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Kingston HyperX 3K 240GB SATA III SSD Review – Better Value With Incredible Performance

Our SSD report today examines the Kingston HyperX 3K 240GB SATA 3 SSD, ‘3k’ signifying Kingston’s move to the more economical 3k PE (program/erase cycles) rated NAND for increased consumer value. For the typical consumer, this will mean little as their new HyperX 3k will still last years, however, interestingly enough, Kingston claims no performance loss for the better value …

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MOSAID First to Achieve Single Channel Full Performance 16-Die NAND Flash Stack

MOSAID Technologies Inc. announces that it is sampling the industrys first NAND Flash MCP (multi-chip package) with a 16-die NAND stack operating on a single high-performance channel. MOSAIDs 512Gb HLNAND (HyperLink NAND) MCP combines a stack of 16 standard 32Gb NAND Flash die with two HLNAND devices to achieve 333MB/s output over a single byte-wide HLNAND interface channel. Imagine 1TB capacity …

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LSI Releases Nytro PCIe Application Acceleration Architecture Family

LSI announced today the launching of the LSI Nytro Application Acceleration Architecture, an entire family of PCIe based devices and software. Currently there are a multitude of solutions available from many different vendors of enterprise-class Solid State Storage and PCIe solutions. Many of these solutions are for niche users, and not easily integrated into the wider enterprise space. LSI is …

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Toshiba Enters Consumer HDD Market As WD/Hitachi Merger Hangs In The Balance

A little over two months ago, Seagate completed its acquisition of Samsung’s hard drive division, leaving only three major players in the magnetic storage industry. Actually, not quite three, as Toshiba remained as well. The problem was that this veritable “David” wasn’t actually in any position to take on what were the three remaining “Goliaths” of this industry. The reality …

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Intel And Micron NAND Flash Memory Joint Venture Modernized

Intel Corporation and Micron Technology have announced that they are expanding their existing joint venture relationship for production and use of NAND flash memory. As part of this expansion, Micron increases its share of the overall NAND Flash output by purchasing the assets of IM Flash Singapore (IMFS) and also the assets of IM Flash Technologies (IMFT) in Manassas, Va. …

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SanDisk Co-Founder States Flash Memory Will Checkmate Hard Drives by 2020

Eli Harari,  one of flash memory’s founding fathers, was not reserved when speaking Monday at the International Solid-State Circuits Conference (ISSCC). The SandDisk co-founder predicts that flash memory will “checkmate” hard drives by 2020.  He goes on to state that DRAM, as we know it, may not be far behind. This is quite the counterpoint to the recent Microsoft Research …

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