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Silicon Motion Announces Updated SM2246EN SSD Controller Supporting 3D NAND — CES 2016 Update

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Silicon Motion Technology Corporation, a world-leading provider of NAND flash controllers for solid-state drives (SSDs), is announcing that its widely-adopted SM2246EN controller has been updated to support commercial 3D NAND.  This represents the world’s first turnkey merchant SSD controller that supports 3D NAND from multiple vendors.  The enhanced SM246EN will further drive the adoption of the most price-competitive high-performance SSDs …

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Western Digital To Acquire SanDisk in $19 Billion Deal

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Western Digital Corporation and SanDisk Corporation have announced that they have reached a definitive agreement that will see Western Digital acquire all of SanDisk’s outstanding shares for a combination of stock and cash. This offer places a value of $86.50 on each share of SanDisk common stock, resulting in a total equity valuation of approximately $19 billion (based on a …

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Samsung SM863 & PM863 SSD Review (960GB)

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Samsung’s latest enterprise SATA device offerings come in the form of the PM863 and SM863 SSDs. Both come with Samsung’s latest 3D V-NAND technology and are developed for small and medium sized business with a large focus on QoS and value. The PM863 an entry level SSD targeted for read-intensive workloads such as content delivery, streaming, or web serving and …

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Samsung Announces Mass Production of Industry’s First 256-Gigabit 3D V-NAND — Flash Memory Summit 2015 Update

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Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., a world-leading producer of advanced memory technology devices, is announcing that it has begun mass production of the industry’s first 256-gigabit three-dimensional (3D) Vertical NAND (V-NAND) flash memory. This 3D V-NAND is based on 48 layers of 3-bit multi-level cell (MLC) arrays for use in solid-state drives (SSDs). Samsung’s new 256Gb 3D V-NAND flash has double …

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SSD of the Week – 1TB Samsung 850 EVO Just $0.33/GB!

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We have covered the Samsung 850 EVO in our SSD of the Week before, however, it was to highlight the 500GB capacity. Today we would like to point out a great deal on the 1TB model at just $336.34! That’s just $0.33 per GB for one of the top consumer SSDs out! This price is great considering most 1TB SSDs …

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Micron And Intel Announce 32-Layer 3D NAND Availability – World’s Highest-Density Flash Memory

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Micron Technology, Inc., and Intel Corporation are announcing availability of their new 3D NAND technology, currently the world’s highest-density flash memory. This enables development of computing devices with significantly increased storage capacity, including for laptops, datacenters, and virtually every mobile device, such as tablets and smartphones. This latest 3D NAND technology was a collaborative development between Intel and Micron, and …

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Silicon Motion SM2256 Controller with Samsung TLC NAND Review

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Controllers are the heart and soul of every SSD. Without one, an SSD would be a useless PCB with some components slapped on it. It is responsible for everything from garbage collection and wear leveling to error correction and hardware encryption. In simple terms, all these operations can be quite complicated to implement as well as expensive to develop. This …

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