Western Digital begins sampling 1.33Tb QLC 3D NAND — highest storage density for even more affordable SSDs!
Right now as we speak, SSDs are getting ever cheaper. While SSDs are still far from being as affordable as hard disks, the next technology is definitely going to bring the prices further down. The latest 96-layer BiCS4 QLC 3D NAND chips are developed by Western Digital in partnership with Toshiba, and Western Digital is already prepping for volume shipment this year.
Western Digital aims to market the latest NAND under the SanDisk brand, targeting consumers. The massive 1.33Tb (166.25GB) QLC 96-layer 3D NAND chips ought to entice more consumers to pick up an SSD, as they are sure to drive prices down. The less NAND chips an SSD uses, the cheaper it will be to produce, thus making it more accessible for everyone.
The BiCS4 QLC 3D NAND is Western Digital’s second generation four-bit-per-cell NAND, and Western Digital has applied all their previous findings on QLC 64-layer 3D NAND.
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