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Micron brings faster UFS 3.1 storage to mobile devices with 176-layer NAND

Micron introduced 176-layer NAND memory last year, making it possible to deliver flash storage capable of faster read and write speeds while taking up less space. It’s already available in PCIe SSDs, and now the company says it’s bringing the technology to mobile devices. The first 176-layer NAND UFS 3.1 storage is now shipping to […]

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MicroSD cards get bigger, faster (1TB and 985 MB/s cards on the way)

A little over a year after the first 512GB microSDXC card was unveiled, SanDisk has introduced the first 1TB card. Micron has one too. The SanDisk Extreme microSDXC UHS-I card should be available in April for $450 and it supports read speeds up to 160MB/s and write speeds up to 90MB/s. The 1TB Micron c200 […]

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Micron’s QuantX 3D Xpoint storage coming in late 2017, will challenge Intel Optane

The first Intel Optane storage products should begin shipping soon, and it’s expected to show up in some laptop and desktop computers that launch in early 2017. Optane storage is expected to be up to 10 times as fast as the flash storage used in most existing solid state drives. While the first Optane products are expected […]