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Samsung 845DC EVO unveiled, SSD for data centres

Samsung has revealed a new range of SSDs aimed squarely at data centres, with the 845DC EVO boasting the usual chops in terms of reliability and endurance.

The 845DC (Data Centre) EVO drives employ Samsung's 10nm-class 3-bit NAND flash memory, with the firmware and controller being based on the Samsung PM853T solid-state drive.

Want some stats? Samsung is claiming sequential read speeds of up to 530 megabytes per second, and 87K IOPS for random reads. The firm is offering a five year warranty, and up to 600TB of data written. Power consumption is rated at around 4W, so frugal enough as you would expect for a data centre environment.

Unsoo Kim, senior VP of branded product marketing at Samsung, said: "As connected devices are accessing more and more online information, data centre managers are looking to SSD technology as an effective tool to help improve the speed of serving data to all these users, while enhancing investment efficiency over a shorter period of time. The Samsung 845DC EVO SSD line-up addresses this need by delivering an optimised solution which combines low-latency with low-energy use for data centres."

The 845DC EVO will come in 240GB, 480GB and 960GB models, with availability starting later this month and no pricing yet confirmed.