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Phison S10: Toshiba MLC And TLC Versus Micron L95B MLC

PCMark 8 Real-World Software Performance

For details on our real-world software performance testing, please click here.

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For most users normally running single applications, who don't pound the drive with heavy writes, TLC's performance limitations won't be a deal breaker. Flash, be it SLC, MLC or TLC, isn't stressed by normal client workloads.

  • Nuckles_56
    whoa, where did you guys get some 4800GB just for the battery life tests?
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  • James Mason
    whoa, where did you guys get some 4800GB just for the battery life tests?

    Yeah so many typos I almost thought they actually did get 5 terabyte SSDs somehow.
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  • Frozen Fractal
    I was arranging a chart while reading this article to see who actually wins. Seems like Toshiba 15nm MLC wins the test, with Micron 16nm MLC close on tail and TLCs wayyyy off :D.

    It is kinda disappointing to see TLCs being outperformed so brutally. I guess increased SLC buffer should mitigate the problem? Samsung already has like this in the EVO 2TB so what do you think Chris?

    Also, does lithography has anything to do with performance? I mean Micron's NANDs are close to Toshiba's MLCs and Micron's cells are just 1nm bigger than Toshiba's MLCs. Can this be co-related somehow?
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  • WyomingKnott
    It is so cool that they provided these for a head-to-head comparison. Finally, a comparison with all other variables really held even.
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