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Green SSD


High-Speed, Energy-Efficient SSD Storage Solutions

What is ssd? Solid State Drive(SSD) is the next-generation storage device that has overcome the shortcomings of rotating media.
Formal rotating media has distinct disadvantage as storage devices due to their mechanical parts, such as motor and arm. These HDD mechanical parts cause performance and reliability to drop because the drive takes precious time to start up the motor and find data on the rotating platter. SSDs provide the following benefits over rotating media.

SSD Benefits
SSD Benefits
High Performance based
on electrical operation
Low Power Consumption based
on electrical power management
High Reliability based on
no moving parts
Low latency Long battery time High data integrity
(2M hours MTBF for Enterprise SSD)
Fast Booting Reduce cooling price Storing safely data on mobile environment
Multi-Tasking Better TCO (Total Cost of Ownership) Multi-Tasking
Quick processing Long lifetime

The most important parts in this emerging product line is the NAND Flash and the controller which manages the input and output of data. Other major components are DRAM, which helps buffering during data input and output, and the firmware that drives an SSD. Not only vertically integrated, Samsung is also able to apply extensive know-how designing billions of NAND Flash, and DRAM components as well designing countless controllers and firmware.

  • No. 1 M/S for NAND flash since 2003.
  • Excellent infrastructure for higher quality performance.
  • Long experience of qualifying memory with major OEMs.
  • Industry-approved Samsung SSD technology - Samsung SSDs has been adopted by the highest number of OEMs.
  • Provides a total in-house solution - NAND Flash, SSD Controller, Firmware, DRAM.

Samsung Thoroughly Understands the Nature of NAND

Overall SSD performance and reliability depend greatly on NAND

  • Core competences in managing complexity of NAND.
  • Complexity of NAND architectures grows with each change in design - rule technology (lithography) - Block size, ECC, cell technology, interface.
  • Samsung expertise in NAND development allows us to produce extremely robust, highly advanced controllers.
Samsung Thoroughly Understands the Nature of NAND

SSD with NAND Flash – Component Overview

2.5¡± 22pin SATA Msata mini SATA

SSD vs. HDD - Side-by-Side Comparison

SSD vs. HDD - Side-by-Side Comparison
2.5" SATA 6.0Gbps SSD 2.5" SATA 6.0Gbps HDD
Mechanism type Solid NAND Flash-based Magnetic Rotating Platters
Density 512GB 500GB
Weight 57g 365g
Performance Read : 520MB/s, Write : 400MB/s Read: 59MB/s, Write: 60MB/s

Key Features

Some key features in Samsung flash modules include:

Some key features in Samsung flash modules include : SM1625 / SM843T / SM843
Samsung SM843T Samsung SV843
General Features Form Factor 2.5Inch, 1.8Inch 2.5Inch
Capacity (GB) 120/240/480 960
Host Interface SATA Gen 3.0-6Gb/s
Physical Dimensions 2.5Inch: 100 x 70 x 7mm
1.8Inch: 80 x 54 x 5mm
2.5Inch: 100 x 70 x 7mm
Weight (up to) 56g 62g
MTBF 2,000,000 hours
Uncorrectable Bit Error Rate (UBER) 1 in 1017
Encryption Class 0 (AES-256)
Power Consumption (Active/Idle) 4.0/1.1 W 2.6/1.0 W
Sustained Performance(up to) Read Latency (99.9% QoS) * 170 µs
Write Latency (99.9% QoS) * < 3 ms(< 500 µs) ♣
4K Random Reads ** 89,000 IOPS
4K Random Writes** 14,000 IOPS(35,000 IOPS) ♣
64K Sequential Reads** 530 MB/s
64K Sequential Writes** 360 MB/s 430 MB/s
Endurance(up to) 4K Random WPD 1.8 WPD ***
(5.4 WPD) ♣
3.6 WPD ***
(10.5 WPD) ♣
64K Sequential WPD 11 WPD *** 22 WPD ***

*    Latency measured with FIO (4K Random, QD=8)
**   Performance measured using IOmeter 2006 with Queue Depth=32
*** WPD = Drive Writes Per Day for 5 Years
♣    When over provisioning usable drive capacity to 100/200/400/800GB


Benefits of using Samsung SSDs include:

  • Greater reliability due to no moving parts from the “solid-state” nature of the drives
  • Equal (and gradually increasing) storage capacities offered (as compared to conventional HDDs) due to advancing semiconductor technologies
  • Less power consumption, both in active and idle modes, making SSDs ideal for portable, battery-powered devices
  • Reduced costs for cooling due to use of controllers with built-in power management capabilities
  • Small sizes and lighter weights
  • Increasingly faster read and write operations compared to HDDs, ideal for devices running multi-tasking applications.
  • Variety of available interfaces for connecting to various types of host devices
  • Available in both standard and extended temperature variants
  • Greater durability due to very high shock and vibration tolerances
  • Greater system reliability due to very high MTBFs