducing the first NF1 NVMe SSD, Samsung is taking the investment efficiency in data centers to new heights,” said Sewon Chun, senior vice president of Memory Marketing at Samsung Electronics. “We will continue to lead the trend toward enabling ultra-high density data centers and enterprise systems by delivering storage solutions with unparalleled performance and density levels.”

 

The new SSD is built with 16 of Samsung’s 512-gigabyte (GB) NAND packages, each stacked in 16 layers of 256 gigabit (Gb) 3-bit V-NAND chips, achieving an 8TB density in an ultra-small footprint of 11cm x 3.05cm. This is twice the capacity offered by the M.2 NVMe SSD (11cm x 2.2cm) commonly used in hyper-scale server designs and ultra-slim laptops. The NF1 SSD is expected to quickly and easily replace conventional 2.5-inch NVMe SSDs by enabling up to three times the system density in existing server infrastructure, allowing for an unprecedented 576TB of storage space in the latest 2U rack servers.

 

The NF1 SSD features a brand new, high-performance controller that supports the NVMe 1.3 protocol and PCIe 4.0 interface, delivering sequential read speeds of 3,100 megabytes per second (MB/s) and write speeds of 2,000MB/s. These speeds are more than five times and three times that of a typical SATA SSD, respectively. Random speeds come in at 500,000 IOPS for read operations and 50,000 IOPS for writes. Utilizing the new NF1 storage solution, an enterprise server system can perform over one million IOPS in a 2U rack space, significantly enhancing the return on investment for next-generation large-scale data centers. The SSD also includes a 12GB LPDDR4 DRAM to enable faster and more energy-efficient data processing.

 

To ensure long-term data reliability, the NF1 NVMe SSD has been designed with an endurance level of 1.3 drive write per day (DWPD), which guarantees writing an entire 8TB of data 1.3 times a day over its three-year warranty period.

 

Samsung plans to accompany its 256Gb 3-bit V-NAND-based SSD with a 512Gb version in the second half of this year to accommodate even faster processing for big data applications, while also accelerating the growth in next-generation enterprise and mid-market data centers.

 

 

* Next-generation Small Form Factor (NGSFF) is the latest SSD standard which is expected to be standardized by JEDEC in October. It succeeds the M.2 standard and can more than double the space utilization within server systems.

** NGSFF is also referred to as NF1.

Samsung Electronics Sets New Performance Standards for NVMe SSDs with 970 PRO and EVO

 

Samsung Electronics, today introduced the Samsung 970 PRO and EVO, the third generation of its industry-leading consumer solid state drive (SSD) lineup. Having led the market with the first consumer-focused NVMe SSD in 2015, Samsung continues to push the performance barriers with this latest generation of SSDs that are built for tech enthusiasts and professionals so that they can enjoy higher bandwidth for intensive workloads on PCs and workstations.

 

“Samsung has led the NVMe SSD industry since its inception, and the company continues to define the latest standards of consumer storage with unprecedented performance of the 970 PRO and EVO SSDs,” said Un-Soo Kim, senior vice president of Brand Product Marketing, Memory Business at Samsung Electronics. “The 970 series sets a new bar in all aspects for the NVMe SSD market with groundbreaking performance, superior reliability and best-in-class capacity.”

 

The Samsung 970 PRO and EVO are designed based on the M.2 form factor standard and with the latest PCIe Gen 3×4 lane interface. The 970 series maximizes the potential of NVMe bandwidth, delivering unparalleled performance for processing large volumes of data, including 3D, 4K graphics work, high-end games and data analytics.

 

The 970 PRO enables sequential read speed of up to 3,500 MB/s and sequential write speed of up to 2,700 MB/s1, while the EVO features sequential read speed of up to 3,500 MB/s and sequential write speed of up to 2,500 MB/s2. The sequential write speeds represent an enhancement of up to 30 percent over the previous generation3, thanks to Samsung’s latest V-NAND technology and the newly designed Phoenix controller. The 970 EVO, in particular, utilizes the Intelligent TurboWrite technology, which uses a large buffer size of up to 78GB4 to enable faster write speeds.

