NAND Memory Caches Could Slash Data Center Power Consumption

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A new method for building database caches from NAND could offer equal or better performance as DRAM, with a fraction the cost, power consumption, and dissipated heat.

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Apple, Bain Swoop in With Last-Minute Bid on Toshiba’s NAND Flash Business

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A new offer from Bain Capital and Apple could snap up Toshiba’s NAND flash memory business — and the struggling company badly needs the uplift.

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The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/254829-bain-apple-swoop-last-minute-bid-toshibas-nand-flash-business?source=Computing

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Western Digital Unveils 96-layer NAND, 4-bit QLC breakthrough

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Western Digital has announced a pair of major breakthroughs in NAND flash technology. The company is claiming it will commercialize 96-layer 3D NAND next year, and that it has found a way to build NAND that can store up to four bits of data per cell.

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The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/extreme/251774-western-digital-announces-new-96-layer-nand-4-bit-qlc-breakthrough?source=Computing

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SSDs Vulnerable to Deliberate, Low-Level Data Corruption Attacks

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A new type of attack against NAND flash can destroy data on planar MLC SSDs, which happens to be a significant percentage of the SSDs on the market.

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The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/249678-ssds-vulnerable-deliberate-low-level-data-corruption-attacks?source=Computing

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Toshiba may spin off or sell its NAND flash business after accounting scandal, cost overruns

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Toshiba is in talks with Western Digital about the future of its NAND flash business following a disastrous business scandal and the collapse of its nuclear power ambitions.

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The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/243089-toshiba-may-spin-off-sell-nand-flash-business-accounting-scandal-cost-overruns?source=Computing

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Micron launches reconfigurable 5100 Series enterprise SSDs sporting 3D TLC NAND

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Micron is launching a new set of enterprise SSDs with flexible provisioning and 32 layers of TLC NAND. The gains and improvements of moving to TLC are large enough that we may well see more companies taking this step.

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The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/240594-micron-launches-new-reconfigurable-5100-series-enterprise-ssds-sporting-3d-tlc-nand?source=Computing

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SSD Pricewatch: SSD prices are expected to jump this quarter thanks to limited NAND supply, surging demand

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NAND prices are expected to jump in Q4 2016 thanks to increased demand for flash-based storage on PC laptops. If you’re planning to buy an SSD for Christmas we recommend pulling the trigger sooner rather than later.

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The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/240531-ssd-pricewatch-ssd-prices-expected-jump-quarter-thanks-limited-nand-supply-surging-demand?source=Computing

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Transcend announces ‘SuperMLC’ as an SLC NAND alternative

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Transcend is prepping a new type of MLC NAND it’s dubbed “SuperMLC.” The company wants to combine the high reliability and performance of single-level cell NAND memory with the low cost and economies of scale that exist around traditional multi-level cell flash.

The original article can be found here: http://www.extremetech.com/computing/220225-transcend-announces-supermlc-as-an-slc-nand-alternative

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Was 2015 the beginning of the end for SSDs?

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NAND flash had some hiccups this year, with a number of issues and concerns related to best practices and enterprise deployments. These problems, however, largely represent growing pains — not the end of the industry as some have claimed.

The original article can be found here: http://www.extremetech.com/computing/219815-was-2015-the-beginning-of-the-end-for-nand-flash

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Planar NAND flash is dead: All hail our new 3D NAND overlords

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Traditional planar NAND flash has had a long and illustrious run, but its time is over. Multiple manufacturers have announced they have no plans to pursue 2D NAND below the 15nm process node.

The original article can be found here: http://www.extremetech.com/computing/211812-planar-nand-flash-is-dead-all-hail-our-new-3d-nand-overlords

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Samsung jockeying to supply NAND for next-gen iPhone as Apple looks to boost storage, report says

Samsung is reportedly looking to regain its role as a major NAND flash supplier to Apple’s iPhone lineup, a lucrative deal that could bear fruit with year’s expected hardware refresh.

The original article can be found here: http://appleinsider.com.feedsportal.com/c/33975/f/616168/s/47ae29f5/sc/23/l/0Lappleinsider0N0Carticles0C150C0A60C290Csamsung0Ejockeying0Eto0Esupply0Essds0Efor0Enext0Egen0Eiphone0Eas0Eapple0Elooks0Eto0Eboost0Estorage0Ereport0Esays/story01.htm

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Micron announces new, 16nm TLC NAND: Will it have better luck than Samsung?

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Micron has announced that it intends to offer a 16nm TLC NAND for consumer SSDs starting this fall. After the troubles Samsung has had and with 3D NAND already ramping, it’s not clear where the company will market the new drives.

The original article can be found here: http://www.extremetech.com/computing/207456-micron-announces-new-16nm-tlc-nand-will-it-have-better-luck-than-samsung

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Intel & Micron's new 3D flash memory could mean cheaper, larger storage for Apple's Macs, iOS devices

Intel and Micron have announced the launch of a new 3D NAND flash technology, one which could substantially improve the amount of data storage possible in Macs, iPhones, iPads, and numerous other devices.



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Samsung 850 Pro review: 3D NAND and RAM caching result in the fastest, most durable SSD money can buy

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Samsung’s 850 Pro SSD is out on the market and it’s damned impressive. Combine Vertical NAND with the drive’s performance enhancing Rapid Mode, and the 850 Pro destroys all comers.

The original article can be found here: http://www.extremetech.com/computing/189003-samsung-850-pro-review-3d-nand-and-ram-caching-result-in-the-fastest-most-durable-ssd-money-can-buy

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IBM demonstrates next-gen phase-change memory that’s up to 275 times faster than your SSD

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IBM’s new Project Theseus shows promise and may be capable of replacing NAND altogether in the long term. Vastly higher performance and better write endurance could make this technology the next big thing in storage — provided someone agrees to manufacture it.

The original article can be found here: http://www.extremetech.com/extreme/182096-ibm-demonstrates-next-gen-phase-change-memory-thats-up-to-275-times-faster-than-your-ssd

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