Samsung has begun producing the industry’s first “never-dying” PCIe 4.0 SSDs. The Korean giant claims the PM1733 and PM1735 have an eternal lifespan due to “fail-in-place” (FIP) technology, which ensures they “maintain normal operation even when errors occur at the chip level.”
Traditionally, the death of a single NAND chip would mean a ruined SSD, but that’s not the case with FIP, which detects faulty chips, scans for damage in the data, and then relocates those to working chips. Samsung suggests this technology will be expanded to other server and datacenter drives in the future.
The 12.8TB PCIe Gen4 NVMe SSD (PM1735), for example, offers nearly 14 times the sequential performance of a SATA-based SSD, with 8GB/s for read operations and 3.8GB/s for writes. Random speeds measure at 1,450,000 IOPS for reads and 260,000 IOPS for writes. Furthermore, the PM1733 offers single and dual-port options to support server and storage applications, as well as multi-stream writes and SR-IOV.