Intel next gen ssd
Intel made some very conceited statements at the memory and storage event held last week, saying that its Pentalevel unit SSD will be far superior to its competitors. The five-level unit in question is Intel's follow-up to the four-level unit currently in use. The
four-layer unit mainly appears in the high-capacity SSDs used today. This technology makes them easier to be accessed by everyday users, and more importantly, their wallets.
break it down a bit. Although the current four-layer unit technology is great in many ways, the disadvantage of low cost is its impact on hard drive durability and storage speed. Although the price may be attractive, potential hard drive failure and data loss are not.
So far, the only company that publicly talks about their work on next-generation NAND technology is Toshiba, and what they say is not optimistic.
Toshiba seems to be working hard to alleviate the "push to store five bits per cell" defect. They also said that another part of the problem is the difficulty in accurately reading NAND PLCs. If you read this article, you might wonder why Intel relies so much on technology. You will not be alone. The good news for
is that Intel seems to continue to be very confident in this technology, confident enough to claim that their memory construction method provides them with a competitive advantage and helps to dominate the next-generation SSD lineup. Compared with charge trap flash memory, your key factor in this regard is the use of floating gate cells.
Can you ask what is the difference? NAND manufacturers have traditionally used charge trap flash memory to reduce production costs through fewer process steps and higher yields. According to Intel, the disadvantage of this is that data retention is affected, which is critical in SSDs. Intel's floating gate unit solution will obviously alleviate this situation by providing a larger and more reliable reading window with its floating gate unit.
Although these statements from Intel sound promising, we still have to wait and see before we have conclusive evidence to judge. Toshiba is struggling with this and hopes to dedicate itself to developing its own floating door technology, which is also a bit of a concern.
If Intel's claim is true, the good news is that we can expect better SSDs with more powerful technologies in the near future. However, for now, it looks like we'll have to wait and see.