Samsung’s new 256GB ROM has double the read speed of an SSD

Samsung who makes many electronics and components is now going to mass produce a 256GB embedded storage ROM, which uses the Universal Flash Storage 2.0 standard, therefore, able to deliver 850MB/s which usually double the read speed of a SATA-based SSD. These flash chips are made specifically for high-end mobile devices. The latest review for a SATA-based SSD that I’ve done in Hardware BBQ achieved a sequential read speed of 526.11 MB/s.

Samsung is very keen on pushing performance for flash chips, but not limited to mobile products. “By providing high-density UFS memory that is nearly twice as fast as a SATA SSD for PCs, we will contribute to a paradigm shift within the mobile data storage market,” said Joo Sun Choi, Executive Vice President, Memory Sales and Marketing, Samsung Electronics. “We are determined to push the competitive edge in premium storage line-ups – OEM NVMe SSDs, external SSDs, and UFS – by moving aggressively to enhance performance and capacity in all three markets.”

It is also added that the sequential write will only be 260MB/s. Though this is usually lesser than mid-to-enthusiast level SATA-based SSDs, it is still more than what a MicroSD card provides.

The reason why this is a good because it enables a device to have a seamless ultra HD (4K) video playback and heavier multitasking workload on a mobile device via USB 3.0 interface. Also, a 256GB internal storage ROM on any mobile device allows the user not just to have many apps, but also have many media files on the internal storage itself. The newer UFS 2.0 chips from Samsung will also have a much smaller footprint on the smartphone’s PCB- smaller than a MicroSD card itself.

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