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Intel 710 and 720 Series Overview

by: admin June 27, 2011

Intel has already launched several new SSDs in 2011 and more are on the way. The German site ComputerBase.de has managed to dig up some specifics on the new enterprise solutions in the Intel 710 and 720 series, which are SATA and PCI-Express products respectively. Intel’s 710-series–also known as Lyndonville–will build on 25 nm HET […]

NAND Flash Soon Down to 20nm

by: admin April 11, 2011

Upcoming flash memory chips are being based on increasingly small manufacturing technology. The latest challenge is bringing the miniaturization down to 20 nanometers–an impressive feat in itself, but not without a whole new set of problems. IM Flash Technologies (IM stands for Intel/Micron) is however already well underway with a further reduction in size of NAND-based flash memory. It’s […]

RealSSD C400 Benchmarks (Crucial m4) from Micron

by: admin March 26, 2011

Apparently the latest 25nm SATA 3 SSD from Micron, the Crucial RealSSD C400 that we’ve talked about before on occasion will not be using that name on the consumer market. The company has instead opted for the short and neat ‘m4’. It’s the same drive nonetheless, and Micron has released some of their own benchmarks […]

Micron Comments on Next-Gen SSDs and Dishonest Marketing Tactics

by: admin February 22, 2011

With CPUs, GPUs and motherboard chipsets, a smaller production process (measured in nanometers) is always seen as a sign of improvement in both efficiency and performance. With NAND flash memory, not so much. They actually wear down faster than their predecessors, which raises some questions about how the new drives are being marketed. Micron is […]

Intel and Micron Present 25nm TLC NAND

by: admin September 17, 2010

The market for flash memory is continuously gaining traction, and development goes forward in an almost unhealthy pace; to increase capacity and performance, but also to minimize cost and make for both larger and cheaper flash-based storage units. Just as Toshiba did recently, Intel and Micron have just presented a huge leap forward in flash-based […]

Indilinx and Sand Force to get SATA 6Gbps in Q4

by: admin May 3, 2010

Both Indilinx and Sand Force are extremely powerful SSD controllers, and the only thing holding them back right now is the need for more bandwidth. The SATA 3.0 Gbps interface, which effectively caps the bandwidth at around 280MB/s, this is currently the barrier for performance improvements. Unfortunately this is not scheduled to appear until the […]

Crucial RealSSD C300: Fastest SSD Yet?

by: admin April 10, 2010

As of September 2010, the Crucial SSD C300 Solid State Drive is still one of the fastest consumer drives that money can buy in terms of read speed – at least if you can tap into its SATA 3.0, 6Gbps support. They’re definitely not cheap, but considering the performance gain many power users will consider […]