Samsung SSDPM863 and SM863 for Datacentres

An enormous increase in Internet traffic and data volume is challenging datacentres

Keep ahead of ever-increasing data demandsSamsung-hard-drive

The rapid increase in Internet traffic has placed huge demands on datacentres, spurred on by businesses and consumers alike. To stay abreast of the enormous volumes, velocity and varieties of data, datacentres are turning to faster-performing SSDs to meet customer demand. As much of the huge daily volume of this data is unstructured, there is also an increasing need for big data analysis to help improve operational efficiency and provide better service. In order to handle these extremely large data sets and perform big data analytics efficiently, SSDs are needed to accomplish the ultrafast processing required.


Satisfy big data demands with SSDs optimized for 24/7 datacentre use

The Samsung 863 Series satisfy these big data requirements with two innovative SSDs, the PM863 and the SM863. Each is specially engineered for specific applications. The PM863, engineered for mixed workload datacentres, boasts high performance random read/write (R/W) workloads, such as Content Delivery Networks (CDNs), streaming and web servers. On the other hand, the SM863 is optimized for write-intensive applications, such as Online Transaction Processing (OLTP) and email and database servers, able to process massive amounts of information with high efficiency.


Safeguard priceless data with robust Samsung features

V-NAND Technology

Equipped with the innovative Samsung V-NAND architecture, the PM863 and SM863 help sustain datacentre performance 24/7, 365 days a year by providing higher endurance than planar NAND.

Enhanced Data Integrity

Both the PM863 and SM863 prevent data corruption and secure data integrity. End-to-end protection ensures output data remains consistent with input data along the entire data transfer path from the host interface to the NAND flash memory without error. Using the Error Correcting Code (ECC) engine, it detects and remedies signal discrepancies in real time. Power-loss Protection using built-in tantalum capacitors guards against data corruption and loss in the write cache in the event of power failures.

Dynamic Thermal Guard

The Dynamic Thermal Guard algorithm monitors the temperature of the SSD by throttling back the performance in order to prevent thermal shutdown.

Self-Encrypting Drive*

The SM863 ensures data protection with the Samsung AES 256-bit, hardware-based Self-Encrypting Drive (SED). Data is secured with significantly less performance degradation, resulting in better performance, security and manageability. * This only applies to SM863.


Lower TCO* without sacrificing performance

The PM863 and the SM863 boast better performance-power ratio than mechanical drives. This power-efficiency reduces the operating costs of datacentres. The NAND flash-based PM863 and SM863 provide high reliability, guaranteed with 2 Million Mean Time Between Failure

(MTBF) and the Total Bytes Written (TBW) found in Table 5 and 6.


  1. TBW is measured while running 100% random 4 KB writes across the entire SSD.
  2. MTBF is Mean Time Between Failure. As same word, annual failure ratio is 0.438%.

Both the PM863 and SM863 use the same 2.5-inch SATA interface, eliminating the need to change the existing infrastructure when converting to a Samsung SSD, further saving TCO. In addition, the PM863 is available in capacity options up to 3,840 GB, which can also save server space.

* The TCO results can vary depending upon the application and the conditions of the contract.


Rely on a global leader in cutting-edge SSD technology

Samsung is a leading SSD provider that designs and integrates all the crucial components of the SSDs in house: the DRAM, NAND flash, controller and firmware. As the global leader in innovative V-NAND technology, and with intimate knowledge of every component and part of the SSD, Samsung can fine-tune each element at every stage of development to ensure perfect synergy

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