In case you haven’t already noticed this, AMD’s EPYC 7002 enterprise processor family is a pretty big deal. Available in up to 64-core/128-thread configurations, the EPYC 7002 has already scored major design wins from Google and Twitter, and looks to make Intel sweat in the data center market.
Samsung is fully backing AMD’s EPYC 7002 family and its supporting platforms, which is why it has today announced the new PM1733 series of SSDs. Since EPYC 7002 is based on the Zen 2 architecture, it also brings with it support for PCIe 4.0 like its Ryzen 3000 desktop consumer processor counterparts. As you might expect, PM1733 is fully PCIe 4.0 compliant.
As we’ve seen previously with consumer-based PCIe 4.0 SSDs, they offer significant performance advantages in both sequential read and write operations compared to previous generation PCIe 3.0-based SSDs. The new crop of SSDs can reach sustained speeds of around 5,000MB/sec for reads and about 4,400MB/sec for writes. But the PM1733 scoffs at those “lowly” numbers, and can deliver sequential read speeds rated at a staggering 8,000MB/sec. In addition, random IOPS come in at 1500K.
Samsung is using its own Generation 5 512Gb TLC V-NAND, and the SSDs are available in both HHHL and U.2 form-factors. HHHL versions of the PM1733 top out at 15.36GB in capacity, while the U.2 versions max out at a staggering 30.72TB.
We don’t have any word yet on pricing or availability for the new Samsung PM1733 SSD series, but we imagine that costs – especially for the 30.72TB U.2 SSD – will be astronomical.