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Samsung releases 6th Gen SSDs with 100+ Layer V-NAND

Faster V-NAND with boosted storage potential.

Samsung releases 6th Gen SSDs with 100+ Layer V-NAND

Samsung releases 6th Gen SSDs with 100+ Layer V-NAND

Samsung has announced that it has started to produce new 250GB SSDs with its 6th Generation V-NAND, offering a new speed-optimized design that also delivers lower levels of power consumption. 

While a 250GB SATA SSD isn't that impressive by today's standards, Samsung's 6th Generation V-NAND opens the door to faster Samsung SSDs moving forward, promising writes with latencies of less than 450 microseconds and reads at less than 45 microseconds. This represents a 10% decrease in latency, resulting in increased responsiveness and performance. Additionally, power consumption is reduced by 15 percent. 

With the company's new 136-layer V-NAND, Samsung offers 40% more cells than their previous designs 96-layer designs, resulting in increased storage capacities per unit of die area. 

When comparing 256Gb chips, Samsung's new NAND requires much fewer channel holes than before, decreasing from 930 million to 670 million, reducing die size and manufacturing complexity. Samsung claims that this enables a 20% increase in manufacturing productivity. This boosted productivity per die will allow Samsung to lower its production costs, which is great news for the company given NAND's declining pricing.  

  

Samsung releases 6th Gen SSDs with 100+ Layer V-NAND
Later this year, Samsung plans to create larger 512Gb TLC V-NAND using their 6th Generation technology, which will enable the creation of larger SSDs and higher performance solid-state storage devices.   

You can join the discussion on Samsung's 6th Generation V-NAND on the OC3D Forums

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06-08-2019, 13:55:39

grassman
Better prices? I'll believe it when I see it with there recent dodgy history.Quote

06-08-2019, 14:05:04

Dawelio
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Originally Posted by grassman View Post
Better prices? I'll believe it when I see it with there recent dodgy history.

What's this exactly? Have I missed something? ...Quote

06-08-2019, 15:07:12

tgrech
I think Mark means the pricing pressure from the industry wide drop in price/GB generally. Bought a 250GB SSD yday for £25, cost me £90 a little over 2 years ago. Samsung get their premium on the higher end parts but they still seem to keep in check generally.Quote

06-08-2019, 19:50:42

NeverBackDown
NAND prices indeed falling. DRAM will follow suite and has already dropped a little bit already. I'm waiting for affordable 3600mhz 32GB kits.Quote
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