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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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Samsung Announces Mass Production of 256GB Embedded UFS (eUFS) for Automotive Applications

Samsung is announcing that it has begun mass production of a 256GB embedded Universal Flash Storage (eUFS) device that contains the advanced features for automotive specifications that meet the JEDEC UFS 3.0 standard, which is a first for the industry.  Samsung introduced the breakthrough 128GB eUFS back in September of 2017, which was also an industry first.  The new 256GB …

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Samsung Announces 800GB Z-SSD™ for HPC, Supercomputing, Artificial Intelligence and Internet of Things

Samsung is announcing an 800GB SSD, designated as the SZ985 Z-SSD™, geared toward the most advanced enterprise applications.  This includes the rapidly growing fields of Artificial Intelligence (AI), Internet of Things (IoT) and supercomputing.  The 800GB Z-SSD was developed in 2017, providing the most efficient storage solution for these type of applications, as well as those that utilize high-speed data …

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Samsung 860 Pro SSD Review (4TB) – So Much Storage

To give you an idea how far we have come in solid-state storage, the very first notebook sold with an SSD was the Dell XPS M1330.  It shipped with the Sandisk u5000  (my first and very embarrassing review) SATA2 32GB SSD, an SSD that would gain infamy as the first ‘stuttering SSD’ and, back then, storage capacity wasn’t an option. …

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