SuperMLC should offer SLC performance with lesser cost
SLC or Single Level Cell remains superior over the main types of NAND flashes available today versus MLC and TLC, but storage giant Transcend is aiming to close in the gap with their SuperMLC NAND Flash which mimics SLC NAND via reprogramming two bits per cell of MLC into one bit per cell. By doing so, it should half the capacity of the device, but Transcend is positive about this trade off with a marginally better performance, cost, and drive endurance.
According to Transcend, as much as 4x performance could be gained over traditional MLC NAND flashes, with endurance at 30,000 program/erase cycles which is 3x of that over a traditional MLC NAND. Transcend has no plans to release a model with their SuperMLC before enterprises / OEMs gets them, but we are expecting to get an answer this 2016.
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