Samsung Introduces Industry’s First 256-Gigabyte Universal Flash Storage

Posted: Feb 26 2016, 11:02am CST | by , Updated: Feb 26 2016, 10:28pm CST, in News | Technology News

Samsung Introduces Industry’s First 256-Gigabyte Universal Flash Storage

Samsung has recently started mass production of its first 256 GB memory chip based on the Universal Flash Storage 2.0 (UFS) standard.

We heard rumors about the memory chip a long time ago, but it is only now that they entered into the proper production phase.

Samsung’s latest chip supports faster performance which is better than the mainstream SATA-based SSD for PCs.

Data transfer by the new memory chip is up to 850MB/s read and 260MB/s write.

This figure is about three times faster than the other high-performance micro SD cards.

On the other hand, the new chip is built upon the Samsung’s company's V-NAND tech.

It supports up to 45,000 read and 40,000 write operations per second. (IOPS).

This, like the previous figure, is also two times faster than the previous gen UFS memory.

Due to the latest chip from Samsung, watching and recording 4K movies will be made much easier than ever.

Samsung also pointed that its new Smartphones will be supporting USB 3.0 interface.

The company also said that with this new 256GB UFS 2.0 chip, transferring a 90-minute 1080p video will take just 12 seconds.

We must say that the figures are quite impressive. The Samsung Galaxy Note 6 is expected to launch this September.

Our guess is that the company's flagship phablet will be the first phone to feature such storage option.

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