OCZ plans to use TLC NAND flash memory for SSDs

OCZ Technology, a major own-brand vendor of solid-state drives plans to use TLC NAND flash memory, originally intended for temporary storage solutions like memory cards and USB flash sticks for inexpensive SSDs.

Ryan Petersen, chief executive officer of OCZ commented that customers are interested in SSDs based on TLC NAND memory and this has stimulated the company to release new solid state drives with this technology. OCZ plans to position the new TLC models into the lower part of the market and more precisely it targets low-end servers, laptops and consumers who do not want to spend a lot of money on a SSD. Petersen expects that this is the market segment where users can get over four years of SSD life.

Triple-bit-per-cell (TLC) NAND flash memory is cheap to manufacture, but its redundancy is dramatically below than that of multi-layer cell (MLC) memory – around 1000 writes (for TLC) versus 10 000 writes (for MLC) and simply cannot be compared to the number of write cycles for SLC (single layer per bit) memory which can endure about 100 000 writes.

OCZ Vertex SSD

OCZ relies on its latest SSD controller that does support TLC NAND flash. In general for such a combination to be successful a combination of a very advanced controller along with extreme redundancy is needed to overcome disadvantages of TLC memory.

OCZ plans remain unknown.

Source: X-bit Labs

Related posts

Gigabyte shows Brix Skylake UHD at CeBIT 2016

Gigabyte shows Brix Skylake UHD at CeBIT 2016

Gigabyte has gained attention in the past few months with its Brix line of mini computers, which offer powerful hardware in small-sized chassis but the company has felt that something was missing in the whole picture. That’s why the Taiwanese company has now unveiled a new Brix computer that is...

Intel intros Itanium 9300 Series Processor

Intel Corporation today introduced the Itanium® processor 9300 series, previously codenamed "Tukwila," which delivers more than double the performance of its predecessor, boosts scalability and adds reliability features to the Itanium platform that is already running mission-critical...

ADATA debuts UC330 Dual USB flash drive

ADATA debuts UC330 Dual USB flash drive

The leading Taiwanese manufacturer of computer memory and flash products ADATA has released the all-new UC330 Dual USB flash drive that features a micro USB interface and a standard USB interface at the same time. Thus the new company product is a perfect solution for people who transfer files...

Leave a comment