TLC vNAND Incoming, Is a Samsung 850 EVO coming?

vNAND with a little TLC

TLC vNAND Incoming, 850 EVO?

 vNAND Gets a little TLC

We reported last week on Samsungs 850 Pro SSD with their new vNAND technology which allows for greater chip density, performance and lower power consumption. Now it Looks like Samsumg is preparing vNAND which uses TLC flash, much like Samsungs Evo Series SSDs. Is a Samsung 850 Evo SSD incoming?

 TLC vNAND Incoming, 850 EVO?

For those who do not know the difference between TLC and MLC NAND, let me explain;

TLC (triple-level cell) flash is a higher density flash which stores 3 bits of information in each cell, which is 1 bit more than the MLC (multi-level cell) flash used in most of Samsungs other SSDs. This gain in storage density is offset by lower write speeds and durability of each individual cell, but these problems can be offset by giving the flash the 3D treatment as vNAND will simultaneously increase the write speeds and the durability of the flash. This makes a 3D, or vertical, TLC Flash highly desirable as its traditional disadvantages are offset by this new technology.

What does this mean to us? It means that Samsung can cram more storage space onto less flash chips without lower write speeds and less durability, which means that they can produce a fast reliable SSD for cheaper than their current 850 Pro and perhaps release a, let’s call it a 850 EVO SSD based on TLC vNAND for a reduced price.

Samsung now have everything they need to not just make the most advanced SSDs on the market, but also potentially the cheapest. So we look forward to seeing what Samsung have in store for us in the coming months.

If you want to discuss the difference in Flash types, or just talk about Samsungs current SSD offerings, please go the the OC3D Forums.

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Most Recent Comments

09-07-2014, 07:31:27

Samsung is giving vNAND the TLC treatment. Are cheaper faster SSDs Incoming?

Read more hereQuote

09-07-2014, 07:36:22

would be nice on the 850's
their hyper ssds would be brutal fast with huge caps when they tighten the architecture from 40 nm to 20 Quote

09-07-2014, 09:00:51

A cheaper Fast SSD will always be welcome in my book, 128GB is starting to feel a little small lol.Quote

09-07-2014, 09:03:20

Hopefully it'll lower the price of the 840s EVOs.
I was planning to RAID a couple of 512gbs when they get replaced by the 850.Quote

09-07-2014, 22:11:38

I cant wait to see this technology put into the M.2 x4 and SATA-Express, and future technologies. We've been limited by 6GB/s for a while now, i'm ready to see some blazing fast speeds from a single, low-cost drive drive.Quote

10-07-2014, 03:52:10

read more here doesn't workQuote

10-07-2014, 07:17:01

I've been running a 128 GB SSD as my primary drive for 3 years. It would be good to change to a higher capacity drive that costs half as much as I paid for my first SSD (128GB @ £145, which seems quite shocking considering the prices they are selling at now).Quote

10-07-2014, 08:02:24

The "Read More Here" link aint linked bud

So seeing this TLC nand will go into their lower performing EVO series I wonder what the price range will be on these come release Quote

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