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Samsung Uses Tech Day 2018 to Announce 7nm EUV Process Node, SmartSSD, QLC-SSD and More!

Samsung has recently concluded their Tech Day 2018 from San Jose, CA, and is announcing new innovations that help maximize datacenter efficiencies, and to enable AI and other enterprise and emerging technologies.  Key revelations from Samsung Tech Day 2018 include: 7nm EUV process node from Samsung’s Foundry Operations delivers significant improvements in power, performance and size. SmartSSD is a field-programmable …

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Samsung Announces Four New Models Of Data Center SSDs for Enterprise and Big Data Business Applications

Samsung is announcing their newest lineup of Data Center SSDs for small and medium businesses (SMBs) that address today’s, as well as future trends in high performance computing storage in a big data era.  Samsung’s new series of Data Center SSD solutions is comprised of the 860 DCT, the 883 DCT, the 983 DCT and the 983 ZET.  Samsung’s latest …

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Samsung X5 Thunderbolt 3 Portable SSD Review (1TB)

So we have been on a bit of a kick lately, testing as much TB3 external storage as we could find.  And things have come along.  Where we were once restricted to external storage of 500MB/s, today’s portable storage is capable of almost 6 times that with Thunderbolt 3.  Don’t jump so fast though as TB3 is still rather niche …

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Samsung Announces Mass Production of Industry’s First QLC (4-bit, quad-level cell) SSD For Consumers — Up to 4TB In a Single 2.5″ SATA Drive

Samsung is announcing that it has begun mass production of the industry’s first QLC (4-bit, quad-level cell) SATA solid-state drive (SSD) for consumers.  Based on 1-terabit (Tb) V-NAND that features outstanding performance similar to Samsung’s 3-bit design, their QLC SSDs are expected to offer new levels of efficiency to consumers, with capacities of up to 4TB in a single 2.5″ …

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Samsung Announces Mass Production of Fifth-generation V-NAND – Next Wave of High-Performance Storage Again Has Rest of Industry Playing Catch-Up

Samsung is announcing that they have begun mass-production of their fifth-generation V-NAND memory chips, supporting the fastest data transfer speeds currently available.  This also represents the industry’s first use of the ‘Toggle DDR 4.0’ interface, enabling the transfer of data over the new 256Gb V-NAND at rates of up to 1.4Gbps.  This represents a 40% increase over their prior 64-layer …

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Samsung Announces NF1 8TB SSD for Data Centers

Samsung is announcing the launch of the industry’s highest-capacity NVMe solid-state drive (SSD) based on the extremely small Next-generation Small Form Factor (NGSFF), an 8TB drive designated as the NF1 SSD.  The NF1 is optimized for data-intensive analytics and virtualization applications in modern data centers and server systems. The NF1 features 16 of Samsung’s 512GB NAND packages, with 16 layers …

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Samsung Announces Mass Production of 30.72TB SSD – Industry’s Largest Capacity for Next-Generation Enterprise Use

Samsung is announcing that it has begun mass production of their PM1643 30.72TB SAS SSD, the industry’s largest capacity SSD for next-generation enterprise systems.  Samsung’s latest breakthrough technology is created by combining 32 of Samsung’s newest 1TB NAND flash packages.  Each package consists of 16 stacked layers of 512Gb V-NAND chips.  The super-density 1TB packages allow for a massive amount …

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Samsung 860 EVO M.2 SATA3 SSD Review (2TB)

There comes a time when we all just need to stop, sit back and think; take a look around and reassess our direction perhaps.  The SSD industry is a beautiful example of this.  SSDs were introduced some 11 years ago now, although flash technology had been in use prior.  Today, there isn’t a person in the world that hasn’t been …

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