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Toshiba Creates 128GB (64Gb NAND) Flash Chips

Smartphones and other mobile devices these days rely on flash storage rather than tiny hard drives. Notably, devices without expandable storage options, such as ones from Apple like the iPhone and iPad, differentiate themselves with their flash capacities.

In order to make tablets and smartphones with more than 32GB or 64GB of flash, memory makers need to make the chips. Toshiba has stepped up to the plate and revealed that it has made a 128GB embedded NAND flash memory module, the highest capacity yet achieved in the industry.

The new 128GB embedded device integrates sixteen 64Gbit (equal to 8GB) NAND chips fabricated with Toshiba's 32nm process technology and a dedicated controller into a small package 17 x 22 x 1.4mm.

Samples will be available in September, and mass production will start in the fourth quarter (October to December) of 2010.

Power Supply Voltage 2.7V to 3.6V (memory core);1.65V to 1.95V / 2.7V to 3.6V (interface)Bus width x1, x4, x8Write Speed21MB per sec. (Sequential/Interleave Mode)21MB per sec. (Sequential/No Interleave Mode)Read Speed46MB per sec. (Sequential Mode/Interleave Mode)55MB per sec. (Sequential/No Interleave Mode)Temperature range -25degrees to +85degees CelsiusPackage 153Ball FBGA (+84 support balls)

  • adam873873
    Amazing
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  • anamaniac
    Honestly, I'd rather a memory slot on all devices. 1GB of internal just to store the OS etc.
    Nothing like paying $100 more for only 16GB more of memory...
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  • wintermint
    "Temperature range -25degrees to +85degees Celsius"

    Uh.. won't that explode? o.O
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  • back_by_demand
    wintermint"Temperature range -25degrees to +85degees Celsius"Uh.. won't that explode? o.OThat's the ambient temperature of the air where the device is to operate. The fact that the highest recorded temperature in the world was 57.8 °C means you are not worried about operating temps in hot places. Working in the Antarctic, that's a differant matter...

    Epic win for Toshiba, i'll give it 10 years and these chips will be rated in Tera, not Giga.
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  • dEAne
    This is good news.
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  • theroguex
    Imagine writing 128GB data at 21MB/s....
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  • neiroatopelcc
    back_by_demandThe fact that the highest recorded temperature in the world was 57.8 °C means you are not worried about operating temps in hot places.Last year the aircon failed in one of my server rooms. I measured air temperature in excess of 64C that day.
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  • Tamz_msc
    neiroatopelccLast year the aircon failed in one of my server rooms. I measured air temperature in excess of 64C that day.He meant under natural circumstances.
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  • neiroatopelcc
    A room heating up is natural if the aircon fails.
    Products aren't made only for perfect conditions - they're made with regard to certain risks. Thus 85C could actually become a problem in some situations - like being left in the windscreen of a black car on a sunny day with a 40C ambient temperature.

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  • back_by_demand
    neiroatopelccI measured air temperature in excess of 64C that day.Was it in excess by an additional 21 degrees?
    Don't worry, be happy
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