View Full Version : Samsung wants to kill hard drives with new high-efficiency SSDs

October 11th, 2014, 21:23
http://o.aolcdn.com/hss/storage/midas/5ee754aa2a3722879bb14ec5a095df80/200347301/samsung-vnand-ssd-lead.png (http://www.engadget.com/2014/10/09/samsung-tlc-v-nand-ssd/)
For the first time, Samsung has starting producing (http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20141008006629/en/Samsung-Electronics-Starts-Mass-Production-Industrys-3-bit#.VDZNZxYzCra) SSDs using (wait for it) 3-bit multi-level-cell, 3D Vertical NAND flash memory, better known as TLC V-NAND. So, who in the actual hell cares? You might, if you're planning on buying an SSD or computer soon. Samsung's current V-NAND technology has resulted in models like the 850 Pro SSD (http://www.engadget.com/2014/07/01/samsung-850-pro-v-nand-ssd-review-roundup/), which topped all benchmarks and has a 10-year guarantee. But combining V-NAND with 3-bit tech has more than doubled wafer yields, which should result in even cheaper, faster and higher-capacity SSDs. The disks aren't on sale yet, but there's a good chance that one of the first available will be Samsung's recently leaked (http://www.kitguru.net/components/ssd-drives/anton-shilov/samsung-readies-ssd-for-everyone-based-on-tlc-3d-v-nand-memory/) 850 EVO.