Samsung starts cranking out 512GB eUFS storage

Image Credit Venya Geskin

Image Credit Venya Geskin

Samsung says that its fast eUFS storage is ideal for next gen devices which could bump into "potential limitations in system performance that can occur with the use of micro SD cards".

Recently, we've seen Toshiba announce that it has started shipping UFS devices having 64-layer 3D flash storage.

Utilising Samsung's latest 64-layer 512-gigabit V-NAND chips (eight of them), the new 512GB eUFS package provides record storage capacity and faster processing speeds, the company claims.

Some tablets, including the iPad Pro and Microsoft's Surface tablets, already offer 512GB of space for media content. Samsung says its new solution slims down the chips so that the increased storage capacity takes up the same amount of space as a 256GB chip would. In addition, the 512GB eUFS' controller chip speeds up the mapping process for converting logical block addresses to those of physical blocks. To put that in a real-life scenario, a user would be able to transfer a 5GB 1080p full HD video clip in around 6 seconds. While the company's press release does not specifically mention which version of the UFS interface had been implemented, Samsung did state that the storage package could attain "sequential read and writes reaching up to 860 megabytes per second (MB/s) and 255MB/s respectively" putting it very much in the ballpark of UFS 2.0.

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The new solution will provide a huge boost for storage on flagship phones, as well as another product for the strong performing division of Samsung to continue growth. This will improve the speed of storage-intensive tasks such as high-resolution burst photos, file searches, and downloading videos in dual app mode, the company states. Still, we do know Samsung has a habit of using a bunch of similar specs on these two classes and we don't expect anything different come 2018.

For ultra-premium flagship devices, Samsung is expected to rapidly increase production for its 64-layer 512Gb V-NAND chips, and expand its 256Gb V-NAND production.

Would you still be interested in picking up the Galaxy S9 if it shipped with 500GB of internal flash storage instead of a microSD slot? With 512GB of onboard storage, it would, for most people, eliminate the need for supplementary storage options, such as microSD cards.

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