Samsung Unveils first 3D V-NAND SSD

Samsung's 3D V-NAND solid state drive

Samsung's 3D V-NAND solid state drive

Samsung has introduced the world’s first solid state drive (SSD) based on 3D V-NAND technology. The new SSD offers almost 1 terabye of storage with immensely high reliability.

The new Samsung SSD, which was unveiled during a keynote at the annual Flash Memory Summit in California, is designed for enterprise servers and data centers.

In his keynote speech, the executive vice president for Samsung Electronics’ semiconductor R&D center said the new 3D V-NAND based SSD from Samsung has over 20 percent performance increase and more than 40 percent improvement in power consumption.

“As we pioneer a new era of memory technology, we will continue to introduce differentiated green memory products and solutions for the server, mobile, and PC markets to help reduce energy waste and to create greater shared value in the enterprise and for consumers,” E.S. Jung added.

The Samsung’s 3D V-NAND SSD comes in 480GB and 960GB versions. The latter packs more than 20-percent increase in sequential and random write speeds as it utilizes 64 dies of MLC 3D V-NAND flash, each die offering 128 gigabits of storage. The 960GB version also has a six-gigabit-per-second SATA interface controller. Both versions of the new SSD offer 35K program erase cycles and are available in a 2.5-inch form factor.

The company has said production of its new line of 3D V-NAND SSDs has begun earlier this month, with no word on when these will be available in the market.

Source: Samsung

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