Intel announced today that Intel-Micron Flash Technologies are in mass production of their breakthrough 25-nanometer (nm) NAND flash memory and Intel is shipping in volume to customers. Announced in February, IMFT was the first to sample, and now to ship in production, 25nm NAND using the world's smallest, most advanced manufacturing process technology. The 8 gigabyte (GB) 25nm NAND flash memory chip measures just 167mm2 and can hold up to 2,000 songs, 7,000 photos or 8 hours of video. NAND Flash memory is used in USB memory keys and SD cards for data storage in digital camcorders and cameras, as well as in smart phones, personal music players and solid-state drives.
Nice but, what are the technical specs? How much less power does this new process use? How fast can they read and write?
Also, these should be much cheaper too than their "bigger" brethren.
Core i7 720QM
Mobility Radeon 5870 1GBVRAM
1 X OCZ Vertex 2 120GB SSD
1 X 500GB HDD
17.3FHD (1080P) Panel
Blu Ray Drive (reader)
The most important spec for the latest 2Xnm generation of NAND flash is the number of erase cycles. As the NAND shrinks, so does the lifetime (number of erase cycles). The manufacturers will be happy to quietly gloss over this, unless the media and the users demand to know this spec.
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