Samsung Introduces a Fail-Proof SSD
Samsung's fail-proof technology is available in its 30.72TB PCIe Gen4 SSDs.
Samsung recently introduce to the market a newly engineered solid-state drive with fail-proof technology. This new fail-proof technology allows the SSDs to continue operating even in the chance that the NAND chips within them fail.
The South Korean tech giant announced that this innovative technology is available only in its 30.72TB PCI Express (PCIe) Generation 4 Non-Volatile Memory Express (NVMe) SSD. So, what is the main benefit of this new fail-safe SSD?
The new fail-safe SSD technology allows servers and data centers to save costs. In the past, NAND chip defects typically require whole systems to be powered down when exchanging the faulty SSD or performing routine data backups.
The fail-proof technology senses faulty chips, scans the data within them, and proceeds to transfer that data to normally operating chips.
According to Samsung, the PCIe Gen4 NVMe SSD will come in two brands — PM1733 and PM1735 — and will come in two form factors: a 2.5-inch U.2 variant and a HHHL variant, which will have memory capacity ranging from 0.8TB to 30.72TB.
But wait there's more!
The latest Samsung PCIe Gen4 SSDs will also include two additional new technologies besides just the fail-proofing feature.
They will also have SSD virtualization software that can divide a single SSD into 64 smaller units. This will allow for multiple users at once and independently. By offering the division of a single SSD into singular independent units, cloud operators have the ability offer more services with the same SSD resources all while decreasing the workload of server CPUs.
Furthermore, the new SSDs will have V-NAND machine learning technology. By utilizing big data, the SSDs will deliver an accurate reading of data through ultra-fast processing by reading the electricity difference between circuits and cells within a NAND level.
In spite of the recent dip in the memory market Samsung has continued to introduce new products to try and strengthen its position as a market leader. I’m sure we will continue to see new innovative products from them soon.