Yesterday Intel and Micron shared some new details of their 3D NAND technology and during the presentation they also showed a production wafer. I missed the wafer during the live broadcast (hence I couldn't include this in the initial write up), but fortunately Intel-Micron have now posted the recorded webinar, which I used to get a pretty good shot of the wafer. The quality isn't perfect, but it's good enough that I was able to make a fairly accurate estimation of the die size. Disclaimer: The data and analysis presented in this article is based on estimations that are provided "as is" with no guarantee of full accuracy. I calculated 19 dies vertically and 25 horizontally, which would yield a die size of 189.5mm. That's...

Computex 2014: G.Skill Demos PCIe SSDs

In the initial days of SSDs, G.Skill, the DRAM manufacturer, used to sell 2.5-inch SSDs. These were SATA 3 Gbps devices mostly, with the latest ones utilising SandForce...

7 by Ian Cutress on 6/11/2014

The Intel SSD DC P3700 Review Part 2: NVMe on Client Workloads

Last week we reviewed Intel's first NVMe drive: the DC P3700. Based on a modified version of the controller in Intel's SSD DC S3700/S3500, the P3700 moves to an...

36 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 6/10/2014

Computex 2014 ADATA Booth Tour: 2TB SX930 SSD, Micro SSDs, Power Banks, Wireless Chargers and More

We already covered ADATA's DDR4 last week but they had a ton of other interesting products at their booth. I'll start with the SSDs as they are the most...

13 by Kristian Vättö on 6/9/2014

Computex 2014: Kingston Announces V310 & HyperX Fury SSDs, Shows SF3700 And Marvell PCIe SSDs

Unlike many manufacturers, Kingston didn’t have a booth or suite at Computex but instead they held a one-day HyperX gaming event on the top floor of one of Taipei’s...

35 by Kristian Vättö on 6/8/2014

Computex 2014: Plextor Announces M6 Pro SSD & PlexTurbo Software

While Computex is already over for this year, we still have a lot of stuff to go through and post. I stopped by at Plextor's booth earlier this week...

8 by Kristian Vättö on 6/8/2014

Computex 2014: Update on SandForce SF3700 & A Live Demo

One of the key things I have been looking forward to at Computex is hearing more about the third generation SandForce controller i.e. the SF3700. I just stopped by...

9 by Kristian Vättö on 6/4/2014

Computex 2014: Samsung Launches TLC-Based 845DC EVO for The Enterprise

While this is technically not a Computex announcement, Samsung is launching their TLC NAND based 845DC EVO today. This isn't Samsung's first TLC based enterprise SSD as a while...

11 by Kristian Vättö on 6/3/2014

Computex 2014: SanDisk Announces Extreme Pro SSD

Continuing our Computex coverage, SanDisk is launching their new flagship Extreme Pro SSD today here in Taipei. SanDisk is targeting the enthusiast and professional crowd with the drive by...

6 by Kristian Vättö on 6/3/2014

AnandTech Participates in Roundtable Discussion with Intel and Supermicro about P3700 and NVMe

Earlier this evening, Intel announced a new family of NVMe based PCIe SSDs, including the P3700. I reviewed a 1.6TB version of the P3700 here. A few weeks ago...

9 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 6/3/2014

Intel SSD DC P3700 Review: The PCIe SSD Transition Begins with NVMe

In 2008 Intel introduced its first SSD, the X25-M, and with it Intel ushered in a new era of primary storage based on non-volatile memory. Intel may have been...

82 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 6/3/2014

Crucial MX100 (256GB & 512GB) Review

Computex is officially kicking off today and unlike many of the products announced at trade shows, we actually have a full review of the Crucial MX100 that is launching...

49 by Kristian Vättö on 6/2/2014

Seagate Acquires SandForce From Avago/LSI

Seagate has just announced that they will be acquiring LSI's Accelerated Solution Division and Flash Components Division from Avago, which translate to LSI's Nytro lineup along with the SSD...

36 by Kristian Vättö on 5/29/2014

JMicron JMF667H Reference Design (128GB & 256GB) Review

Back in 2008 and 2009, JMicron was a relatively big name in the SSD industry. Many OEMs were using their controllers as there weren't many alternatives and JMicron had...

28 by Kristian Vättö on 5/29/2014

Samsung SSD XP941 Review: The PCIe Era Is Here

For most of the last decade, SATA has been the dominant interface in the consumer storage space. As long as hard drives were the major media for storage, SATA...

110 by Kristian Vättö on 5/15/2014

SanDisk Announces X300s SSDs

While most SSD manufacturers are likely holding their product announcements until Computex next month, SanDisk has today announced a new model to their business SSD portfolio: the X300s. Most...

22 by Kristian Vättö on 5/13/2014

Micron M500DC (480GB & 800GB) Review

While the client SSD space has become rather uninteresting lately, the same cannot be said of the enterprise segment. The types of workloads in the enterprise world can require...

37 by Kristian Vättö on 4/22/2014

Plextor M6S & M6M (256GB) Review

Continuing our spring full of new SSDs, the next drives under the scope are Plextor's M6S and M6M. Both drives were already showcased at CES this year but after...

30 by Kristian Vättö on 4/10/2014

ADATA SP920 (128GB, 256GB, 512GB & 1TB) Review

This spring has turned out to be the time for nearly all SSD OEMs to update their lineups. A little over a month ago Intel introduced the SSD 730...

29 by Kristian Vättö on 4/1/2014

Crucial M550 Review: 128GB, 256GB, 512GB and 1TB Models Tested

In what is shaping up to be one of the most exciting months for SSDs in quite some time, we've seen Intel's new flagship SSD 730 just a couple...

99 by Kristian Vättö on 3/18/2014

Testing SATA Express And Why We Need Faster SSDs

The Serial ATA International Organization didn't have much to worry about when hard drives were the primary (only) media. The laws of rotational physics ensured hard drive speeds would...

130 by Kristian Vättö on 3/13/2014

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