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Samsung 850 EVO SSD adds another bit to 3D V-NAND tech

Samsung 850 EVO SSD adds another bit to 3D V-NAND tech

For those not aware of it, Samsung also makes storage solutions, from flash memory inside mobile devices to SSDs for conventional computers like desktops and laptops. For the latter, the Korean manufacturer is trying to take another step forward when it comes to storage technology. Building on the 3D V-NAND tech it first unveiled in the 850 Pro last July, the 850 EVO pushes the limits by using 3 bits per memory cell, increasing the overall capacity of a single Flash memory chip compared to traditional 2-bit storage.

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Samsung hunts for memory help as Apple tipped to jump ship

Samsung hunts for memory help as Apple tipped to jump ship

It would appear that as Apple begins a move away from reliance on Samsung to create the most massive amount of its mobile products' flash memory, the Korean company is seeking outside help to create enough product for its own Galaxy lineup. Two reports have surfaced today that suggest both Apple and Samsung to be seeking new means and ways of accessing enough product for the innards of their smartphone and tablet lineups. While Apple has bee reported to be teaming up with Taiwan Semiconductor on one hand, Samsung has been tipped to be purchasing memory from Elpida Memory and Toshiba.

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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 SmartNAND debuts, destined for future iPhones?

Toshiba SmartNAND debuts, destined for future iPhones?

The crazy cats over at Toshiba have announced a new line of flash NAND today called SmartNAND. This stuff promises robust error management, a simple design, and faster time to market for advanced NAND for customer applications. The NAND is part of Toshiba's 24nm NAND family and is sure to find its way into all manner of consumer electronics products.

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Seagate Unveils Pulsar Line of Enterprise-Grade SSDs

Seagate Unveils Pulsar Line of Enterprise-Grade SSDs

Seagate Technology has just revealed a new lineup of performance-optimized solid-state drives (SSDs) for enterprise customers. The Pulsar.2 and the Pulsar XT.2 drives will use Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) 6Gb/s interface. According to Seagate, the Pulsar.2 can
"automatically detect and correct a multitude of data errors than can occur during normal drive operations to deliver the highest levels of enterprise-class data integrity and endurance."

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The Daily Slash: December 31 2010

The Daily Slash: December 31 2010

Happy New Year! What a final day it's been here on the R3 Network! Philip Berne whips up a column with what must be one of my favorite column titles of 2010: The Cat’s In the Cradle and the PS3. Rally with us as we try to click Google into fixing the Android SMS bug. Android Community wishes you a Happy New Year with a fun little story about streaming the Times Square ball drop, and finally, BEHOLD as Chris Davies does an epic final post of the year: SlashGear’s 2010 Wrap-Up! All this and MORE on The Daily Slash - HAPPY NEW YEAR FROM ALL OF US HERE ON THE R3 NETWORK!

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SlashGear Morning Wrap-Up: December 31 2010

SlashGear Morning Wrap-Up: December 31 2010

Last day of the year! What a year it was! In the morning of this last day of the epic year 2010, our first news story comes from the hacker world, where a brand new BitTorrent-based DDoS tool is introduced as "Lying to the Neighbours." Next, Apple files for a patent on screen-off gesture controls on the iPod Nano, AliveECG connects to your iPhone to keep track of heart, and you can now feel free to load Android onto your HTC HD2 (WinMo 6.5) via a brand new NAND level hack. Hackers of /b/ have to watch their back as FBI raids ISPs looking for servers used in Anonymous DDoS attacks. An RR Auction lets loose large bits of US Outer-Space history while NASA finds more cracks in Discovery fuel tanks but keeps launch on track. On a smaller scale, grab yourself a MeeGo 1.1 install on your HTC HD2. Fun! All this and MORE on SlashGear Morning Wrap-Up!

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LG Optimus 7 uses NAND flash for storage

LG Optimus 7 uses NAND flash for storage

If Windows Phone 7 has caught your attention, you are probably aware that several of the devices on the market use microSD cards for storage, though those cards are tucked away deep inside the devices where the user can’t get to it. The downside to using the microSD card rather than traditional NAND flash is that the performance suffers.

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