Tuesday, June 26, 2012

SSD (Solid State Drive) MLC vs SLC

In general, the SSD (Solid State Drive) on the market, consists of two kinds, namely SLC (Single Level Cell) and MLC (Multi Level Cell). SLC or MLC SSD manifold, each has advantages and disadvantages.

The SSD uses MLC flash type, usually priced at a cheaper, compared to the type of SLC SSDs. SSD with MLC type, capable of storing the data of 3 bits, so the cost per gigabyte is cheaper, compared to the type of SLC SSDs.

SSD with SLC type, more expensive when compared with the type MLC SSDs. One of the advantages of SSD SLC type, the data transfer rate is very high, low power consumption, and age of the memory cell is longer.

SSD with SLC type, usually used for military purposes, space missions, however, some are sold commercially. While SSD with MLC type, among the most widely sold commercially regular users.


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