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Samsung Is Building a Cheaper 4TB SSD for Everyone

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Today, Samsung announced the commencement of mass producing the industry’s first 4-bit (QLC, quad-level cell) 4-terabyte SATA solid-state drive (SSD) for consumers.

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.

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.

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 with its new 1Tb 4-bit V-NAND chip,

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.

 

In addition, the company expects to provide M.2 NVMe SSDs for the enterprise this year and begin mass production of 4-bit fifth-generation V-NAND. This will considerably expand its SSD lineup to meet the growing demand for faster, more reliable performance across a wide span of applications, such as next generation data centers, enterprise servers, and enterprise storage.

 

*1Tb (128GB) x 32 = 4TB (4,096GB)

**Samsung’s mass production history of SSDs in bits per cell

Year Bit Nodes Chip Capacity Drive Capacity
2006 1-bit SLC (single-level cell) 70nm-class 4Gb 32GB
2010 2-bit MLC (multi-level cell) 30nm-class 32Gb 512GB
2012 3-bit TLC (triple-level cell) 20nm-class 64Gb 500GB
2018 4-bit QLC (quad-level cell) 4th-gen V-NAND 1Tb 4 TB

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