Solidigm has announced the D5-P5336 drive with a PCIe 4.0 x4 interface that boasts capacities of up to 61.44 TB and allows read speeds of up to 7,000 MB/s. The device is designed for read-intensive, ultra-dense storage applications such as AI inference and content delivery at the edge. At the moment, the D5-P5336 family of solid state drives offers very good capacity and good performance.
“Modern workloads like AI and features like 5G are rapidly reshaping the storage landscape,” said Greg Matson, VP of Strategic Planning and Marketing at Solidigm. “Enterprises need affordable storage in more locations to efficiently store massive data sets and access data quickly.”
Solidigm’s D5-P5336 SSD is based on SK Hynix’s inexpensive 3D QLC NAND memory and a proprietary platform that guarantees exceptional capacity along with strong performance and exceptional endurance. According to Solidigm, the D5-P5336 offers sequential read speeds up to 7,000 MB/s, sequential write speeds up to 3,300 MB/s, and random read/write speeds up to 1,050,000/38K 4K IOPS. This is good considering we are talking about a drive that can store up to 61.44 TB of data.
“The D5-P5336 delivers all three: value, density and performance,” said Matson. “The economics of 3D QLC are compelling. Imagine that in the same space he can store 6 times more data than a HDD and twice as much as a 3D TLC SSD at 3D TLC speeds.
One of the standout features of Solidigm’s D5-P5336 is its endurance (up to 65 PBW on the highest capacity drives), which is said to match the endurance of 3D TLC NAND. Comparable to D5-P5336 in terms of performance or capacity.
“For years there has been a debate about the durability and reliability of SSDs, especially QLC, and Solidigm may have put an end to that debate with the D5-P5336,” said VAST Data’s Vice President of Operations. says Avery Pham. “Every application, from AI and machine learning to object storage, will benefit significantly from these advances.”
Solidigm offers the D5-P5336 in three form factors: U.2/U3 15mm, E3.S 7.5mm, and E1.L 9.5mm, with capacity points ranging from 7.68TB to 61.44TB. Only U.2/U.3 and E1.L drives can offer 61.44TB capacity.
These days, it’s common for these larger SSDs to come with a SATA interface. This is because most of them are designed as replacements for hard drives in applications that do not require extreme performance, just increased storage density. But applications like AI deployments at the edge have very specific requirements for storage density (highest possible) and performance (fastest possible), prompting SSD manufacturers to come up with something new here. Must provide. Apparently, Solidigm beat the competition with his 61.44TB drives for these emerging applications.
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