Ahead-looking: As PCIe 5.0 SSD speeds quickly enhance and the PCIe 4.0 SSD costs proceed to tumble, the enterprise market is pushing new boundaries for storage. Information facilities are beginning to see quick 30 TB SSDs, with fashions doubling that capability coming later this yr.
Solidigm has revealed an enterprise-focused PCIe SSD that it goals to supply in sizes starting from 7.68 TB to 61.44 TB. These greater capacities can cut back the bodily dimension and value of present knowledge heart drive arrays.
The PCIe 4.0 D5-P5336 is the world’s first quad-level cell SSD, with a 7GB/s sequential learn pace and a 3.1GB/s sequential write pace. The product web page indicates that these numbers enable a little bit over 1 million 4K learn IOPs and 31,000 16K write IOPs. Solidigm first revealed its plans to make 61.44 TB storage gadgets at Tech Subject Day 2022 final November.
The drive is obtainable now within the E1.L type consider 15.36 TB and 30.72 TB capacities. The corporate plans to ship E1.L and U.2 fashions with 61.44 TB later this yr, with a 30.72 TB E3.S variant coming someday within the first half of 2024.
Solidigm designed the D5-P5336 to satisfy the rising calls for of AI, machine studying, and content material supply workloads. All of those duties require storing and shifting huge knowledge units.
Bigger-capacity drives can cut back the bodily dimension and power footprint of drive arrays. The corporate claims the D5-P5336 considerably diminishes each in comparison with TLC and HDD arrays.
With energy and cooling prices down by 125 p.c on a rack a little bit over half the scale, Solidigm’s new drives may lower the entire price of possession (TOC) by 17 p.c in comparison with an all-TLC array, assuming each deployments are 100 PB. In distinction with an all-HDD array, the D5-P5336 may reduce power and cooling bills by virtually 5 occasions with a rack one-sixth the scale for a 47 p.c decrease TOC. The financial savings are probably the most dramatic towards hybrid arrays – an as much as 600 p.c energy and cooling price discount on a rack one-seventh as the scale – leading to a 61 p.c decrease TOC.
The at present accessible 30.72 TB mannequin places Solidigm in direct competitors towards Micron, which released a similarly-sized knowledge heart SSD in Might (in contrast within the chart above). Solidigm’s drive has barely sooner learn speeds however makes use of 20 p.c extra energy.