Flash Memory

Samsung Series 7 CHRONOS notebook PC Revealed

Samsung Series 7 CHRONOS notebook PC Revealed

Amongst about a trillion other products and projects announced this week by Samsung from IFA 2011 is this lovely new notebook computer, the Series 7 CHRONOS. This laptop will have an Intel Core i7 Quad Core processor, ExpressCache technology providing you with an extra 8GB of flash memory on your motherboard that you'd not otherwise have - Samsung noting that this means your web browsing will be 2 times as fast (based on tests done with Internet Explorer) and a 2 second wake up time. All this hyperactivity tied with a high quality 15-inch display inside a form factor Samsung lets us know is traditionally associated with a 14-inch model.

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Sandy Bridge MacBook Air to use 400Mbps NAND flash storage?

Sandy Bridge MacBook Air to use 400Mbps NAND flash storage?

Apple could be planning another flash memory speed boost in the upcoming MacBook Air refresh, according to new reports, with the company tipped to be using 19nm "Toggle DDR 2.0" storage for the slender ultraportable. The high-speed NAND, Macotokara's component source suggests, is capable of 400Mbps transfer rates, using new, smaller chips that Apple would supposedly solder directly to the base circuit of the updated Airs.

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SanDisk outs 19nm flash memory monolithic chip

SanDisk outs 19nm flash memory monolithic chip

Up to a point, we all want our smartphones and other gadgets to be as small as possible. At some point, things can get to small with screens that are too tiny to be readable and enjoyed on the go. Before our gear can get smaller than it is, today we will need the components inside the devices that actually make them work to get smaller too. One of the components inside your device that needs to shrink is the flash memory.

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Toshiba Power Outage Stops Flash Memory Supply

Toshiba Power Outage Stops Flash Memory Supply

Toshiba sent out a news bit today saying that their Yokkaichi plant is in the midst of a power outage and that this failure (at 5:21AM yesterday) could affect flash memory supply. This failure wont be fixed until sometime Friday, the supply hit planned for shipments toward January and February of 2011. No estimates were given on how this will affect Toshiba's partners or if their products will be able to ship on time. Apple, who is currently using Toshiba for their MacBook Air's SSD, is said to be fine since it also depends on Samsung and Hynix.

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Samsung Universal Flash Storage in Development, Ready by 2011

Samsung Universal Flash Storage in Development, Ready by 2011

Today, Samsung made it known that they are hard at work on a new flash memory format, one that will increase speeds, and more scalability. The new memory format, which is currently in development, should be ready to hit the market by some time in the first half of 2011. The new memory format will bring data transfer speeds up to 300Mbps, according to the new report from DigiTimes.

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SanDisk 64GB Ultra SDXC card on sale for $350

SanDisk 64GB Ultra SDXC card on sale for $350

Looking for a huge quantity of speedy flash memory for your DSLR or HD camcorder?  SanDisk have pushed their 64GB Ultra SDXC memory card out the door, and the Class 4 card certainly promises enough.  Up to 15MB/sec read speeds are supported, with data kept in exFAT file structure; one card is enough for over eight hours of HD video at 9Mbps quality.

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