Universal Flash Storage (UFS) is known for its blazing fast transfer speed but its storage capacity is previously limited to 256GB. However, that barrier has now been broken as Samsung today has officially announced its new 512GB embedded UFS solution.
According to Samsung, its new 512GB eUFS offering features eight 64-layer 512Gb V-NAND chip and a controller chip that stacked together in one single solution. Despite the increased number of layers, it still have the same size as the company’s previous 48-layer V-NAND 256GB solution.
Aside from the increased amount of storage, Samsung has also implemented new power management technology into the new solution in order to minimize its power consumption that comes from having more storage on the solution. As for its performance, the new 512GB eUFS solution able to reach 860 and 255 MB/s in terms of sequential read and write speed respectively while its random read and write speed is rated at 42,000 and 40,000 IOPS.
Given the timing of the announcement, it is only a matter of time before manufacturers adopt the 512GB eUFS solution into their products especially in mobile devices. Now, let’s see which product that will be the first one to be offered to consumers in 2018.