Samsung Readying Its Smarter SSDs – Will Hard Drives Soon Be a Passé?
Are the days of hard disk drive use rapidly approaching to the verge of extinction? Presumably yes, if a recent development in the computer memory segment to be believed. Reliable sources claimed that Samsung is starting mass production of a highly-efficient solid state drive which may soon depose hard disk drive as a thing of the past. The manufacturer is none other than Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. The Korean tech giant is soon to usher an advanced memory technology by producing the first 3-bit multi-level-cell (MLC), Vertical NAND (V-NAND), three-dimensional (3D) flash memory for solid state drives (SSDs) in industry and it is being known as a TLC V-NAND. Especially users hungry for higher range of power, performance and processing units must wait and adjourn their plans for SSD or hard disk drive purchase for the time this improved and more efficient SSD debut in market.
850 EVO – new additions to Samsung’s V-NAND technology?
According to a recent press release leaked on BusinessWire, Samsung is readying its next-generation V-NAND solid state drive device after the currently debuted model 850 Pro SSD. 850 Pro SSD has already took the SSD device industry by storm by offering 10-years guarantee and set a new benchmark in flash memory by replacing horizontal arrangement of cells with vertical arrangements which Samsung calls 3D V-NAND which is set to augment the performance and power significantly when compared to its counterparts in the industry.
On production of this new 3-bit V-NAND technology in flash drive, Samsung claimed that “With the addition of a whole new line of high density SSDs that is both performance- and value-driven, we believe the 3-bit V-NAND will accelerate the transition of data storage devices from hard disk drives to SSDs”, Jaesoo Han, the senior vice president of Memory Sales & Marketing of Samsung Electronics said. He added that “The wider variety of SSDs will increase our product competitiveness as we further expand our rapidly growing SSD business.” This new range of flash memory devices is made with 32 vertically stacked cell layers per NAND memory chip, with each chip is powered with 128 gigabits (GB) of memory storage.