USB Flash Memory
Safely store your data and keep it accessible.
Ideal for capturing and transferring videos and photos-fast.
Ultimate performance, designed for speed, endurance, reliability, and efficiency.
Power, performance and security all in a compact, portable design.
Free up your phone’s limited internal storage by moving apps and other data to an SD card. We explain how. Many cheap Android phones come with a paltry 8GB of storage, and even 16GB isn’t really enough for lots of apps, high-resolution photos and videos, plus a music library. Fortunately, the vast majority of Android phones[…]
Flash-based external direct-attached storage (DAS) devices have evolved rapidly over the last few years. Starting with simple thumb drives that could barely saturate USB 2.0 bandwidth, we now have high-performance external SSDs that take advantage of the USB 3.1 Gen 2 interface to saturate the internal SATA bandwidth. The introduction of PCIe-based SSDs have enabled[…]
TAIPEI — Intel intends to expand its partnership with Beijing-backed Tsinghua Unigroup by providing NAND flash memory chips as soon as this year, according to industry sources. Negotiations are leading toward Tsinghua Unigroup’s storage arm UNIC Memory Technology receiving NAND chip supplies from Intel, turning those chips into various products such as microSD cards and solid-state drives[…]
SAN FRANCISCO — The NAND flash market, which enjoyed one of its best years on record in 2017 thanks to strong demand and tight supply, took a step toward equilibrium between supply and demand in the fourth quarter as yield rates improved, with contract pricing for NAND in PCs, tablets and servers remaining flat or[…]
Last month, Samsung updated their retail SATA SSD lineup with a new generation of controllers and memory. The Samsung 860 PRO arrived on our test bench first and clearly outperformed its predecessor. However, its status as a premium-priced MLC-based SSD means those generational improvements were irrelevant to most consumers. The new Samsung 860 EVO is the mainstream counterpart with[…]
This morning Huawei is taking the wraps off of their latest generation flagship smartphone, the Mate 10 series. Powered by subsidiary HiSilicon’s Kirin 970 SoC, the new phones are a mix of something old and something new for the company. With a design that is not simply a carbon copy of the earlier Mate phones[…]
Toshiba is announcing a trio of new enterprise SSD models intended for large-scale datacenter deployments. The new CD5, XD5 and HK6-DC respectively use 2.5″ U.2, M.2 22110 and 2.5″ SATA form factors. The drives use different Toshiba controllers but share an emphasis on read-intensive workloads, with write endurance rated for less than one drive write[…]
Samsung this week announced that it has started mass production of its PM1643-series SSDs. These are monstrous data storage devices, with up to 30.72 TB capacity each. The new drives use Samsung’s 64-layer 512Gb TLC V-NAND memory chips stacked in 1 TB packages. Later this year Samsung plans to expand the PM1643 lineup with SSDs featuring[…]
At CES 2018, Toshiba showed off a new RC100 Series of M.2 NVMe SSDs along with their 96-layer QLC NAND technology. The RC100 SSDs enable mainstream PC users to upgrade to SSDs in a cost-effective and power-optimized manner. Toshiba Memory America (TMA) showed off a couple of storage technologies at this year’s CES. The first[…]
SK Hynix has completed the development of an enterprise SATA Solid State Drive (eSSD) with the 72-Layer 512Gb 3D NAND Flash chips. SK Hynix announced on February 4 that it has completed the development of an enterprise SATA Solid State Drive (eSSD) with the 72-Layer 512Gb 3D NAND Flash chips, ready for its full-fledged entrance[…]