 

In addition to the advancements in performance levels, the 970 PRO and EVO deliver exceptional endurance and reliability. Featuring a five-year warranty5, or up to 1,200 terabytes written6 – 50 percent higher than those provided for the previous generation7 – the 970 PRO and EVO are built to last. The Dynamic Thermal Guard technology safeguards against overheating by automatically monitoring and maintaining optimal operating temperatures, while a heat spreader and new nickel-coated controller further lower the SSD temperatures.

 

The 970 PRO and EVO also provide greater system design flexibility for the high-performance computing systems. Offering a variety of high capacity options in a compact M.2 form factor – including the single-sided 2TB EVO model – the 970 series enables convenient storage expansion across a wide range of computing devices.

 

The 970 EVO will be offered in 250GB, 500GB, 1TB and 2TB8 capacities, and the 970 PRO in 512GB and 1TB capacities. The 970 PRO and EVO will be available for purchase worldwide starting May 7, 2018, with manufacturer’s suggested retail prices starting at $329.99 and $119.99 USD, respectively. For more information, including warranty details, please visit www.samsung.com/SSD, www.samsungssd.com.

 

Key Specifications

Category 970 PRO 970 EVO
Interface PCIe Gen 3.0 x4, NVMe 1.3
Form Factor M.2 (2280)
Storage Memory Samsung 64L V-NAND 2-bit MLC Samsung 64L V-NAND 3-bit MLC
Controller Samsung Phoenix Controller
Cache Memory

1GB LPDDR DRAM (1TB)
512MB LPDDR4 DRAM (512GB)

2GB LPDDR4 DRAM (2TB)
1GB LPDDR4 DRAM (1TB)
512MB LPDDR4 DRAM (250GB/500GB)

Capacity 512GB and 1TB 250GB, 500GB, 1TB and 2TB
Sequential Read/Write Speed Up to 3,500/2,700 MB/s Up to 3,500/2,500 MB/s
Random Read/Write Speed Up to 500,000/500,000 IOPS Up to 500,000/480,000 IOPS
Device Sleep 5mW
Management Software Samsung Magician Software
Data Encryption Class 0 (AES 256), TCG/Opal v2.0, MS eDrive (IEEE1667)
Total Byte Written 1,200TB (1TB)
600TB (512GB)
1,200TB (2TB)
600TB (1TB)
300TB (500GB)
150TB (250GB)
Warranty Five-year Limited Warranty*

* Five years or TBW, whichever comes first

 

 

1 970 PRO and EVO performance may vary based on SSD’s firmware version, system hardware and configuration. Performance measurements based on IOmeter 1.1.0. *Test system configuration: Intel Core i7-7700K CPU @4.2GHz, DDR4 2400MHz 32GB, OS-Windows 10 Built 10240, Chipset–ASUS PRIME Z270-A.

2 Performance may vary based on SSD’s firmware version, system hardware and configuration. Performance measurements based on IOmeter 1.1.0.
Write performance measurements are based on Intelligent TurboWrite technology.
The sequential write performances after TurboWrite region are: 300 MB/s(250GB), 600 MB/s(500GB), 1,200 MB/s(1TB) and 1,250 MB/s(2TB).
The random write performances after TurboWrite region are: 80,000 IOPS(250GB), 160,000 IOPS(500GB) and 300,000 IOPS(1TB/2TB).
* Test system configuration: Intel Core i7-7700K CPU @4.2GHz, DDR4 2400MHz 32GB, OS-Windows 10 Built 10240, Chipset–ASUS PRIME Z270-A.

3 Up to 29% and 32% in sequential write speeds, respectively, have increased when compared to Samsung 960 PRO and EVO.

4 970 EVO Intelligent TurboWrite buffer size varies based on the capacity of the SSD: 13GB for 250GB model, 22GB for 500GB model, 42GB for 1TB model and 78GB for 2TB model. For more information on the TurboWrite, please visit www.samsungssd.com.

5 Five years or TBW, whichever comes first. For more information on the warranty, please find the enclosed warranty document in the package.

