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Toshiba Making 24nm Flash -- 8GB on Single Chip

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Small memory for big capacity.

Toshiba said that it has started mass production of NAND flash memories fabricated with 24nm process technology. This latest technology advance has already been applied to 2bit-per-cell 64-gigabit (Gb) chips that are the world's smallest and offer the highest density on a single chip (8 GB), and which are available from today.  

The 24nm process products are also equipped with Toggle DDR, which enhances data transfer speed. Toshiba will eventually add 32Gb and 3bit per cell products fabricated with the 24nm process technology to its product line-up.

Toshiba provides flash memory for smartphones, digital video cameras and tablet PCs – many of which the newer models support the recording and playback of high-definition content.

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    gekko668 , September 2, 2010 1:31 PM
    SSD companies ain't going to lower the ssd price because there are too many people who are willing to pay premium for it.
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    mavroxur , September 2, 2010 1:09 PM
    Hopefully this will increase the size of SSD's and....dare I say it....lower the price???? Well, one can only hope I guess...
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    letsgetsteve , September 2, 2010 1:12 PM
    2-4 months till trickle down and prices on second gen ssd's drop? sounds good to me cause I need about 4 of them!
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    gekko668 , September 2, 2010 1:31 PM
    SSD companies ain't going to lower the ssd price because there are too many people who are willing to pay premium for it.
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    konjiki7 , September 2, 2010 1:39 PM
    The price will drop due to the high levels of competition in this market.
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    joebob2000 , September 2, 2010 1:53 PM
    How long before we scrap the idea of an "SSD" and they just make a board that accepts an array of SD or microSD cards and RAID0/1s them all together?
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    NotYetRated , September 2, 2010 1:57 PM
    lamorpaWhich cause are you supporting? Save the whales? Or did you mean because'?


    hahaha mase me laugh.
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    Stifle , September 2, 2010 1:59 PM
    We need to start a boycott of technology until all prices come down, WHO IS WITH US?!
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    squiggs77 , September 2, 2010 2:01 PM
    And Apple will still only offer 8GB in it's entry model iPod Touch, and way over charge for more memory without giving you the ability to just insert a MicroSD card.
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    Anonymous , September 2, 2010 2:14 PM
    Squiggs77 , that my friend is why not to buy iPod Touch...
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    cookoy , September 2, 2010 2:15 PM
    hopefully newer technology will drive down prices of lower technology as people shy away from these older products
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    tu_illegalamigo , September 2, 2010 2:16 PM
    They`re going to keep prices high, they may lower the prices on some things, but now marketing is going to tell you that you`re not as cool or cutting edge if you buy that older stuff. How about some number specifications as to performance?
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    saturnus , September 2, 2010 2:17 PM
    joebob2000How long before we scrap the idea of an "SSD" and they just make a board that accepts an array of SD or microSD cards and RAID0/1s them all together?


    It would probably be in a format similar to RAM modules but it won't come until the industry sits down and formulate a standard for it.
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    Camikazi , September 2, 2010 2:26 PM
    joebob2000How long before we scrap the idea of an "SSD" and they just make a board that accepts an array of SD or microSD cards and RAID0/1s them all together?

    Like http://www.ubergizmo.com/15/archives/2007/05/sd_to_ssd_conversion_made_easy.html you mean? They are around but not too popular, since the really fast SD cards with large size are expensive :p 
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    jimmysmitty , September 2, 2010 4:21 PM
    I thought Intel and Microns 25nm also hit 8GB on a single chip.

    I guess this just means more companies meaning more choices and cheaper prices. Hopefully SSDs will hit less that $1/GB.
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    theoutbound , September 2, 2010 4:42 PM
    I really hope current SSD prices drop when drives base on these chips are released. I would love a Phoenix drive but the prices are still just to high right now.
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    danieth , September 2, 2010 6:28 PM
    Based on Samsungs own site, Toggle ddr will speed up data reads and writes up to 400 mbps in late 2011.

    At first i was disappointed at the ssd companies (Intel, Toshiba) for making there ssd's multi-cell, 3 or more bits per cell, but this newer toggle ddr should speed these ssd's up to single-cell speeds or faster. Oh, and nice picture!
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    back_by_demand , September 2, 2010 6:29 PM
    joebob2000How long before we scrap the idea of an "SSD" and they just make a board that accepts an array of SD or microSD cards and RAID0/1s them all together?

    Hmm, you almost have a point there.
    Imagine you could RAID a lot of SD cards from readers, each one would have to be on a separate USB header so it can benefit from maximum bandwidth, how many would it take to achieve the same read/write performance of an SSD?
    How about something like this?
    http://www.bit-tech.net/news/2008/08/12/sata-sdhc-raid-spotted/1
    111.4MB/s read and 55.2MB/s write are not impressive looking stats and the device plus 6 x 8Gb cards is approx £120 ($170) for 48Gb.

    For £113 ($160) I can buy a 60Gb SSD with read of 285MB / write of 275MB
    http://www.aria.co.uk/Products/Components/Hard+Drives+%28SSD%29/G.SKILL+Phoenix+Pro+60GB+2.5%22+SATA-II+Solid+State+Hard+Drive+?productId=41155

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    ares1214 , September 2, 2010 7:06 PM
    MEMRISTORS FTW!!! BTW, why would we boycott technology? If you can afford it, buy it, helps the prices come down for the people who cant.
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    rexter , September 2, 2010 7:28 PM
    Eventually the prices on these technologies will come down, programmers and application inventor will need to figure out what the best applications (a memory hug) that requires these kind of hardware. Maybe we consumers shouldn't be compressing audio files anymore and demand that our media players be left at default settings of uncompress format. That'll force the market to find an option such as these Medias to store our music files? Maybe???
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