One complaint many people have had (particularly with Asus tablets) is that the performance of the embedded storage is just plain bad. So I ran some storage benchmarks (2 apps, 13 metrics) on 11 different devices and compiled the results. In sum: while adequate, most devices aren't exactly speedy in the storage speed department.

That's likely all set to change soon, as Samsung (who, let's not forget, is one of the world's biggest suppliers of everything electronic) has begun production of a new generation of embedded storage. The company claims read speeds of up to 140 MB/s and write speeds of up to 50 MB/s (for comparison, the fastest microSD card on the market checks in at 17 MB/s and 19 MB/s, respectively). IOPS performance is said to come in at up to 3500 (read) and 1500 (write) IOPS, compared to an average of about 1600/70 in our benchmarks. In sum: the company claims the new chips are four times faster than the last generation.

The chips check in at 16, 32, and 64GB, and even the 64GB is just 1.2mm thick. For more details (mainly PR-speak), hit up the source link below.


[Source: Samsung Tomorrow]

Aaron Gingrich
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  • Himmat Singh

    Since we're on the topic of storage speeds, is extracting the same as writing? Anyhow, is an extraction speed of a RAR file of roughly 2MB/s ok on a Tegra 3 tablet?

    • Francis

      Extracting is a read/write procedure. When you extract, you're extracting to somewhere else on the drive, i.e. write there.

  • L Boogie

    No worries, they don't believe in external storage and I'm sure they have their reasons

    • Greyhame

      This article refers to embedded flash, not external storage. So I hope *pple doesn't get access to it. Unfortunately, money talks.

  • SYO

    This needs to be on the Note 2~

  • Greyhame

    Android tablets will need this to keep up with the new windows slates. Hopefully they'll be put into devices sooner, rather than later.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=714859472 Rajvir Singh

    I hope Samsung does n't providing Apple with ANY part at all, since CrApple keeps bitting the hand that has fed it for nearly 6 years they should give them a punch in the face and tell them to fuck off.. Even if it costs them money cause sooner or later Apple are going to try and drop Samsung from its suppliers so why not be proactive and dump them, Samsung???