At the least two retailers have begun to market a 2TB model of Samsung's 970 Professional SSD. Some of the highly effective drives available on the market – and one of many few remaining MLC drives – a bigger 970 Professional, will give high-performance customers an alternative choice for high-capacity SSDs, leading to no less than 2TB of efficiency no less than in laborious drives.
When Samsung unveiled the SS70s 970 Professional and 970 Evo final 12 months, it obtained right into a paradoxical state of affairs. On the one hand, the flagship 970 Professional provided superior efficiency and higher endurance as a result of it was 3D MLC reminiscence, however only one TB. However, the marginally slower 3D TLC-controlled 970 Evo SSDs with a capability of as much as 2 TB have been obtainable. Because of this, the 970 Professional was the king by way of efficiency, so that you needed to sacrifice some capability on the prime to get it.
It appears Samsung is getting ready a 2 TB model of the 970 Professional that may cut back capability and efficiency. The Samsung 970 Professional 2TB drive (MZ-V7P2T0BW) will most likely be based mostly on Samsung's Phoenix controller. Because the present 1 TB mannequin is already totally populated with NAND chips, we don’t count on efficiency to be considerably completely different. The 1 TB mannequin is able to sequential learn / write with out SLC caching as much as 3500/2700 MB / s. In any other case, the 970 Professional will stay a 3D MLC-based SSD, however it stays to be seen if Samsung will use the 64L NAND technology of the identical technology as the unique fashions, or whether or not it is going to take this chance to change to 96L NAND.
Presently Compuram a retailer from Germany, and Nixiang a retailer from China, each launch the brand new drive. The latter even exhibits his "official" picture. A gross sales consultant from Compuram confirmed that the corporate has half numbers and a datasheet with specs of the Samsung 970 Professional 2TB drive. Nevertheless, he was unable to inform when the machine would develop into obtainable and the way a lot it was prone to value. Nixiang lists the SSD for ¥ eight,888 (¥ 1,320), which implies that the value of the drive within the US can be about $ 1,200.
Like different firms, Samsung doesn’t touch upon any unpublished merchandise, so we couldn’t confirm the knowledge with the producer.