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Kingston begins to ship SSDs in M.2 form-factor

Kingston Technology this week started to ship its first solid-state drives in the M.2 2280 form-factor. Such SSDs will soon become popular as the latest platforms based on Intel’s 9-series chipsets support the M.2 SSDs with the PCI Express 2.0 x2 interface and up to 1GB/s of bandwidth. Unfortunately, the …

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Plextor readies M6 Pro SSD with PlexTurbo software

Plextor’s latest M6-series solid-state drives (SSDs) offer respectable performance as well as stability and reliability that the company is known for. But Plextor does not stand still and is constantly working on new things that will further improve its products. At the Computex 2014 trade-show next week Plextor plans to …

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Samsung begins mass production of 32-layer 3D V-NAND memory

Samsung Electronics on Thursday said it had begun mass production of its second-generation three-dimensional (3D) V-NAND flash memory. The new memory is projected to be more cost-efficient that the previous-gen 3D V-NAND thanks to higher integration. The company also unveiled its new series of solid-state drives that are based on …

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Marvell unveils SSD controller with 15nm TLC NAND flash support

Marvell, a leading designer of controllers for solid-state drives, on Wednesday introduced its latest Marvell 88SS1074 SATA SSD chip that is expected to power affordable SSDs next year. The controller supports virtually all types of NAND flash memory, including the latest-generation triple-level cell (TLC) NAND flash made using 15nm fabrication …

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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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Crucial preps SSDs powered by 16nm NAND flash memory

Crucial, a division of Micron Technology, plans to introduce the world’s first solid-state drive based on Micron’s NAND flash memory made using 16nm process technology early next month. The new SSD will reportedly be showcased at Computex Taipei 2014 trade-show. The fresh drives promise to be significantly less expensive than …

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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 unveils its first fully-encrypted solid-state drives

SanDisk Corp. on Tuesday announced its first family of solid-state drives that support all the certified encryption technologies. The new drives are designed for corporate laptops, so expect to see them in the upcoming Lenovo ThinkPads and HP EliteBooks. The drives will be made in 2.5”/7mm and M.2 versions. The …

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Samsung begins to mass produce 3D V-NAND flash in China

Samsung Electronics, one of the world’s top makers of NAND flash memory, last week announced that its new memory fab in Xi’an China has begun full-scale manufacturing operations. The new facility will produce Samsung’s advanced NAND flash memory chips, such as 3D V-NAND. Vertical NAND (V-NAND) memory stacks memory cells …

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SanDisk rolls-out super-fast SSDs with SAS-12Gb/s interface

SanDisk Corp. on Wednesday unveiled a new breed of high-performance solid-state drives for enterprise-class systems. The drives boast up to 1GB/s read speed, Serial Attached SCSI interface with 12Gb/s maximum bandwidth and increased endurance thanks to SLC NAND memory and SanDisk’s proprietary technologies.. SanDisk Lightning II family of solid-state drives …

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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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Samsung unveils enterprise-class SSDs with TLC NAND memory

Samsung Electronics on Monday said that it had begun mass production of the world’s first enterprise-class solid-state drive based on triple-level-cell NAND flash memory. The new SSDs combine affordable TLC NAND with enterprise-grade performance and reliability for the first time. The number of erase/write cycles a TLC NAND flash cell …

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OCZ unveils workstation/enthusiast PCIe SSD with 1.8GB/s performance

OCZ Storage Solutions, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Toshiba Corp., on Thursday introduced a new RevoDrive 350 solid-state drive with PCI Express interface that is designed for workstations and enthusiast-class personal computers. The new SSDs feature incredible performance previously obtainable only from enterprise-class drives. OCZ RevoDrive 350 is powered by four …

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SanDisk announces 15 nanometer NAND Flash

SanDisk announced the availability of its 15 nanometer technology today, making it the most advanced NAND Flash manufacturing process in the world. The 15nm technology will be available in both two bits-per-cell (X2) and three bits-per-cell (X3) architectures. “We are thrilled to continue our technology leadership with the industry’s most advanced …

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Toshiba, SanDisk start mass production of 15nm NAND memory

Toshiba Corp. and SanDisk Corp. on Wednesday said that they would start to produce multi-level cell (MLC) NAND flash memory using 15nm fabrication process later in April. The new manufacturing technology allows Toshiba to make world’s smallest and potentially cost-efficient 128Gb NAND flash memory. Initially, Toshiba and SanDisk will produce …

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Micron Technology promises TLC NAND flash memory in Q4 2014

Micron Technology, one of the world’s leading maker of DRAM and NAND flash memory, said that late this year the company would offer triple-level cell NAND flash made using 16nm process technology. Such memory could enable very cost-efficient flash-based storage devices, including solid-state drives in 2015. “Our 16nm NAND yields …

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Memoright unveils SSDs with TLC NAND flash memory

Memoright, a small maker of solid-state drives from Taiwan, on Tuesday unveiled its first SSDs based on triple-level-cell NAND flash memory. The TLC NAND is more cost-efficient than traditional multi-level cell NAND flash used in the vast majority of solid-state drives, but it also requires advanced firmware and a number …

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Toshiba boosts storage of mobile devices with new NAND modules

Toshiba Corp. this week said that it had developed the world’s fastest device controller for embedded NAND flash memory modules compliant with the universal flash storage (UFS) 2.0 and UFS unified memory extension (UME) 1.0 standards defined by JEDEC standard-setting organization. The company has also created embedded NAND flash memory …

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