Solid State Drives - SSDs - are a product of convenience, not good architecture. Storage systems need to be re-architected to achieve the highest performance of NAND flash and, soon, byte-addressable non-volatile memory. Here's an example.
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Samsung has announced that it has begun production of its new Universal Flash Storage chips, which the company claims have a random reading speed up to 28 times faster than external memory cards.
Thinner electronics will be available from the South Korean giant after it started producing its embedded package-on-package memory for smartphones.
The flash memory maker beat Wall Street expectations for the fourth quarter, but its chief executive wanted better results.
The flash storage giant said that it sold fewer embedded drives for smartphones and tablets than expected.
Toshiba's SSHD range features second-generation NAND flash memory to improve performance levels.
Today's smartphones and tablets offer computing power, memory and storage that surpass that offered by mainframe computers in the 1990s. But security remains an ongoing challenge.
The box might say that your smartphone comes with 16 gigabytes, 32 gigabytes or whatever of storage space, but how much actual free storage space will you have on your shiny new smartphone?
At the CES in Las Vegas Lenovo unveiled two new smartphones and its entry into the wearable space.
Storage companies best known for providing memory cards for smartphones and cameras are increasingly using their scale and knowhow to come to a data center near you.
The company transplants its vertically stacked flash memory breakthrough from its enterprise drives to SSDs for home use, with a starting price of $100 for the 120GB model.
SanDisk CEO Sanjay Mehrotra maintained praise for the company's accomplishments, noting that 2014 has still been a record year for the flash memory maker.
If encryption just isn't secure enough for you, these new solid-state drives will wipe their data or even physically fragment their flash memory when the owner sends the device an SMS message.
Infor's suite of high-end cloud financial software products include a new user interface, in-memory database technology and more. CloudSuite signals a major shift in the application space. Will CIOs bite?
As the gap between the cost of hard drives and flash begins to shrink, Violin Memory is seeing more enterprises adopt flash in their datacentres.
NASA will be reformatting the flash memory on its Mars rover Opportunity.
The new solid-state drives, apparently using Toshiba flash memory, will join RAM as the latest component sporting the Radeon badge.
The vertically stacked data layers promise faster performance than solid-state drives using conventional NAND flash memory, but at a higher price.
Despite having sold about one of every three smartphones shipped globally last year, Samsung is dabbling in luxury televisions and investing in memory chip production to diversify away from smartphones and tablets.
The firm launches a flash storage array that introduces a data services software suite aimed at replicating a wider range of the capabilities found in spinning disc storage arrays.
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