Samsung samples MLC-based SSD for enterprise-class storage

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Samsung has announced that they’ve developed multi-level-cell (MLC)-based Solid State Drives for enterprise storage applications. Coming in capacities of 100, 200 and 400GB options, the SSDs are apt for servers as the new SSD provides higher-density while consuming very less power.

The SSD uses 30nm-class MLC NAND flash chips that support Toggle DDR and 3Gb/s SATA interface, allowing the SSD to perform at par with SLC NAND-based SSD.

The drive boasts random read commands at 43,000 input/outputs per second (IOPS) and random writes at 11,000 IOPS and processes 150 times more data while consuming the same amount of electricity as a 15K RPM HDD.

Additionally, the drive also has an end-to-end data protection, improved data encryption for enhanced security.

The SSDs are currently being sampled with mass production slated for next month.

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