Topic: Storage Tech
Samsung, you know the company that manufacturers all things technology have just announced that they're in the process of mass producing 4-bit QLC (quad level cell) 4TB SSDs. This move from Korean tech INC could entice PC enthusiasts to start purchasing Multi TB hard drives. Further into 2018 Samsung is also expected to release the 2.5-inch SATA 3 QLC SSD's that will come in 1TB and 2TB.
The 2.5-inch SATA 3 drive uses Samsung's new 64 layer 1TB 4-bit V-NAND chips. The upcoming 4TB storage drive, featuring their highly acclamied 32 V-NAND chip technology. Regarding performance, the drive according to Samsung is as good as the Samsung 3-bit SSD, thanks in part to the 3-bit SSD controller and TurboWrite technology, boosting read/write speeds, the numbers goes as follow; sequential read will be 540MB/s, a 520MB/s sequential write speed.
Probably the most significant announcement made by Samsung that has me stoked is their microSD cards will also be implemented with the new 1TB 4-bit V-NAND chips. The new chip makes it easier to efficiently produce 128GB memory cards for smartphones, which according to Samsung, have much higher capacities for high-performing memory storage.
The expected timetable for when Samsung will introduce their flagship 4TGB QLC SSD to market, as well as the 1TB and 2TB models in the 2.5-inch SATA 3 form factor is late 2018. Potential consumers will be offered a 3-year warranty. Samsung have yet to any prices.