|By Le Williams | 2 years ago|
Samsung has announced a more affordable alternative to its $1,499 4TB solid-state drives, presenting the 4TB QLC SSDs.
Although specific price points are unknown, Samsung ensures the same 540MBps read and 520MBps write speeds for its new SSDs, in comparison to existing SATA SSD drives.
Designed for personal use, the new storage drives, including 1TB and 2TB iterations, also come with a three-year warranty, alleviating reliability concerns.
Samsung tweeted the statement, “New 4TB QLC SSD features performance levels on par with 3-bit SATA SSDs, offering 540MB/s read speed, 520MB/s write speed, and a 3-year warranty.”
With its new 1Tb 4-bit V-NAND chip, Samsung 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.
Based on 1-terabit (Tb) V-NAND with outstanding performance equivalent to the company’s 3-bit design, Samsung’s QLC SSD is expected to bring a new level of efficiency to consumer SSDs.
Notably, Samsung’s 4-bit 4TB QLC SATA SSD maintains its performance levels at the same level as a 3-bit SSD, by using a 3-bit SSD controller and TurboWrite technology, while increasing drive capacity through the use of 32 chips, all based on 64-layer fourth-generation 1Tb V-NAND.
“Samsung’s new 4-bit SATA SSD will herald a massive move to terabyte-SSDs for consumers,” said Jaesoo Han, executive vice president of memory sales & marketing at Samsung Electronics.
“As we expand our lineup across consumer segments and to the enterprise, 4-bit terabyte-SSD products will rapidly spread throughout the entire market.”
The initial 4TB QLC SSDs are set to arrive later this year.