Flash Storage

Hewlitt Packard announces Working 3 Nanometer Memristors

Memristors are hitting the non-mainstream mainstream again with a concurrent widespread media blitz surrounding a recent Nature Journal Letter publication by the HP Team in this months issue… a long way from last years Organic Memristors and Adaptive Networks, but further along the road towards the social networks of things? From the NYTimes comes an […]

IM Flash (IMFT, Intel and Micron) hit 25nm NAND Mark

As written about earlier, the intel and micron co-development company IM Flash (IMFI) is announcing theyve reached a 25nm NAND design and manufacturing milestone. This is great news for SSD and flash memory markets, although not necessarily for competitors. Still, the ONFI (Open NAND Flash Interface) consortium as a whole stands to benefit in part… […]

Samsung settles Rambus Lawsuit: 900 mill

Samsung Electronics Co. settled on a payout of $900 million over five years, resolving an old, and completely labyrinthine lawsuit with Rambus Inc. over their memory chips. The two competitors, in addition to the settlement which involves stock buybacks and other sordid accounting payment details, also stated that they have signed a “memorandum of understanding” […]

X25-M Intel SSD Toolbox Firmware Upgrade for Windows 7 OS Problems

Its being reported in Computer World that the Intel release of the SSD Toolkit firmware upgrade software was pulled after it was found to crash both the Intel X25-M G2 160GB and 80GB SSD drives: “We have been contacted by users with issues with the 34-nanometer Intel SSD firmware upgrade and are investigating. We take […]

Braidwood NAND V. SSD V. Numonyx V. Intel

On the heels of new rumors about Micron possibly picking up Numonyx from Intel comes a websphere discussion about the possible threat Braidwood, Intel’s new native flash memory module currently spec’d for the first or second quarter of 2010, may pose to the emerging SSD market. Braidwood is promoted as an inexpensive motherboard NAND flash […]

Flash SSD Performance Degradation.. Explained!

A great article on anandtech spends a moment to explain the performance degradation of NAND flash SSD based drives: “As far as the OS is concerned we needed to write 12KB of data and it got written. Our SSD controller knows what really transpired however. In order to write that 12KB of data we had […]