NAND flash memory might get too dense at 10nm
The adoption rate of Solid state disks is fast and they are getting faster and faster. To gain higher volume sizes the NAND ICs need to shrink and that could pose an issue in the near future. Shrinking the die sizes of flash memory increases the storage density and reduces the production cost, but one major issue is that each time you shrink to a smaller process node, the ability of flash cells to reliably hold data goes down because the number of electronics in a gate decreases as well.Read more
Mushkin adds 7mm Chronos Deluxe SSD to Lineup
Mushkin introduced a new line of SSDs to its range called the 7mm Chronos Deluxe. This SSD series will be available in 60GB, 90GB, 120GB, 180GB, 240GB and 480GB volume sizes. The thin 2.5-inch SSDs (7mm thick) are equipped with SATA 6.0 Gbps interface, a SandForce SF-2281 controller, a MTBF of 2 million hours and capable of delivering read and write speeds of up to 560MB/s and 520MB/s, respectively.Read more
SSD shipments increased 300% over early 2012
IHS iSuppli has issued a report on solid state disk shipments. The end conclusion is simple, the disappointing ultrabook shipments won't stop the success of SSD shipments in 2012. Shipments of SSDs are rising exponentially, they're anticipated to hit 17.5 million units in the current quarter, more than the first two quarters of the year combined. The current shipment forecast is lower than the prior one though, iSuppli previously anticipated 20 million SSDs would ship in the fourth quarter.