Samsung Electronics has unveiled the first solid state drive (SSD) based on its 3D V-NAND technology.
Samsung SSD is designed for use in enterprise servers and data centers.
ES Jung, executive vice president, semiconductor R&D center at Samsung Electronics, said that by applying 3D V-NAND – which has overcome the formidable hurdle of scaling beyond the 10-nanometer (nm) class, Samsung is providing its customers with high density and exceptional reliability, as well as an over 20 percent performance increase and an over 40 percent improvement in power consumption.
Samsung’s V-NAND SSD comes in 960 GB and 480GB versions.
The 960GB version offers more than 20 percent increase in sequential and random write speeds by utilizing 64 dies of MLC 3D V-NAND flash, each offering 128 Gb of storage, with a six-gigabit-per-second SATA interface controller. ( Samsung starts 3D V-NAND flash memory production )
The new V-NAND SSD also offers 35K program erase cycles and is available in a 2.5 inch form factor with x, y and z-heights of 10cm, 7cm and 7mm, which provides server manufacturers with more design flexibility and scalability.
Samsung’s 3D V-NAND technology achieves manufacturing productivity improvements over twice that of 20nm-class planar NAND flash, by using cylinder-shaped 3D Charge Trap Flash cell structures and vertical interconnect process technology to link the 24 layers comprising the 3D cell array.
The 3D V-NAND will drive disruptive innovation that can be compared to a Digital Big Bang in the global IT industry, and contribute to much more significant growth in the memory market.
Samsung will continue to introduce next-generation V-NAND products with enhanced performance to meet diverse customer needs for NAND flash-based storage.