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Intel, Micron Extend NAND Flash Technology Leadership with Introduction of World's First 128Gb NAND Device and Mass Production of 64Gb 20nm NAND
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/patiently waits for AKG to explain what this means for us consumers.
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It means larger drives in the near future (6 to 12mths). It also POTENTIALLY means cheaper drives in the future. Intel is stating that 120GB'ers will be cheap enough that avg joes will be able to afford them. My best guess is that means those 120gb'ers will cost what a 60 (or maybe 90) GB SSD now costs. :)

It is nice to see that they are taking steps to nullify erase cycle fragility....as it was looking down right GRIM for 20nm NAND. IF the data is correct, 20nm will have the same life cycle as the NAND in use now. Still not great but more than enough to be "good enough" for less than 5 -7 year drives.

What is missing from that article is how is the performance? Does the great density NAND help or hinder performance? It hurt this gen. Will newer controllers mask this issue like they did with this gen.....etc etc etc
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Thanks for the clarification AKG. The article did state that it would doube size and performance but who's to say until it actually comes out.

" It also provides twice the storage capacity and performance of the companies' existing 20nm 64Gb NAND device."
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