Storage

Almost all content capture devices employ memory cards (flash-based removable media) for storage. Hand-held consoles and many other computing systems (PCs as well as smartphones) also employ them for augmenting the available storage capacity. Last year, we saw the introduction of high-capacity memory cards (more than 256GB) in the retail market. We take a detailed look at one of the first such cards today - the SanDisk Ultra microSDXC UHS-I 400GB.

Flash Memory Summit 2018, Yangtze Memory Technology Keynote Live Blog: Unleashing 3D NAND

The final talk of this session is from Yangtze Memory Technology (YMTC). We published their announcement this week, but they have set a very interesting talk for the show...

4 by Ian Cutress & Billy Tallis on 8/7/2018

Flash Memory Summit 2018, SK Hynix Keynote Live Blog: NAND Development

Second keynote of the session is SK Hynix

1 by Ian Cutress & Billy Tallis on 8/7/2018

Toshiba Announces XL-Flash Low-Latency 3D NAND

At Flash Memory Summit today, Toshiba announced a new variant of 3D NAND flash memory, XL-Flash. Made with the same basic process as their 96-layer BiCS4 3D NAND...

4 by Billy Tallis on 8/7/2018

Flash Memory Summit 2018, Micron Keynote Live Blog: QLC Flash

The afternoon keynote session has talks from Micron, SK Hynix, and YMTC, speaking all about future Flash products. This first talk is titled 'QLC Flash: Metting the Challenges of...

0 by Ian Cutress & Billy Tallis on 8/7/2018

Flash Memory Summit, Western Digital Keynote Live Blog

Second Keynote for us: Western Digital

0 by Ian Cutress & Billy Tallis on 8/7/2018

Western Digital Announces OpenFlex Storage Architecture and NVMeoF Storage Devices

Western Digital on Tuesday introduced its new OpenFlex storage architecture and the first family of products supporting it. The OpenFlex architecture promises to enable operators of datacenters to independently...

2 by Anton Shilov on 8/7/2018

Flash Memory Summit, Toshiba Keynote Live Blog

We're here at Flash Memory Summit! One of the first keynotes of the event is Toshiba, speaking about their use of Flash.

0 by Ian Cutress & Billy Tallis on 8/7/2018

ASUS Unveils FX External HDDs with Aura Sync RGB & AES-256 Encryption

ASUS has introduced its new FX family of external storage devices, which are aimed at gamers and feature the company’s Aura Sync RGB lighting. The FX drives can store...

3 by Anton Shilov on 8/7/2018

The Intel SSD 660p SSD Review: QLC NAND Arrives For Consumer SSDs

The first consumer SSD with QLC NAND has arrived, and it shows that there isn't much to worry about. For most use cases, the Intel SSD 660p is as...

88 by Billy Tallis on 8/7/2018

IBM And Everspin Announce 19TB NVMe SSD With MRAM Write Cache

A new generation of IBM's FlashSystem storage appliances will be adopting a new architecture with magnetoresistive RAM (MRAM) write caches instead of capacitor-backed DRAM. MRAM is one of the...

15 by Billy Tallis on 8/6/2018

MRAM Developer Day, IBM Keynote Live Blog

Third Keynote in this session is from IBM Research: STT-MRAM is Ready for Applications Today.

0 by Ian Cutress on 8/6/2018

Samsung Starts Mass Production of QLC V-NAND-Based SSDs

Samsung on Monday announced the industry’s first consumer SSDs based on QLC V-NAND memory. The drives will be available with capacities of up to 4 TB and will target...

6 by Anton Shilov on 8/6/2018

MRAM Developer Day, GlobalFoundries Keynote Live Blog

Second Keynote today is from GlobalFoundries, Everspin's MRAM partner.

1 by Ian Cutress on 8/6/2018

Silicon Motion Announces SM2270 Enterprise NVMe SSD Controller

At Flash Memory Summit this week, Silicon Motion is previewing their first SSD controller designed specifically for enterprise and datacenter SSDs. The new SM2270 will be Silicon Motion's largest...

3 by Billy Tallis on 8/6/2018

MRAM Developer Day, Everspin Keynote: The MRAM Revolution (9:15am PT, 4:15pm UTC)

Prior to Flash Memory Summit, the first order of business is the MRAM Developer Day. The key talks today revolve around Everspin, a leader in MRAM Technology, GlobalFoundries, and...

3 by Ian Cutress & Billy Tallis on 8/6/2018

Intel Details Upcoming SSDs For Datacenter Including QLC NAND

Intel has finally shared the naming and specifications for their first datacenter SSDs using QLC NAND flash memory, after recently announcing that the then-unnamed drive had entered mass production...

7 by Billy Tallis on 8/3/2018

Toshiba Unveils MN07 Series HDDs Featuring 12 TB & 14 TB Capacity

Toshiba on Tuesday announced its new hard drives featuring 12 TB and 14 TB capacity aimed at NAS and desktop applications. The HDDs are currently sampling to Toshiba’s partners...

7 by Anton Shilov on 8/2/2018

CRU Acquires ioSafe, Creating Disaster-Resistant Storage Powerhouse

CRU last week took over ioSafe, creating a company that owns both software and hardware assets to create disaster-resistant storage solutions. Given their different specialties, CRU and ioSafe do...

7 by Anton Shilov on 7/26/2018

Microsemi Announces SmartRAID Cards With On-Board Supercapacitors And Encryption

Last year, Microsemi released a new generation of 12Gbps SAS controller chips, then incorporated them into a variety of SAS/SATA host bus adapter (HBA) and RAID cards under their...

6 by Billy Tallis on 7/26/2018

Samsung Discloses First Details About QLC-Based Client & Server SSDs

It is not a secret that Samsung deliberately avoided QLC NAND with its 64-layer V-NAND flash, in the process citing various reasons. With its 96-layer V-NAND however, the company...

16 by Anton Shilov on 7/25/2018

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