Samsung has announced the first SSD with 3D V-NAND memory at its 2014 SSD Global Summit in Seoul. The 850 PRO SSD line up will feature cutting edge three dimensional vertical NAND flash memory technology. The SSD will be available in 53 markets globally and its designed for high-end PCs and workstations. Samsung’s V-NAND (Vertical-NAND) features a vertical cell structure overcoming the current bottlenecks faced with traditional NAND flash memory.
“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,” said Unsoo Kim, senior vice president of branded product marketing team at Samsung Electronics. “We are fully committed to establishing an innovative computing environment by providing customers with leading-edge V-NAND SSDs with unrivaled performance.”
Samsung 850 PRO SSD Line up
Samsung 850 PRO SSD line up offers exceptional performance using SATA 6GB/s interface. Although most Z97 chipset motherboards are equipped with SATA Express ports but no one can rule out the traditional SATA 6GB/s interface. 850 PRO’s sequential read speeds reach up to 550 MB/s and 520 MB/s for write. Random read performance is up to 100,000 IOPS with write speeds up to 90,000 IOPS.
Samsung has also incorporated Driver Thermal Guard in 850 PRO line up which maintains the optimal temperature during operation. The SSD comes in four storage capacities – 128 GB, 256 GB, 512 GB and 1 TB. Availability of 850 PRO SSD line is not announced yet.
The global SSD is rapidly growing and Samsung believes that their 3D V-NAND technology will add to this growth. According to Gartner Forecast Analysis, global SSD market is expected to increase to $14.47 billion in 2014 and $23.54 billion in 2017 compared to $11.04 billion in 2013.
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