Samsung has today announced it has begun mass producing the industry’s first 4-bit QLC, (quad-level cell) 4 TB SATA solid-state drive designed specifically for consumers. The new storage is based on the 1TB V-NAND to offer “outstanding performance” equivalent to the company’s 3-bit design and the new solid state drives (SSD) are expected to bring a “new level of efficiency” to consumer SSDs, says Samsung.
4-bit QLC SSD enables a sequential read speed of 540 MB/s and a sequential write speed of 520 MB/s, and comes complete with a three-year warranty. “Samsung’s new 4-bit SATA SSD will herald a massive move to terabyte-SSDs for consumers,” said Jaesoo Han, executive vice president of memory sales & marketing at Samsung Electronics. “As we expand our lineup across consumer segments and to the enterprise, 4-bit terabyte-SSD products will rapidly spread throughout the entire market.”
Samsung plans to introduce several 4-bit consumer SSDs later this year with 1TB, 2TB, and 4TB capacities in the widely used 2.5-inch form factor. But unfortunately no details on pricing or worldwide availability have been announced as yet. As soon as Samsung does will keep you up to speed as always.
Source: SamsungFiled Under: Hardware, Technology News, Top News