News Intel SSDs Moving to 144 Layer QLC Flash, Optane Getting PCIe 4.0

CerianK

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Whether you like the idea of PLC (five bits per cell), or not, at least the SSD specs don't seem to try and hide the fact, unlike the SMR (shingled magnetic recording) debacle with HDDs that recently surfaced (and hopefully will now be fully disclosed for all drives). This is all very important for performance, reliability and/or compatibility.
 
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Whether you like the idea of PLC (five bits per cell), or not, at least the SSD specs don't seem to try and hide the fact, unlike the SMR (shingled magnetic recording) debacle with HDDs that recently surfaced (and hopefully will now be fully disclosed for all drives). This is all very important for performance, reliability and/or compatibility.
Just wait till SSD manufacturers start to remove FLASH technology from spec.
For example Samsung 870 EVO and 870 QVO are very close!
 

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I'd be more interested in the focus to producing more layers. Will 256 layers ever be possible I wonder? But the other direction is X or Y of course.
 

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