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08 August 2018, 10:45 | Casey Mitchell
Samsung Starts Mass Producing 4-Bit Consumer SSDs
You can get a ton of storage for your new laptop - but you'll probably have to pay an arm and a leg for it. Putting a 4TB SSD in the new MacBook Pro immediately adds $3,200 to the cost, for example. Through the use of a 3-bit controller and Samsung's own TurboWrite technology - which drastically increases sequential write speeds using algorithmic magic - the company puts its latest consumer venture as quick as other fourth-gen TLC SSDs it produces. A new round of NAND flash production at Samsung could finally make SSDs in the multi-terabyte range affordable and mainstream.
A major impediment to making 4-bit NAND a reality has been the substantial performance hit due to lower charge levels.
Samsung's announcement this week sees the company start mass producing quad-level-cell (QLC) which allows for a 1Tb capacity per chip.
And Samsung reckons this SSD tech will filter through the rest of the memory world, which could yield cheaper high-capacity SSDs for consumers. They are also the first NVMe drives to use 4-bit QLC memory chips (Samsung will release 2.5-inch SATA drives that use QLC chips later this year). Samsung hasn't announced specific pricing, but 4-bit cells should narrow the gap a little.
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"The new and as-yet unnamed product family will include 1TB, 2TB, and 4TB drives in 2.5" form factor housings, all based on 1Tb V-NAND chips.
"Samsung's new 4-bit SATA SSD will herald a massive move to terabyte-SSDs for consumers", says Samsung EVP Jaesoo Han.
The Samsung 4TB 850 EVO SSD is now listed on Amazon.co.uk with a £1,399.99 retail price (albeit discounted to £999.99 at present).
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