13000MB/s: Samsung PCIe 5.0 SSD breaks speed record

A few days ago, Samsung introduced the first PCIe 5.0 SSD, PM1743. Samsung claims that it can reach a sequential read speed of 13000MB/s. Samsung and Intel worked together to break their respective speed records and demonstrated performance benchmarks on the video.

13000MB/s: Samsung PCIe 5.0 SSD breaks speed record

Samsung’s enterprise-class PM1743 SSD uses Intel’s 12th-generation Core i9 12900K CPU, ASUS Z960 motherboard and EVGA RTX 3080 GPU to connect to the PC. Since it is not a consumer-grade SSD, PM1743 uses PCIe 5.0 plug-in card to connect to the motherboard. In the benchmark test, the new SSD achieved a sequential read speed of 13829.37MB/s. This is almost twice the data transfer speed of most PCIe 4.0 SSDs.

Intel’s chief performance strategist Ryan Shrout also showed two Samsung PM1743 SSDs running in RAID 0 to achieve a sequential read speed of 28000Mb/s. However, Intel must remove the GPU to achieve this feat, because the number of PCIe channels is limited.

Samsung’s PM1743 SSD will be used in enterprise systems, with capacities ranging from 1.92TB to 15.36TB, with sizes of 2.5 inches and 3 inches.

Consumer-grade PCIe 5.0 SSDs may be on the market sometime next year, and Intel’s 12th-generation CPUs are already compatible with them. AMD’s 5000 series CPUs do not yet support the PCIe 5.0 standard, but AMD is expected to announce its new generation of CPUs in 2022, which may bring support for the PCIe 5.0 standard.

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