With Intel rumoured to be set to raise its SSD capacity up to 320GB through a shrink to a 34nm process, its Flash partner Micron has introduced - guess what - NAND chips using a 34nm process. Micron has just announced a net loss of $290m for its third fiscal 2009 quarter, on net sales of $1.1bn. Intel and Micron own a joint- …
Gb or GB?
What are they? If it's Gb, are intel really putting 80 of them in each 320GB SSD?
Gb, and yes.
@ Chris 19
The individual nand flash dies will be stacked, very likely 4 per package, so you'd only see 20 separate packages on the circuit board.
More than 80, as they incorporate extra storage to deal with failure due to write wear. Wear leveling alone doesn't cover it, you need "spare sectors."