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Samsung launches QLC-based 860 QVO SSDs
Published in PC Hardware
Wednesday, 28 November 2018 09:27

Samsung launches QLC-based 860 QVO SSDs


Same performance as MLC SSDs at 15c/GB

Samsung has officially announced its new 860 QVO SSD lineup based on 4-bit QLC (Quad Level Cell) NAND and Samsung's own MJX controller, which finally brings affordable SSD to the market, putting a lot of pressure on HDDs with 1TB, 2TB, and 4TB capacities.

NAND flash up four per cent
Published in PC Hardware
Wednesday, 21 November 2018 11:40

NAND flash up four per cent


Third quarter Flash figures weakened by oversupply

Revenues of the global NAND flash industry increased 4.4 percent sequentially to US$17 billion in the third quarter of 2018, when the memory prices fell 10-15 percent on average.

ADATA announces SX950U 2.5-inch SATA SSD
Published in Cloud
Wednesday, 14 March 2018 21:35

ADATA announces SX950U 2.5-inch SATA SSD


With 3D TLC NAND and Silicon Motion controller

ADATA has announced the replacement for its popular XPG SX950 SSD, the XPG SX950U, which will be available in capacities of up to 960GB and be based on 3D TLC NAND with Silicon Motion controller.

NAND flash getting pricey
Published in Cloud
Tuesday, 22 August 2017 11:59

NAND flash getting pricey


NAND flash prices continue to rise

Average selling prices for NAND flash memory chips rose three to 10 percent in the second quarter and are projected to continue rising through the third quarter.

Toshiba announces 4-bit QLC NAND flash memory
Published in Cloud


World's first 4-bit-per-cell 3D flash memory

Toshiba has announced the latest generation of 3D flash memory, the 4-bit-per-cell, quadruple-level cell (QLC) technology NAND flash memory.

Samsung sings stand by your NAND
Published in Cloud
Monday, 29 May 2017 12:35

Samsung sings stand by your NAND


Plans more expansion in China

Samsung  is considering adding NAND memory chip production capacity at its manufacturing base in China.

NAND has security bug
Published in News
Monday, 29 May 2017 11:00

NAND has security bug


SSDs vulnerable to Rowhammer type attacks


NAND flash memory chips running solid-state drives (SSDs), include what could be called "programming vulnerabilities" that can be exploited to alter stored data or shorten the SSD's lifespan.

NAND price bubble continues to inflate
Published in News
Wednesday, 12 April 2017 11:00

NAND price bubble continues to inflate


Phison Electronics warns things will get worse


NAND flash prices have been inflating excessively lately and Phison Electronics chairman Khein Seng Pua warned that prices are set to go up again in the third quarter as end-market demand surges.

Toshiba shareholders approve NAND flash sale
Published in News


Turning flash into a load of old Tosh

Toshiba shareholders have approved a proposal to split off the Japanese company's prized NAND flash memory unit.

Tight NAND flash supply causes price jump
Published in Cloud
Tuesday, 14 March 2017 10:48

Tight NAND flash supply causes price jump


More than 10 percent


Client-grade SSDs of mainstream capacities continue to see rising contract prices in the PC-OEM market during this first quarter.