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Micron touts industry's smallest 128Gb NAND flash chip

Micron Technology has announced what it claims is the industry's densest 128Gbit NAND flash memory device. With die area of only 146 square millimeters, the chip is made using a 20nm fabrication process and is based on triple-level-cell flash technology.

Intel introduces mSATA SSD 525 Series for Ultrabooks

Intel has announced a new mSATA solid-state drive designed for Ultrabooks and low-power embedded applications. The SSD 525 Series is essentially an mSATA version of the 2.5-inch 520 SSD Series, and as such it’s also the company’s first drive in this…

SandForce demos SSDs running next generation NAND flash

Last week Toshiba announced the world’s first solid state drives to use 19nm MLC NAND flash, the THNSNF series. Toshiba’s press release detailed multiple features and specifications, save for which controller was used. Fortunately the 19nm Toggle MLC NAND flash…

Vertex 4 firmware update inbound, doubles writes on 128GB model

OCZ has announced a new firmware update that boosts performance of fourth-generation Vertex drives by up to 110% in certain situations. The update (v1.4RC) increases 128KB sequential reads from 535MB/s to 550MB/s on 128GB, 256GB and 512GB Vertex 4s, while…

SanDisk 19nm 128Gb flash memory chip is world's smallest

SanDisk has announced the world’s smallest 128Gb (16GB) NAND flash memory chip built using a 19nm process, knocking another nanometer off of the world’s current smallest flash memory chip, Micron’s impressive 20nm 128Gb version that was announced in December. …

Hitachi unveils MLC-based enterprise Ultrastar SSD

Hitachi expanded its flash-based storage offerings today, introducing its new enterprise SSD. Offered alongside last year's Ultrastar SSD400S, the new Ultrastar SSD400M is equipped with more affordable MLC NAND flash chips instead of its sibling's pricier SLC parts (hence the…