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Articles tagged with: NAND

OCZ Announces Razer Fast SSD @ 2800MB/s

OCZ has recently shown off their latest Z-Drive R4 PCIe SSD, capable of transferring a whopping 2800MB/s of data and competing 500K IOPS. The new drive is optimal for cloud computing and enterprise data applications.

You can get the card in two configurations; a half height card designed for tight spaces, and a full height card that is perfect for those larger multi-node rackmount servers.

Both cards support SLC (single level cell) or MLC (multi level cell) NAND flash. If you are looking for sheer speed, you’re going to want this solid-state drive.

MacBook Air Gets 19nm NAND Flash Upgrade

If you’re one of the billions of Apple fans, you’ll be happy to hear that the new MacBook Airs are getting Toshiba 19nm NAND Flash memory chips. The news was spilled recently when Asian components manufacturers had revealed the flash memory chips will come in the new MacBook Air.

Thanks to shrinking technologies, the new 19nm process would would offer data transfer speeds as fast as 400MB per second, using a Toggle DDR2.0 interface. Toshiba, having recently unveiled multi-level cell memory, are seen as pioneers in the industry.

Turn Your Android Phone Into A 64GB iPod

Samsung has just released 32GB microSD cards. These are the same microSD cards that fit into your cell phones, and provide you with an extra 32GB of memory on top of any on board memory you have, or any SD card that is currently installed.

The tiny chips write at 12Mbps and read at 24Mbps which represents read and write speeds 2x faster than traditional Class 4 microSD cards. If you’ve got an Android device, just get an MP3 player app from the app store, load up some awesome tunes onto your device and enjoy!

IBM Announces Phase Change Memory- 100x More Efficient

IBM announced today a special breakthrough in computer memory tech that may lead to solid state drives being able to store as much as NAND flash technology but work at a speed of 100x faster than current clock speeds, and have a much longer lifespan.

The technology is based on phase-change memory chips that store two bits of data per cell, forgoing corruption problems (a previous setback in PCM technology).

Super Talent’s USB 3.0 Express RC8: A SSD In Disguise

Did you ever want to own a USB flash drive that could potentially achieve 270MB/s reads and 240MB/s writes? If you do, then it looks like Super Talent’s USB 3.0 Express RC8 could just be the device you’re looking for.

The flash drive is powered by the SandForce SSD processor which brings several features to the flash drive that is typically found only on first tier SSD products.

RamSan-70, An Affordable SSD

TMS (Texas Memory Systems) has announced this week its fastest flash memory card, called the RamSan-70. The RamSan-70 is a PCIe card that is about half the size of previous models while 3x faster. The memory card comes from 450GB to 900GB modules and features Toshiba’s latest 32nm single-level cell NAND flash chips, offering a 20% reduction in price per GB compared to previous models.

Users will be able to get the power of a solid-state drive in a “graphics card-like” form-factor, allowing for plug-n-play operation.

Sony Has Created Ultra-Fast Memory Stick

Sony Europe has just announced a new high speed flash memory stick called the PRO-HG Duo HX. Sony claims that this new memory stick is capable of reading data transfer speeds of up to 50MB/s, making it 1.6x faster than current memory stick modules and faster than any commercially available UHS-I SD card.

We will also see higher capacities later this month, ranging from 8GB to 32GB models and priced similarly to current memory stick modules. The higher performance is due in part to Sony’s new HX Engine flash memory controller that the company has been working on.

SanDisk Acquires SSD Manufacturer For $327M

If you use memory cards for your household gadgets, you are probably familiar with the company, SanDisk. Today, SanDisk has agreed to acquire Pliant Technology, maker of enterprise-class solid state drives for approximately $327 million in unmarked bills. SanDisk expects to close the deal by the end of Q2 of this year. While SanDisk has previously targeted NAND flash consumer products, it looks like the company might be ramping up its SSD efforts.

Samsung Announces DDR 2.0 Multi-Level-Cell Memory

Samsung announced today that it will be the first in the industry to produce a high-performance toggle DDR 2.0 multi-level-cell memory chip. The NAND flash chip will feature a 64GB density, this is made possible through advanced 20 nanometer process technology. The chip was specifically built to support high-performance requirements of mobile devices such as smartphones, tablets and solid state drives.

First Phase-Change Memory Cellphone

Samsung has just released the first Phase-Change memory smartphone on the mobile market. The coolest part is that it is an entry level model and it’s called the Samsung Monte GT-E2550. You can currently order the phone on Amazon’s UK website for just 40 pounds. A company called Chipworks that specializes in reverse engineering and semiconductor patents released a careful analysis of the phone.

If you’re unfamiliar with phase-change memory, it’s basically a special storage technology that combines the advantages of RAM with the non volatile aspects of flash memory. Last year, a 512Mbit manufactured version of the chip with a 65nm size was part of a multi-chip package last April.