Samsung develops first 30nm flash chips, 512GB SSDs on the way

By on October 23, 2007, 9:55 AM
As the flash memory market in general continues to demand higher capacity within smaller and thinner memory products, electronics giant Samsung is showing off what it claims is the world’s first 64-gigabit NAND flash memory chip based on finer process technology using circuit elements that are 30 nanometers wide.

According to the company, the new flash device was successfully developed through the use of a new manufacturing process called self-aligned double patterning technology (SaDPT), which involves a more efficient pattern transfer than the one used in its older charge trap flash (CTF) procedure. The chips are planned to begin mass production sometime in 2009, paving the way for companies to produce memory cards (such as SD or CF-II) with up to 128GB of storage and 1.8” solid state disks capable of storing a whopping 512GB of data.

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DragonMaster said:
So in only two years, SSDs will reach the size of HDDs...
Rick said:
[b]Originally posted by DragonMaster:[/b][quote]So in only two years, SSDs will reach the size of HDDs...[/quote]This is very interesting, because the advancement of storage capacity in flash has been exponentially faster than traditional hard drives. Some manufacturer's are claiming some very impressive performance gains for the latest flash technologies... performance that is BETTER than current hard drives, but we'll have to wait and see about that. If the claims are true (100MB/sec to 800MB/sec sustained), entirely flash-based storage drives will be a huge leap forward for the PC industry.
Julio said:
Absolutely. If something has not changed with computers in the past ten years is that the hard drive is still a desktop performance bottleneck in one way or the other.
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