Samsung unveils PCIe 4th generation NVMe SSD with FIP technology
Samsung revealed that its upcoming SSD series comes integrated with Fail in Place (FIP) technology which will allow it to continue operation even if its NAND chips stops its function. Samsung’s upcoming SSD is 30.72 TB PCI Express (PCIe) 4th Generation Non Volatile Memory Express (NVMe) SSD series has fail-in-place (FIP) technology that allows it to continue operating even if its NAND chips stop functioning.
In general, NAND chip defects usually require the whole systems to be turned off when swapping the malfunctioning SSD or performing data backups. The new technology will allow servers and data centers to save costs. The FIP technology checks and detects defected chips and then scans their data. After this, the data is automatically relocated to normally operating chips.
According to the South Korean tech giant, its 30.72 TB PCI Express (PCIe) 4th Generation Non Volatile Memory Express (NVMe) SSD will come in two brands. The brands are PM1733 and PM1735. They will come in two form factors: a U.2 variant and an HHHL variant.
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However, both the variants will be of 2.5 inches and they will have a memory capacity of something between 0.8TB to 30.72TB. It is being marketed by the company that the U.2 variant will come with a maximum read speed of 6.4 GB/s and write speed of 3.8 GB/s while the HHHL variant will come with a maximum read speed of 8 GB/s and write speed of 3.8 GB/s.
There is an SSD virtualization software in both chips. This software divides a single SSD into 64 smaller units and in turn, allows multiple users to use it independently as well as simultaneously. With this, cloud operators will be able to offer more users services with the same SSD resources and also reduce the virtualization workload of server CPUs. The virtualization workload of server CPUs gets reduced because the SSD itself handles the load.