SK hynix to mass produce new 128-layer enterprise SSD series PE8110

2021.04.15 16:08:15 | 2021.04.15 16:18:06

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SK hynix Inc. has kicked off mass production of PE8110 E1.S, an enterprise solid-state drive (SSD) that can store 4 gigabyte full HD video in just a second.

The PE8110 SSD offers up to 88 percent faster sequential read speed and up to 83 percent faster write speed than its predecessor 96-layer NAND PE6100, according to the company on Thursday. The PE8110 series, consuming just the same level of power as the predecessor, is designed to meet the needs of datacenter customers.

The new enterprise SSD will be available from 2-terabyte (TB) to 8TB. An 8TB PE8110 SSD can store up to 2,000 movies.

SK hynix will begin shipping out the new SSD products to its major clients in May.

The latest completes the Korean memory chip giant’s portfolio of 128-layer NAND SSD. It has rolled out three new enterprise SSDs – SATA SE5110, PCIe Gen3 PE8111 E1.L, PE8110 M.2 – after developing the world’s first 128-layer 4D NAND in June 2019.

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[Photo provided by SK hynix Inc.]

The PE8110 series also meets the Open Compute Project’s standards. OPC is a global collaborative community that shares designs of datacenter products and discusses the standard specifications for hardware and software used by tech firms.

According to market researcher IDC, the global enterprise SSD market is expected to grow 21.5 percent on average every year and reach $25 billion by 2024.

SSD is considered to be more eco-friendly than HDD as it consumes 94 percent less power and thus help significantly reduce carbon dioxide emissions, according to Lee Jae-sung, executive vice president at SK hynix.

SK hynix shares on Thursday closed 0.36 percent higher at 137,500 won ($123.03) in Seoul.

By Cho Jeehyun

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