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Intel, Micron Extend NAND Flash Technology Leadership, Introduce 20 nm NAND Flash

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Intel Corporation and Micron Technology Inc. today introduced a new, finer 20-nanometer (nm) process technology for manufacturing NAND flash memory. The new 20nm process produces an 8-gigabyte (GB) multi-level cell (MLC) NAND flash device, providing a high-capacity, small form factor storage option for saving music, video, books and other data on smartphones, tablets and computing solutions such as solid-state drives (SSDs).

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And these will have, what? 1000 re-writes only? Makes me wonder where NAND flash technology is heading. At 15nm they'll have so little write cycles i have no clue what they'll think off then to make them last longer than an ice cream on a very hot summer day...
 
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Might as well make these EEPROMS because I bet they die quickly after being erased a few times. :nutkick:

Wish they could find a solution to the extremely limited writes on these smaller NAND devices.
 
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Simple solution: pay for an SSD with a max capacity of 512GB, and an advertised 64GB available to the OS. The remaining extra space will be used for light wearing.

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Problem to your solution is that you need to sell your computer to buy the ssd for it. Simple solution is not so simple afterall
Hehe, I hope you realized I was joking. I was mocking the overly ambitious wear leveling scheme (advertising a 120gb, but having a lot less available after a format) currently used by OCZ and others on their 25nm SSDs, and suggesting that it'll be much worse for a 20nm drive (ie a drive with physically 512GB on it, but only 64GB available after a format).
 
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Wow, some really optimistic people here today...
The question is, will you be using the same SSD in three years time? Most likely not, so then you don't have anything to worry about.
 

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Wow, some really optimistic people here today...
The question is, will you be using the same SSD in three years time? Most likely not, so then you don't have anything to worry about.
Of course I am.

The only reason to upgrade would be bandwidth increase or larger space.

Since 500MB/s seems enough to me, and 256GB as well..

I don't think I'll upgrade until I can get twice that for the same price.
 
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Of course I am.

The only reason to upgrade would be bandwidth increase or larger space.

Since 500MB/s seems enough to me, and 256GB as well..

I don't think I'll upgrade until I can get twice that for the same price.
in 3 years you will get 4 times that for less then 1/3 of the price with twice the speed :D



go back 3 years and have another look at the SSD prices.
 
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Wow, some really optimistic people here today...
The question is, will you be using the same SSD in three years time? Most likely not, so then you don't have anything to worry about.
Well, i've ordered OCZ Vertex 3 and i'm planning to use it for quite longer...
 
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Instead of getting lower in nm, get better write cycles! FFS.