Samsung’s Upcoming 4TB QLC SSDs will be cheaper:- For growing its consumer base in SSDs Samsung has begun its mass production of larger 4TB QLC SATA SSDs which keeps the TLC flash base of 1TB V-NAND. Samsung is working on it from years and finally begun the work, this will enable a larger Storage capacity in less price.
Samsung every year introduces new SSDs in the market, On the Q1 of this year, Samsung launched its new SSD class 860 Pro and 860 Evo which comes in the sizes up to 4TB.
Samsung launched the 4TB SSDs back in the year 2016 with a huge price tag of $1,499 which generally most people can not afford.
In a press statement, the Samsung official did not reveal the price of the new SSDs but they have hinted that this time they will cover the vast majority of consumers in the world.
Executive VP of memory sales & marketing at Samsung, Jaesoo Han said: “Samsung’s new 4-bit SATA SSD will herald a massive move to terabyte-SSDs for consumers,” He added: “As we expand our lineup across consumer segments and to the enterprise, 4-bit terabyte-SSD products will rapidly spread throughout the entire market.”
According to Samsung, the traditional challenges associated with QCL flash, (like lower endurance & performance due to the extra 33% density), has been set straight, this is happened due to advancement in 3D manufacturing tech.
And now the speeds attained by the company’s TLC SSDs should be expected in the QCL flash. This advancement has also resulted to the feasibility of the NAND being used for light-use applications like desktop PCs.
An advantage of the QCL flash over the TLC flash is its ability to store 4 bits per cell, (TLC flash stores 3 bits per cell), which will help to bring higher storage capacity at lower prices to the SSD market. That is why Samsung’s Upcoming 4TB QLC SSDs will be cheaper.
The SATA SSD measures 2.5-inch and comes with 32 chips based on Samsung’s 4th Gen. 64-layer flash.
More upcoming tech from the company includes a 128GB QCL memory card for smartphones, 1TB & 2TB models of the SATA SSD (coming later this same year) & NVMe SSDs coming as M.2 models for enterprise applications.
At the moment, Samsung is yet to provide information regarding its shipping dates, branding or pricing. No random performance/endurance metrics has been provided by the company for now, though it promises sequential throughput of 540/520MB/s read/write.
In addition to high-capacity SSDs, Samsung also revealed that with its new chip, it will be able to efficiently produce a 128GB memory card for smartphones that will lead the charge toward higher capacities for high-performance memory storage.
So even if you don’t need a 4TB hard drive, the technology will lead to updated storage solutions for mobile devices as well (though 512GB smartphones might make memory cards obsolete).
Even though Samsung decided to be quiet during the Flash Memory Summit, its announcement of the new 4TB QLC SSD sends a wave racing towards QCL announcements from Micron, Toshiba, Western Digital & Intel, leaving SK Hynix as the lone flash-champ yet to announce a new QCL product.
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