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SMART Modular Announces Industry’s First 32GB DDR4 NVDIMM-N – Flash Memory Summit 2016 Update

SMART Modular Technologies, a leading producer of memory and storage devices, is announcing availability of samples of their new 32GB DDR4 NVDIMM-N, representing the highest density DDR4 NVDIMM-N module available in the industry today.  SMART will begin shipping samples at the end of August 2016.  This new 32GB density module dramatically improves application performance, creating an ideal solution for storage …

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WD Announces World’s First 64 Layer 3D NAND

This week Western Digital Corp. announced that it has successfully developed its next generation 3D NAND technology, BiCS3, with 64 layers of vertical storage capability. Pilot production of the new technology has commenced in the Yokkaichi, Japan joint venture facilities and initial output is expected later this year. Western Digital expects meaningful commercial volumes of BiCS3 in the first half …

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Lexar Professional 1800x microSDXC UHS-II (64GB) Review

Another product that we were introduced to at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show was the Lexar Professional UHS-II Class 10 U3 microSDXC card. This microSDXC card was designed with the sole purpose of replacing any microSD card you are currently using in any tablet, smartphone, drone, or action camera. WHAT IS SDXC? – SD CARD PERFORMANCE First, there are a …

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Micron Discusses Both MLC and TLC Products Utilizing Their 3D NAND As Well As Future 3D NAND Plans

We had the opportunity last week to chat with Kevin Kilbuck, Micron’s director of NAND strategic planning, to discuss their current 3D NAND generation, as well as their future 3D NAND plans.  Not only for SSDs, data storage usage opportunites for NAND continue to grow in embedded markets, such as mobile devices, automotive, industrial and the Internet of Things. In …

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Storage Visions 2016 Overview — Partnerships and Collaboration That Benefit All

We are back in Las Vegas this week for CES 2016, which for us starts the day before with Storage Visions 2016.  CES, as the name implies, is the Consumer Electronics Show, while Storage Visions focuses on the Enterprise (non-consumer) side of  the storage industry.  Storage Visions’ main focus is on various forms of collaboration on storage initiatives and emerging technologies, …

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Toshiba Announces Three New NVMe Lines of Solid State Drives – Flash Memory Summit 2015 Update

The Storage Products Business Unit of Toshiba America Electronic Components, Inc., a global technology leader, is announcing three separate new families of PCIe solid-state drives that use the NVMe protocol, that are geared toward various usage scenarios, including high-performance notebooks, thin notebooks, 2-in-1 / convertible notebooks, all-in-one tablets and PCs; and also server and general storage applications. All three of …

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Seagate Announces New Nytro Flash Products To Expand Flash Portfolio — Flash Memory Summit 2015 Update

Seagate Technology plc, a world leading producer of storage devices, is announcing the new Nytro XF1440 (2.5″) and Nytro XM1440 (M.2) NVMe solid state drives (SSDs).  Also being announced is the XP6500 Flash Accelerator Card.  These latest offerings from Seagate further expand their flash-based solutions portfolio, which are easily combined with Seagate storage products to satisfy nearly any data storage …

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Samsung 840EVO Performance Degradation Follow-Up — Latest Firmware Update and Magician 4.6 Software Now Available

In their continuing efforts to get a handle on the read performance degradation issue that some owners/users of 840EVO SSDs have experienced, Samsung has now released their newest firmware version (EXT0DB6Q), as well as the latest Magician 4.6 software (links are provided at the end of this article). The problem would manifest itself to users when they would notice that …

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