Intel has announced that its 25nm NAND flash chips are now shipping in volume to customers.
Intel detailed in its brief announcement:
Announced in February, IMFT was the first to sample, and now to ship in production, 25nm NAND using the world's smallest, most advanced manufacturing process technology. The 8 gigabyte (GB) 25nm NAND flash memory chip measures just 167mm2 and can hold up to 2,000 songs, 7,000 photos or 8 hours of video. NAND Flash memory is used in USB memory keys and SD cards for data storage in digital camcorders and cameras, as well as in smart phones, personal music players and solid-state drives.
For those of you constantly keeping an eye on Intel SSD prices, expect this to soon trigger a new generation of roomier and/or cheaper drives.
Seeing that, even at $.99/song, nobody can afford to pay that much to fill it up this is clearly promoting the use of illegaly copied music. Now let's see how long it will take for RIAA lawyers to come to that conclusion and start banning advertisers and tech reviewers to comment on the number of -illegal- songs a device can handle.
After all, now that they got Usenet pretty much shut down they have some free time and billable hours available to search for a new target :-)
Someone should write a letter to their Congressman
Or the President
SOMEONE CALL THE ARMY!!!!!
Is it really happening?
It's been this long already?
If you excuse me, I have to go cancel my the lease on my house so I can go buy a few of RAID those bad muthas!
I'm sorry, but I missed the part in the article where it says that the 2,000 songs needed to be purchased from iTunes or downloaded illegally. I guess you have never purchased a CD, or "compact disc", in the past 2 decades. These "compact discs" contain music, and you can create digital copies for backup purposes. And the best part is these copies are completely legal!
Oh, and if you truly are someone who appreciates and enjoys music, spending close to $2,000 over the course of a year on music is not really a stretch...