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Micron to start sales of SSDs based on TLC NAND this quarter

Micron Technology plans to finally start shipments of consumer solid-state drives based on triple-level cell (TLC) NAND flash in the ongoing quarter, the company revealed this week. SSDs featuring TLC NAND memory will be generally more affordable than non-volatile storage solutions powered by multi-level cell (MLC) flash. “We will begin shipping …

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Micron unveils M600 SSDs: 16nm NAND, dynamic write acceleration

Micron Technology on Tuesday rolled-out its new line-up of solid-state drives for high-performance personal computers and other devices. The new drives feature reduced power consumption, improved write speed and some other advantages compared to previous-generation SSDs from Micron. Micron’s M600 solid-state drives are based on 128Mb NAND flash memory chips …

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Seagate ships its 10 millionth solid-state hybrid drive

Seagate Technology on Wednesday announced that it has shipped its 10 millionth solid-state hybrid drive. While the number is rather respectable, it just proves that hybrid drives that combine rotating media and large NAND flash cache are not really popular among end-users. Seagate introduced its first SSHD in 2010 (although it …

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Marvell unveils PCIe SSD controller with SATA Express support

Marvell, one of the world’s leading developers of SSD controllers, on Wednesday unveiled the industry’s first controller for solid-state drives that officially supports SATA Express interconnection technology. The Marvell 88SS1083 controller supports PCI Express 2.0 x2 as well as SATA Express interconnection and thus can power solid-state drives with up …

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Toshiba and SanDisk license technologies for next-gen memory

Toshiba Corp. and SanDisk Corp. on Monday announced that they had licensed intellectual property from Intermolecular. The technologies, which were developed under the collaborative development program (CDP) as well as Intermolecular’s background intellectual property, are believed to be crucial for next-generation memory. The companies’ CDP with Intermolecular, specifically aimed at …

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SanDisk reveals 4TB SSDs with SAS interface for data-centers

SanDisk Corp. on Wednesday announced a new solid-state drive designed for enterprises that could change the way storage systems are built today. The new Optimus Max SSD boasts 4TB capacity, high reliability as well as leading-edge performance, the qualities that are crucial for large data-centers. Nowadays data-centers use multi-tier storage …

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Flash card and drive shipments drop under supply problems

Toshiba and Samsung Electronics are continuing to impose tight supply strategies towards flash drive and memory card manufacturers. This is having a negative impact on device shipments, including USB 3.0 storage devices, according to sources in Taipei. The problem is due to Samsung focusing on supplying their own Galaxy brand …

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