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  Date: 09/12/2020

Software supports ZNS featuring NVMe v1.4 testing for SSDs

Test tool vendor Teledyne LeCroy has announced the availability of software "SVF Pro/Enduro v4.6" for its popular OakGate test tools to support testing of Zoned Namespace (ZNS) and NVM Express (NVMe) v1.4 solid-state storage devices (SSDs) . Using this software, SSD memory makers can verify their product's performance and compliance with these latest specs.

ZNS technology in solid state drives prevents multiple writes of same data, saves from using extra memory space while moving data around during a process called garbage collection, and lessens the usage of DRAM. This will result in improvement of throughput and latency and enhance the performance.

Teledyne LeCroy claims its SVF Pro/Enduro software allows a much deeper and more effective method of validating the ZNS feature set than what is available in the market today.

“OakGate line of products is the leading SSD validation solution in the industry,” said Roy Chestnut, VP Products “and with the release of SVF Pro/Enduro v4.6 software, our customers can now thoroughly test their SSD devices for both ZNS and NVMe v1.4 specifications.”

“Western Digital is a supplier of essential Zoned Storage solutions, which consists of Ultrastar SMR HDDs and ZNS SSDs,” said Swapna Yasarapu, senior director, Datacenter SSD Flash at Western Digital. “With the ratification of the NVMe ZNS specification, ZNS SSDs are poised to become an integral part of the Zoned Storage ecosystem. By leveraging a unified software stack for both SMR HDDs and ZNS SSDs, customers can take advantage of zone block management and architect new storage tiers for better efficiency, utilization and scale while lowering TCO. Build out of software tools, testers, development kits and more like those from Teledyne LeCroy will even further accelerate adoption of ZNS in data center and enterprise applications.”

SVF Pro / Enduro v4.6 is available immediately.

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