6 Warrantied TBW(Total byte written) for 970 PRO: 600TB for 512GB model, 1,200TB for 1TB model; Warrantied TBW(Total byte written) for 970 EVO: 150TB for 250GB model, 300TB for 500GB model, 600TB for 1TB model, 1,200TB for 2TB.

7 50% increase when compared to Samsung 960 PRO and EVO.

8 1GB=1,000,000,000 bytes by IDEMA. A certain portion of capacity may be used for system file and maintenance use, so the actual capacity may differ from what is indicated on the product label.

[Video] The New NVMe SSD 970 PRO and EVO SSDs Land and Shake Up Computing Performance

In a scene not dissimilar to a sci-fi movie, a desolate planet is immediately transformed into a vibrant city thanks to the latest innovation from Samsung. In the launch video, the drive activates a new high technology world in outer space, symbolizing how the Samsung NVMe solid state drives (SSD) 970 can power the users’ imagination. Samsung’s leading SSD series allows users to boost their creativity and enhance daily workflow with its unprecedented performance.

 

The speed of the Samsung 970 PRO and EVO SSD that unlocks a new level of computing performance is unveiled in the video. The new line of SSDs can completely transform how tech enthusiasts and professionals think about computing, forming a vital piece of the puzzle to making the best of high-performance computing system.

 

For high performance PC users looking to process large volumes of data for 3D and 4K graphics work, high end games, or data analytics, the 970 series sets a new standard. The new SSDs have improved write speeds that are up to 30 percent in sequential write speeds, 50 percent in random write speeds better than the previous generation, thanks to Samsung’s latest V-NAND technology and the newly designed Phoenix controller. The NVMe interface allows for industry-leading performance and sequential read/write speeds up to 3500MB/s, 2700MB/s . With the new 970 PRO and EVO, Samsung has once again set a precedent for consumer-focused NVMe SSDs – a market the company has led since its inception in 2015.

 

Check out how the 970 PRO and EVO make all the difference in this video below.

 

 

This NVMe SSD 970 video is a continuation of the previous generation’s launch video, which portrayed the SSD 960 pioneering new possibilities in outer space. Check out the Samsung NVMe SSD 960 video here.

[Infographic] Here’s How the ‘SSD 970’ Will Change Performance Computing

High performance, faster speeds and better reliability are the headline features of the new NVMe SSD 970 PRO and EVO, which boasts up to six times faster speed than the existing SATA SSD. On May 7, the new Samsung SSD 970 PRO and EVO will be launched in 50 countries, including the United States and China.

 

The 970 series maximizes the potential of NVMe bandwidth. The 970 PRO enables sequential read speed of up to 3,500 MB/s and sequential write speed of up to 2,700 MB/s, which means it can read a five-gigabyte (GB) movie in a mere second and write in 1.9 seconds.

 

Check out the infographic on NVMe SSD 970, which provides exactly what power-users are looking for in an SSD.

 

Samsung Electronics Launches 800-Gigabyte Z-SSD™ for HPC Systems and AI Applications

 

Samsung Electronics, the world leader in advanced memory technology, today announced that it has launched an 800-gigabyte (GB) solid state storage drive—the SZ985 Z-SSD™, for the most advanced enterprise applications including supercomputing for AI analysis.

 

Developed in 2017, the new 800GB Z-SSD provides the most efficient storage solution for high-speed cache data and log data processing, as well as other enterprise storage applications that are being designed to meet rapidly growing demand within the AI, big data and IoT markets.

 

“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,” said Jinman Han, senior vice president, Memory Product Planning & Application Engineering at Samsung Electronics. “We will continue to develop next-generation Z-SSDs with higher density and greater product competitiveness, in order to lead the industry in accelerating growth of the premium SSD* market.”

 

 

The new single port, four-lane Z-SSD features Z-NAND chips that provide 10 times higher cell read performance than 3-bit V-NAND chips, along with 1.5GB LPDDR4 DRAM and a high performance controller. Armed with some of the industry’s most advanced components, the 800GB Z-SSD features 1.7 times faster random read performance at 750K IOPS, and five times less write latency – at 16 microseconds, compared to an NVMe SSD PM963, which is based on 3-bit V-NAND chips. The Z-SSD also delivers a random write speed of up to170K IOPS.

