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Lest anyone forget that Samsung dabbles in more areas than just displays, the technology guru has just begun sampling what it claims is the world's first 16GB double data rate-4 (DDR4), registered dual inline memory modules (RDIMMs), which at the outset are designed for use in enterprise class servers. Samsung said it's sampling both 8GB and 16GB DDR4 memory modules, which it produces using a 30nm-class process technology. These aren't the first DDR4 modules, however, as Samsung unveiled 2GB DDR4 memory sticks way back in December 2010. "By launching these new high-density DDR4 modules, Samsung is embracing closer technical cooperation with key CPU and server companies for development of next-generation... Read more...
There's fast, and then there's really fast. And with that second bit comes Sony's newest memory cards. The XQD format still isn't a hot one just yet, only being supported by a handful of cameras (Nikon's D4 included). The new S-Series caters to early adopters on the bleeding edge, offered in 32GB and 64GB sizes and reaching transfer rates as high as 168MB/sec. If you want to take advantage of that speed, you'll need a Thunderbolt bolt. Take that, USB. All of that speed comes at a price, of course. The 32GB card is set to ship for $503, while the 64GB version goes for $754. Kind of like the early days of SSD: everyone wants the speed, but who is really going to pony up for it?... Read more...
Micron Technology, founded in 1978 in Boise, Idaho and one of the state's largest employers, announced it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire struggling Elpida Memory in a deal worth $2.5 billion. Under terms of the agreement, Micron will acquire a 100 percent stake in Elpida in exchange for a lump sum cash payment of 60 billion Yen (about $750 million), followed by 140 billion Yen (around $1.75 billion) in future annual installment payments through 2019 for foundry services provided by Elpida. "We are creating the industry-leading pure-play memory company," said Micron CEO Mark Durcan. "Today's transactions will help strengthen the combined companies' market position in the memory industry... Read more...
Ever heard of Schooner Information Technology? Now you have. That company was just acquired by SanDisk, a company you're surely familiar with. Schooner is a Silicon Valley-based company that develops flash-optimized database and data store solutions. The release states that "Schooner's products complement SanDisk's growing portfolio of enterprise solid state disk (SSD) and flash-optimized software offerings that enable customers to accelerate the performance of data-intensive applications and reduce overall cost of ownership." What's the mean in English? Well, SanDisk will be picking up a team of database and flash optimization experts, and it's products will be finely tuned to mesh well with... Read more...
New Windows 8-based machines aren't all that's new this week: Toshiba Storage Products has just announced a new lineup of solid state drives (SSDs) that provides both high performance and energy efficiency for the most data-intensive and energy-sensitive applications. These are geared for enterprise use, with the THNSNF drives being the world’s first to take advantage of 19nm process NAND flash memory. 2012 is also a milestone year for the company, as it marks the 25th anniversary of Toshiba's invention of NAND Flash memory. But back to the product at hand: THNSNF series employs Toggle MLC (multi-level cell) NAND flash, which delivers significantly faster performance than competing SSDs... Read more...
In this latest episode of HotHardware's Two and Half Geeks webcast, Dave, Marco and Iyaz discuss Dell's brand new XPS One 27 All-in-One Ivy Bridge Desktop, Intel's Core i5-3470 Ivy Bridge Quad-Core CPU (Desktops), Intel's Core i5-3427U Ivy Bridge CPU For Ultrabooks, our Quad-Channel DDR3 Memory Round-Up, and a little tease about some Thunderbolt-enabled gear we've got in the lab right now from Asus, Intel and Promise... Show Notes: 01:40 - Dell XPS One 27 All-in-One Desktop, Ivy Bridge-Infused 07:29 - Intel Core i5-3470 Ivy Bridge Quad-Core CPU Review 11:15 - Intel Core i5-3427U: Ivy Bridge for Ultrabooks 16:41 - Quad-Channel DDR3 Memory Round-Up 22:22 - Thunderbolt on Windows Sneak Peek... Read more...
To coincide with the release of Intel's current flagship Sandy Bridge-E processor and companion X79 chipset, a number of Intel’s memory partners released new quad-channel memory kits optimized for the platform. Previous Intel platforms were designed to offer optimal performance with two or three-channel memory configurations; Sandy Bridge-E and the X79 Express, however, perform best with a quad-channel setup. As such, we thought it would be a good idea to round-up a varied group of quad-channel memory kit options to see how each performed with a Sandy Bridge-E CPU and the X79 Express chipset, along with learning about what kind of features they offered to end users... Quad-Channel DDR3... Read more...
