Tag Archives: Mlc

Samsung Begins Mass Producing 128GBPS MLC NAND Chips Using Sub-20 nm Architecture

Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd., A global force in NAND technology, is announcing mass production of a 128Gb, 3-bit multi-level-cell (MLC) NAND chip. Now breaking the 20nm barrier, this new architecture is classified as 10 nanometer (nm)-class process technology. These advanced, high density memory chips will enable even larger capacities for embedded NAND storage, and especially for solid state drives (SSDs). …

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KingFast F3 Series mSATA 3.0 SSD Review (120GB)

If someone would have suggested that mSATA SSD sales would overtake that of notebook form factor SSDs a few years ago, SSD manufacturers would have told them they were nuts. After all, the typical notebook size SSD could replace any hard drive, yet mSATA SSD use was extremely limited, to say the least.  The ultrabook was just becoming a vision …

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SanDisk Ultra Plus SSD Review (256GB)

Our evaluation of the SanDisk Ultra Plus SSD surpasses that of a typical analysis, in that, it provides the reader with the ability to understand what is possible if you are the ‘Owner of The Fab’. In this SSD build, SanDisk has not only moved to the new Marvell 9175 controller but also, they introduce nCache, a totally new performance …

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Intel Announces new SATA III DC S3700 SSD – Is this the 6Gbps Intel Controller we’ve been waiting for?

It has been a few years in the making Intel is finally putting their name on a SATA III solid state drive controller this morning. After ditching their own silicon for third party Marvell and LSI SandForce flash controllers in mainstream client products, Intel’s new DC S3700 SSD is rocking a brand-spankin’ new custom Intel ASIC at it’s heart. The …

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SMART Storage Systems Optimus 400GB SAS SSD Review

The race to get the performance and longevity of expensive SLC flash at MLC prices has been going on for some time now. SMART Storage Systems believe that their unique blend of technologies has the potential to replace SLC-based drives in many applications, helping to tip the scales of price vs. performance in favor of high-endurance MLC products. SMART’s Optimus SAS …

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Toshiba Announces New Hybrid HDD Solution

Back at the Flash Memory Summit in August, we had the opportunity to see a mock up of a Toshiba hybrid HDD/SSD solution. Whether or not the drive would go into production was unclear at the time, but the Japanese company announced today that it intends to go forward with the design. Toshiba, which makes NAND flash, SSDs, and conventional …

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