New York News
Something to look forward to: As companies attempt to squeeze every last bit of speed possible out of PCIe 4.0 SSDs, they’ve begun to focus on the newest standard, PCIe 5.0. While some manufacturers have reported 10+ GB/s capable drives, Samsung has attempted to overthrow all of its competition with its 8th-generation V-NAND.
Earlier this year, we covered Samsung’s newest and fastest NVMe solid-state drive, the 990 PRO. The 990 PRO boasted speeds of “up to 7,450 MB/s,” and reviews showed it to be one of the best PCIe 4.0 SSDs for consumers. The drive features Samsung’s 7th-generation “V-NAND” flash. However, the company doesn’t plan to use the 7th-gen chips for long.
In August, Samsung began the production phase for its upcoming 8th-generation V-NAND. At the time, the specifications were somewhat vague. In a more recent announcement, Samsung made the speeds of these new flash modules public, which are impressive.