Samsung’s new eMMC 5.1 chips may be the secret to a speedy Galaxy S6

Samsung has just announced its new eMMC 5.1 flash storage chips, that comply with many of the standards that would render existing SSDs obsolete. Samsung’s announcement claims that these new storage chips can achieve peaks of 250MB/s for sequential data reads and 125MB/s for sequential writes. For random read/write performance, Samsung cites 11,000 IOPS (input/output operations per second) and 13,000 IOPS, respectively. Samsung doesn’t really offer fixed comparisons that could help us understand just how fast this is compared to existing technology, but it does vaguely say that it’s up to 7/26 times faster than your typical external microSD card. What really makes these chips important is that they include a new technology that offers a new command queuing function, which would allow multiple commands to be queued up in advance instead of upon completion of the previous, and that should help with multitasking performance.
It’s hard to predict if this is what Samsung means when it claims that the Galaxy S6 will be speedy, but hey, it would be odd for the company to ship this technology to others before it makes it to its flagship smartphone. That said, Samsung has confirmed that the chip will ship to OEMs soon, so keep your eyes open.

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