128GB flash storage module

Samsung has announced a 128GB 3-bit NAND-based flash storage module that is aimed at mass-market devices. Unlike its new high-end modules based on the Universal Flash Standard 2.0, the 128GB storage solution is built using the more prevalent Embedded MultiMediaCard (eMMC) 5.0 technology.

That doesn't mean that Samsung's latest flash suffers from any performance issues. Far from it, as the South Korean vendor is claiming sequential read figures of 260 megabytes per second (MB/s), same as that of newer flash modules based on eMMC 5.1 technology.

If you're looking to process high-definition media, Samsung wants you to know that with random data read and write operations of up to 6,000 IOPS (input/output operations per second) and 5,000 IOPS respectively, the 128GB module is "four and 10 times faster, respectively, than those of a typical external memory card."

There's no mention of what device the new 128GB storage module will debut in, but it is likely that we'll see a mid-range Samsung smartphone with 128 gigs of internal memory sometime later this year.

Source: Samsung Tomorrow