Samsung releases 6th Gen SSDs with 100 Layer V-NAND

Samsung releases 6th Gen SSDs with 100 Layer V-NAND

Samsung releases 6th Gen SSDs with 100 Layer V-NAND

Samsung has announced that it has started to produce new 250GB SSDs with its 6th Generation V-NAND, offering a new speed-optimized design that also delivers lower levels of power consumption. 

While a 250GB SATA SSD isn’t that impressive by today’s standards, Samsung’s 6th Generation V-NAND opens the door to faster Samsung SSDs moving forward, promising writes with latencies of less than 450 microseconds and reads at less than 45 microseconds. This represents a 10% decrease in latency, resulting in increased responsiveness and performance. Additionally, power consumption is reduced by 15 percent. 

With the company’s new 136-layer V-NAND, Samsung offers 40% more cells than their previous designs 96-layer designs, resulting in increased storage capacities per unit of die area. 

When comparing 256Gb chips, Samsung’s new NAND requires much fewer channel holes than before, decreasing from 930 million to 670 million, reducing die size and manufacturing complexity. Samsung claims that this enables a 20% increase in manufacturing productivity. This boosted productivity per die will allow Samsung to lower its production costs, which is great news for the company given NAND’s declining pricing.  

  

Samsung releases 6th Gen SSDs with 100 Layer V-NAND
Later this year, Samsung plans to create larger 512Gb TLC V-NAND using their 6th Generation technology, which will enable the creation of larger SSDs and higher performance solid-state storage devices.   

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