10TB SSDs Thanks To New Memory Tech.

By: Sandog
March 28th, 2015
6:23 pm

10TB SSDs Thanks To New Memory Tech.

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by Steve Dent | @stevetdent | March 27th 2015 at 9:30 am

SSDs and other flash memory devices will soon get cheaper and larger thanks to big announcements from Toshiba and Intel. Both companies revealed new "3D NAND" memory chips that are stacked in layers to pack in more data, unlike single-plane chips currently used. Toshiba said that it's created the world's first 48-layer NAND, yielding a 16GB chip with boosted speeds and reliability. The Japanese company invented flash memory in the first place and has the smallest NAND cells in the world at 15nm. Toshiba is now giving manufacturers engineering samples, but products using the new chips won't arrive for another year or so.

At the same time, Intel and partner Micron revealed they're now manufacturing their own 32-layer NAND chips that should also arrive in SSDs in around a year. They're sampling even larger capacity NAND memory than Toshiba, with 32GB chips available now and a 48GB version coming soon. Micron said the chips could be used to make gum-stick sized M.2 PCIe SSDs up to 3.5TB in size and 2.5-inch SSDs with 10TB of capacity -- on par with the latest hard drives. All of this means that Toshiba, Intel/Micron and companies using their chips will soon give some extra competition to Samsung, which has been using 3D NAND tech for much longer. The result will be nothing but good for consumers: higher capacity, cheaper SSDs that will make spinning hard disks sleep with one eye open.

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7 comments on "10TB SSDs Thanks To New Memory Tech."

  • PeterT
    March 29, 2015 at 6:52 am

    That's huge news! No pun intended.

  • fvbounty
    March 29, 2015 at 7:01 am

    Yeah this going to be really BIG....lol

  • Sir Skully
    March 29, 2015 at 8:11 am

    Yep I can see it know, 4 SSDs with 10TB each in RAID-O...

  • zapionics<alt>
    March 29, 2015 at 2:20 pm

    Originally Posted by Sir Skully
    Yep I can see it know, 4 SSDs with 10TB each in RAID-O...
    Lol! With tne cloud and movie streaming I'm just wondering how we will use such capacity. Oh, I'm sure we will, just wonder what that future need will be?

  • Sandog
    March 29, 2015 at 5:51 pm

    It will be difficult forking over $500 for a PCIe SSD knowing the price will fall like a rock in 1-2yrs. I personally do not need 10TB, maybe if I collected movies. 500GB is sufficient for me ATT. I just want it for $100.

    Another thing, I am pretty sure PCIe SSD's are so quick is PCIe bus, NVMe interface, and that they are already RAID 0 internally.

  • fvbounty
    November 7, 2016 at 5:16 am

    Originally Posted by krishna
    Yeah this going to be really BIG....lol
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  • bajo
    December 13, 2016 at 12:44 pm

    cool stuff indeed...

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