To coincide with the release of Intel's current flagship Sandy Bridge-E processor and companion X79 chipset, a number of Intel’s memory partners released new quad-channel memory kits optimized for the platform. Previous Intel platforms were designed to offer optimal performance with two or three-channel memory configurations; Sandy Bridge-E and the X79 Express, however, perform best with a quad-channel setup. Around the same time, Intel had also defined a new Extreme Memory Profile (XMP 1.3) specification, for easy optimization and overclocking. As such, we thought it would be a good idea to round-up a varied group of quad-channel memory kit options to see how each... Read more...
Remember when high performance system memory used to command a king's ransom? Those days are long gone as tough times have fallen on DRAM makers struggling to turn a profit, no easy task when you're selling memory products at rock bottom prices. However, relief is in sight, according to IHS iSuppli, which claims that the DRAM market's woes are over thanks in large part to Elpida's bankruptcy. IHS iSupply forecasts DRAM revenue will reach $30.6 billion this year, up 3.3 percent from $29.6 billion in 2011. That's not a ginormous leap in revenue, but still a "welcome development given the stunning 25 percent contraction last year." Point well taken. Even better is the long term outlook, which has... Read more...
As devices shrink, so too much storage. It's just how it goes. SSDs have taken the place of HDDs in tighter tablets and notebooks, and Samsung is hoping to squeeze even more out of every memory chip it makes, too. With smartphones becoming a larger piece of the company's bottom line, it makes sense to introduce the industry's first four gigabit (Gb), low power double-data-rate 2 (LPDDR2) memory using 20 nanometer (nm) class technology. The mobile DRAM (dynamic random access memory) chip, which went into mass production last month, will help the market to "deliver advanced devices that are faster, lighter and provide longer battery life than today's mobile devices." Sure sounds good to us. Clearly,... Read more...
ADATA announced two new memory kits in its XPG Xtreme Series designed for high performance, long life, and overclocking capabilities. Available in capacities of 8GB (4GB x 2) and 16GB (8GB x 2), the dual-channel DDR3-2133X kits boast 34.1GB of predicted bandwidth per second and sport operating voltages of 1.65V with 10-11-11-30 latency settings. They also support Intel XMP profiles (v.1.3) and are compatible with Intel’s P67, X79, Z68, Z75, and Z77 platforms. The 8GB kit will run you $89.99, and the 16GB kit costs $189.99. ADATA Adds to XPG Xtreme Series with the Introduction of DDR3-2133X 8GB and 16GB Dual Channel Kits The Latest Surge in Reliability and Performance to Satisfy Gamers’... Read more...
Although it’s not as sexy as hardware advancements in the PC market, any new technology in the enterprise space is a big deal, as even modest improvements in performance or efficiency, extrapolated over seas of machines in businesses and data centers, can have large-scale benefits for all. Crucial is the latest to deliver a more efficient product to the enterprise space with its LRDIMM (load-reduced) server memory, which is designed to support the latest Intel Xeon Processor E5 family. The LRDIMMs support higher memory densities and up to 35% higher memory bandwidth compared to standard DDR3 RDIMM modules, and the new memory is halogen-free and RoHS compliant. Crucial is selling the LRDIMMs... Read more...
Increasingly, memory is becoming a major issue. More than other forms of storage, and in some cases, more than other major components in a mobile device. RAM is getting so cheap that it's actually a viable alternative to HDD-based storage, and there's plenty of room for collaboration from the major companies in the RAM race. Today, Microsoft joined the Hybrid Memory Cube consortium, which is being headed up by Micron Technology. The HMCC is a collaboration of original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), enablers and integrators who are cooperating to develop and implement an open interface standard for an innovative new memory technology called the Hybrid Memory Cube (HMC). Micron and Samsung, the... Read more...
DDR3 RAM is so ubiquitous, effective, and inexpensive that it’s sometimes easy to forget that there’s a new generation of memory coming. Actually, it’s coming quite soon; Micron announced that it has a polished DDR4 memory module that it’s been sampling, and volume production may begin before the end of the year for applications in 2013. Micron’s module is based on 30nm technology and will result in RDIMMs, LRDIMMs, 3DS, SODIMMs and UDIMMs. For now, Micron has a 4Gb DDR4 x8 module (x16 and x32 components are coming), which should initially offer speeds of 2400 Mb/s. Eventually, the modules will hit 3200 Mb/s. If you’re holding your breath for the first DDR4... Read more...
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