Samsung PM1731a SSD uses Zoned Namespace tech

Samsung’s new enterprise ZNS SSD with advanced data management technology is expected to be available in the second half of the current year. It improves more sustainable solutions for server infrastructure.

Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. – The South Korean multinational microelectronics company is now the world’s most comprehensive smartphone maker and memory chip provider.

On Wednesday, the company has uncovered its latest important project, ‘solid-state drive‘ (SSD), exacting the profits made to be greater than the interest payable. Leveraging advanced data management technology extends a more protracted lifespan.

The South Korean big tech declared its new project SSD, the PM1731a, which highlights a ‘Zoned Namespace‘ (ZNS) resolution that makes as large available user capacity and supports the life of a server system.

Samsung stated that these major changes/improvements would enable enterprise clients to manage big data and artificial intelligence (AI) based applications with more efficiency. Typically using flash memory, we can read/write data quickly as possible than the HDDs.

Samsung’s Plan: PM1731a with ZNS SSD

Standard SSDs store data in the even-handed space, so they systematically undergo a means called ‘garbage collection.’ It is to exclude illogical and redundant pages of data, which needs extra write and read sequences.

However, ZNS technology holds data in groups based on their usage and access frequency. It eventually stores them in independent zones within an SSD in a sequential manner. In line with Samsung, ZNS SSDs can fundamentally lessen the amount of data reordering services as a consequence. 

ZNS SSD’s mass production: When and How?

Samsung said that this would make the drive carry-on four times more sustained than typical NVMe SSDs. It, thus, making it a greener, more sustainable solution for server infrastructure.

The company also said that ZNS does drop the call for overprovisioning, which claims to reserve some storage space for background tasks. It helps let users take account of their full SSD capacity.

The PM1731a of the 2.5-inch size has relied on Samsung’s 6th-generation V-NAND. It will appear in 2 terabytes (TB) and 4 TB variants. It further promotes a dual-port policy for steady server operations in case one port encounters a delusion.

The company has also announced that it intends to produce more ZNS SSDs in the second half of the year. For its next-generation ZNS drives, Samsung is also looking to support its quad-level cell NAND technology.

It is expected to make ZNS Technology available on user library xNVMe and Intel’s Storage Performance Development Kit community.


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