 

Due to its high reliability, the 800GB Z-SSD guarantees up to 30 drive writes per day (DWPD) for five years, or a total of 42 petabytes. That translates into storing a total of about 8.4 million 5GB-equivalent full-HD movies during a five-year period. The reliability of the new Z-SSD is further underscored by a mean time between failures (MTBF) of two million hours.

 

Samsung will introduce its new Z-SSD in 800GB and 240GB versions, as well as related technologies at ISSCC 2018 (International Solid-State Circuits Conference), which will be held February 11-15 in San Francisco.

 

 

™ Note: All brand, product, service names and logos are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of their respective owners and are hereby recognized and acknowledged. Z-SSD is a trademark of Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

 

* Editor’s Note: The premium SSD means an SSD with IOPs exceeding 550K for random reads, and latency lower than 20us.

[Video] Samsung’s Latest 860 PRO and 860 EVO SSDs Are Up for Any Challenge

The Samsung’s SSD (Solid State Drive) robots called ‘Victo’ push themselves, through a variety of exhilarating endurance challenges, to be the best that they can be – racing at breakneck speeds, and mastering both martial arts and the elements in their quest to be the “860 PRO | EVO” SSD robots. Each heroic bot in the epic montage encapsulates the high-performance qualities of Samsung’s 860 PRO | EVO SSDs.

 

The newest additions to the world’s best-selling SSD series* have been engineered with Samsung’s latest V-NAND technology to handle everything from everyday computing to heavy workloads with ease, offering users the perfect combination of speed, endurance and compatibility. Check out the SSD robots’ epic training montage in the video below.

 

 

*Sources: NPD (US data from Jan. 2015 to Oct. 2017) and GfK (EU5 data from Jan. 2015 to Sep. 2017, China data from Jan. 2016 to Sep. 2017)

Samsung Electronics Advances SATA Lineup with 860 PRO and 860 EVO Solid State Drives Powered by V-NAND

 

Samsung Electronics today introduced the 860 PRO and 860 EVO solid state drives (SSDs), the most up-to-date additions to the company’s SATA interface lineup. The products are aimed at consumers who require fast, reliable performance across various applications, from everyday computing to heavy workloads and graphic-intensive operations. Building on the successful launch of the 850 PRO and 850 EVO – the industry’s first consumer SSDs with V-NAND technology – the 860 PRO and 860 EVO achieve industry-leading performance for SATA SSDs, offering enhancements in speed, reliability, compatibility and capacity.

 

“The new 860 PRO and 860 EVO SSDs combine the latest 512Gb and 256Gb 64-layer V-NAND, up to 4GB LPDDR4 mobile DRAM and a new MJX controller to elevate the user experience for both consumers and businesses,” said Un-Soo Kim, senior vice president of Brand Product Marketing, Memory Business at Samsung Electronics. “Samsung will continue to fuel meaningful innovations in the consumer SSD space and drive growth of the overall memory industry for years to come.”

 

As file sizes continue to increase with high-resolution photos and 4K videos, the need for faster data transfers and sustainable high performance over a longer period of time has become paramount for users. To address this need, Samsung’s 860 PRO and 860 EVO support up to 560 MB/s read and 530 MB/s write1 speeds and offer unmatched reliability with an upgraded five-year limited warranty2, or up to 4,800 terabytes written (TBW)3 for the 860 PRO and up to 2,400 TBW4 for the 860 EVO. The new MJX controller also enables faster communication with the host system. The controller is powerful enough to handle workstation storage, while improving Linux operating system compatibility.

 

 

The 860 PRO are available in 256GB, 512GB, 1TB, 2TB and 4TB5 capacities, with the 4TB memory storage holding up to 114 hours and 30 minutes of 4K Ultra HD video. The 860 PRO is available in a widely compatible 2.5-inch form factor, which is ideal for PCs, laptops, workstations and NAS.

