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Samsung PM9A3 E1.S SSD Announced

by Lyle Smith
Samsung PM9A3 E1.S

Samsung has announced the PM9A3 SSD at the OCP Virtual Summit keynote, which features an SNIA-based E1.S form factor model and full PCIe Gen 4 support. This allows it to leverage the production efficiencies of the company’s sixth-generation (1xx-layer), three-bit V-NAND. In addition, Samsung has also introduced a comprehensive reference design for its E1.S-based storage system. Also reported at the keynote was a new approach to open-source multi-industry storage collaboration, which highlighted the development of an open-source platform connected to cloud-scale infrastructure deployments.

Samsung has announced the PM9A3 SSD at the OCP Virtual Summit keynote, which features an SNIA-based E1.S form factor model and full PCIe Gen 4 support. This allows it to leverage the production efficiencies of the company’s sixth-generation (1xx-layer), three-bit V-NAND. In addition, Samsung has also introduced a comprehensive reference design for its E1.S-based storage system. Also reported at the keynote was a new approach to open-source multi-industry storage collaboration, which highlighted the development of an open-source platform connected to cloud-scale infrastructure deployments.

Samsung PM9A3 E1.S

In addition to E1.2, the new Samsung PM9A3 SSD will be available two other versions (U.2 and M.2 form factors) and will be available in capacities ranging from 960GB to 7.68TB. This diversity will allow support for PCIe Gen 4 and will give data center managers the ability to add more SSDs per rack unit.

Samsung indicates the following performance for the PM9A3 SSD:

Samsung PM9A3 SpeedsRandom ReadsRandom WritesSequential ReadsSequential Writes
E1.S 900,000 IOPS180,000 IOPSUp to 6500 MB/sUp to 3500 MB/s
U.2900,000 IOPS180,000 IOPSUp to 6500 MB/sUp to 3500 MB/s
M.2550,000 IOPS70,000 IOPSUp to 3500 MB/sUp to 1750 MB/s

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