LSI Corporation today announced several demonstrations of its award-winning SandForce® SF-2000 Flash Storage Processors (FSPs) using Toshiba 19nm and Intel 20nm NAND flash memory, the most advanced flash memory technology currently available for solid state drive (SSD) applications. Interactive demonstrations can be seen at the Computex Taipei 2012 exposition taking place this week in Taipei, Taiwan.
LSI SandForce FSPs are designed to provide best-in-class performance, reliability, endurance and power efficiency for NAND flash-based SSDs. With proven products available today, LSI offers SSD manufacturers a time-to-market advantage in building more affordable SSDs, helping to accelerate broad adoption of flash storage for cloud computing, enterprise and client applications. Shipments of SSDs in client and enterprise markets are expected to exceed 100 million units in 2015, representing a 56 percent growth rate over 2011 shipments.
"SSD users want to benefit from the significant cost advantages of the leading flash processes, but most SSD controllers can't support the complexities of the most advanced chips," said Jim Handy, SSD analyst for Objective Analysis. "By supporting today's smallest NAND processes, LSI provides OEMs and end users access to the most cost-effective deployment of flash memory in primary and I/O-intensive data storage workloads across cloud-computing, enterprise and client applications."
SanDisk Corporation, a global leader in flash memory storage solutions, today introduced Lightning® PCI Express (PCIe) Solid State Accelerator (SSA) cards designed to boost the performance of workstations and servers used in data centers, server farms and cloud computing environments.
The new SanDisk® Lightning PCIe SSA products can be added to workstations and servers to provide balanced, predictable performance for enterprise applications, delivering the ideal combination of speed, reliability and cost-savings. The cards provide rapid access to the most frequently used data and applications in order to more effectively manage heavy workloads. They are part of SanDisk's growing portfolio of solid state drive (SSD) solutions for the enterprise.
The new PCIe products from SanDisk address a wide variety of uses - from financial institutions analyzing and processing massive amounts of information around the clock; to social media and website providers whose customers demand a nearly instant response with every click of a mouse; to media content creators editing high-definition videos.
Toshiba Storage Products today announced a new lineup of solid state drives (SSDs) that provides both high performance and energy efficiency for the most data-intensive and energy-sensitive applications. The THNSNF drives are the world’s first to take advantage of 19nm process NAND flash memory, which delivers major advances in power consumption and performance. Continuing Toshiba’s long history of innovation in NAND flash memory — 2012 marks the 25th anniversary of Toshiba’s invention of NAND flash — the THNSNF series provides an ideal storage solution for high-end and thin and light notebooks, all-in-one desktop computers, embedded systems and external storage devices for consumer and industrial PCs.
The THNSNF series employs Toggle MLC (multi-level cell) NAND flash, which delivers significantly faster performance than competing SSDs using synchronous or asynchronous NAND flash. Clocking in at around twice the speed of Toshiba’s HG3 series SSDs, the THNSNF series will be available in four capacities (64, 128, 256, and 512 GB) and in three form factors:
SanDisk Corporation, a global leader in flash memory storage solutions, today announced it is using the world's most advanced semiconductor manufacturing process to produce SanDisk's highest performing embedded memory products.
iNAND Extreme™ is now being built on SanDisk's 19 nanometer (nm) process technology to enable the large-capacity, high-performance embedded NAND flash memory products that are ideally suited for high-end tablets and smartphones. Products running the Android operating system as well as the upcoming Microsoft Windows® RT version of the Windows® 8 operating system can benefit from iNAND Extreme capacity, performance and small size.
iNAND Extreme embedded flash memory can significantly improve performance for multitasking, web browsing, file transfer and image capture performance to produce a more enjoyable experience for smartphone and tablet users. iNAND Extreme comes in capacities ranging from 16GB to 128GB. 128GB of memory is enough to store several HD movies and thousands of songs and photos.
At 19nm, the manufacturing technology used to build circuitry in the iNAND Extreme is incredibly small. For comparative purposes, the width of a sheet of paper is about 0.1mm or about 100,000nm, meaning that more than 5000 objects 19nm in size could fit across the edge of a sheet of paper.
Patriot Memory, a global pioneer in high-performance memory, NAND flash, storage and enthusiast computer products today launches their new EP Pro Series SDHC/SDXC flash storage, shipping July 16th.
The EP Pro is the new high performance flagship in Patriot Memory’s secure digital card line up. Designed with high definition video and photography enthusiasts in mind, the Patriot Memory’s EP Pro SDHC/SDXC delivers unrivaled transfer speeds of 90MB/s (read) and 50MB/s (write) and capacities up to 128GB. With nearly 5x the transfer speeds of standard SDHC cards, when used with UHS-I compatible devices, the EP Pro SDHC/SDXC provides the high performance necessary for professional high definition multimedia content creation.
“The EP Pro delivers the enhanced performance needed for multimedia enthusiasts who use advanced capture techniques such as burst photography and full 3D videography,” said Meng J. Choo, Patriot Memory’s Product Manager. “With read and write speeds of 90MBs/50MBs, the EP Pro series is also capable of recording at next generation 4K resolution for truly stunning HD content creation.”