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Samsung Sampling High-performance MLC-based Solid State Drives for Enterprise Storage
Samsung Korea announced today a new series of 100, 200 and 400GB enterprise grade MLC SSDs. By employing 30-nanometer-class MLC NAND flash chips with a Toggle DDR interface and a controller that uses a 3Gb/s SATA interface, the performance of Samsung’s new MLC-based SSDs closely approaches or even exceeds some of the SLC NAND-based SSDs now available.
The new drives can process random read commands at 43,000 input/outputs per second and random writes at 11,000 IOPS. This compares to a 15K RPM HDD which has an IOPS rate of 350, amounting to a 120X gain in random IOPS read performance and a 30X gain in random IOPS write performance.
In terms of power consumption, the new enterprise SSDs have a 150 times higher IOPS/Watt rate compared to 15K RPM HDDs, making them able to process 150 times more data while consuming the same amount of energy.