 

The 860 EVO come in 250GB, 500GB, 1TB, 2TB and 4TB6 capacities, in a 2.5-inch for PCs and laptops, as well as mSATA and M.2 form factors for ultra-slim computing applications. The 860 EVO has up to six times longer sustained performance than its predecessor due to enhanced Intelligent TurboWrite7 technology, with read and write speeds of up to 550 MB/s and 520 MB/s8, respectively.

 

The 860 PRO and 860 EVO SSDs are available from this month with manufacturer’s suggested retail prices starting at $139.99 and $94.99 USD, respectively. For more information, please visit www.samsung.com/SSD, www.samsungssd.com.

 

 

Key Specifications

Category 860 PRO 860 EVO
Interface SATA 6 Gbps
Form Factor 2.5-inch 2.5-inch, mSATA, M.2
Storage Memory Samsung V-NAND 2bit MLC Samsung V-NAND 3bit MLC
Controller Samsung MJX Controller
Cache Memory 4GB LPDDR4 (4TB)
2GB LPDDR4 (2TB)
1GB LPDDR4 (1TB)
512MB LPDDR4 (256/512GB)
4GB LPDDR4 (4TB)
2GB LPDDR4 (2TB)
1GB LPDDR4 (1TB)
512MB LPDDR4 (250/500GB)
Capacity 4TB, 2TB, 1TB, 512GB, 256GB [2.5-inch] 4TB, 2TB,1TB,500GB, 250GB
[M.2] 2TB, 1TB, 500GB, 250GB [mSATA] 1TB, 500GB, 250GB
Seq.Read/Write Speed Up to 560/530 MB/s Up to 550/520 MB/s
Ran.Read/Write Speed (QD32) Max. 100K IOPS / 90K IOPS Max. 98K IOPS / 90K IOPS
Device Sleep 2.5 mW for 1TB
(Up to 7 mW for 4TB)
2.6 mW for 1TB
(Up to 8 mW for 4TB)
Management SW Magician Software for SSD management
Total Byte Written 4TB: 4,800TB
2TB: 2,400TB
1TB: 1,200TB
512GB: 600TB
256GB: 300TB
4TB: 2,400TB
2TB: 1,200TB
1TB: 600TB
500GB: 300TB
250GB: 150TB
Warranty 5 years or up to 4,800 TBW 9 5 years or up to 2,400 TBW

 

1 Performance may vary based on SSD’s firmware version, system hardware and configuration. Performance measurements based on CrystalDiskMark v.5.0.2 and IOmeter 1.1.0. *Test system configuration: Intel Core i5-3550 CPU @ 3.3 GHz, DDR3 1333 MHz 4GB, OS – Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Chipset: ASUS P8H77-V

 

2 Five years or TBW, whichever comes first. For more information on the warranty, please find the enclosed warranty document in the package.

 

3, 4 Warrantied TBW for 860 PRO: 300 TBW for 256GB model, 600 TBW for 512GB model, 1,200 TBW for 1TB model, 2,400 TBW for 2TB model and 4,800 TBW for 4TB model.

Warrantied TBW for 860 EVO: 150 TBW for 250GB model, 300 TBW for 500GB model, 600 TBW for 1TB model, 1,200 TBW for 2TB model and 2,400 TBW for 4TB model.

 

5, 6 1GB=1,000,000,000 bytes by IDEMA. A certain portion of capacity may be used for system file and maintenance use, so the actual capacity may differ from what is indicated on the product label.

 

7 The TurboWrite buffer size varies based on the capacity of the SSD; 12GB for 250GB model, 22GB for 500GB model, 42GB for 1TB model and 78GB for 2/4TB. For more information on the TurboWrite, please visit www.samsungssd.com.

 

8 Performance may vary based on SSD’s firmware version, system hardware & configuration. Sequential write performance measurements are based on Intelligent TurboWrite technology. Performance measurements based on CrystalDiskMark v.5.0.2 and IOmeter 1.1.0. The sequential write performances after Intelligent TurboWrite region are 300 MB/s for 250/500GB and 500 MB/s for 1TB.

 

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