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  • Toshiba hits 128GB with new NAND flash memory

    Expect your smartphone, digital camera or tablet computer to get a big spec bump in the near future: Toshiba today announced it has developed the world’s first embedded NAND flash memory module with 128GB capacity. That’s enough to store 2,222 hours of music (at 128Kbps), 16.6 hours of full HD video, or 38.4 hours of SD video. Read More

  • Coming soon: Postage stamp-sized 1TB SSDs

    SSDs haven’t found their way into the mass market yet, but a team of Japanese researchers is already trying to make them more worthwhile. The team claims it has developed a technology that helps to shrink the size of SSDs by no less than 90%, makes them cheaper and boosts energy efficiency by 70%. Read More

  • Better MultiMediaCards: Toshiba announces world's first 64GB embedded NAND flash memory module

    Toshiba has announced today the launch of the world’s first 64GB NAND chips that are fully compatible with the so-called e-MMC standard (embedded MultiMediaCard) established last year. The new modules were produced by combining 16 32Gbit NAND chips with Toshiba’s proprietary 32nm process technology and include a controller. Read More

  • CEATEC 2008: Toshiba presents the world's first 16 GB microSDHC memory card

    Toshiba is currently showcasing a  prototype of a 16-Gbyte microSDHC memory card at the CEATEC 2008, doubling the maximum capacity of currently available products. The company said it managed to squeeze a total of 16 8-Gbit NAND and one controller chip into the card. Reportedly, the NAND flash memory chips were cut down in thickness from 70μm to just 18μm. Via Tech-On Read More

  • Apple Causing Flash Memory Prices To Jump

    Remember how about a year ago, the big news was that NAND flash memory prices were dropping and iPods were getting cheaper? Yeah, well thanks to the iPhone and new iPods that are due out later this year, Apple is causing the flash memory industry to raise its prices again. It makes sense. There’s a hot product on the market selling like hotcakes and it uses flash memory. You do the… Read More

  • Samsung Unveils Hybrid NAND/HD Drive for Laptops

    Samsung has something interesting in the MH80-series laptop hard drives. As the industry starts turning its eyes towards NAND-based flash drives for portables instead of standard disc-based drives, Samsung has developed a hybrid that couples an 80-, 120-, or 160-GB standard hard disk with 128- to 256-MB NAND RAM in one physical drive. The flash-RAM portion acts as a super-buffer for… Read More

  • Wu: Apple Going Solid State for All iPods, Portables?

    According to Apple Insider, the HDD-based iPod will soon be a think of the past. After analyzing Apple’s NAND flash-based storage supply chain, Shaw Wu at American Technology Research has concluded that future iterations of Apple’s iPod (standard, not just the Shuffle and Nano) will be flash-RAM based, meaning higher reliability and longer battery life. NAND is more expensive… Read More

  • Keane to Release Next Single on Thumb Drive

    By now, CDs are a passe way to buy music. Soooo 2001, really. And iTunes, or BitTorrent? Please. If you really want to get your music the modern way, apparently you buy it on TD (thumb drive). And that is how Keane is releasing their next single. Okay, really we’re not sure whether this is stupid or inspired, but at $7.45 US, including multimedia features and bonuses such as… Read More

  • Samsung Intros SSD-Based Notebook

    Samsung goodness just keeps rolling along. In Korea, the manufacturer of all things slick has announced it’s going to put Solid State Drive notebooks into production, and already have the specs of one on its Korean website. For those not in the know, SSD (Solid State Disk) notebooks run the operating system out of NAND RAM, the same memory that your iPod Nano or digital camera uses. Read More

  • TDK Hits 32GB With NAND

    TDK has announced that it’s reached a capacity of 32GB with its new IDE compatible NAND Flash memory. The Flash disk is roughly 20 percent smaller in size than a standard 2.4-inch notebook drive, consumes less less power and can transfer data at rates up to 33.3MBps. It is currently available only in limited sample quantities, but with all the announcements of similar devices, expect… Read More

  • Samsung's New NAND

    Samsung has developed a new form of NAND memory with greatly improved capacity and performance. It’s dubbed Phase-change Random Access Memory (PRAM) and it currently only exists in prototype form, but Samsung intends to bring it to market by 2008. The memory achieves significantly higher speeds due to its Charge Trap Flash (CTF) architecture, which reduces inter-cell noise levels and… Read More

  • PQI Turbo Industrial 32GB SSD

    PQI Turbo Industrial has announced the release of its new 32GB solid state drive. It utilizes Samsung NANDs for its storage. The drive comes in 2.5″ or 1.5″ sizes. It is currently compatible with IDE, but PQI says the SATA model will be available in the next couple of weeks. You can order it now for a mere $1799. A 64GB model (shown) will be available in September. Read More