Samsung Begins 3D XPoint Assault With Z-NAND SSDs And HybriDIMMs
#Samsung presented slides that listed the #Z-SSD ‘s performance specifications, but a note in the bottom right-hand corner of the slides indicates that it derived the benchmarks from an emulator. This may indicate that the company doesn’t actually have physical products yet and is relying on simulations to derive performance specifications. The company compared the SSD to both NAND-based and #PRAM -based SSDs. Phase-Change RAM (PRAM) is a glass-type of non-volatile chalcogenide memory that many speculate Intel/Micron uses with 3D XPoint. It appears that Samsung is implying that it can offer similar performance and latency to #3DXPoint.