Samsung rolls-out 3D V-NAND based 850 PRO SSDs

Micro Electronics

by CBR Staff Writer| 02 July 2014

It’s the company’s first 32-layer 3D V-NAND product for client PCs, with earlier versions using 24 layers of data-storing silicon.

Samsung has launched its first Pro series solid state drive (SSD) - 850 PRO based on its 3D vertical NAND (V-NAND) flash memory technology.

Featuring the company's vertical cell structure, the 850 PRO overcomes the density limit currently experiencing planar NAND architecture deployed in traditional flash memory, while yielding significant speed, endurance and energy efficiency enhancements.

Samsung Electronics branded product marketing team senior VP Unsoo Kim said that the company intends to establish an innovative computing environment by providing customers with V-NAND SSDs with unrivalled performance.

"With the new 850 PRO V-NAND SSD, Samsung is introducing the next major evolution of SSD technology, taking the lead in delivering high-density SSDs with outstanding endurance, performance and energy efficiency," Kim said.

Integrating SATA III (6Gb/s) interface, the Samsung 850 PRO delivers improved read performance of up to 550mbps, with write performance reaching up to 520mbps, while offering random read performance of up to 100,000 input/output operations-per-second (IOPS) and write speeds of up to 90,000 IOPS.

To be offered with 128GB, 256GB, 512GB and 1TB storage capacities, shipments of the latest SSDs across 53 markets are expected to commence in August.

Mainly intended for workstations and high-end PCs, the drive also comes with a Dynamic Thermal Guard feature, which maintains ambient temperature while operating and avoid potential data loss in the event of overheating.

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