The consumer solid state drive market could see a price war coming with leading manufacturers ramping up production according to industry sources. NAND flash supplier Micron has reportedly reduced sales of its flash chips to other companies in order to support its own Crucial branded solid state drives.
We have actually seen M.2 solid state drives for a while now, but up until recently none of them have hit retailers. This is probably because motherboards that support M.2 were only just launched with the advent of Intel’s 9-series chipset. One of the first to hit retailers is the Samsung XP941. The first generation of M.2 is based on PCI-Express 2.0 x2 with a theoretical maximum bandwidth of 1000 MB/s read and write.
Samsung today announced that it is mass producing the most advanced DDR3 memory, based on a new 20 nanometer process technology, for use in a wide range of computing applications. Samsung has pushed the envelope of DRAM scaling, while utilizing currently available immersion ArF lithography, in its roll-out of the industry’s most advanced 20-nanometer (nm) 4-gigabit (Gb) DDR3 DRAM.
Samsung’s Galaxy line has been their flagship smartphone line for some time now. As CES 2014 and Mobile World Congress (MWC) get closer we have been hearing some rumors about the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S5. One was that it would be launched at CES, but that does not seem to be case as the Galaxy S5 will be launched at MWC in late February.
The new eight gigabit (GB), low power double data rate 4 (LPDDR4), mobile DRAM is the industry’s very first innovative memory technology and has been devised by Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. This comes as no surprise because Samsung has already been known as a leader in this memory field.
I’ve owned my Galaxy gear for roughly a month now, and have to say that it is honestly a surprise. I was sketchy at first because of the $300 price tag and how much would I be using this, but honestly, I’ve used this thing more times a day than I thought possible. I get tons of notifications a day, and now instead of pulling into my pocket to grab my phone, I just flip the wrist and see what notification popped up. The 1.6-inch AMOLED screen is crystal clear, sharp and gives off great colors. Here’s my take on the Samsung Galaxy Gear…
Samsung has introduced a new compact storage solution in their 840 EVO mSATA solid state drive. The 840 EVO solid state drive makes use of 128 gigabit 1x-nm NAND flash memory, and Samsung’s in-house controller with TurboWrite technology. The 840 EVO is capable of sequential read and write speeds of 540/520 MB/s and 98,000 random read and 90,000 random write IOPS.
The first custom ROM for Samsung’s Galaxy Gear Smartwatch has been released and it brings a lot of interesting features with it. The most important being that it will allow the smartwatch to be paired with any Android device, so you do not need a Samsung Galaxy phone to use the smartwatch.
Jul 30, 2015 0