Samsung has launched the mass production of the first on the market SSDs based on 3-bit NAND technology.
New storage devices (PM853T SSD) are designed primarily for servers used for social networking sites, web browsing, email, etc.
The new PM853T SSDs are introduced in densities of 240GB, 480GB and 960GB. The Serial ATA 3.0 interface with the bandwidth of up to 6Gb/s serves as a connection to a computer.
Applying Samsung’s 10 nanometer (nm) 3-bit NAND flash components and updated controller technology, the new drive shows a sequential read speed of 530 megabytes per second (MB/s), while writing sequentially at 420MB/s. It also will read data randomly at 90,000 IOPS and handle sustained writes at 14,000 IOPS.
According to a forecast from IHS iSuppli, the global market volume of SSDs on the global market will be increased by a third this year compared to 2013 - from $ 9.4 to $ 12.4 billion. In 2017 it is expected to reach $ 20 billion.