3D TLC

Just in time for Flash Memory Summit, Micron is announcing their fifth generation of 3D NAND flash memory, with a record-breaking 176 layers. The new 176L flash is their second generation developed since the dissolution of Micron's memory collaboration with Intel, after which Micron switched from a floating-gate memory cell design to a charge-trap cell. Micron's previous generation 3D NAND was a 128-layer design that served as a short-lived transitional node for them to work out any issues with the switch to charge trap flash. Micron's 128L flash has had minimal presence on the market, so their new 176L flash will in many cases serve as the successor to their 96L 3D NAND as well. Micron is still withholding many technical details about their 176L...

Phison PS5016-E16 PCIe 4.0 SSDs: Random Read/Write Performance Disclosed

We spotted Phison PS5016-E16-based SSDs from over half of a dozen of companies at Computex several weeks ago and we are sure there are many more to come. While...

19 by Anton Shilov on 7/2/2019

SK Hynix Starts Production of 128-Layer 4D NAND, 176-Layer Being Developed

SK Hynix has announced it has finished development of its 128-layer 1 terabit 3D TLC NAND flash. The new memory features the company’s charge trap flash (CTF) design, along...

28 by Anton Shilov on 6/26/2019

Corsair’s PCIe 4.0 NVMe SSD Found For Pre-Order: MP600 up to 2TB

Amazon Japan has started to take pre-orders on Cosair’s upcoming PCIe 4.0 NVMe SSD. The MP600 SSDs will ship in mid-July, several days after AMD and its partners start...

37 by Anton Shilov on 6/25/2019

The Kingston DC500 Series Enterprise SATA SSDs Review: Making a Name In a Commodity Market

SATA isn't dead yet. Kingston has kicked off a new generation of enterprise SSDs with a new family of SATA drives built around the new Phison S12DC controller and...

28 by Billy Tallis on 6/25/2019

Silicon Motion’s SM8108: A Next-Gen Enterprise SSD Controller w/ Dual DRAM & 3D QLC Support

Having secured strong positions on the market for consumer SSDs, Silicon Motion is now after the enterprise SSD market. At Computex, the company demonstrated a prototype of an SSD...

7 by Anton Shilov on 6/24/2019

SK Hynix Launches 2nd Gen Enterprise SSD: 72-Layer 3D NAND & In-House Controller

SK Hynix on Thursday introduced its 2nd generation enterprise-grade NVMe SSDs, which are based entirlely on the company's in-house SSD technology. The new drives offer 4 – 8 TB...

2 by Anton Shilov on 6/21/2019

PNY 2 TB XLR NVMe SSD: PCIe 4.0 x4, Up to 4.8 GB/s

Since many high-end SSDs these days are bottlenecked by a PCIe 3.0 x4 interface, next-generation drives featuring a PCIe 4.0 x4 connector were among the highlights of this year’s...

21 by Anton Shilov on 6/10/2019

Toshiba Announces XG6-P NVMe SSD For Client And Datacenter

Toshiba has announced a new variant of their XG6 client NVMe SSD: the XG6-P that adds a 2TB option to the family. The previous XG5 generation of SSDs followed...

0 by Billy Tallis on 5/29/2019

GIGABYTE Teases PCIe 4.0 M.2 SSD in Press Release: 5 GB/s

A press release sent out by GIGABYTE on Friday said that the company would demonstrate one of the industry’s first SSDs featuring a PCIe 4.0 interface at Computex next...

42 by Anton Shilov on 5/24/2019

ADATA Launches XPG Spectrix S40G RGB SSD: Up to 3.5 GB/s and Loads of RGB

When high performance alone is not enough to impress, RGB lights are here to help. ADATA has officially introduced its XPG Spectrix S40G RGB SSD, which offer's the company’s...

10 by Anton Shilov on 5/24/2019

Mushkin’s Helix-L SSDs Available: Pushing the Price of 3D TLC

Mushkin this week said that it had started shipments of its Helix-L SSDs that promise to combine high performance and relatively low prices. The drives use Silicon Motion’s entry-level...

12 by Anton Shilov on 5/22/2019

Kingston Launches Client-Focused KC2000 M.2 NVMe SSD: 96L TLC On SM2262EN

Kingston's latest flagship client/consumer SSD is launching today: the KC2000, which is set to replace the two year old KC1000. The KC2000 was previewed early this year at CES...

3 by Billy Tallis on 5/20/2019

The Team Group MP34 512GB SSD Review: Refining Phison's NVMe Workhorse

Team Group's MP34 is a high-end NVMe SSD based on the familiar combination of the Phison E12 controller and Toshiba 3D TLC, but the price drops enabled by the...

17 by Billy Tallis on 5/15/2019

SMART Modular HRS-T5E: A Ruggedized SATA SSD with AES-XTS 256

SMART Modular has introduced one of the industry’s first ruggedized SSDs based on 3D TLC NAND memory. Aimed at industrial and military customers, the high-reliability 2.5-inch SATA drive incorporates...

4 by Anton Shilov on 5/8/2019

Western Digital Starts Shipments of Client SSDs Based on 96-Layer BICS4 3D NAND

Western Digital has been continuing to ramp up production of its 96-layer BICS4 3D NAND, and the company has already been using this flash memory for various retail storage...

8 by Anton Shilov on 5/1/2019

LaCie Portable SSD and WD My Passport SSD Capsule Review: 2TB SATA SSDs Behind a USB Bridge

The emergence of 3D TLC flash has enabled a new class of budget-friendly bus-powered external SSDs. Flash memory has also seen a recent drop in prices, and this has...

5 by Ganesh T S on 4/19/2019

Patriot Launches Viper VPN100 SSDs: Up to 2TB, Massive Heatsink

Patriot this week started sales of its top-of-the-range VPN100-series SSDs. Prototypes of these drives based on the Phison PS5012-E12 controller were demonstrated at CES 2018, but it took the...

31 by Anton Shilov on 3/29/2019

Micron Introduces 2200 Client NVMe SSD With New In-House Controller

Micron has announced the first product based on their new in-house client NVMe SSD controller. The Micron 2200 doesn't boast performance sufficient to compete with the top enthusiast-class NVMe...

14 by Billy Tallis on 3/18/2019

Kingston Launches New Enterprise SATA SSDs

Kingston is making a renewed effort in the enterprise storage market this year, starting with the launch of their DC500 family of enterprise SATA SSDs. The new DC500R and...

8 by Billy Tallis on 3/18/2019

The Memblaze PBlaze5 C916 Enterprise SSD Review: High Performance and High Capacities

The Memblaze PBlaze5 high-end enterprise SSD product line has been refreshed with 64-layer 3D NAND, allowing for better power efficiency and more affordable top-tier performance. The PBlaze5 C916...

13 by Billy Tallis on 3/13/2019

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