by Lyle Smith

Samsung 1.6TB NVMe SSD Featured In The New Dell PowerEdge R920 Server

Samsung has announced that its 1.6TB NVMe (non-volatile memory express) SSD is featured in the new Dell PowerEdge R920 server. Samsung and Dell, who both worked closely to optimize the storage capabilities of the PowerEdge R920, are the first companies in the world to ship PCIe SSDs using an NVMe protocol, allowing customers to get faster results.

The Samsung NVMe PCIe SSDs have the ability to write random data in 25 microseconds as well as markedly increasing the performance of servers, including those used for big data tasks. They are also significantly faster than disk-based arrays in high performance computing applications.

The 1.6TB, 2.5 inch, SFF-8639 NVMe PCIe SSD boasts sequential read speeds up to 3,000 megabytes per second, all the while being able to process random read data up to 750,000 IOPS. These numbers are over three faster than conventional high-end SAS 12Gbps SSD storage options. Samsung’s 1.6TB SSD also processes 25 percent more IOPS per watt than 12Gbps SAS SSDs and its “power loss protection” capability ensures that data issued by the host system can be written to storage media without any data loss when sudden power failures occur. In addition, the drive delivers an extended endurance of up to seven drive writes per day (DWPD) for five years making it well suited for enterprise applications.


The Dell PowerEdge R920 with Flash NVMe PCIe SSDs is now available worldwide. The Samsung drives are available in capacities of 400GB, 800GB and 1.6TB.

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