Samsung today announced its first SSD PCIe 4.0. “PM1733”, designed specifically for AMD’s latest EPYC 7002 processor series. As you know, this week AMD launched the second generation of EPYC series processors, introducing PCIe 4.0 support to the server market, offering more bandwidth and I/O options for providers.
Samsung introduces SSD PCIe 4.0 drives (PM1733) with up to 8 GB/s
With the SSD PM1733 series, Samsung promises 8.0 GBps read speed and 1500K random IOPS measurements, surpassing all other SSDs on the market. Unfortunately, Samsung has not confirmed the writing performance of its PCIe 4.0 SSDs. This indicates that this device is read-focused and offers a somewhat slower write speed.
With the company’s 512Gb V-NAND TLC, Samsung will offer customers PM1733 series SSDs with up to 30.72GB of memory in a U.2 form factor (PCIe Gen4 x4) and up to 15.36TB of memory in a HHHL form factor (PCIe Gen4 x8). The HHHL card’s 8x PCIe lanes probably provide access to most of the drive’s features via PCIe Gen3.
Samsung plans to deliver its new SSDs to enterprise customers this quarter. At this time, Samsung has not announced prices for its PCIe 4.0 devices or when it will launch new PCIe 4.0 devices for the PC market.