Snow-covered mountains.

Did you know?
Samsung’s low-power memory chips
are turning down the heat

Samsung’s
low-power memory chips are turning
down the heat

The real
View inside an electronic device with purple and blue lights being transmitted. Green bands of light.
Glacier melting in the middle of the ocean, with chunks of ice floating around it.
culprits behind global warming

The real
View inside an electronic device with purple and blue lights being transmitted. Green bands of light.
culprits behind
Glacier melting in the middle of the ocean, with chunks of ice floating around it.
global warming

A power substation with lights lit up and a transmission tower on the right.

Greenpeace reported that the energy sector was responsible for approximately 72% of the world’s greenhouse emissions, making electricity the largest contributor to global warming. Why? Because from the Internet Age to the age of 5G and COVID-19, processing this ever-increasing amount of data requires immense energy. This means we contribute to global warming every time we watch videos, stream games or use advanced technology like self-driving cars and AI.

Think
about how much data
people use around the world.

Now think about
the amount of energy
needed to process that data.

How much heat
do you think that generates?

Eco-friendly tech
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lowering the heat

Eco-friendly
Satellite view of lights on in China, South Korea and Japan.
tech lowering
Machine engraving circuit patterns on a wafer. Top view of a green tea field.
the heat

In data centers, data is stored on Hard Disk Drives (HDD) and Solid State Drives (SSD). SSDs save data on NAND flash, a memory chip that retains information even when the power is off — allowing SSDs to perform better than HDDs while consuming half the energy. Samsung SSDs offer the top-notch performance, energy efficiency and security data centers require. It has also proven to deliver the highest power efficiency in the industry, reducing data center operation costs as well as carbon emissions.

In data centers, data is stored on Hard Disk Drives (HDD) and Solid State Drives (SSD). SSDs save data on NAND flash,
a memory chip that retains information even when the power is off — allowing SSDs to perform better than HDDs while consuming half the energy.

Samsung SSDs offer the top-notch performance, energy efficiency and security data centers require. It has also proven to deliver the highest power efficiency in the industry, reducing data center operation costs as well as carbon emissions.

What do you think would happen
if all data center memory
was replaced
with Samsung SSDs?

If we replaced the world's 2020 server HDDs with Samsung SSDs, we could save 1,484 gigawatt hours (GWh). That’s more than the energy consumed by all Seoul households in August 2020 alone.

Illustration of an HDD server connected to two stacks of SSDs, representing the 1,484GWh we can save when replacing HDDs with SSDs.

SSD

1,484GWh

Energy saved when
replacing
HDDs with SSDs

What do you think would happen
if all data center memory
was replaced
with Samsung SSDs
and DRAM with DDR5?

We could save 7 terawatt hours (TWh) in one year.
That’s enough energy to power all households in New York City for four months straight, or power all the streetlights in Korea for one whole year.
Replacing all data center memory with DDR5 would reduce the energy used to cool off data centers and save an additional 3TWh per year.

Illustration of a battery connected to a semiconductor on one side and a server on the other representing the energy savings seen by replacing SSDs and DRAM with DDR5.

DDR5

7TWh

Total energy savings
per year

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Samsung’s low-power memory chips
are
the eco-friendly solution
to combating data
and energy.

Like a marathoner running tirelessly under the hot summer sun, with every passing second the Earth struggles more and more against the heat generated by immense data and energy.
That’s why Samsung will persevere in creating the industry’s best low-power memory semiconductors.