Teams of engineers from SanDisk and Toshiba working at SanDisk's Milpitas campus developed a NAND flash memory chip smaller than a U.S. penny, the two companies announced. The 128Gb (gigabit) memory chip, which is currently in production, is the world's smallest and can store 128 billion bits of information on a single die measuring just 170mm2, barely more than a quarter of an inch squared.
If the high prices of mechanical hard drives has you feeling blue, perhaps you should use it as an excuse to kick a little green at a high performance solid state drive instead. You won't save any money by going that route, but if it's a matter of principle, or if you've been shopping a fast SSD anyway, SanDisk is hoping you'll consider its new Extreme SSD line.
SanDisk scooted into the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) with a pair of high speed SDXC cards in tow. Actually, the SanDisk Extreme SDXC UHS-I series, available in 64GB and 128GB capacities, is the fastest of its kind on this or any other world (until little green aliens land on Earth and prove otherwise, anyway), featuring read and write speeds of up to 45MB/s, according to SanDisk.
Managing your phone’s storage can be one of the toughest chores for an Android power user. With the amount of media content we go through these days, a few extra pictures or videos can be the proverbial straw that broke the camel’s back. Between local storage, microSD cards, and cloud services, managing the limited storage space on your Android device is tougher than ever. Until now, thanks to the SanDisk Memory Zone app.
SanDisk woke up this morning and decided to blitz the market with a fistful of storage products, including a massive 64GB microSDXC card. The 64GB SanDisk Extreme Pro SDXC UHS-I card doubles the performance and capacity of SanDisk's professional-grade imaging lineup and is based on the latest SD 3.0 specification's Ultra High Speed (UHS) bus architecture.
SanDisk is pushing hard for a new SATA standard that will purportedly enable OEMs to offer solid state drives with SATA performance while consuming significantly less power than today's devices. The spec is called SATA DEVSLP, and SanDisk has the support of several tech giants, including Intel, Samsung, and Microsoft, all of which have a vested interest in reducing power requirements for mobile devices.
We've heard it before; solid state drives are the wave of the future. Spinning platters and read/write heads are so, like, 2008. In the recent weeks, we've heard about pricing woes from DRAM manufacturers that could well lead to NAND making strides in the memory market. SanDisk's beating the SSD drum, too. The company's just released the consumer-orientated Ultra SSD, which it says can replace traditional HDDs and extend the life of your poor beaten-down old PC.
Toshiba and its manufacturing partner SanDisk officially cut the ribbon on their third 300mm wafer NAND fabrication facility at Toshiba's Yokkaichi Operations in Mie Prefecture, Japan. They're calling it Fab 5, which has nothing to do with the 1991 University of Michigan men's basketball team, though its foundation is just as solid.
Sandisk on Tuesday introduced two new SSD models for ultra-thin notebooks and tablets at the ongoing Computex trade fair in Taipei. According to the company, both the u100 (for ultra-thin notebooks) and the i100 (for tablets) use the SATA III interface and boast “a low-power architecture that reduces power consumption to as low as 10mW.” Hit the jump for more.
With a little help from its manufacturing partner Toshiba, SanDisk today announced a 64Gb (gigabit), 2-bits-per-cell (X2) based monolithic chip produced using 19nm manufacturing technology. This, SanDisk says, is the most advanced memory process technology node in the world, and with it, the flash memory card maker intends to produce embedded and removable storage devices with high capacities for things like mobile phones, tablets PCs, and other portable products.