Notebookcheck
, , , , , ,
search relation.
, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
 

Samsung begins mass production of industry's first 4-bit 4 TB SSD for consumers

Samsung 4 TB QLC SSD (Source: Samsung Newsroom)
Samsung 4 TB QLC SSD (Source: Samsung Newsroom)
The new 4 TB 4-bit QLC SSD by Samsung comes with a 3-year warranty period and has a level of performance similar to the company’s 3-bit design. The new SSD for consumers provides read speeds of up to 540 MB/s and write speeds of up to 520 MB/s. This drive arrives more than a decade after Samsung's 32 GB 1-bit SLC SSD that was introduced in 2006.
Codrut Nistor,

Working For Notebookcheck

Are you a techie who knows how to write? Then join our Team! English native speakers welcome!

News Writer - Details here

Back in 2006, Samsung started the SSD revolution by introducing the 1-bit SLC (single-level cell) memory chips with a capacity of 4 Gb. Sadly, the drives that used them only provided up to 32 GB of storage space. Fast forward to 2018 and we are facing the first 4-bit QLC (quad-level cell) 4 TB drive for consumers that uses fourth-generation V-NAND memory with a chip capacity of 1 Tb.

According to Samsung, the performance levels of the new 4 TB QLC SSD are similar to those provided by the 3-bit TLC (triple-level cell) drives that were introduced back in 2012. For those into technical details, we should mention the following two key figures provided by Samsung: up to 540 MB/s read speed and up to 520 MB/s write speed. The 3-year warranty is nothing out of ordinary, but it is worth mentioning it nevertheless.

Samsung's vice president of memory sales & marketing, Jaesoo Han, thinks that the new 4-bit SATA SSD "will herald a massive move to terabyte-SSDs for consumers." The company plans to provide M.2 NVMe SSDs for the enterprise and to begin mass production of 4-bit fifth-generation V-NAND memory by the end of the year.

, , , , , ,
search relation.
, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
 

Source(s)

static version load dynamic
Loading Comments
Comment on this article
Codrut Nistor
Codrut Nistor - Senior Tech Writer - 5459 articles published on Notebookcheck since 2013
In my early school days, I hated writing and having to make up stories. A decade later, I started to enjoy it. Since then, I published a few offline articles and then I moved to the online space, where I contributed to major websites that are still present online as of 2021 such as Softpedia, Brothersoft, Download3000, but I also wrote for multiple blogs that have disappeared over the years. I've been riding with the Notebookcheck crew since 2013 and I am not planning to leave it anytime soon. In love with good mechanical keyboards, vinyl and tape sound, but also smartphones, streaming services, and digital art.
Please share our article, every link counts!
> Notebook / Laptop Reviews and News > News > News Archive > Newsarchive 2018 08 > Samsung begins mass production of industry's first 4-bit 4 TB SSD for consumers
Codrut Nistor, 2018-08- 8 (Update: 2018-08- 8)