For the first time, Samsung has starting producing 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, 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 new series comes in 120GB, 250GB, 500GB and 1TB capacity options and boasts sequential read speeds of up to 540 megabytes per second (MB/s) and write speeds of up to 520 MB/s.
With Samsung’s TurboWrite technology, the 1TB version offers random write speeds of up to 90K Input/Output Operations Per Second (IOPS), which enables fast storage of high volume data in addition to multi-tasking operations. Additionally, the drive features outstanding reliability with 80GB data writes per day for five years in the 500GB and 1TB models. Pricng? what pricing?! We’re still waiting for Samsung to confirm.
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The people’s from Samsung SA were kind enough to supply us with their latest pricing as follows:
120GB-R 1 299
250GB-R 2 099
500GB-R 3 989
1TB-R 6 699