On Friday Samsung announced the PM1733 PCIe Gen4 Solid State Drive (SSD), an enterprise-class drive that offers “the highest performance of any SSD on the market today.” Built using Gen5 512Gb TLC V-NAND, the PM1733 will be available in both U.2 (Gen 4 x4) and HHHL (Gen 4 x8) forming factors with a maximum capacity of 30.72 TB and 15.36 TB, respectively. It is backward compatible with the older PCIe 3.0 interface but will significantly impede performance by using it on that platform.
The device reads at 8.0GB/s sequentially and at 1,500,000 IOPS randomly. Additional specs have not yet been disclosed, although Samsung has said that it has double the present Gen 3 SSDs throughput capabilities.
Interestingly enough, the PM1733 also features dual port capacities “to support storage as well as server applications.” Samsung also supplied its complete range of dynamic random-access memory (DRAM) RDIMM and LRDIMM for AMD’s EPYC 7002 generation processors. Earlier this week, AMD announced its second gen EPYC processors.