by Adam Armstrong

Seagate Announces Industry-First 2TB Enterprise M.2 NVMe SSD

Today Seagate Technology announces that it was continuing to expand its Nytro line, now by adding the industry’s first 2TB M.2 NVMe SSD. The 2TB version of Seagate’s Nytro XM1440 M.2 is the highest capacity M.2 SSD currently on the market and is ideal for demanding enterprise applications that require fast data access, capacity and processing.

Data, and therefore storage, is ever expanding. Data centers need effective, high density means to store and manage this data. The 2TB Nytro XM1440 M.2 is a very compact form factor and has twice the density of other NVMe M.2 devices. The drive has been optimized for read-intensive and mixed workloads, making it ideal for cloud and enterprise data center environments (environments where speed and processing power are as important as a small footprint is). Seagate states that the new drive can meet the needs of demanding enterprise applications including online transaction processing (OLTP), high-performance computing (HPC), and big data analytics.

The 2TB Nytro XM1440 M.2 only uses 7 watts of power when active and has performance up to 30,000 IOPS per watt, in other worlds the XM1440 M.2 can deliver high levels of performance in a small power envelope. On top of performance the new drive comes with a barrage of data protection including low-density parity-check error correction, RAISE technology (similar to RAID), and a power loss data protection circuit.

2TB Nytro XM1440 specifications:

  • From factor: M.2
  • Capacity: 1.92TB
  • Interface: PCIe Gen3 ×4 NVMe 1.1b
  • NAND: eMLC
  • Performance
    • Sequential Read Sustained, 128KB: 2,500MB/s
    • Sequential Write Sustained, 128KB: 600MB/s
    • Random Read Sustained, 4KB QD64: 240K IOPS
    • Random Write Sustained, 4KB QD64: 15K IOPS
    • Random 70/30 R/W Sustained,4KB QD64: 40K IOPS
  • Endurance:
    • DWPD: 0.3 capacity optimized
    • Nonrecoverable Read Errors per Bits Read: 1 per 10E16
    • MTBF: 2M
    • 5-year warranty
  • Power
    • +3.3V Max Power: 8.25W
    • Average Read/Write Power: 7W
  • Environmental
    • Temperature, Operating (°C): 0 to 70
    • Temperature, Nonoperating (°C): –40 to 80
    • Temperature Change Rate/Hr, Max (°C): 30
    • Shock, 0.5ms (Gs): 1500
    • Vibration, 7Hz to 800Hz (Grms): 3.08
    • Vibration, 20Hz to 2000Hz (Grms): 16.3
  • Physical
    • Height (Top): 2.0 mm
    • Height (Bottom): 1.5mm
    • Length: 110mm
    • Width: 22mm
    • Weight: 14g

For data centers that are not yet equipped or choose not to use M.2, Seagate is also announcing the XP7102 NVMe AIC. The XP7102 comes is a Half-heigh, half-length add-in card that comes in either 800GB or 1.6TB capacities.

XP7102 NVMe AIC specifications:

  • Capacity: 800GB, 1.6TB
  • Form factor: HHHL AIC
  • NAND type: MLC
  • Sector size support: 4K/512
  • Performance
    • Sequential Read Sustained, 128KB: 2,500MB/s
    • Sequential Write Sustained, 128KB: 900, 850MB/s
    • Random Read Sustained, 4KB QD64: 245K IOPS
    • Random Write Sustained, 4KB QD64: 40K, 35K IOPS
    • Random 70/30 R/W Sustained,4KB QD64: 110K, 80K IOPS
  • Reliability
    • DWPD: 3
    • Nonrecoverable read errors per Bit Reads: 1 per 10E16
    • MTBF: 2M hours
    • Warranty: 5-year
  • Power
    • +12V Max Power: 11.5W
    • Average Read/Write Power: 8.1W
    • Average Idle Power: 4.25W
  • Environmental
    • Temperature, Operating (°C) / Air flow: 0 to 85 @ 300 LFM
    • Temperature, Nonoperating (°C): –25 to 85
    • Temperature Change Rate/Hr, Max (°C): 20
    • Shock, 0.5ms (Gs): 1500
    • Vibration, 7Hz to 800Hz (Grms): 3.08
    • Vibration, 20Hz to 2000Hz (Grms): 16.3
  • Physical
    • Height: 4.3 in (111 mm)
    • Length: 6.6 in (167 mm)
    • Width, Primary Side:  0.5 in (12.5 mm)
    • Width, Secondary Side: 0.08 in (2mm)
    • Weight: 80g

Availability

The Seagate 2TB Nytro XM1440 M.2 NVMe SSD is expected to be available in November 2016.

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