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Samsung To Release Magician 4.6 and 840 EVO Firmware Update — Performance Degradation Fixed At Last?

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Some owners of Samsung 840 EVO SSDs were among an unfortunate group that began to experience performance degradation over time.  (We previously covered this here and here)  In a nutshell, their drives could not read “cold” data (that had sat unmodified for an extended period of time) at full speed.  This issue thus far has been mostly limited to 840 …

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Samsung 850 EVO mSATA SSD Review (120GB/1TB) – Another Form Factor Option For A Great-Performing Drive

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Back in December, Samsung launched the 850 EVO series of SSDs in the standard 2.5” form factor. Along with the 850 PRO, these were the first SSDs to utilize Samsung’s new 32-layer 3D V-NAND technology. When combined with Samsung’s TurboWrite technology, the 850 EVO’s can attain some amazing data transfer speeds. Samsung is now expanding its lineup of 850 EVO …

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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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840 EVO Performance Degradation Problems Persist

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As we previously reported back in mid-October, some Samsung 840 EVO SSD owners were experiencing issues with low read speeds of data that had not been touched or moved for an extended period of time after being written.  In most cases, the data had been present in the flash memory for a period of weeks or months, and as time …

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Silicon Motion Announces SM2256 SSD Controller With Support For TLC NAND — CES 2015 Update

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We were privileged yesterday to meet with Robert Fan, Vice President and General Manager of Silicon Motion to discuss their latest SSD controller, the SM2256, which features support for TLC NAND.  Historically, TLC NAND has had a reputation of having low endurance and reliability, and hence was not suitable for use in solid state storage devices.  Fast-forward to today, and …

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Silicon Motion Announces SM2256 — World’s First 6Gb/s SSD Controller Supporting TLC NAND

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Silicon Motion Technology Corporation, a world-leading designer and marketer of NAND flash controllers for solid-state storage devices, is announcing the SM2256 6Gb/s SSD controller.  The SM2256 represents the world’s first complete merchant ASIC/firmware SATA 6Gb/s controller supporting triple-level cell (TLC) 1x/1y/1znm NAND from all major NAND producers. The SM2256 features Silicon Motion’s proprietary NANDXtend technology.  This state-of-the-art error detection and …

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Marvell Announces 88SS1074 SATA 6Gb/s SSD Controller Supporting 15nm TLC NAND Flash

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Marvell Technology Group, Ltd., a leading producer of NAND flash controllers and other semiconductor devices, is announcing its 5th generation of SATA 6Gb/s solid-state drive (SSD) controllers.  Marvell’s 88SS1074 SATA SSD controller features Marvell’s 3rd generation NANDEdgeTMerror correction, and low-density parity check (LPDC) technology, and embraces the use of 15nm triple-level cell (TLC) NAND flash memory in either consumer or …

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Memoright Announces XT3 Series of SSDs — Improved Performance Along With Lower-Cost TLC NAND

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Memoright is announcing their latest SSD offering, the XT3 series, that features lower cost TLC NAND flash memory along with their proprietary Advanced Endurance Write features and Super Cache firmware architecture.  The XT3 series offers a combination of reliability and performance at a lower price point, and is ideal for personal computing usage scenarios. TLC flash memory is widely used …

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