Samsung Starts Mass Production of 5th Generation V-NAND

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Samsung has started the mass production of the 5th generation of V-NAND technology and is boasting of being the first to use the 'Toggle DDR 4.0' interface. The performance boost from the technology should allow Samsung’s new 256-gigabit (Gb) V-NAND to reach 1.4-gigabits per second (Gbps), a 40-percent increase from its 64-layer predecessor. The new V-NAND also boasts of a 30% improvement in write speed. Expect to see new product releases in the supercomputing, enterprise server, and mobile sectors in the coming months.

The energy efficiency of Samsung’s new V-NAND remains comparable to that of the 64-layer chip, primarily because the operating voltage has been reduced from 1.8 volts to 1.2 volts. The new V-NAND also has the fastest data write speed to date at 500-microseconds (ms), which represents about a 30-percent improvement over the write speed of the previous generation, while the response time to read-signals has been significantly reduced to 50ms.
 

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So what's Samsung's next line of 5th-gen-Flash-based SSDs going to be called? 1060 Pro and 1060 Evo?
I'm looking forward to finding out. :)
 

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Samsung has started the mass production of the 5th generation of V-NAND technology and is boasting of being the first to use the 'Toggle DDR 4.0' interface. The performance boost from the technology should allow Samsung’s new 256-gigabit (Gb) V-NAND to reach 1.4-gigabits per second (Gbps), a 40-percent increase from its 64-layer predecessor. The new V-NAND also boasts of a 30% improvement in write speed. Expect to see new product releases in the supercomputing, enterprise server, and mobile sectors in the coming months.

The energy efficiency of Samsung’s new V-NAND remains comparable to that of the 64-layer chip, primarily because the operating voltage has been reduced from 1.8 volts to 1.2 volts. The new V-NAND also has the fastest data write speed to date at 500-microseconds (ms), which represents about a 30-percent improvement over the write speed of the previous generation, while the response time to read-signals has been significantly reduced to 50ms.
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The energy efficiency of Samsung’s new V-NAND remains comparable to that of the 64-layer chip, primarily because the operating voltage has been reduced from 1.8 volts to 1.2 volts. The new V-NAND also has the fastest data write speed to date at 500-microseconds (μs), which represents about a 30-percent improvement over the write speed of the previous generation, while the response time to read-signals has been significantly reduced to 50μs.
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Not sure what happened there, but ms = millisecond. The source is correct in its use of μs for microsecond.
 

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Not sure what happened there, but ms = millisecond. The source is correct in its use of μs for microsecond.
Unfortunately the editor doesn't recognize μs for microsecond, so it comes out as broken code. So we decided to sneak in ms and hope that you'll wouldn't catch it.

Secretly I knew you'll would. You guys have eagle eyes. :)

Shuush don't tell anyone the secret. :)
 

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"Packed inside Samsung’s fifth-generation V-NAND are more than 90 layers of ‘3D charge trap flash (CTF) cells,’ the largest amount in the industry, stacked in a pyramid structure with microscopic channel holes vertically drilled throughout. These channel holes, which are only a few hundred-nanometers (nm)-wide, contain more than 85 billion CTF cells that can store three bits of data each. This state-of-the-art memory fabrication is the result of several breakthroughs that include advanced circuit designs and new process technologies."

wow, simply wow. Channels only a few hundred-nanometers (nm)-wide, etc. Does this stuff still numb anyone else's brain, or is it just me?
 

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Does this mean the 1TB MX500 I just paid $185 or so for is going to be a bad deal? Honestly didn't need it but I had $55 in ebay bucks, so it came to $133.20 or so.

Any chance the prices will go up in Q4 2018? :p
 

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Does this mean the 1TB MX500 I just paid $185 or so for is going to be a bad deal? Honestly didn't need it but I had $55 in ebay bucks, so it came to $133.20 or so.

Any chance the prices will go up in Q4 2018? :p
Prices will continue to drop as more production is shifted to 64L and now 96L. Samsung seems to have a lot of performance increases built into their next generation so the price drop might be very small as they’ll charge a premium.

96L QLC is what I’m excited about for bulk storage, should be about a 40%+ reduction in cost from current prices.
 

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Logically then a 870 Evo/Pro will be coming soon?
The SATAIII bus is already saturated but better endurance, lower price is a win.
 

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I need a pcie card with room for more then 1 nvme that doesn't require selling a kidney or blowing 1000s of fat ugly guys.
 
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