Samsung’s First Dual-Ported SAS SSD Certified by VMware for Use with Virtual SAN

samsung-ssd-storage-virtual-serversMemory technology company Samsung Electronics has announced that its SM1625 SSD, a high-performing solid state drive (SSD) with high density and low power consumption has been certified by VMware as an optimized solution for VMware Virtual SAN.

Virtual SAN is a new VMware offering that allows users to pool server disks and flash resources to create a resilient, high-performance and dynamic shared storage solution for virtual servers. By clustering flash and direct-attached storage, VMware Virtual SAN provides a storage environment that is high-performing, cost-effective, and seamlessly integrated into VMware vCenter Server.

120,000 IOPS

The newly certified SAS SM1625 enterprise storage, which is produced using 20 nanometer (nm) class technology, can read data sequentially at 950 MB/s (megabytes per second). In addition, the SM1625 has a random read speed of 120,000 IOPS (inputs/outputs per second). Further, it can handle up to 10 drive writes per day, an endurance rate that covers a typical warranty period for its full five years.

By utilizing 20nm-class technology, Samsung’s SM1625 SSD provides up to 200 times greater power efficiency than conventional (15k rpm) hard drives, and also comes with power loss protection to ensure data is safe in a power outage. The SM1625 is available in densities of 100GB, 200GB, 400GB and 800GB.