Intel has successfully delivered world’s first commercially available 64-layer, TLC, 3D NAND solid state drive (SSD). The tech giant has made an official announcement regarding the new SSD545s for the computer client.
It is a superior quality, reliable drive for the mainstream market that delivers great performance for older PCs or new vale PCs. This technology leadership product is available to be purchased by the customers at Newegg.
With an aim to drive platform-connected solutions that deliver a better user experience, Intel is investing in both 3D NAND technology and Intel Optane technology.
Today’s data explosion presents the industry an opportunity to derive more value out of the data, whereby affordability and storage pose the biggest challenge. This is where TLC, 3D NAND comes into the picture. Using its 30 years+ experience, Intel has optimised the 3D NAND floating gate architecture and manufacturing process.
Intel Delivers World’s First Commercially Available 64-Layer 3D NAND Solid State Drive
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Talking about the architecture, the technology offers world’s best areal density and offers scalability for future. This is based upon having a smaller cell size and by placing control logic under the memory array. With the help of the world’s best areal density helps in scaling to large capacity and delivering more gigabytes per wafer.
Being experienced in designing the architecture into SSD solutions has facilitated Intel to improve performance, power consumption, performance consistency, and reliability with each generation.
In addition, the floating gate technology is manufactured on a proven, high-volume manufacturing process enabling the acceleration of transitions from 2D to 3D, MLC to TLC and 32-layer to 64-layer products.
Intel Corporation is an American multinational corporation and technology company headquartered in Santa Clara, California that was founded by Gordon Moore and Robert Noyce. It is the world’s largest and highest valued semiconductor chip makers based on revenue and is the inventor of the x86 series of microprocessors: the processors found in most personal computers (PCs).
Intel supplies processors for computer systems and manufactures motherboard chipsets, network interface controllers and integrated circuits, flash memory, graphics chips, embedded processors and other devices related to communications and computing.
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