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