Flash Storage

Intel hits 20nm Flash Storage SSD Milestone

Intel and Micron announced today they have hit the 20nm Flash MLC NAND target. Last months Toshiba milestone of 24nm NAND flash now has competition. Its being reported that Intel and Micron are sending out samples of 20nm NAND flash, at 2 bits per cell, in 8GB die area sizes of 118mm to selected customers: […]

Toshiba announces date for promised 24nm NAND flash

Toshiba (TAEC) announced the release dates today for their 24nm smartNAND NAND flash memory chips. These are the 48 pin TSOP (12mm x 20mm x 1.2mm), 52 land LGA (14mm x 18mm x 1.0mm) there had been talk about since last year: standard NAND flash memory interface, 8K Byte page size, 4 read and 2 […]

Sandisk Integrated iSSD: The SSD Market shrinks.

Sometimes small news can be bigger than big news. Sandisk is lending support to miniaturizing IC embedded hard drives for small SSD sizes less, between 4Gb and 64GB. The SATA interfaced iSSD is designed for efficient integration with low power consumption and mobile/netbook type devices: Performance: Sequential R/W up to 160 MB/s / 100 MB/s […]

Samsungs Phase-change Memory (pram)

Samsungs phase change memory (PRAM) gets a press release: On the heel of last weeks missing of the 1gb, 45nm phase change memory deadline by Numonyx (ie, Micron, ie intel), comes the announcement that Samsung Electronics, a Numonyx competitor in the PCM memory arena, is planning on shipping a nonvolatile multichip pram package for smartphones […]

SSD Solid State Disk Drives hit the 1 TB mark, but miss price point by 40 Parsecs

Yes, its $4000. But bleeding edge, proof of concept always comes with the most unrealistic price tags. Independent of that, OCZ, whose been working on competing with intel for the bottom of the SSD consumer market, steps over the bleedline with a new line of 120gb to 1TB Colossus Solid State Drives… yes, 1 Terabyte. […]

Low-Power Price Point SSD’s from Intel vs. OCZ

Theyve been out for about a month now, at least in Asia: the $100-hoverprice Solid State Drives in their “Value” editions… the main competitors being OCZs 30GB Onyx SSD (although their higher end 30GB Vertex recently hit the $119 mark, as they just released the higher-cost Vertex 2 and Agility 2 SATA II 2.5″ models), […]