Samsung Debuts 4TB Mobile Storage Options

Samsung's new 4TB SSD

Samsung claims its drive will be the "industry's first 4-bit consumer SSD", but we'll have to see about that.

This is all thanks to the more efficient production of 4-bit QLC NAND flash memory, while retaining the same performance level as a 3-bit SSD according to Samsung.

Samsung has yet to reveal the all-import prices for the new devices. That charge is used to read information from a sensor, so it's much more hard to maintain performance over time.

'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.

When data stored inside a memory cell increases from three bits to four, the chip capacity per unit area rises and the electrical charge that's used to determine information from a sensor decreases by up to 50 percent.

Mackenzie Noland alligator graduation pictures: Student poses with massive reptile
In her "not typical" graduation picture, Makenzie Noland stood with a dear friend she once considered rather threatening. A college senior in Texas has drawn quite a response as she posed for her graduation photos with a massive alligator.

However, Samsung says its new SSDs are on par with the performance of its three-bit SSDs, achieved by using a three-bit SSD control, its TurboWrite technology, and boosting capacity by using 32 chips based on its 64-layer fourth-gen 1TB V-NAND chip.

The new 4-bit Samsung 4TB SSD will be arriving sometime later this year with a 3-year warranty alongside 2TB and 1TB versions in the common 2.5-inch form factor.

Samsung today announces a more affordable variant to its $1,499 4TB solid state drives, presenting the 4TB QLC SSDs.

The 4-bit QLC SSD promises a sequential read speed of 540MB/s, and a sequential write speed of 520MB/s.

Not only that, but that 1Tb V-NAND chip means that Samsung will be able to "efficiently produce a 128GB memory card for smartphones", so it certainly sounds like the company's plans for QLC could lead to big changes for storage in general. We now have no indication on pricing.

Related:

Comments

Latest news

U.S. senator presents letter from Trump for Putin
Paul received the letter before leaving Washington and then hand-delivered it to the Russian government, the source said . Paul delivered the letter to representatives of Putin because the Russian leader has been away from Moscow all week.

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Limited Edition Comes With A GameCube Controller
With such a large library of music to choose from, some improvements were also made to make it easier to listen to it. Currently, we can only assume that the new, unannounced mode revolves around investigating this horrendous crime.

Google Pixel 3 XL Clearly White leaks in new unboxing video
The Android 9 Pie release is the proof in the proverbial pudding that Android as an operating system has hit its stride. It seems the Pixel 3 will have the same problem, according to a bunch of early photos published by Mobiltelefon.ru .

Tesla shares dip after Elon Musk proposes going private
Most analysts were skeptical, but some said a deal could materialize if Musk succeeded in lining up the right funding. In its statement, the board said the company's chief executive had "addressed the funding for this to occur".

Oil prices steady on falling U.S. crude stocks, Iran sanctions
However, despite EU's move, German vehicle and truck maker Daimler said it has dropped its plan to expand its operations in Iran. Some 19 million and 4.8 million barrels per day of oil pass through the Straits of Hormuz and Bab el-Mandeb , respectively.

NY congressman arrested on insider trading charges
In October, a congressional ethics investigation determined there was "a substantial reason to believe" Rep. Collins violated federal law when he promoted stock in Innate Immunotherapeutics using insider information.

Indonesian rescuers struggle to reach cut-off villages after deadly quake
In December 2004, a massive magnitude 9.1 quake off Sumatra triggered a tsunami that killed 230,000 people in a dozen countries. A man looks on around the buildings damaged by an natural disaster at Pamenang village, in North Lombok.

Disney Streaming Service Won't Include Pre-2019 Star Wars Films
Disney's movie studio enjoyed blockbuster success with " Avengers: Infinity War " and "The Incredibles 2 ". Adjusted earnings per share totaled $1.87, less than the Street's expectation of $1.95.

Snapchat drops daily users for first time after controversial redesign
Overall, the company posted a loss of $353m, or 27 cents a share, compared with a loss of 36 cents a share a year ago. For the current quarter ending in October, Snap said it expects revenue in the range of $265 million to $290 million.

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey defends failure to ban Alex Jones
A number of platforms have reached a different conclusion, as the crackdown on Jones intensified this week . Jack Dorsey explained on Tuesday why both remain on the platform.

Astronomers Discover Massive Glowing Planet Just Drifting Beyond The Solar System
The planet is only around 20 light years from Earth, but it's not really doing much besides relaxing in the vastness of space. Brown dwarfs are failed stars-objects much larger than most planets but too small to sustain fusion reactions.

Sergey Kovalev knocked out in stunning title loss
Kovalev was the more aggressive of the two boxers and was winning the majority of the rounds heading into the seventh. Perrella's only loss came against Yordenis Ugas who beat him up and stopped him in four rounds back in 2016.

Boris Johnson told by Tory chair to apologise for burka comments
He suggested to the BBC that the reaction to the column "says a lot about internal Conservative Party politics". Mr Johnson also faced criticism from one of his former Foreign Office deputies for his "offensive" comments.

New Samsung Promo Teases Galaxy Note 9 Gaming Features
With the Galaxy Note 9 , it appears as though Samsung will do everything in its power to avoid making the same mistake twice. Besides all the leaks, the Galaxy Note 9 has also been showcased in several teasers released by Samsung itself.

Man Utd & Chelsea Set For Late Swap Deal
Ferdinand, who made more than 450 appearances for the club, wants Pogba to stay and Spurs defender Toby Alderweireld to come in. Pogba is now tempted to leave United for Barça - and it now seems clear that Mourinho is one of the main reasons why.

Other news