Tag Archives: NAND Flash

Crucial Expands MX300 Line With More Capacities & Form Factors

Just a month after we reviewed the Limited Edition 750GB model, Crucial is now announcing the release of more capacity options for the MX300 family. It is now available in 275GB, 525GB, the original 750GB, and 1TB. In addition, there will also be an M.2 SATA version that will be released next month in what is said to be all capacities and a 2TB …

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SanDisk Announces Availability Of 15nm Process Technology NAND Flash

SanDisk Corporation, a leading producer of flash storage products, is announcing availability of its latest 1Z-nanometer (nm) technology, providing the world’s most advanced process node to date.  The 15nm process node technology will be ramped up on both its two-bits-per-cell (X2) and its three-bits-per-cell (X3) architectures for NAND flash memory.  Volume production of the new 15nm process NAND is anticipated …

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It’s Official! Toshiba Completes Acquisition of OCZ’s Assets — Say Hello To OCZ Storage Solutions!

Toshiba Corporation, a world-leading producer of  NAND flash memory, has announced that it has finalized the purchase of nearly all of OCZ Technology Group’s assets.  OCZ’s new official name, effective immediately, is OCZ Storage Solutions.  Toshiba will operate OCZ Storage Solutions as an independent company, and plans for it to continue to be a leading provider of high-performance solid-state drives …

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Micron Announces Development Of 16nm Flash Process Technology As Moore’s Law Rolls On

Micron Technology, Inc., a global leader in storage technology, is announcing sampling of its next-generation 16nm (nanometer)  process technology.  Micron’s 16nm node is both the industry’s leading Flash process, and the most advanced processing node of any semiconductor device in sampling.  This latest die shrink will enable the industry’s smallest 128-Gigabit (Gb) multi-level cell (MLC) NAND Flash memory devices. Micron’s …

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OCZ Vertex 3.20 20nm SSD Review (240GB)

Realignment of priorities with respect to solid state storage at OCZ came as no surprise considering the turbulence of the past two years resulting in Ralph Schmidt’s appointment as the new CEO and the abrupt exit of Ryan Petersen from this part of the world. The unchallenged leader of SSD models is now reducing it’s consumer line to just four …

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Kingston Set to Cut SSD prices — Could Force Competitors to Follow Suit!

Kingston Technology, a strong NAND-flash memory maker, is reportedly planning to cut prices for all of its NAND-flash products; possibly by as much as 15%.  This would include USB drives, memory modules, and its SSD products according to a Digitimes story. Kingston indicates that the anticipated price adjustments are coordinated with chips suppliers’ moving to more advanced process technologies that …

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Micron Reports Growing Flash Demand As Volume Sales Go Up and Memory Price Goes Down

Micron Technology, a major supplier of NAND flash, reported their first fiscal quarter earnings Wednesday evening. While the results were somewhat inconsistent and below analysts’ expectations (DRAM sales are slow), the word of the day when it comes to flash memory is “growth”! In the first quarter, Micron saw an approximately six percent increase in NAND sales. In addition, Micron …

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SandForce Raises The Bar to Partner Toshiba 32nm NAND In SSDs

SandForce® Inc., the pioneer of SSD (Solid State Drive) Processors that enable standard NAND Flash deployment in enterprise, client, and industrial computing applications, today announced the demonstration of the companys SF-2000 SSD Processors in 6 Gigabit (Gb) SATA SSDs incorporating Toshibas 32 nanometer (nm) eMLC Flash memory at the Storage Networking World conference in Dallas, TX, this week.  Toshiba Enterprise …

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