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We’ve always felt that pico projectors are a little uninspiring, but the Pop Video iPhone projector from Micron Technology displays higher-resolution than the rest, and it’s small and cheap enough to be practical.
An SSD is something that you wish you had: they’re fast, efficient and quiet. Now Western Digital has introduced SiliconEdge Blue, the first line of consumer SSDs from one of the biggest names in storage. Too bad they’re overpriced.
Intel and Micron’s IMFT joint venture’s just announced they’ve started producing NAND flash using 25nm transistors – they’re pushing 8GB on a single die – with products shipping sometime this year in fatter capacities. In English:
Micron touted its super-fast RealSSD drives with 250MBps speed a few months back, but now its demonstrated a tech that’ll blow them out of the water: 1GBps transfer rates. It’s a bit cheaty since it uses two SSDs for a total of 16 data channels to access the flash memory, but that does give it a 200,000 input/output operations per second speed. And that’s too fast for SATA II’s bandwidth cap, so Micron had to use PCI Express. It’s a technology demonstrator, but Micron apparently plans to commercialise it “soon”. [Electronista]
The inexorable march of solid-state drive technology continues forward with news from Micron Technology (one of the worlds leading semiconductor suppliers) that they’re going to produce SSD’s with a read speed of 250MBps. That’s more than twice the speed of the drives Samsung announced last month (90MBps.)
Micron and Intel have co-developed a new 8-gigabit SLC NAND chip, which has data-read speeds of 200 MB/second and write speeds of 100 MB/second: five times faster than previous SLC NANDs. The 50nm-process node devices are available as samples to OEMs now, with bulk manufacturing planned for late this year. This means that sometime soon we’ll have access to memory cards and SSDs for our cameras and laptops that are way speedier than existing ones, though you might expect insanely high prices for that speed hike—especially since SLC is expensive in the first place. [BusinessWire]