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  • Enterprise SSDs to soar through 2015

    A new research report predicts that use of solid state drives (SSD) in enterprise servers and storage systems will explode over the next five years, increasing in numbers by 50 times.

  • Samsung to put PCM for smartphones in chip package

    Samsung Electronics will ship a multichip package later this quarter for smartphones that will include phase-change memory (PCM), an emerging technology that could ultimately replace memory types like NOR flash, the company said Wednesday.

  • Micron boosts NAND flash endurance six-fold

    Micron Corp. today introduced what it claims to be the industry's highest endurance, highest capacity multi-level cell (MLC) and single-level cell (SLC) NAND flash memory.

  • Corsair launches Extreme SSD line

    Corsair Memory Inc. today unveiled its Extreme Series 2.5-inch solid-state disk (SSD) drives, which it said rival other consumer SSDs in terms of performance.

  • Apacer launches new 'tough' hard drives

    Apacer today launched its new Serial ATA Flash Drive (SAFD) 254 for industrial and embedded applications. According to a press release, the new product provides Apacer customers with the only industrial SSD solution in today's market that supports both high capacity requirement and wide operating temperature demand. With its NAND SLC memory, the SAFD 254 is capable of read/write speeds of up to 150/130 MB/sec. Apacer's SAFD 254 utilizes the global wear leveling technology, which manages the uneven "wear" on the sectors of a flash media memory by distributing the writes through whole sectors of the flash media to extend its life cycle.

  • Flash cards promise to save time, cost on network storage

    A solid state drive device that promises to embed SAN performance on a single PCIe card, bringing faster data access times, lower power consumption and operating costs, and a considerably smaller physical footprint to network storage solutions, has been launched in the UK.

  • Processor technology promises big boost to consumer SSDs

    SandForce Inc. announced today a new family of solid-state disk (SSD) processors that the company claims will allow lower-cost, commodity NAND flash memory to be used in data center operations. The disks will also be faster and more reliable for use in mobile applications, the company said.

  • SanDisk announces mass production of high-capacity flash

    SanDisk Tuesday announced that it will begin mass production of the first high-performance X3 and X4 flash memory, using 32- and 43-nanometer lithography process technology, respectively. The denser flash technology will enable up to 64Gbit of memory in a single chip, or twice what multilevel cell memory offers today, the company said.