Samsung has announced that it has come up with a multi-level-cell (MLC) based SSD for enterprise storage use. The drives will be available in capacities of 100GB, 200GB, 400GB and are suitable for servers since they provide high density while consuming very little power. The drives use 30nm-class MLC NAND flash chips that support Toggle DDR and a 3Gb/s SATA interface, allowing it to perform on par with SLC NAND-based drives. The drive boasts random commands at 43,000 input/outputs per second (IOPS), random writes of 11,000 IOPS, and processes 150 times more data while consuming the same amount of electricity as a 15K RPM hard drive. These SSDs are currently being sampled and mass production is slated for next month.
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