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Thunderbolt 1 Flash Drive, Thunderbolt 2 with Enterprise SSD

Thunderbolt 1 Flash Drive PCWorld reported the demonstration of a Thunderbolt 1 Flash Drive at Computex 2013.  The drive is a prototype.  The prototype is 128GB in size, made by SanDisk, and is considered an SSD, and apparently operates at Thunderbolt 1 speeds.    The PCWorld article shows a picture of the drive (shown above), but does not show […]

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NAND Flash Prices to drop to 17 cents per Gigabyte

Just to support the argument that Video Camera Makers should integrate flash( because a 4 part article isn’t enough) and we can expect Smartphones and Tablets to integrate more memory. The primary drivers to greater NAND flash are the increasing demands of Smart Phone and Tablet users to run more apps, store more high resolution pictures (like the 13MP camera […]

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Why my Video Cameras and Digital Cameras really need USB 3.0 – Part 4

So here’s the projected retail price of a 256GB SSD with fast flash inside it What this tells you/me is that the same SSD Crucial drive I bought from Amazon in February 2013 will drop in Retail Price to $18-40.   Remember, since you’ve read the other 3 articles, this means you can now take this super fast […]

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Why my Video Cameras and Digital Cameras really need USB 3.0

On my last Ski Vacation, I overfilled my GoPro video camera with videos.  I used a 32 GB SD card.  I have 3 32GB SD Cards.   I decided to stop buying them because I don’t want to keep buying cards. I know several people who just buy the cards, and store them forever. I have […]

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Does my NAND require USB 3.0? Part 5 of 5 – Reader Mail

In the past 4 weeks, we’ve explored Part 1: Intro to NAND Part 2: Factors affecting USB (System) Performance – Drivers, Hardware, PHYS Part 3: NAND in SD Cards and Flash Drives Part 4: SSDs speed up and cross-over to Mainstream, Apple with faster SSDs   The Wrong Question I’ve intentionally asked the wrong question.  […]

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Does my NAND need USB 3.0? Part 4, Apple drives SSDs faster, and mainstream

  SSDs or Solid State Drives are the storage in tablets like the Apple iPad and Samsung Galaxy.  SSDs use NAND flash, but fast NAND flash. The NAND in SSDs is faster and NAND in SSDs has to be able to handle more read and write cycles than NAND used in USB Flash Drives or […]

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Does my NAND need USB 3.0? – Types of NAND by Application – Part 3

NAND flash is the basic component in USB Flash Drives, SD Cards, SSDs as discussed in the first blog. As discussed in the second blog, NAND flash is only one compenent that affects overall USB throughput. Based on feedback from readers, I’m going to go back to the basics on NAND.  For even seasoned Semiconductor […]

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Does my NAND need USB 3.0?– Part 2 – Factors affecting Performance

When you plug in your USB 3.0 peripheral, like a USB flash drive, into a PC with it’s USB 3.0 Host inside, several things can effect affect performance.  These are both Hardware and Software as shown below. A USB 3.0 xHCI Host is on the left.  A USB 3.0 Device (Peripheral) is on the right. […]

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Is your NAND Flash fast enough to require USB 3.0? Part 1

Many factors lead to either great USB performance, or poor USB throughput. The storage in your smartphone or tablet, the NAND flash is one factor.   The question is: Is the NAND flash you use fast enough that you need USB 3.0? Can you read and write to your NAND flash fast enough so that […]

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